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 Certifications

Group discounts available – please inquire.

$USD prices above are available through our USA office if booking at least 72+hrs in advance. 

Our on-island shop accepts $USD at the conversion rate posted in the shop.

Specialty Course Dives Included Advance $USD $MX Pesos
Drift Diving 2 boat dives $365 $6360
Deep Diving 3 boat dives $504 $8780
U/W Naturalist 2 shore dives $153 $2660
U/W Naturalist 2 boat dives $255 $4440
Navigation 2 shore dives $255 $4440
Night Diving 3 night shore dives $332 $5780
Peak Buoyancy 2 shore dives $191 $3340
Boat Diving  2 boat dives $365 $6360
Search/Recovery 4 shore dives $383 $6660

Additional $960 MX Pesos ($50 USD in advance) processing fee associated with all PADI certification courses to cover PIC registration.

Pricing and Reservations

Specialty Dive Certifications

PADI e-Learning

To get a head start, consider enrolling in a PADI online e-learning course.  A preparatory online specialty course is supplemental and does not replace your in-person Dive Paradise Instruction in Cozumel, though it can speed up your on-island classroom time and get you in the water faster!

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:
Personalized attention of a Dive Paradise Instructor.

Trips include 80 cu ft tanks, weights, belt, & purified drinking water.
Substitutions: 60 cu ft (complimentary) or 100 cu ft ($220 MX Pesos upgrade) available upon request.

We put you in the care of one of our certified, in-water Divemaster guides, whose 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.

Equipment Costs
Equipment $MX Pesos
BCD Jacket with Power Inflate $220
Regulator & SPG, Depth and Octopus $220
Mask & Snorkel $120
Fins $120
Package of the above: $540
1 Tank (Air) 63, 80, or 100 cu ft $220
1 Tank (Nitrox) 80 cu ft $220
1 Tank (Nitrox) 100 cu ft – limited availability, 1st come 1st served. Advance reservations recommended. $300
Dive Computer (Suunto) $280
Shorty Wetsuit $220
Dive Light $280

Diver Registration Form


PADI Medical Release

Marine Park Fee

The MX National Marine Park Authority charges a $109 MXN Pesos fee for each day of diving.  Must be paid in Cash.  Dive Paradise collects this fee on behalf of the Marine Park during your check-in upon arrival.   Rate subject to change per the National Marine Park Authority.

General Terms and Conditions
  • A certification card (C-Card) is required.
  • 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 $960 MX Pesos ($50 USD in advance) additional processing fee associated with all PADI certification courses to cover PIC registration.
  • All prices include Mexican tax.
  • Children under ten are not allowed on dive trips.

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)

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.

Check out more details on our Fleet page.

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 rental is available. 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.

Specialty Dive Certifications

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Other Dive Certifications

Course Dives Included Advance $USD $MX Pesos
PADI EFR (Emergency First Response) 0 $312 * $5440
SSI React Right 0 $312 * $5440
Rescue Diver 3 shore $574 * $10,000
Divemaster 9 shore
14 boat
$1526  ** $26,600
Nitrox Course with boat diving 2 boat $300  * $5220
Nitrox Certification Review 0 $191  * $3340

NAUI-SSI-PADI Crossovers – inquire for pricing

* Additional $960 MX Pesos ($50 USD in advance) processing fee associated with all PADI certification courses to cover PIC registration.

** Divemaster Additional Fees paid to PADI:  $294 USD e-learning (includes PIC), and $150 USD PADI Annual Fee.

**Divemaster materials fee paid to Dive Paradise:  $2360 MX Pesos ($124 USD in advance) for slates, q cards and professional logbook.

Specialty Course Reservations