Specialty Dive Certifications

Cozumel Scuba Dive Courses with Dive Paradise

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

Specialty Dive Course Descriptions

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

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.

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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