About ProTec Dive Centers

ProTec Dive Centers (formerly known as ProTec Advanced Training Facility) was founded in 2001 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, right next to some of the world’s most decorated water-filled caves. Since then, we have provided the highest quality advanced and technical dive instruction and support available in the Riviera Maya.

In 2011 we opened our second location in Tulum, Mexico. In 2018 we opened the BaseCamp accommodations at our Tulum location. Now dedicated divers can stay with us, in the heart of Tulum, minutes from some of the best cave diving in the world.

Both dive centers offer the highest level in technical and advanced dive instruction including advanced buoyancy control, sidemount diving, cave and cavern diving, Nitrox and Trimix diving, CCR/Rebreather diving, DPV diving, different workshops, and more. We teach cave diving using backmount, sidemount or rebreather configurations. We are also Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Evaluators in almost all diving disciplines offered through PSAI. 

We are committed to advancing the use of CCR Rebreathers in technical diving. Our instructors are certified to teach various rebreather models in open water as well as overhead environments. Rebreather sales, rentals and service are available in our facilities. We also have a dedicated rebreather breakdown area and our retail stores are always stocked with CO2 absorbent and any other rebreather related items.

Our facilities have air conditioned, multimedia classrooms for instruction, a retail section that stocks only the best dive equipment, DPVs, gear rental and repair, and all manner of gas fills, including: Nitrox, Trimix and Oxygen. We offer rental and sales of xDeep, KISS Rebreathers, BigBlue, Halcyon and Light Monkey equipment. Both facilities have on-site accommodations available and we are happy to arrange airport transfers and tours for you or members of your party.

Our instructors and owners are regularly involved in high profile cave exploration and science projects all around the world. You can learn all about our adventures on our Blog and by staying in contact with us through Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to making your diving trip one to remember and thank you for putting your trust in us for almost two decades!

Click on the links below to learn more about us

ProTec Playa Del Carmen

Where it all began in 2001. Our original location, still offering top class service and instruction two decades later.

ProTec Tulum

Purpose built to create a state of the art diving facility that fulfils all of your diving needs and more. 

Our Team

Learn more about our hand picked, elite team of diving instructors, dive guides and shop staff.

Media Gallery

World class images, presentations and videos that showcase our passion for diving and exploration.

Online Store

We stock only the best quality equipment that we use and trust on a daily basis, from teaching to demanding exploration.

Contact Us

Get in contact with a member of the ProTec team today and start planning your next trip with us.

“Protec is honestly the best dive operation I have encountered.”

Andrew C.