ProTec Dive Centers & Advanced Training Facilities

Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Mexico


ProTec Dive Centers provide the highest quality instruction in cave and cavern, sidemount, CCR/rebreather and technical diving, as well as instructor training and guided diving since 2001. Our elite team of instructors and guides were drawn to the amazing dive sites in Mexico from all over the world. We teach and guide in several languages and have vast experience diving in various environments. Although we are based in Mexico, our passionate team works and explores all over the world (currently some 16+ countries). Members of the team are constantly involved in scientific and exploration projects that have been documented by several international news outlets. Driven by their passion and experience, our team provide the highest quality instruction in a safe and controlled environment. ProTec Dive Centers has been at the forefront of cave, sidemount, CCR/rebreather and technical training for the last 20 years.  We pride ourselves on offering the most up to date, comprehensive diver training in the industry.

Mexico's premier dive training and support center

Cavern and Cave Diving

We offer guided cave and cavern dives in Mexico’s famous cenotes as well as training to all cave diver levels, from sidemount to CCR Cave as well as Instructor and Instructor Trainer levels. Let us support your dives with tanks, gear rentals and logistics. Come and enjoy the worlds no.1 cave diving destination.

CCR/Rebreather Diving

CCR Rebreather diving runs in our blood. We pride ourselves in premium support, training and guiding for CCR divers with our dedicated, air conditioned, rebreather assembly room. Within our team, we dive 7 of the top selling CCR units on the market and have an in depth knowledge and experience of many rebreathers.

Open Circuit Technical Diving

Take your open circuit diving deeper! Mexico offers many world class technical diving sites. We assist technical divers on complex dives and provide instruction in mixed gas diving. Our state of the art fill station provides the highest quality gas and allows us to fill any tank, with any mix, to any pressure. 

Open Water Diving

We help certified divers improve their skills through advanced training in buoyancy control, technique, sidemount and DPV (scooter) diving in an open water setting. This is the perfect first step to becoming a better diver. Transform the way you dive and begin your journey towards mastery. 

Choose from two great locations

ProTec Playa del Carmen

Located in the heart of bustling Playa del Carmen, our facilities are just a stone’s throw from exciting nightlife, exceptional cuisine and shopping, not to mention the beautiful Caribbean ocean, Playa offers culture and excitement, with lots to do in walking distance from ProTec. This is a great choice for those who enjoy spending time in a bigger and busier, world-class tourist destination. With a swimming pool next to the dive shop and the top training sites just minutes away, it’s the ideal location for your all your diving needs.

ProTec Tulum

Just a short ride from the world’s most renowned cave systems, ProTec Tulum is perfectly located for the visiting cave diver. Our brand new Base Camp accommodations provide the perfect lodging for dive groups. Tulum has maintained its quiet, Mexican village atmosphere. Some of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches and several historic ruins are a quick cab ride away. Tulum is a great choice for a more relaxed vacation, away from the hustle and bustle, whilst having some of the best cave diving in the world right on your doorstep.

“These guys are some of the best cave divers in the world and I learned a ton all around… The Pro Tec facility is state of the art.”

Peter D.


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