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28

Sep - 2015

 

A Day of Cave Diving Playa Del Carmen



Plan is stage diving in cave , using side mount equipment.


Early morning wake up , 6:30 am , have a nice breakfast


To get in a hard day , 10 minutes to check on line news and socials , than get ready for the meeting in Pluto Dive Shop.


At 7:45 Marcia , Fulvio and Me meet at the shop and start to load the equipment in the truck , 3 tanks each diver , the plan is a long cave diving , pressure check , light check , video and equipment check , ready to go.


 

At 8:20 we are on the highway direction to the cenote Dos Pisos , just after Tulum , we do a brief stop in a market to buy some soft drinks and water , is really hot and we need to be hydrated , than we have to drive 1 hour to get at the place , we call the owner to advise we are arriving in a bit , we stat to talk about life and our bucket list , after one hour drive we are at the dive site , it is time to set up gear and take everything down to the cave entrance , after 40 minutes all is ready and we jump in the water , bubble check , equipment check and match , plan review , gas , time and depth , team position and we start our long dive , plan is 90 minutes in….


 

Descending in a small and silty passage we move on the main line slowly , after 10 minutes the cave open up and show us an amazing place with a lot of speleothems , we stop to take some photo shots and than we move over, 35 minutes in the dive is time to leave the stage tanks , proper signal , switch to side mount bottles and we are ready to continue our swimming in the cave , is beautiful over here, impossible to describe, you need to be in this place to understand what we feel. After 90 minutes into the dive we call the turn around , it is time to go back , we start to swim toward the exit of the cave , at 140 minutes we find our stage bottles , a little bit earlier but we do not stop a lot to take pictures on the return.

Another gas switch and we are again breathing from our stages , 35 minutes a we will be out of this amazing place.

We slowly move in the alley , take some other shot and finally get back to the surface.


 

We are trained Cave Instructors and dove those places many times but you need to see our eyes and faces after that dive , we smile and the only words are thank you each other ,it is impossible to explain that feeling , we get caved again and we are happy like puppies.

Now is the time to pack all the equipment taking only memories and leaving only bubbles.

Getting back on the highway we are ready for the most yummy roasted chicken in all the Riviera Maya.

In late afternoon we are back at the shop , store everything and prepare the equipment for another day in the Amazing Caves in the Riviera Maya.

 

 

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24

Feb - 2014

 

Vacationing in Playa del Carmen puts you at the center of some amazing diving experiences, but your adventures don’t have to stop when you come out of the water. There’s an incredible amount to do all over the Riviera Maya, all within easy reach of Playa del Carmen.

Pluto Dive is a mere fifteen-minute drive from two spectacular parks, perfect for days of sight-seeing and adventure. The first of these is Xcaret Eco Park. Xcaret offers many attractions that take advantage of the area’s natural beauty, including diving in reefs and zoological exhibits featuring sea turtles, jaguars, butterflies, bats, and more. Xcaret also contains Mayan ruins and many attractions based on recreating Mayan culture. These include crafts, folk dances, and a traditional temascal steam bath. Close by Xcaret you will find the Xplor Adventure Park. Here, you can explore beautiful cenotes and flooded caverns underground, raft through jungle trails and caves on the surface, and race through the sky on ziplines!

If you’re looking for a more relaxing sightseeing experience, consider visiting some of the many Mayan ruins scattered across the Yucatán peninsula. The most famous of these is the pyramid at Chichen Itza. The archaeological sites at Tulum and Coba are much closer to Playa del Carmen, and well worth a visit. But Mayan culture is more than ruins—it is alive all around the Yucatan. More than a third of the population here still speaks the Yucatec Maya language. In many of the nearby towns you will find people keeping the traditions of both the ancient Maya and the colonial Spanish cultures alive. The village of Valladolid and the city of Merida are two destinations that are particularly rich with the region’s culture.

There is certainly no shortage of things to do when you come to Playa del Carmen. There are breathtaking sights to be seen, entertainment, adventure—and of course, unforgettable Playa del Carmen diving experiences with Pluto Dive.

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14

Oct - 2010

On the next September 2010 ,IANTD Instructor Trainer  Scott Carnahan will be again in PLUTO DIVE teaching tech courses.

Proud to have again Scott in our shop working with our staff we give you all the info below.
Scott Carnahan September/October  2010
Diver / Instructor Training Plan

Scott Carnahan September 2010
Diver and Instructor Training

September 2010 will be the next training session by Scott in the Riviera Maya. This time training will be done for divers and Instructors in a number of different levels ranging from Advanced EANx Instructor Crossover through and including Advanced Cave Specialty Levels of Side-Mount and Stage for Diver and Instructor. The below calendar is the near exact schedule that will be taking place. Some changes for weather and needs can be made but these training levels are going to take place.

September 27,28,29,30 Advanced Nitrox Instructor Crossover
This is for Adv. EANx Divers who are Scuba instructors from any agency. This is the beginning of being a technical and overhead instructor.

October 2,3,4,5 Overhead Environment Instructor IEC´s
For Cavern Instructors, Intro to Cave, and Tech Cave Instructors

October 7,8,9,10,11 Trimix diver and Instructor
This time is set aside for deeper ocean or sinkhole diving. We will be diving between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

October 12,13, 14, 15 Advanced Cave Specialties Diver and Instructor
DPV, Sidemount, Stage – Multistage diving at its finest.

There are a number of prerequisites for all of the levels of training that are going on so please contact Scott direct to get the list of what is needed to enroll at each level. The contact information is below.

Scott Carnahan
Advanced Diver Training Baja California - Cozumel Island - Riviera Maya - Worldwide

plutodive@gmail.com

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13

Oct - 2010

Mexico is a favored North American tourist destination with a variety of tourist hot spots that offer the global tourist a mélange of activities that they can undergo while holidaying here with their friends and family.Diving is one of the more exciting pastimes that you van choose for your self when you are out on a holiday in Playa del Carmen.Scuba diving is one of the vacation pursuits that you could consider as the water around here is very clear and inviting and ideal for a diving expedition.You could have hours of pleasure exploring the wonders of the coast in the playa del carmen diving tour.

Diving is a sport that should be relaxing and enjoyable as it acquaints you with a whole new world that exists under the water. It is an experience that you will love to share with your friends once you get back from the holiday. So, it is always best that you choose a diving center that has experienced personnel who have knowledge of the local climactic conditions. This will ensure that you have an exciting playa del carmen diving experience with your friends and other members of the holiday group.

The equipment that you need to go out on a dive can be bought on rent from the diving center. The benefit that you would derive from this is that all the equipment would have been checked by their experts for quality and you would have an absolutely stress free time while preparing for your playa del carmen diving expedition.

Ensure that the diving instructors are certified by reputed agencies like PADI. This will ensure that you get the best kind of coaching that is on offer at the top tourist destinations in the world and will go a long way in making sure that your mexico diving experience is pleasurable. The diving instructors should furnish all the information that you need about the safety aspects of going on a dive so that you can enjoy the activity completely with others in your holiday group.

It is also important to have a basic understanding of the ocean currents while preparing for your playa del carmen diving expedition. It is the underwater currents that will determine whether you will have a trouble free time while diving off the coast of the tourist destination and therefore, it is very important that you have a good understanding of the local underwater conditions before setting foot on the water. You can enroll yourself in a preparatory course that is offered by the diving centers here and get a brief idea on the ocean related information that you should be aware of before beginning your diving trip.

Make sure that the diving instructors at your Playa Del Carmen diving center are qualified and have the current information on the diving techniques before signing up for a mexico diving course. This will make sure that you get an unparalleled experience when you go out on a dive with your instructors off the coast of Playa del Carmen.

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