We welcome our divers into our family in Mahahual and as we strive to become leaders in environmental awareness. When you dive with us, you dive with purpose!

If you have not been diving for a while and would like to spend some time reviewing your skills with one of our diver professionals, we recommend that you take a refresher session before jumping straight back into the water! This will help you to get the most out of your fun dives during your time with us and you will feel more confident being back in the water. 

We will do a review of basic dive theory and safety procedures, based on the Open Water Diver course, followed by skills review in shallow water with one of our dive professionals. Time spent on skills will depend on your experience and comfort levels. 

Following the skills review session, there is the option to head straight out to the reef to enjoy 1 or 2 nice easy dives! 


  • Refresher in shallow confined water, no dives
  • Refresher and 1 tank dive
  • Refresher  and 2 tank dive

Discover the underwater world with this quick and easy introduction in what it takes to become a scuba diver! 

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, sign up for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience with our instructors at Takata! 

During this half day activity, you will learn some of the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver. This is a perfect option if you are eager to try scuba diving but are short on time or not quite ready for a full certification course. 

The program consists of a brief classroom session, introduction to the equipment you will use, followed by skills in shallow water. We will then take a short boat ride out to the beautiful reefs of Mahahual, where you will dive to a maximum of 12m/40ft with one of our experienced instructors and learn why we all love to spend our time blowing bubbles! 

  • Course Length: half day
  • Course Content: Classroom session, confined water skills practice, open water dives (option for 1 or 2 dives)
  • Pre-requisite: at least 10 years old, good physical health, no prior diving experience required
  • Maximum depth: 12m/40ft

***Please note that this is not a scuba certification course 

Join the PADI diving family today with the world´s most popular scuba diving certification course! 


The PADI Open Water Diver course is the first certification course offered to those wishing to discover the wonders of the underwater world! This certification is one of the most popular and is recognized all over the world. 

At Takata Experience, we run the complete course over a period of 3 or 4 days and our instructors take the time to ensure you are comfortable and confident to dive to a maximum depth of 18m/60ft. 

  • Course Length: 3 or 4 days
  • Course Content: Knowledge Development Classroom Sessions, Confined Water Dives, 4 Open Water Dives
  • Pre-requisite: at least 10 years old, good physical health, no prior diving experience required
  • Maximum depth: 18m/60ft

ELearning options are available on the PADI Website  if you would like to complete your theory before arriving to dive with us.  

Our Recreational Dive Courses now have Accommodation Packages to suit all budgets! Contact us to find the package that best suits your travel plans. 

Gain more confidence in the water and continue your diving adventures with Takata! 

  The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course helps to build confidence and expand your scuba skills through 5 different Adventure Dives. The course is suitable for both newly certified divers wishing to become more comfortable in the water and more experienced divers who wish to focus on some of the more technical aspects of recreational diving. 

The course requires that each student take the Deep Adventure Dive and Underwater Navigation Dive. Both Adventure Dives will help you to deal with the challenges of diving at depth (to a maximum of 30m/100ft) and how to more confidently explore underwater using new navigation techniques. 

The other Adventure Dives students can choose from can be based on your personal interests, such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat Diving, Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Search & Recovery or Drift Diver. 

  • Course Length: 2 days
  • Course Content: Knowledge Reviews, 5 Open Water Dives
  • Pre-requisite: at least 12 years old, (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Maximum depth: 30m/100ft, (Junior – 21m/70ft)

 ELearning options are available on the PADI website  if you would like to complete your theory before arriving to dive with us.  

Our Recreational Dive Courses now have  Accommodation Packages  to suit all budgets! Contact us to find the package that best suits your travel plans. 

One of the most challenging and rewarding recreational dive courses. Prevent and manage dive problems and become a more confident diver. 

Challenge Yourself And Help Others !

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is designed to teach recreational divers how to prevent and manage problems in the water, thus becoming more confident and able to help their fellow divers. The Rescue Diver course is known to be a demanding course, both physically and mentally, but allows for a lot of fun and laughter along with the challenges.   

At Takata Experience, we run the course over 3 or 4 days, which gives you plenty of time to practice problem solving skills and learn various rescue techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises in confined water, you will learn how to deal with near drowning scenarios, panicked divers and missing diver scenarios. If you are considering pursuing your Divemaster course, you will learn invaluable skills to help you in your professional career. 

  • Course Length: 3-4 days
  • Course Content: Knowledge Reviews, Confined Water Dives, Open Water Dives
  • Pre-requisite: at least 12 years old, (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Before you start your Rescue Diver Course, you will need to complete Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training or have a valid certification completed within the past 24 months. 

Gain the highest non-professional PADI rating and join the elite with the Master Scuba Diver qualification! 

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. 

  • Course Length: 1-2 weeks
  • Course Content: 5 PADI Specialty Diver Courses, with an Eco focus. Each specialty entails between 1-4 dives
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Rescue Diver, 50 logged dives

At Takata Experience, we have designed a Master Scuba Diver course with an environmental focus. The Specialty courses on the curriculum will give you a wide variety of experience and knowledge, allowing you to share your passion for the ocean with your fellow divers. 

Our Master Scuba Diver package includes the following options: 

  • Improve your dive skills through the Deep Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Underwater Navigation Specialty courses
  • Gain more knowledge about the reef ecosystem and its inhabitants with the Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Coral Conseration and Project AWARE Specialties
  • Attend our Reef Ecology workshop during your course to learn more about the basic workings of our most valuable ecosystem

If you are interested in joining the program but do not yet meet the pre-requisites, contact us to create a personalized package. 

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