First time divers can experience the wonders of scuba diving in one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean. As you exit the pier, the dive team will meet you to assist with registration and provide recommendations on equipment to ensure a perfect fit. You’ll then be escorted to the dive center, a short 10 minute journey through the historical town of Mahahual. After a brief orientation, you’ll meet your instructors and be given a 45 minute briefing, while the team prepares your equipment. Then be escorted to your dive boat, which is custom built for diving on the reef with a maximum of 12 divers. Onboard you will be divided into groups, maximum 4 divers per instructor. You’ll be provided with your equipment here so that you can familiarize yourself with it, with the expertise of your instructor.
After a short boat ride, you’ll enter the water and be given an introductory skills lesson in shallow water, followed by an instructor guided dive of the spectacular Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The maximum depth of the dive will be 20 to 35 feet and up to 45 minutes in length. This breathtaking reef is known for its beautiful corals and exotic marine life. Common marine life includes turtles, lobsters, stingrays and a variety of tropical reef fish. Upon completion of your dive, you may choose to return to the ship or stay and experience the local culture and beaches. The town offers quaint beach front shops, restaurants, bars, arts and crafts booths. Guests who wish to stay in Mahahual will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship. Taxis are abundant for an easy return.