ProTec Playa del Carmen

Where it all began. ProTec Playa Del Carmen has been at the forefront of cave and technical diving since 2001, developing some of the highest training standards the diving industry has ever seen. Over the years, some of the most skilled and accomplished divers in the world have trained here. ProTec Playa Del Carmen is located 5 minutes walking distance away from the famous “5th Avenue” and a huge choice of restaurants, bars, nightlife, shopping and world class, white sandy beaches. 

Our ProTec Playa del Carmen Dive Center offers diver, instructor and instructor trainer training, guiding services and support for visiting cave and rebreather divers, two classrooms, and a full retail shop. Our shop is well-stocked with all the dive equipment needed for cave diving. We always have 797 Sofnolime CO2 absorbent in stock for our CCR Rebreather divers.

Don’t feel like bringing everything with you? We have plenty of rental dive gear to choose from, including CCR Rebreathers and DPVs.  We also offer photographic and video services and expedition support upon special request. 

Our Facilities

Our custom designed dive center was built with technical divers in mind. Loading and unloading is especially comfortable as the tank and gear room is right next to the street, only steps away from our trucks. We provide lockers to store your gear, a dedicated battery charging area with current stabilizers, and a special area for washing and hanging your wet or dry suits. We offer a large selection of Sidemount and Double DIN valved rental tanks in aluminum or steel. CCR Rebreather divers will love our dedicated, air conditioned, oil and grease-free rebreather assembly and storage area with its own dedicated area for rinsing, disinfecting and drying your breathing loop and counter lungs.

We offer Nitrox 32 (at the same price as air) and receive the filled tanks daily, delivered to our tank room by a large, respected, local fill station, with nitrox membrane system. Obviously we have both CO and O2 handheld analyzers right there for you to verify your breathing gases.   

Any specialized gases such as: Pure Oxygen up to 3000psi/200bar, Trimix, Triox or Heliox we produce in house with our regularly serviced and maintained compressor, as well as our oxygen/helium/air bank and our two gas booster pumps (one single stage double action and one double stage double action). 

We provide oxygen clean rental equipment. 

Please note: We do not fill unknown tanks with oxygen or any other gas. All tanks are subject to inspection, and certification cards are needed for certain fills or tank rentals.


Our students and guests often find it convenient and budget friendly to stay in Mom’s Hotel, which happens to house the ProTec Playa del Carmen Dive Center.  With its central location (minutes from Playa’s busy 5th Avenue and Walmart), air conditioned, with wifi and daily housekeeping, it’s the perfect choice for the dedicated diver. Imagine rolling out of bed and taking 5 steps into the dive shop.  Mom’s Hotel even offers a tiny pool, if you wish to try dive new gear configurations or practice skills post class. 

Please contact us for booking. Let us know if you would like us to pick you up at the airport, we can! 

“They treat you as family and go way out of their way to make sure you have everything you need.”

Eric P.


Opening hours:

Mon – Fri 08:00 – 19:00
Sat & Sun 08:00 – 12:00
Phone & Fax: +52-1-984-8712368

 The ProTec Playa Dive Center is located in the center of Playa del Carmen on calle 4 close to the corner of Avenida 30 within Mom’s Hotel and opposite an OXXO convenience store.