Cozumel Dive Courses

Cozumel Scuba Dive Courses with Dive Paradise

Scuba Diving Courses, Certifications and Classes in Beautiful Cozumel Mexico with Dive Paradise!

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This is an introductory course to scuba, otherwise known as a “Resort Course”. It is a 2-3 hour first experience in Cozumel’s special underwater world. This Dive Paradise class is not a true course and does not qualify you for boat dives. You will initially breath off SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) in 3-4 feet of water. As the comfort level increases, you will be taken to a depth of about 12 feet where several basic exercises are practiced. The experience most often culminates with an instructor/supervised fun dive to about 25 feet. If you decide to continue into a full certification course, the price paid for this course will be applied toward the cost of full certification through Dive Paradise.

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Course Price:
• $72 USD – Includes Dive Gear

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Times are flexible.

Duration
• 2-3 hours

Availability
• Daily with the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Meeting point
• One of our beach locations which will be decided by the instructor.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Basic scuba gear: including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges and a tank.
• PADI Certified Dive Professional

Additional Information

Minimum Age

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old.

Previous Experience

No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

Additional Information

Following this course, students can hire a private instructor to go on an afternoon boat dive trip

An introduction to Scuba Diving in beautiful Cozumel Mexico with Dive Paradise!

Scuba Refresher/Review Course

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

Scuba Refresher/Review Course

This program is for any certified diver who needs a refresher or who wants a pre-assessment for a continuing education course to advance their certification. We strongly recommend this course to any diver who has been out of the water for more than 6 months.

Update your dive skills in Cozumel Mexico with Dive Paradise!

Haven’t been scuba diving lately? Feeling a bit rusty? The Scuba Refresher/Review program is just what you need to brush up on your knowledge and skills. A PADI professional will get you in the water having fun and feeling comfortable again. It’s quick, easy and an effective way to prepare you for your next PADI course or get ready for your dive trips with us.

Pricing and Reservations

Scuba Refresher/Review Course

Course Price:
• $60

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Times are flexible.

Duration
• 2-4 hours

Availability
• Daily with the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• One beach shore dive.

Additional Information

Additional Information
• This is not a certification course.
• Gear rental not included.


Open Water Diver Certification Courses

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

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Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Get your scuba diving certification with our PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. It will change your life forever!

World-class scuba dives on legendary coral reefs in Cozumel

This course includes a minimum of 6 open water dives over a 3-5 day period. Normal class hours are approximately 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Most students complete the program as safe, confident divers in 3 days.

Referral Program

PADI eLearning and Open Water Touch

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Course Price:
• $364 USD

Additional Fees

Materials:
• +$73 USD
Open Water manual, Logbook, Recreational Dive planner, & RDP booklet
• Optional: PADI eLearning Course

Processing:
• +$26 USD
Certification processing – PIC (if PADI)

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Generally from approx. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Duration
• 3-4 Days

Availability
• Daily with the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Meeting point

You may check-in at any of our dive shop beach locations to set up your course with an instructor. Together you will determine the details of when and where training will be.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Personalized attention of a PADI Dive Instructor.
• Dive gear

Additional Information

Minimum Age

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Additional Information

You will need to bring a completed Divers Medical questionnaire & Information Form signed by a physician (not related to you) which can be downloaded HERE [create link]. If you are unable to obtain this prior to arriving, we can refer you to a local physician who can do your medical evaluation and sign the form if there are no areas of concern.

PADI eLearning (Optional)

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eLearning Information and Overview

Online training supplement: $185 USD

Whether you are on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course with PADI eLearning. It’s a great match for your active schedule. After you complete all the online training segments, you can print your eLearning record and bring it in to our facility to complete your training. It is the modern approach to learning to dive, eliminating the need to study while you are on vacation!

Signup for the Open Water Certification Course (above), is still required for certification. You have complete access to knowledge development course material for one year from signup.

Sign Up for PADI eLearning
Sign Up for PADI eLearning
Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Get your scuba diving certification with our PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. It will change your life forever!

PADI eLearning and Open Water Touch

These options include the PADI eLearning program (Open Water Diver Online – requires internet connection) or the tablet option (Open Water Diver Touch – does not require internet connection once downloaded).

These interactive courses cover the academic portions of becoming an Open Water Diver. This is a great match for an active schedule. You will have convenient access to all knowledge development course materials for one year. You will read and complete each of five sections of the manual online, watching corresponding video clips along the way and completing the final exam online. This means that once you arrive, all you will need to complete are all of the required training dives. **You would need to print off and bring your certificate of completion which you will receive when you finish the coursework and pass the exam portion of whichever interactive training program you choose.

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Course Price:
• $364 USD

Additional Fees

Materials:
• +$73 USD
Open Water manual, Logbook, Recreational Dive planner, & RDP booklet
• +$185 PADI eLearning Course

Processing:
• +$26 USD
Certification processing – PIC (if PADI)

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Generally from approx. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Duration
• 3-4 Days

Availability
• Daily with the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Meeting point

You may check-in at any of our dive shop beach locations to set up your course with an instructor. Together you will determine the details of when and where training will be.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Personalized attention of a PADI Dive Instructor.
• Dive gear

Additional Information

Minimum Age

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Additional Information

You will need to bring a completed Divers Medical questionnaire & Information Form signed by a physician (not related to you) which can be downloaded HERE [create link]. If you are unable to obtain this prior to arriving, we can refer you to a local physician who can do your medical evaluation and sign the form if there are no areas of concern.

PADI eLearning

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eLearning Information and Overview

Online training supplement: $185 USD

Whether you are on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course with PADI eLearning. It’s a great match for your active schedule. After you complete all the online training segments, you can print your eLearning record and bring it in to our facility to complete your training. It is the modern approach to learning to dive, eliminating the need to study while you are on vacation!

Signup for the Open Water Certification Course (above), is still required for certification. You have complete access to knowledge development course material for one year from signup.

Sign Up for PADI eLearning
Sign Up for PADI eLearning
Open Water Referral Certification

Complete your Open Water Certification while leaving more free time to enjoy your tropical vacation. There is no better place to do so than in the clear warm waters of Cozumel with our seasoned PADI Instructors!

World-class scuba dives on legendary coral reefs in Cozumel

Our Referral Diver Certification program is perfect for those who wish to begin their scuba certification with a dive shop at home and then complete the required Open Water training dives in the warm waters of Cozumel. This course is for those students who have already completed academic and pool training. After completing Open Water Diver certification with Dive Paradise, the newly certified diver can then spend the rest of his or her vacation diving!

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Referral Certification

Activity Cost:
• $166 USD

Additional Fees

Additional Fees:
+ $32 USD : 2 days equipment (if needing to rent)
+ $26 USD : Certification processing: (PIC, if PADI)
+ $73 USD: Training manual

**If training manual is purchased prior to arrival in Cozumel, you must show a recent sales receipt when in Cozumel.

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Flexible, but typically from 9:00am to 2pm

Duration
• 2 Days if confined water skills are completed (typical referral).
Allow about 3 days if you have only completed your classroom or online interactive knowledge portion and exam of the Open Water course, and need to do all confined water skills and open water check-out dives with us.

Availability
• Daily with the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Meeting point
• Check in at one of our beach front dive shops and they will connect you with an instructor who will then meet with you to set up specific dates and times.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Personalized attention of a PADI Dive Instructor.

Additional Information

Minimum Age

Must be at least 10 years old for Jr. Open Water and 15 years old for Open Water.

Additional Information

The student must bring a signed referral form from their classroom and confined water instructor.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

A fun course to advance your diving skills and try new Adventure Dives with our seasoned Instructors in Cozumel’s beautiful reef system!

This course is designed to further develop diving skills and expose divers to the variety of adventures available underwater. It can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Dive Paradise can take you on five or more dives to complete this certification over a 2-3 day period, to help build confidence and expand your scuba skills.

PADI eLearning

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Activity Cost:
• $226 USD
Boat dives not included

Additional Fees

Materials:
• +$87 USD
Adventures in Diving manual, RDP table, sausage and whistle.
• Optional: PADI eLearning

Processing:
• +$26 USD
Certification processing – PIC (if PADI)

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Flexible. You will meet with your instructor to decide the specifics.

Duration
• 2-3 Days

Availability
• Daily with the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Meeting point

Check-in at any of our beach front dive shops and you will be connected with one of our instructors who will set up the specific details of your dives.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• A shore dive for Underwater Navigation, with personalized attention of a PADI instructor.

Additional Information

Minimum Age
• PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course.
• Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

Additional Information
• Boat dive fees not included.
• Rental Gear fees not included.
• ** For this course, you are required to have one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, etc.). A dive sausage is also strongly recommended.
• If you’re already an Adventure Diver (a rating for someone who has completed Deep and Underwater Navigation dives plus one Adventure Dive), you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
• Group discounts available on all instruction – inquire via email HERE.
• Prices include Mexican tax.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

Instructor Development Course

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The IDC will be conducted over 14 consecutive days. You can expect to start at 8:00AM and run until 4:30PM each day. In addition you should expect to spend several hours each evening for study and lesson preparation.

Pricing and Reservations

Instructor Development Course

Course Price:
• Inquire about price & schedule

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Inquire

Duration
• ~14 Days

Availability
• Inquire

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
Coming Soon

Additional Information

Additional Information

Coming Soon

Scuba Diving Certification Groups

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

PADI, SSI, NAUI

You may also inquire about any other courses from the following certification groups that are not listed below

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Other Certifications and Specialty Dive Courses

Cozumel Scuba Diving Instruction

Specialty Dive Courses

The following specialty courses are offered upon request (boat dives not included in price)

Specialty Course Course Duration Price
Navigation 1 day/3 dives $136
Night Diving 3 days/3 dives $136
Deep Diving 2 days/4 dives $166
Multilevel Diving 1 day/2 dives $86
Peak Buoyancy 1 day/2 dives $60
U/W Video 2 days/4 dives $136
U/W Research 1 day/3 dives $136
U/W Naturalist 1 day/2 dives $92
Digital U/W Photography 1 day/2 dives $133
Coral Reef Diver 1 day/2 dives $88
Drift Diving 1 day/2 dives $86
Boat Diving 1 day/2 dives $86
Search/Recovery 2 days/4 dives $166
Wreck Diving 2 days/4 dives $334
Equipment Repair 1 day $60
Pricing and Reservations

Other Courses and Specialty Dive Certifications

Activity Cost:
• Prices Vary by Specialty
• All Prices in USD

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Varies by Course

Duration
• Varies by Course

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Personalized attention of a PADI Dive Instructor.

Trips include tanks, weights, belt, bottled soft drinks & purified drinking water.

We put you in the care of one of our certified, in-water Divemaster guides. His primary duty is leading you and your group on safe, pleasurable dives.

On two-tank trips, the maximum depth is 60 to 90 feet on the first dive, and 30 to 60 feet on the second.

Posted prices do not include a 27 peso per day usage fee (about US$2-$2.25). This is charged to anyone taking part in water activities inside the National Marine Park. During check-in with Dive Paradise, this fee must be paid in cash for all scheduled dives.

Before diving, complete the “Diver’s Information Sheet” (available in the sidebar of this page).

Children under ten are not allowed on dive trips.

Equipment Costs
Equipment Price
BCD Jacket with Power Inflate $10
Snorkel Vest $4
Regulator & SPG, Depth and Octopus $12
Tank $6
Nitrox $16
U/W Digital Camera $45
35mm U/W Camera w/36 Exp. Film $35
Mask & Snorkel $3.50
Fins $4
Dive Computer (Suunto) $10
Shorty Wetsuit $7
Dive Light $7
Package:
BCD with Power Inflator, Regulator, Octopus, Depth & SP gauges, Mask, Snorkel and Fins
$16

Web Special

Rent all or part of the following:
• BCD with power inflator, regulator, octopus, depth & SP gauge, mask, snorkel and fins.
• $13.50 USD
Standard price: $16 USD

Special applies to equipment rented for trips only and is paid when in Cozumel. Mention the “web rental special” to receive the above special price.

Additional Information

Additional Information

General Terms and Conditions
  • Textbooks and rental of dive gear are not included in the Dive Paradise course cost unless otherwise noted. The cost of gear rental may be estimated by referring to the sales/rental section.
  • There is a US$26 additional processing fee associated with all PADI certification courses to cover PIC registration in the United States.
  • Group discounts available on all instruction – inquire.
  • All prices include 10% Mexican tax.

PADI, NAUI and SSI trademarks are the property of the corresponding organizations.

Dive Paradise General Information

Our Fleet

Dive Paradise Fleet

All Dive Paradise boats on “Caribbean” trips are equipped with a sundeck and a full-sized head (AKA bathroom, loo, baño or potty – for those who don’t speak “boat.”)

The gunnels (sides) are low for easy giant stride entries.

All boats offer convenient dive platforms. Getting out of the water is as easy as getting in.

C-Card Required

Proof of Certification

A certification card (C-Card) is required. The ONLY exception is for a group, where the certifying instructor has exclusive use of the boat, and the instructor is responsible for his or her students.

Dive Computers

Dive Computers

Dive Paradise is proud to be a PADI training facility. We follow the PADI Recreational Dive Planner (tables) on all dives, except for special, dedicated computer trips.

We conduct all dives in “divemaster-escorted groups.” As a result, we cannot use computers as a primary tool for planning maximum depth and bottom time. The divemaster can make exceptions, provided each diver has a computer and is skilled in its use. Please ask your divemaster for such exceptions when you board the boat.

Nitrox is available at an additional US$10.00 per tank. Proof of Nitrox training required.

Re-Compression Services

Re-Compression Services

Dive Paradise is affiliated with the Meditur hyperbaric facility. The chamber is located on Calle 6 Norte (6th Street North) #135, between 5th Ave. and 10th Ave. It’s connected with the hospital “Clinica San Miguel.” Dr. Pascual Piccolo is the presiding hyperbaric physician and general practitioner.

All divers are advised to obtain DAN insurance. Dive Assure and PADI are also recognized. If you have questions about the chamber or insurance coverage, feel free to contact us.

Other Dive Certifications
Course Duration Price
Rescue Diver 3-5 Days $428
EFR (Emergency First Responder) 1 day (8 hours) $128: Course
+$26 for certificate
Divemaster 7-12 days $616: Course
$290: Crew Pack (Required)
$80: Certification Processing (PIC)
Nitrox, All levels 1-2 Days $80: Course
$60: Text
$26: Certification Processing (PIC)
Assistant Instructor 6 days $616
Experienced Diver 2-3 days Inquire
NAUI-SSI-PADI Crossover Inquire Inquire