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Do you want to dive relaxed? Knowing that everything is taken care of to prevent incidents? Knowing that in the unlikely event of an incident that we are ready to deal with it professionally? I certainly do! That is why we are very serious about dive safety in our dive center. Dive Safety is our first priority and we always follow the internationally recognized safety rules and regulations as well as the PADI and DAN standards and recommendations such as; having oxygen available at all times; keeping our staff current in Medic First Aid, oxygen providing, dive rescue; keeping our equipment in good working order and complete; making a safety stop on every dive; giving a thorough dive briefing, etc. For more info on those safety standards, go to Safety Standards
DAN Partner in Dive Safety
In 2000 we were the first dive center in Mexico to receive the recognition as a "DAN Partner in Dive Safety" (DAN is the Diver Alert Network). So far there are only a couple of dive centers in Mexico with this important recognition and less than 20 in the world! For more info go to: DAN PDS
Every year we get inspected by SECTUR, the Mexican Secretary of Tourism and so far we are one of the few dive centers in the country that actually comply with the norms and rules set forth by the Mexican Government in the Federal Law of the country.
Since dive safety is an important issue for us, we try to improve the (dive) safety in general in Huatulco by regularly offering courses and programs to local divers, snorkel guides, fishermen and other people involved in various watersports, either for free or at special rates. We also set the example for, and work together with, other dive centers in the area in an effort to improve the safety aspects of their services. For you as a diver, we offer various PADI & DAN Courses to help you improve your dive safety such as: Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, Oxygen Provider and Specialty Courses like: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Navigator, Deep Diver, etc. We offer various "Safe Diver" packages with courses suited to your level of experience and certification, to help you become a safe diver. For more info on those packages go to Course Packages
In the unlikely event anything would ever happen, there is a hyperbaric chamber in Huatulco, in the Navy Hospital, only a few minutes from our dive center!
For more info on dive safety, go to Dive Safety
As divers we are the ambassadors of the sea and it is our job to make everybody aware of the beauty of the underwater world and the need to preserve it. That is why we, as a dive center, put a lot of effort into educating divers and non-divers alike, as to how they can protect the aquatic environment.
Our dive center and staff also do our part, i.e. we never anchor in the corals, we do not touch or harass marine life, we do not take anything out of the ocean except garbage (and photos) and encourage all our students and divers to behave in the same way.
We organize various projects during the year, such as beach clean-ups and we do Specialty Courses like Underwater Naturalist, Project Aware, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Coral Reef Protection to increase awareness amongst the local divers and non-divers. We offer these courses as well in special "Eco Diver" course packages. For more information on those packages go to Course Packages
We are a proud PADIīs Project AWARE Patron. AWARE stands for Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibilty and Education. Itīs a project dedicated to the preservation of the aquatic environment worldwide. If you want to find out more about Project AWARE and how you can help, go to www.projectaware.org
We sell, repair and service all the equipment you may need as a diver or snorkeler. We work with various internationally reknowned brands like Sherwood, Scubapro, Aqualung, Seaquest, Body Glove, Underwater Kinetics, Sport Divers, Suunto and Uwatec. We have basic equipment for sale in the dive center and our prices are compatible to those in the USA or Mexico City, often even lower! If you need something specific or something we do not have in stock, we can usually get it for you. We have used equipment for sale on a regular basis as well. For repair or maintenance of your equipment we have a certified scuba equipment repair technician for Sherwood, Scubapro and Aqualung/US Divers equipment. We repair and service almost every other make of equipment as well, as long as we can get the necessary parts.
Our rental equipment is well maintained and up to date. We keep it that way by servicing it regularly or replacing it before it wears out. We have Scubapro regulators and BCD's. Our regulators have an octopus and a console with depth gauge and pressure gauge. All our tanks have an up to date visual inspection and hydrostatic test. Our tanks are aluminum 80cf (12 ltr) and 60cf (8 ltr) and have international valves ("A" clamp). We have Body Glove and Scubapro 3mm rental shorties in almost all sizes, from kidīs sizes to XL and we have 3mm full suits available in common sizes. We provide you with a comfortable padded pocket weightbelt and a mesh gear bag.
For photos of our rental equipment, go to our Photo Gallery
We now have Sony Cybershot digital cameras with U/W housing for rent!
We sell the equipment that we replace. Please, send us an e-mail for more info and/or prices: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our two Bauer air compressors, from 2005 and 2007, are properly serviced and maintained and we have an airbank. We have our breathing air analyzed every three months and itīs as clean and pure as it can get! We provide the service of filling tanks, for certified divers only and the tanks need to have a current visual inspection and hydrostatic test.
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