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Go Pro with Pro Dive International in Mexico in 2022



Follow your dreams! Go Pro with Pro Dive International in Mexico to start moving your office under water, enjoy endless summer and scuba diving. Sign up for your 14-day life-boosting PADI Instructor Development Course with PADI Course Director Leo, incl. hands-on IDC Prep and workshops.

10% Off + Freebies for EARLY BIRDS, until 31 OCT 2021!


Your training will be hands-on, conducted by PADI Course Director Leo Saldunbides who has already certified over 2,200 students.

You will practice at top training facilities located at coveted four and five star resorts, and dive at some of the world’s best dive sites along the Riviera Maya and in Cozumel.

Successful candidates await an internship or job placement at one of Pro Dive’s PADI Five Star Dive Centers, subject to availability. As Mexico remains one of the most popular and easily accessible destinations for instructors and divers alike, the chances are high that you’ll find your perfect spot in our Caribbean paradise.

PADI Course Director Leo Saldunbides

  1. IDC PREP (2 days)

Review and strengthen your knowledge of dive theory, and develop your demonstration skills.


During all programs.

  • 2 days IDC – Dive Theory & Dive Skills Review
  • 2 days I.E. Mock Simulation
  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course
  • Cenotes dive
  • Introduction to Freediving Workshop
  • Sidemount TEC Demo
  • Fun dives in Cozumel
  • ScubaPro Resort Technician Workshop
  • REAL employment opportunities


  • Seasonal special offers – Contact us for more info!
  • Special rates for IDC & TEC/ CAVE combos
  • Sidemount Training
  1. MSDT Prep Program – Opportunity not to be missed!

Additionally to the five Specialty Instructor training courses, the MSDT Prep Program includes a technician clinic certificate for ScubaPro and a free 3-week instructor internship at one of Pro Dive’s busy dive shops to work alongside experienced instructors to gain valuable experience in the “real world”.

Jan 10 – Jan 27 Jan 28 – Jan 30 Feb 01 – Feb 05
Mar 07 – Mar 24 Mar 25 – Mar 27 Mar 29 – Apr 02
May 02 – May 19 May 20 – May 22 May 24 – May 28
Jun 27 – Jul 14 July 15 – Jul 17 Jul 19 – Jul 23
Sep 05 – Sep 22 Sep 23 – Sep 25 Sep 27 – Oct 01
Nov 14 – Dec 01 Dec 02 – Dec 05 Dec 06 – Dec 10

Leo Saldunbides (Brazilian, speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, ) – Leo has trained and certified over 2,200 students, and earned Platinum, Gold and Silver accolades for his outstanding achievements in PADI Instructor Development. Moreover, he’s fun to work with and excited to share his passion and expertise with you, gathered over his 19 years as a PADI Instructor.

Courses are available in English & Spanish!

Get in touch with Leo and reserve your spot today at, call +52 984 806-4797, or visit!



Back2Basics #9: What’s the best frame rate to film underwater?!



Matthias Lebo’s Back2Basics video series will guide you through the basics of underwater videography, equipment and maintenance. Whether you are just starting out or already taking underwater videos, this 12 part series will provide invaluable tips and improve your skills and knowledge.

In today’s “Back2Basics” episode we talk about different frame rates for filming underwater and what frame rates I would use in different scenarios and why.

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World Rivers Day: Go with the flow during these river Drift Dives 



Going with the flow is something we’ve all had to get better at doing this year. And becoming a PADI Drift Diver lets you take those skills to the next level, and just in time for World Rivers Day which is celebrated this Sunday 26 September. 

Drift diving can be both relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers or use ocean currents to glide along safely. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. 

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can start your journey at home with the PADI Drift Diver eLearning course and then complete the specialty course with your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort.  

EXCLUSIVE: WIN a PADI Drift Diver eLearning course – click HERE to be in with a chance to win one of two eLearning courses from our friends at PADI to celebrate World Rivers Day!

Once you are certified as a PADI Drift Diver, you are ready to explore rivers, amongst other currents, all over the world. Here are some of the most remarkable river dive sites across the globe for you to seek adventure in. 

1. Valle Verzasca, Switzerland 

See a whole new side to Switzerland while doing a drift dive through the Valle Verzasca, which has some of the clearest diving in all of Europe. It is both an ideal place to learn to drift dive and still offers plenty of adventure for the more experienced divers. Exploring Valle Verde can be arranged through a range of PADI Dive Centres in the region and combined with mountain lake dives in the area as well. 

2. Rainbow River, Florida 

The clear, shallow and warm waters of Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida make it the perfect drift dive location for scuba divers, snorkelers and freedivers alike. PADI Dive Centres in the area can help organize pick up and drop offs so that you can drift down one of Florida’s most outstanding waterways. 

3. St Lawrence River, Canada

Drift diving in the St. Lawrence River can provide access to thousands of shipwrecks, including the RMS Empress of Ireland. Plus, the riverway is known to have surprisingly warm temperatures of up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and have friendly visitors that include salmon, beluga whales, Greenland sharks and grey seals. If you plan it right, you can even dive between the two countries of Canada and the United States. 

4. Waikato River, New Zealand 

Zip by boulders and rainbow trout during a drift dive through the Waikato River on a guided dive with a PADI Dive Centre in the area. While the river water is likely to be a bit chilly, the drift dive ends at Hot Water Stream, where you can warm up and relax in a natural hot spring. 

5. Local Rivers Inspired by other PADI Drift Divers 

You don’t have to venture far to seek adventure with a drift dive. As Youtuber Scuba Jake explains on PADI’s recent Dive Stories Podcast, there is always something to discover beneath the surface—with rivers offering some of the most unique dive sites in the world. All you have to do is look below the surface and go with the flow. Your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort can give you additional insight on the best places near you.

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Egypt | El Gouna | 10 – 17 November 2021 | Reefs & Wrecks staying at the Three Corners Ocean View Hotel

Set in the Abu Tig Marina, this all-inclusive, adults only, resort features 2 outdoor pools overlooking the clear waters of the Red Sea

Stylishly modern yet giving traditional services, this hotel is cleverly designed to be almost surrounded by the sea with a fabulous poolside terrace. There is a choice of restaurants and bars and a health club. Diving is with the renowned Emperor Divers

Price from just £845 per person based on sharing a twin room including:

  • Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in twin/double standard room
  • Bed & breakfast meal plan
  • 5 days’ 2 tank boat diving with Emperor Divers, guide, 12ltr tank & weights
  • All Transfers

*Marine Park Fees and extras payable locally

Subject to availability.

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