PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Cozumel Scuba Dive Courses with Dive Paradise

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

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Description

A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world in Cozumel’s legendary, clear, warm waters. Experience what it’s like to breathe underwater. Learn about scuba gear, basic skills, and all the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver.

World-class scuba dives on legendary coral reefs in Cozumel

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. We offer this program at our beach location across from Hotel Cozumel & Resort. This introductory course to scuba, otherwise known as a “Resort Course” or “DSD”, is a 2-3 hour first experience in Cozumel’s legendary clear waters. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Course Price:  

regular/walk-in:  $92
advance/online:  $84

ADAPTIVE Discover Scuba:

regular/roll-in:  $197
advance/online:  $179

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
• Dive Paradise shop at the Hotel Cozumel & Resort pier.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Basic scuba gear: including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges and a tank.
• Adaptive Discover Scuba (for physically disabled guests) is taught by an Instructor specializing in adaptive scuba diving, and includes an additional in-water Divemaster buddy/escort and on-land transfer assistance

Add-On Boat Dives

Following this course, students can hire a private instructor to go on a boat dive trip! On-island upgrade only:
1 boat dive: $100
2 boat dives: $150

Additional Information

Minimum Age: 10 years old.

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

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

PADI Discover Scuba Dive Course

Detailed Scuba Dive Class Itinerary

You will initially breathe off SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) in 3-4 feet of water off the shore. 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 20 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.

Discover Scuba Diving Overview

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure.

Get ready to:

• Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
• Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
• Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
• Have fun swimming around and exploring.
• Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.

If you love your shore dive with us, you are on your way to completing your first certification! Have your instructor sign off on your special booklet, and your open water shore dive will be a credit towards completing the PADI Open Water course.

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Course Price:  

regular/walk-in:  $92
advance/online:  $84

ADAPTIVE Discover Scuba:

regular/roll-in:  $197
advance/online:  $179

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
• Dive Paradise shop at the Hotel Cozumel & Resort pier.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
• Basic scuba gear: including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges and a tank.
• Adaptive Discover Scuba (for physically disabled guests) is taught by an Instructor specializing in adaptive scuba diving, and includes an additional in-water Divemaster buddy/escort and on-land transfer assistance

Add-On Boat Dives

Following this course, students can hire a private instructor to go on a boat dive trip! On-island upgrade only:
1 boat dive: $100
2 boat dives: $150

Additional Information

Minimum Age: 10 years old.

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