Last Wednesday night the weather looked a little better so we decided to try Ammo Jetty for the club dive. With six divers ready to check it out we made our way out to the water.
This dive site is about 400m inland from the main highway about 25km from Playa del Carmen and to get there you travel down a dirt road which winds around a bit through the bush terrain and then opens out to a clearing where there is a small shop (of course) and a few facilities built by the owners of the land figuring that the better facilities available to divers, the more will come and the more money they will make from the divers. Good plan really because this place is quite busy. The great thing about this location though is the sheer size of it and the fact that there are a few different Cenotes in this area which all either link up or run very close to each other offering a lot of variation.
The caverns (cenotes) and caves that pepper this area is vast with so many endless underground systems that pass and meet each other in a network of underwater wonders left behind after a meteorite hit the Earth millions of years ago.
Today the remains of that historical moment in time give us an opportunity to see diving in a different light. (or darkness). Our groups were split into more manageable groups and set off for different locations. The first Cenote destinations… Chuk Mool and Eden.
Perth Scuba are proud to have 2 very competent sidemount instructors in house, who have gotten together and come up with a brand new format for the Padi recreational Sm course
Whilst the PADI sidemount course may not be a ‘tech’ sidemount course, both of our instructors are experienced technical divers, who live and breathe sidemount diving, and the Padi SM course is flexible in that they are able to add skills and drills above and beyond the minimum standards, depending upon an individual diver’s skillset.
The Padi SM course is run over 2 and a half days.