Elite Divers International

Frequently asked questions

Cenote: 24C-26C / 74-76F year round

Ocean: 27C-80F in Winter / 30C-86F in Summer

Cenote: We recommend long wetsuits with a minimum of 5mm for cavern dives and 7mm for courses in technical courses in Cenotes. The high temperature of the jungle and the cool temperature of the Cenote will definitely give you a chill. If you have a dry suit for courses, it will serve you well as you will spend extended time in the water.

Ocean: We recommend long wetsuits with a minimum of 3mm in summer and 5mm in winter. The water temperature are still comfortable but the cold winds in winter makes surface intervals quite chilly and a wind blocker will serve you well. Long wetsuits are mandatory for Wrecks and Bullshark diving.

We are using 11L / 80 cubic feet Aluminium tanks. Nitrox is available.

If you have the chance, bringing your own equipment will surely guarantee your maximum comfort level as you are familiar with it.
If you do not want to or cannot carry your own, we do have quality equipment rentals at your disposal from BCDs with integrated weight systems, regulators, boots and open heels fins, and 5mm long wetsuits.

Any overhead diving is an advanced type of diving that require good buoyancy control and awareness. We require you to have dived within the last six months, and we’ll gladly take you to our beautiful open water Cenotes to get back in the water if necessary. Regarding our technical courses, refer to our related section to check for the prerequisites.

While we are planning all dives according to the diver’s experience, it is up to the discretion of our specialized cave / cavern guides and instructors to assess a person’s ability to proceed, adjust or terminate the dive plan and / or the dive for the divers’ safety and conservation of the cavern / cave.

Students are paying for a course, but certifications must be earned. We will do our outmost to get your skills and knowledge up to scratch, and if this means extra dives or academic sessions, so be it (extra daily rate will apply if necessary). We recommend our students to plan at least 2 extra days for make ups / weather conditions / sickness / mid-course breaks and other unforeseen events, or just for some extra fun diving.

As you’ll expect it from us, we ask our students to be on time, awake and with a good attitude toward the training they are going to receive. We discourage smoking altogether and particular prior to diving. We understand that you are on holidays but showing up in the morning smelling of alcohol and hangover will not be acceptable, meaning the diving day will be over cancelled with no refund. We would like to ask our students and divers to be gentle with our dive gear and vehicles. We hope to maintain our rental dive gear well in order to give it to the next student or diver. All our vehicles are private vehicles.

Bullshark season is Mid-November till beginning of March
Please keep in mind that while there is a very high success rate of seeing the Bullsharks during our dive, we’re still diving in their natural environment. Hence we cannot control the number of sharks you will encounter, and there is always a chance they could not be seen at all.

Whaleshark Season is June to September.
Please keep in mind that while there is a very high success rate of seeing the Whalesharks during our experience, we’re still visiting them in their natural environment. Hence we cannot control the number of Whalesharks you will encounter, and there is always a chance they could not be seen at all.

If your kids / partner / friends whom you’re traveling with are not divers, they are welcome to tag along with you in the where snorkeling or other activities are available to them to enjoy while you are diving. If they are interested in diving themselves, they will love our Discover Scuba Diving experiences and you could tag along on their first time underwater.
Please visit our Tours section for all our Archeological and Natural Experiences.

Our booking confirmation require a 50% – 100% deposit in MXP or USD using PayPal, bank transfer or cash.
Cenote entrances need to be paid in cash in MXP.

Most places in local towns are accepting credit card payments if you do not like to carry much cash. However, bare in mind that the exchange rate might not be ideal so and that you will usually be charged an extra fee. Cash is definitely your best option.

To change your currency, local exchange offices in town is your best bet. Hotels will usually give you a poor rate.
To withdraw money, go to a local bank ATM and avoid the commercial ones which will charge you a lot of fee.
Do not hesitate to ask us for recommendations.

Elite Divers International

Frequently asked questions

Cenote: 24C-26C / 74-76F year round

Ocean: 27C-80F in Winter / 30C-86F in Summer

Cenote: We recommend long wetsuits with a minimum of 5mm for cavern dives and 7mm for courses in technical courses in Cenotes. The high temperature of the jungle and the cool temperature of the Cenote will definitely give you a chill. If you have a dry suit for courses, it will serve you well as you will spend extended time in the water.

Ocean: We recommend long wetsuits with a minimum of 3mm in summer and 5mm in winter. The water temperature are still comfortable but the cold winds in winter makes surface intervals quite chilly and a wind blocker will serve you well. Long wetsuits are mandatory for Wrecks and Bullshark diving.

We are using 11L / 80 cubic feet Aluminium tanks. Nitrox is available.

If you have the chance, bringing your own equipment will surely guarantee your maximum comfort level as you are familiar with it.
If you do not want to or cannot carry your own, we do have quality equipment rentals at your disposal from BCDs with integrated weight systems, regulators, boots and open heels fins, and 5mm long wetsuits.

Any overhead diving is an advanced type of diving that require good buoyancy control and awareness. We require you to have dived within the last six months, and we’ll gladly take you to our beautiful open water Cenotes to get back in the water if necessary. Regarding our technical courses, refer to our related section to check for the prerequisites.

While we are planning all dives according to the diver’s experience, it is up to the discretion of our specialized cave / cavern guides and instructors to assess a person’s ability to proceed, adjust or terminate the dive plan and / or the dive for the divers’ safety and conservation of the cavern / cave.

Students are paying for a course, but certifications must be earned. We will do our outmost to get your skills and knowledge up to scratch, and if this means extra dives or academic sessions, so be it (extra daily rate will apply if necessary). We recommend our students to plan at least 2 extra days for make ups / weather conditions / sickness / mid-course breaks and other unforeseen events, or just for some extra fun diving.

As you’ll expect it from us, we ask our students to be on time, awake and with a good attitude toward the training they are going to receive. We discourage smoking altogether and particular prior to diving. We understand that you are on holidays but showing up in the morning smelling of alcohol and hangover will not be acceptable, meaning the diving day will be over cancelled with no refund. We would like to ask our students and divers to be gentle with our dive gear and vehicles. We hope to maintain our rental dive gear well in order to give it to the next student or diver. All our vehicles are private vehicles.

Bullshark season is Mid-November till beginning of March
Please keep in mind that while there is a very high success rate of seeing the Bullsharks during our dive, we’re still diving in their natural environment. Hence we cannot control the number of sharks you will encounter, and there is always a chance they could not be seen at all.

Whaleshark Season is June to September.
Please keep in mind that while there is a very high success rate of seeing the Whalesharks during our experience, we’re still visiting them in their natural environment. Hence we cannot control the number of Whalesharks you will encounter, and there is always a chance they could not be seen at all.

If your kids / partner / friends whom you’re traveling with are not divers, they are welcome to tag along with you in the where snorkeling or other activities are available to them to enjoy while you are diving. If they are interested in diving themselves, they will love our Discover Scuba Diving experiences and you could tag along on their first time underwater.
Please visit our Tours section for all our Archeological and Natural Experiences.

Our booking confirmation require a 50% – 100% deposit in MXP or USD using PayPal, bank transfer or cash.
Cenote entrances need to be paid in cash in MXP.

Most places in local towns are accepting credit card payments if you do not like to carry much cash. However, bare in mind that the exchange rate might not be ideal so and that you will usually be charged an extra fee. Cash is definitely your best option.

To change your currency, local exchange offices in town is your best bet. Hotels will usually give you a poor rate.
To withdraw money, go to a local bank ATM and avoid the commercial ones which will charge you a lot of fee.
Do not hesitate to ask us for recommendations.