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Hotel Villas H2O

Our Hotel Villas H2O is directly at the divecenter which makes for our students and divers very confiniend to walk just in a few steps to their diveadventures.

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H2O PRO Diving, Calle Chichen Itza Mz 24 Lt001, 77780 Tulum Centro, Q.Roo, Mexico

Cell: (+52) 984 144 3969 , email:info@h2oprodiving.com

all rights reserved, H2O PRO DIVING 2010

TULUM & MEXICO

 

How to get to Tulum?

Tulum is a small Town 130 km south of the tourist metropole Cancun. Your destination Ariport will Cancun International Airport - Mexico. From There you can choose between various options how to get to Tulum.

1. With the BUS:

If you arrive during daytime up to 9 PM you will have the possibility to catch the ADO Bus from the Airport to Playa del Carmen where you would have to change the bus to Tulum or take a Cab from there. There are also a few scedules directly to Tulum from the airport if you are lucky you can catch one. This is cheapeast way to get to Tulum ( around 18 USD)

2. With a collectivo (Mini Van)

Outside of the arrival area of the airport you have the chance to catch one ot the colletivo minivans, which bring you directly to us to Tulum after dropping of the other passengers on their vacation hotel and they charge normally around 50USD

3. Private Transfer

If you like we can also organise you a private transfer which will bring you directly to our hotel. A private transfer for 2 persons for one way from the airport of cancun to tulum town - Villas H2O has a charge of 110 USD at the moment.

How to find us?

Our Trainings Facility H2O PRO Diving is located in the Hotel Villas H2O. The Hotel is located in Tulum Town where you can find most of the restaurants, bars and shopping possibilities. The distance to the beach of Tulum is around 4 km from Town.

If you drive into the Town of Tulum comming from Cancun or Playa del Carmen you will have to cross the center completely to the south in direction Chetumal. You will pass a Subway - Sandwich francise and from there on stay another 400m on Highway 307 till you see a PEMEX Gasstation to your right.

Take the little road on your right hand side just before the gasstation, where you also see our sign.

Follow the road for 2 blocks and you will find the hotel Villas H2O and H2O PRO Diving on your right. Simply walk in or ring the bell on the front gate on of us will everytime be here to welcome you.

The H2O PRO Diving Team is looking forward to your visit.

H2O PRO DIVING

What is Cavern Diving?

Cavern Diving is diving in the daylight zone, that means you can see natural light during the whole dive and you will not enter the cave area where its completly dark. You will have roof over you but in case of an emergency there is no problem to come fast to the surface.

Sometimes people giving cavern diving a bad image and suggest people not to do it, which is a complete nonsense. Since all our cavern dives are conducted very safely and the group size are held to max. of 4 divers per guide. The guide is a trained cave diver and instructor and using double tanks with cave diving gear. For every certified Open Water Diver experienced or not we have the right choice of cavern ("Cenote") where we can bring you to and it will an unforgetable dive experience which no body should miss while in Tulum.

Cave Diving

Our guided Cave Dives are only offered to divers who made the cave diver training withus or cave divers who visit us with a valid cave diving certification from a worldwide recognized association.

The Divesites "Cenotes"

The word "Cenote" comes from the mayan word "dzonot" and has the meanding of "sacred well". The cenotes are freshwater reservour in the inland and in a very short driving distance reachable with one of our Pickup Trucks. They offer cristal clear water and a water temperature of 24 to 26 degrees celcius (75 to 78 degrees) all year around.Tulum is surounded by them and the best divesites for caverns you find in the area of Tulum. Since diveshops from playa del Carmen have a minimum of 25 min. to the first cavern divesite, here in Tulum we are in 5 min. on the first site which makes Tulum a perfect base for guided Cavern as well as for Cave diving. A MUST FOR DIVERS!!!

Needed Dive Gear

For guided Cavern Dives you need not more than normal Open Water Divegear. If you dont have your own or you dont want to bring your own because of further travel, you can rent a whole set from us for 10 USD per day /per person.

In our Open Watern Diver Courses the gear is included.

For Cavern and Cave Diving Courses consider to bring the following gear or rent it from us on a daily base:

Required equipment:
- Double tank with manifold and isolator (included in the course fee, please dont bring it!!!)
- Two independent regulators (1st and 2nd stage), one regulator with a long low pressure hose, length 2 meters (7ft) and 1 submersible pressure gauge.
- Buoyancy Control Device (Wing & Back plate)
- Dry- or wetsuit
- Mask and Fins (no splitfins)- NO Snorkel
- Line cutter
- One Safety Reel with minimum 37m (125 ft) line
- One Primary Reel with minimum 120m (400 ft) line
- Two / Three (2-3) Gap Reel’s with minimum 15m (50 ft) line
- Three Light systems - One primary light (cable/canister light recommended) and two Backup lights (battery powered recommended), each lamp should have sufficient light/power for the planned dive.
- Dive computer, stopwatch and depth gauge
- Slates or Wet notes
- Waterproof decompression tables or second dive computer (recommended)
- Three Directional markers
- Two Non-directional markers (Discs)

If you dont have cave specific equipment like Primary Reel, Spools, Arrows and Cookies dont worry, we will lent you our equipment for the course duration at no cost.

Dive Packages

You can go to our dive package sites to see our diverent packages we offer. Or if you want a customized package to fit your scedule let us know and we will be more than happy to assist you to put it together.

The Hotel Villas H2O

Our Hotel Villas H2O is directly located at the diveshop which makes it very conviniend for our divers to walk in a few steps to their dive adventure after breakfast.

The rooms

All rooms are equiped with AC, Ceiling Fan, Fridge, private shower/WC, mini safe and private patio/balcony. For our divers we do offer a diverdiscount on the hotel rooms depending on diveactivity and season. If you want to see more details about the hotel visit www.h2otulum.com

Included in the room price is a continental breakfast buffet. If you are a diver and traveling with a non diver but sharing a double room together, the non diver will receive the same discount on the room as you.

Services

The hotel offers other services like Free Wifi, SPA service upon request, organizing or Tours to ruins, natural biosphere, etc. and all helpfull informations you need to know the do and donts.Our more than 10 years of living in Tulum will for sure provide you some insider tips which can not be found in any guidebook :-)

Kitesurfing

The Kitesurfing Lessons we offer are professionaly taught by MORPH KITEBOARDING at our beach location in Tulum.

For more information visit: www.morphkiteboarding.com

The lessons are all private 1:1 with your instructor. Depending on the person but in general you can say a min. of 6 to 9 hours is necessary to get you on the board and riding. For detailed information we recomend you to contact the instructor directly at MORPH

 

 

 

 

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TULUM & MEXICO

H2O PRO DIVING

 

HOTEL VILLAS H2O

 

KITESURFING