Iantd Instructor Courses

For certified cave divers


We at Pluto Dive are happy to offer year round IANTD Instructor Training at our diving facility in Playa del Carmen. We offer Instructor training (and Diver) for nearly all levels and types of diving that exist. This includes Open Water Instructor levels through Nitrox and Trimix. We also offer all levels of Overhead Environment Instructor Training which includes Cavern, Intro to Cave, Cave and Technical Cave Instructor Levels. In addition we offer nearly every specialty Instructor Level for both Open Water and Overhead Environment Instructors. These levels include such Advanced Specialties like DPV, SIDEMOUNT, STAGE / MULTISTAGE for open water and Advanced Cave Levels.

Pluto Dive offers Instructor and Professional Training for serious Instructors who want the best training at a great facility. A few things we do to put our standards where we want them, and well above the rest.

1. We offer daily 2 tank boat trips twice a day for divers and professionals in training or practicing. We feel this offers candidates the time and in water practice needed along with flexibility in scheduling.

2. We train in the water of the ocean and in the cenotes and caves. Our instructors and instructor trainer DIVE. Our courses put you in the water in addition to the classroom more than all others.

3. We are one of the few and Playa del Carmens only Facility to offer diving services from Recreational through Technical and Cave Diving every day of the year. Our owners and employees all enjoy diving well above the levels they teach. Come and find out for yourself what a fun active store we are.

4. All of our Instructor Training is done personally by IANTD Instructor Trainer Scott Carnahan. Scott, in addition to being a Licensee for IANTD, is Mexico and Central Americas most active Instructor Trainer many years running and his experiences in Open Water, Wreck, Cave, CCR and Trimix diving make him one of the more experienced worldwide.

Just 2009 and 2010 Pluto Dive has given our diving community some firsts in Instructor Training.

1. We offered the FIRST IANTD Essentials of Diving Diver and Instructor Training Program. Scott has worked with this program from the beginning and our committement to raise the bar for all diver training prompted us to make this program available.

2. We offered the FIRST IANTD Poseidon MK6 Discovery Diver programs working to stay on top of the latest technology in diving.

3. We offered the FIRST IANTD OPEN WATER SIDEMOUNT AND OPEN WATER DPV Instructor Programs in Mexico. We continue to help all divers achieve advanced levels in all environments.

Please see below the lists of courses we offer and the prices associated with them and feel free to contact us

Scott Carnahan

Advanced Diver Training

Instructor Training Price List 2014-2015


Pluto Dive

Sport Diver Instructor Levels

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  • OW / EANx Instructor 7-8 days

  • $ 1500 USD

  • Adv. Nitrox Instructor Crossover 4 days

  • $ 800

  • Open Water Sidemount/DPV Inst.

  • $ 800

  • Essentials of Diving Instructor

  • $ 800 USD

Pluto Dive

Technical Diver OC/CCR Instructor Levels

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  • Advanced Nitrox Instructor cross over 4 days

  • $ 800 USD

  • Technical Diver Instructor 4 day ……(must be Adv.EANx)

  • $ 1000 USD

  • Normoxic Trimix Instructor 4 day…….(must be Adv.EANx)

  • $ 1500 USD

  • Trimix Instructor 4 day ……………(must be Normoxic inst)

  • $ 2000 USD

  • MK6 Instructor

  • $ 1500 USD

Pluto Dive

Cavern / Wreck Diver Instructor 4 days

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  • Advanced Nitrox Instructor cross over 4 days

  • $ 800 USD

  • Intro to Cave Instructor 4 days

  • $ 1000 USD

  • Technical Cave Instructor 4 days

  • $ 1500 USD

Pluto Dive

Advanced Cave Diver Instructor Levels

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  • Sidemount Cave Diver Instructor 4 days

  • $ 1500 USD

  • Stage / Multi Stage Cave Diver Instructor 4 days

  • $ 1500 USD

  • DPV Cave Diver Instructor 4 days

  • $ 1500 USD

Pluto Dive

Blender and Technician Instructor Levels

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  • Nitrox Blending Instructor 2 days

  • $ 400 USD

  • Trimix Blending Instructor 2 days

  • $ 400 USD

  • Life Support System Technician Instructor 2 days

  • $ 400 USD


Expenses and fees

ONE STUDENT courses at instructor levels will be charged 1.5 times the listed fees above. For more than one student the above listed prices are for groups of all sizes.

The above prices include instructor level training and evaluation at the levels stated for the number of days stated on average. If additional days of training are needed additional fees will be levied at the same day rate.

Travel Expenses will be charged on all training that takes place more than 50 miles from La Paz BCS.

The above prices are for instruction only and does not include anything else, no water, lunch, tanks, fills, entrance fees, boat fees etc. If there is any questions about the other prices and needed gear etc please find out IN ADVANCE what the charges are going to be and who is organizing everything else (or the extras).

Upon candidates successful completion of Instructor Level Training there is a required Instructor Registration fee for each level of training. This fee depends on the country and Licensee area but ranges from 100 to 150usd in most cases. This is not included in prices above. Instructors must also be members IANTD and this price also ranges from $100usd to $300usd per year for IANTD Membership. This price also depends on which Licensee Territory the Instructor will be training divers in.

Travel and accommodation expenses to remote locations on a individual basis, tax depending on county and location. 11% I.V.A. tax is not included.



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