Saturday, March 26, 2011

GoTec presentation at the March IDC a success!

As part of the IDC with Pro Dive Mexico we had arranged again 1/2 day of Technical diving introductions.

The presentation fits perfect with the timing of our new GoTec department and special dedicated website, devoted to those who wish to take the next step and go beyond the limits.

The morning started with a short classroom presentation on the courses and the special equipment.

Also included was a introduction to cave diving and why this area of Mexico is cave diver heaven.

After a short break we hit the pool and tested out the new gear in the water.

First with just with the doubles on the back, then after with doubles and a stage tank. For all the candidates it was the first time with more than just one tank.

See the pictures from the mornings session and the IDC here:

Monday, March 14, 2011

IDC March starting in a few days

This Wednesday we will start with the PADI IDC prep days. Students will use these 2 days to prepare themselves for the upcoming PADI IDC training which starts this Friday.
This year we have many students signed up for this class and you may follow them for 14 days via facebook.
We wish them all good luck and see them all at their graduation day in 2 weeks.

We still accept new students for April PADI IDC class, Sign up now.

Good luck.

Pro Dive Mexico

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cenote dive with GoPro's

Yesterday the GoPro candidates currently doing their Divemaster course and those already in the Divemaster Resort Specialty Program went to Cenote Tajma-ha with Full Cave diver and PADI Course Director Anders Heegaard.

Cenote Tajma-ha is located just south of Puerto Aventuras.

The dive take you through a string of light zones making a dazzling underwater lazer like show. This dive site is a favorite for guides and customers alike, who are constantly returning to see the changes in the dive as the seasons change (more so the angle of the sun).
Haloclines in the deeper areas make interesting mirror like effects as divers penetrate into the layer of saltwater below the fresh.

Keep your eyes open during this dive it is decorated with stalagmites and stalactites in addition you will find many shell and coral fossils amongst the rocks.

After the dive we went to check out Cenote Sagrado (Holy cenote) were you can see, whats believed to be a old mayan alter.

Before returning back to Playa del Carmen, we of course had to stop at Taco Paco in Puerto Aventuras for some amazing fish and shrimp tacos. Yummiiii.

See all the pictures from the day right here.