Either a relative is a certified diver and you have been listening to his/her underwater adventures; or you are a water enthusiastic person that finds pleasure while swimming or snorkeling through colorful coral reefs; or perhaps you got the “bug” for it while watching a TV documentary about the oceans and the amazing realms in within the vast and diverse seas in our beautiful blue planet.
Whatever your reason the visual aspect of diving is the usual reason for people to consider scuba diving an option in their vacations and most of the time it becomes their main hobby.
In order to enjoy the coral reefs, the vast marine life and the salty ocean breeze, we, as certified divers must understand the potential hazards that diving with scuba may present on every dive, how to prevent them and how to act promptly to limit their chance to become an accident or a fatality.
This equipment selection and configuration, pre dive checks, dive planning, emergency procedures, communication signals and dive rules all together make the “scuba diving technique”.
When you first search about diving many options are shown, different scuba diving agencies offering certification programs so is there a difference between them? All of them are regulated by the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council) and have to teach the same however the way things are taught is the difference between dive agencies and instructors. Some will focus on watermanship and emergency procedures where others focus on the technique and dive planning and others will have an apparent more “relaxed” approach; the newest Instructors will be strictly to the standard and the old timers will be looking for the perfect blend of the book and the real world, some instructors will fit the dive world for you and others will try to fit you to diving. And like in any other industry for other you will simply mean $$.
PADI Professional Association of Dive Instructors
SDI Scuba Diving International
IANTD International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
TDI Technical Diving International
Our Dive Academy offers the largest variety of dive programs to satisfy almost any divers learning needs.
This combination of dive agencies and staff Instructors provide the Original Akumal Dive Shop´s Dive Academy with the tools to provide the most complete and professional dive instruction in the region. And for us our main objective is help YOU get from diving what you expect from it and get the most out of your will to dive……..