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The DayLight Zone

Greetings, adventurer! Are you prepared to indulge in an exploration full of thrill and wonder? Here at The DayLight Zone, we’re ready to take you on a journey unlike any other. Our courses and dives will introduce you to a fascinating new world underwater. Prepare your senses to be enlivened as you bask in the warm glow of the sun’s rays while submerged in the water. Allow us to help you gain the confidence and security required during your ocean or cenote traverse.

DayLight Zone Courses

Whether you’re a novice looking to dip your toes into the world of scuba diving or an experienced diver seeking advanced certifications, we have courses for all levels. At DarkSide Divers MX, you’re not just enrolling; you’re joining a community of passionate divers with experienced instructors ready to share their underwater wisdom.

DayLight Zone FunDives

If you seek to uncover the hidden treasures that lie beneath the surface, DarkSide Divers MX has a special experience waiting for you. Whether you’re captivated by the mysteries of cenote diving, drawn to the allure of Cozumel’s reefs, or seeking the exhilaration of encountering bullsharks, our dive center is your gateway to an extraordinary underwater world.

Go DarkSide!

Do you crave a challenge that will truly push you to your limits and help you discover your inner strength? Look no further than the DarkSide – an adventure that promises to take you on an unforgettable journey to the unknown. Trust in yourself and take that leap of faith – we are here to support you every step of the way.

At DarkSide Divers, we’re with you at every stage of your thrilling diving adventure. Elevate your diving experience by enrolling in our Enriched Air Nitrox course. It’s your ticket to becoming a confident and well-informed diver, ready to explore the depths with enhanced knowledge and skills!

Enriched Air Nitrox

Upon completing this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to safely use enriched air for scuba diving, allowing for extended no-decompression limits and shorter surface intervals between dives.

You will learn to analyze gas mixtures, calculate the Maximum Operating Depth for specific gas blends, and understand the advantages of using enriched air in your dives.



Advanced Nitrox Diver

Ready to extend your time below the waves? Whether you’re a scientific explorer or an underwater photographer seeking longer underwater adventures, our TDI Advanced Nitrox Course is your key. This course equips divers to dive with enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 to EAN 100 percent, perfect for no-decompression dives with a max depth of 40 meters or 130 feet.

Upon conquering the Advanced Nitrox course, a world of opportunities opens, including the chance to join our TDI Decompression Procedures, TDI Semi-closed Rebreather, and TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather courses. Dive deeper and stay longer with DarkSide Divers!


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Embark on an unforgettable diving journey with DarkSide Divers. Elevate your skills with our Helitrox course, offering the key to confident exploration in the deep. Uncover the mysteries of the underwater world, conquer narcosis, and become a DarkSide Helitrox Diver!

Helitrox Diver

Venture into the depths with our TDI Helitrox Diver Course, a true DarkSide experience. Master the art of planning and conducting staged decompression dives, reducing the impacts of inert gas narcosis by incorporating helium in your breathing mix. Delve into the world of decompression dive planning, emergency and contingency measures, the science of helium as a breathing gas, and expert decompression procedures. Equip yourself for the depths with thorough knowledge in gas requirements, emergency procedures, and the right equipment selection. Join us in this exhilarating journey and explore the depths as a DarkSide diver.


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This thrilling adventure will equip you with the skills to confidently handle modular tanks in sidemount configuration, opening up a world of underwater exploration. Join us for a course that’s all about expanding your diving horizons!

Essentials in Sidemount

The Essentials in Sidemount Course is your gateway to mastering twin cylinders in sidemount configuration for open water adventures. Dive deep into equipment configuration and essential skills, refining your buoyancy, trim, positioning, and propulsion.

In the water, you’ll practice vital skills, including donning and doffing, SMB deployment, and gas management. You’ll also gain expertise in valve drills, gas failure management, and unconscious diver lifts.


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Unlock the backmount experience with our Backmount Diver Course. Learn how to handle backmounted twin cilinders while mastering buoyancy, trim, and propulsion. Dive into a world of precision and control. Join us and elevate your diving skills today!

Essentials in Backmount

Are you ready to take your scuba diving skills to the next level? Our Essentials in Backmount Course is the perfect opportunity to do just that! Immerse yourself in an advanced dive training that goes beyond the basics. With a focus on precise buoyancy control, expert gas management, and advanced dive planning, you’ll emerge from this experience with a new level of mastery. Not only will you improve your situational awareness and perfect your trim, but you’ll also gain a keen eye for selecting the right gear configuration. This is your chance to become a true DarkSide diver!


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DarkSide is here to support and guide you every step of the way as you proceed on your exciting diving journey. Get in touch with us today  & become the dive buddy that you want to dive with! 

Recreational Foundations

Embarking on this systematic learning and professional training will not only boost your personal underwater skills, but also improve your ability to work in a team. This program is designed to refine and expand your diving skills, while ensuring your safety during every dive. Honing your buoyancy, trim, and propulsion techniques are just the beginning. You will also learn how to streamline your equipment and implement the Hogarthian configuration for maximum efficiency. By sharpening your situational awareness and gas management skills, you will be better equipped to plan and execute unforgettable dives. With this training, you are sure to increase your confidence and proficiency in the underwater world. 



Advanced Open Water Diver



At DarkSide, we support each diver’s unique goals and personal limitations. Our Advanced Open Water Diver course can help you explore beyond your comfort zone, challenge your limits, and experience personal growth. We’re committed to guiding you every step of the way towards unlocking your fullest potential as a diver. Take the leap with DarkSide and achieve your goals!

This course offers an exciting opportunity to expand your diving knowledge and skills. After completing the theory course, you’ll have a solid foundation in diving principles. The real adventure begins with five exciting dives, introducing you to new environments and challenging scenarios, boosting your confidence and skills. Becoming an advanced open water diver is a significant achievement, and our tailored course ensures you reach this milestone with confidence and expertise.

Mandatory course dives

When achieving your Advanced Open Water diver status with DarkSide Divers, you must complete the 3 following dives as we believe these are crucial in order to obtain the necessary skills:​

Your Choice!

Choose 2 or more of the following Adventure dives to complete your certification:

DarkSide is here to support and guide you every step of the way as you begin your exciting diving journey. From the moment you take the plunge, you’ll be amazed at the incredible world beneath the surface. So what are you waiting for? Become an Open Water diver today by taking the first step! Get in touch with us today – your next big adventure is just around the corner!

Open Water Diver Course

A three day course in which the students will learn the basics of scuba diving focusing on good Buoyancy, Trim and Position. Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to plan consecutive dives to a depth not greater than 60 feet/18 meters. As well as the correct set up and use of DIR equipment.



Short on time? Inquire about our e-learning options!

Cavern Diving

Delve into the enchanting realm of underwater passages as you explore stunning cenotes with us. Cenotes, known as “Ts’onot” in Mayan, are nature’s sinkholes created by the collapse of limestone layers that conceal underground water. Rainwater seeping through the earth provides crystal-clear water with exceptional visibility, revealing impressive speleothems such as stalagmites and stalactites. With countless cenotes awaiting discovery in the Mayan Riviera, including the world’s longest underwater cave system, Sac Aktun, our cenote adventures promise unforgettable experiences.


Exploring these submerged pathways, you’ll always be accompanied by natural daylight. Most of the time, while cavern diving you’ll be protected from direct sunlight which means there is not always a direct ascend to the surface. You will encounter magnificent mineral formations while exploring these cooler waters with temperatures around 24-25°C (75-77°F).



Bullshark Diving

The Bull sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) are found in warm, shallow waters, coastlines, and rivers. They are the only type of sharks that can live in both fresh and saltwater environments. Their name comes from their bulky shape and behavior. For generations, female Bull sharks have been coming to the Riviera Maya during the winter season (November-February) to give birth. In the coastal area, there are plenty of shallow freshwater “fisheries” (mangrove forests) where the pregnant females are believed to leave their pups. As viviparous animals, the Bull sharks grow inside their mothers and are born alive. Once born, they are ready to hunt. The dives we organize will be for observation purposes only, and we will not feed them. We will provide a thorough briefing, explain all safety procedures, and go through their biology and behavior. The Bullshark dive will take place at Shark Point (a sandy patch) during official observation hours. We will follow this up with a shallow reef dive afterwards.



We use the most efficient way to reach the island by using local speedboats, avoiding the hassle of ferries. The morning boat navigates directly to the federally protected area for two dives and then immediately returns to Playa del Carmen.

Cozumel Express

Cozumel (‘Kùutsmil’ or ‘Cuzamil’; meaning ‘the island of the swallows’ in the Mayan language) is an island on the Caribbean coast, just in front of Playa del Carmen. It is 48km long and 16km wide, making it the largest permanently inhabited island in Mexico. It is believed that the first immigrants were Mayan pilgrims seeking shelter. The islanders built temples in honor of their moon, love, and fertility goddess ‘Ixchel’. As a gesture, she sent her favorite birds, the swallows, hence the name.

The island gained fame in the 1960s when French oceanographer Jaques Cousteau discovered its steep walls and healthy corals, attracting divers from around the world. The reefs have been under federal protection since 1996, and Cozumel became a National Park in 2005.