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Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor training in Cozumel

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Complete your Divemaster Internship on Cozumel.  We offer the most comprehensive PADI Divemaster training and PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC's) on Cozumel.  You will complete your training in the warm, clear blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean.  If you are looking for a new career that allows you to work in some of the most exotic locations around the world, then join us.  Become a PADI Pro and join the ranks of PADI Divemasters and Instructors living the dream!

Cozumel Dive Academy offers Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor Development Courses that focus on the hands-on, real-life training you need to become a successful dive professional.

What is included?
  • Professional training in a fun atmosphere 
  • All required PADI materials
  • Intern T-Shirts
  • Unlimited diving
  • Accommodations
  • Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Prepared Diver Course
  • Discounts on additional courses
  • Student discounts at Dive Boutique Cozumel
  • Job placement assistance


We provide accommodations in comfortable one and two-bedroom apartments.  All the apartments are located in the same complex so that you will be close to your fellow interns.  The apartments are have air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, WIFI, and a smart TV.

You are not required to stay in our housing.  If you would prefer private accommodations or a hotel package, we will be happy to assist you.

How long are the programs, and what is the cost?

Depending on your certification level upon arrival, the duration of your internship will vary in length.  

  • Non- certified to Divemaster (Zero to Hero) -  8 Week Internship
    • Internship $2990.00
    • Materials & Fees $635.00
    • Total Cost $3625.00
  • Open Water to Divemaster - 8 Week Internship
    • Internship $2790.00
    • Materials & Fees $544.00
    • Total Cost $3334.00
  • Advanced Open Water to Divemaster - 6 Week Internship
    • Internship $2290.00
    • Materials & Fees $439.00
    • Total Cost $2729.00
  • Rescue Diver to Divemaster - 4 Week Internship
    • Internship $1590.00
    • Materials & Fees $290.00
    • Total Cost $1880.00

Please note the following costs are not included in our Internship prices:
  • PADI Divemaster application fee, currently $125.00
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Divers Insurance.  We require all our Interns to carry DAN Insurance for their protection.
  • Meals.  We recommended that you budget about $500 per month for food, shopping, and entertainment.  Of course, this depends upon your personal taste.
  • Transportation to and from Cozumel along with any required visas
  • The minimum age is 18 
  • The minimum scuba certification level is dependent on the program you choose.  Please check the prerequisites for your specific Internship.
  • Need a completed and signed medical statement dated within 12 months of the end of your program.  Click here to download a copy for review. 
Payment and cancellation policy

A $250.00 USD non-refundable deposit is due with your booking . Full payment is due upon the start of your program.

We accept the following payment methods:
  • Direct payment through our Online Store
  • Credit Card - Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express
  • Venmo
  • PayPal.  All payments through PayPal incur an additional 4% surcharge to cover fees.
  • Zelle
  • Bank Transfer
  • Cash.  We accept USD, Mexican Pesos, GBP, and Euros.  Please contact us for the current exchange rate.
We do understand that unforeseen situations can and do arise. If you do need to cancel your booked Internship, we will do our best to reschedule you for an alternate program. In the event of an extreme circumstance, we will work with you regarding any possible refund option. 

Can I stay and complete my Instructor Development Course if I decide to?

We would love for you to stay and complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with us.  You can add your IDC and any other training you want anytime during your program.  Just remember, you must be a certified diver for six months before the start of your IDC.
  • Instructor Development Course 4 Week Extended Program
    • IDC Cost $1450.00*
    • Materials $750.00*
    • Total IDC Cost $2200.00*

*PADI IDC and IE Fees are not included in our prices.  

For information on our PADI IDC, click here.   For details on all our Instructor programs, visit our Professional Courses Section.


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