We offer PADI courses to instructor. We are the only 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with a resident Course Director (Instructor Trainer) on the Sea of Cortez.
Students will receive an unprecedented 1:4 dive instructor to student diving ratio.
Learning to dive and advancing your diving credentials is not to be taken lightly with over 30 years combined experience at the very top of diver training. We want to talk to you before you learn. Please email us, so we can call you back and discuss.
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We consider ourselves to be ambassadors for the Ocean and the Natural World. Our expeditions and experiences are designed to give you the best encounters and interactions with the Natural World. Through these encounters we believe that individuals learn to appreciate, love, care, cherish, nourish, and most importantly, conserve the World’s environment and ecology.
We strive to provide a service that is second to none. At the same time, we make our practices environmentally sustainable to ensure future generations enjoy the beauty of the ocean and Natural World.
We understand that many dive centres and training facilities provide the minimum number of days required by the certification agency to complete a course. We don’t believe in doing the bare minimum. While most people can complete and Open Water course in 4 days, we want to accommodate all learning styles and recognise that some may need or want more than the minimum requirement to complete their course. We quote for each individual course based on student input and our expertise to ensure that you leave well trained at your new level of certification as well as satisfied that your training was worth the price you paid.
Training with Cortez Expeditions is scheduled to the students needs with very small classes and individual customer service. We do not offer bulk or volume training but individual specialised training that makes our students succeed and excel. We choose quality over quantity to make you succeed.
Recreational diving and Technical diving, Photo Workshops, Professional Training and CCR Rebreather diving and CCR Rebreather diver instruction. Technical diving courses including Nitrox, Trimix and Instructor level training. We do it all.
Our rental gear?
Have you ever rented the most basic car from a car rental service? Did it feel safe? Lets face it, there is nothing wrong with your average rental car, but not after everyone has driven them and abused them all summer.
Rental dive gear is the same. While all dive gear is fail safe and well made, most dive school rental gear is based on one thing being as cheap as possible.
Your first experience in scuba should be with the best equipment available. That is why we choose Apeks equipment.
Think of it as renting a Land Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser…Tough and reliable! The equipment you use, we use. We use the equipment for diving everyday and for deep diving in over 100m/330ft.
We also use weight integrated jackets/BCDs. Integrated weight belts are common place and account for almost all sales of BCD and harnesses for the last 20 years. If a dive center is offering you traditional weight belts for rental and training. They are doing you a huge disservice. They are basically putting the investments costs before your training and education in diving. What is most disturbing about this. An old fashioned weight belt holds divers incorrectly in the water. Tending to push a diver´s feet down and making them more vertical/diagonal in the water. Creating bad trim, bad buoyancy and potentially damaging the environment or delicate marine bottom or organisms.
We use environmentally sealed regulators that are serviced every 6 months, Gauges in both Imperial and Metric system. Plus weight integrated modern buoyancy control devices. We are virtually unique in the dive industry with this concept.
Diving equipment is about comfort and fit. Although we can supply you with mask, fins and suit, you should really have your own. We have found over the years that using your own mask and fins, specifically tried on & tested prior to class to ensure comfort and fit. Will make your whole experience underwater much better.
The same applies for a wetsuit. While we understand purchasing a wetsuit and other equipment might be cost prohibitive when first learning to dive, but again we come back to the issues of fit and comfort. We have access to rental suits, but strongly suggest you buy your own. There is a rumour in diving that divers pee in their wetsuits. If this is true, then do you really want a rental suit?