PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Cozumel Scuba Dive Courses with Dive Paradise

Get your scuba diving certification in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean!

PADI Open Water Diver Course Description

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

Referral Program

Pricing and Reservations

Open Water Diver Course

PADI Course Price:
$390 USD (shore diving only)
$476 USD (3 shore dives & 2 boat dives)

$364 USD (shore diving only, if purchasing PADI E-Learning course separately.  See below.)

SSI Instruction/Pricing:  please inquire

Additional Fees

Marine Park Fee:
$2 per day (if boat diving)

Materials:
+$73 USD  PADI manual/crew pack

Processing:
+$45 USD  PADI certification processing – PIC 

Schedule and Duration

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

Duration
• 2-3 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. 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 E-Learning

To get a head start, consider enrolling in PADI’s Open Water Diver online e-learning course.  This online preparatory course is supplemental and does not replace your in-person Dive Paradise Instructor in Cozumel (our $364 course price option), though it can speed up your on-island classroom time and get you in the water faster!

PADI Open Water Diver Course

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

Detailed Scuba Dive Class Itinerary

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

• Knowledge Development (independent study or in a classroom)to understand basic principles of scuba diving
• Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
• Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to get get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Overview

You will learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD) and a tank.

Though we cannot guarantee certification, we will work with students as long as possible (and as long as your stay in Cozumel permits!).

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Course Price:
$390 USD (shore diving only)
$476 USD (3 shore dives & 2 boat dives)

$364 USD (shore diving only, if purchasing PADI E-Learning course separately.  See below.)

SSI Instruction/Pricing:  please inquire

Additional Fees

Marine Park Fee:
$2 per day (if boat diving)

Materials:
+$73 USD  PADI manual/crew pack

Processing:
+$45 USD  PADI certification processing – PIC 

Schedule and Duration

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

Duration
• 2-3 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. 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 E-Learning

To get a head start, consider enrolling in PADI’s Open Water Diver online e-learning course.  This online preparatory course is supplemental and does not replace your in-person Dive Paradise Instructor in Cozumel (our $364 course price option), though it can speed up your on-island classroom time and get you in the water faster!