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LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE IN COZUMEL Earn your PADI Open Water Certification

Learn to Scuba dive in Cozumel at your own pace with the professional fun team of PADI Instructors at Cozumel Dive Academy.

You will earn your PADI Open Water Dive Certification in the clear, warm turquoise waters of Cozumel, Mexico.  One of the top-rated dive destinations in the World.  

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Cozumel Dive Academy makes learning to scuba dive easy! We do not believe in hidden fees or add-on charges, so our exclusive all-inclusive pricing on all our scuba training includes everything you will need, including dive computers.  There are no hidden costs.  Our price includes:

  • Academic Materials - PADI eLearning 
  • Rental Gear
    •  BCD
    • Weights
    • Regulators
    • Dive Computer
    • Air Cylinders
    • Exposure Protection
  • One 2-Tank Shore Dive for Open Water Dives 3 & 4
  • DAN Student Membership
  • DAN's Online Prepared Diver Course

We also include personal snorkeling equipment, though if you already have your own, we encourage you to bring it with you for fit and comfort.

The PADI Instructional team of Cozumel Dive Academy will patiently guide you through the three steps of your Open Water Course.

Step One – Academics

You will complete the academic portion of your PADI Open Water Course using PADI's digital eLearning.  Your eLearning will allow you to complete the academic portion of your PADI Open Water Course on your own time.  Cozumel Dive Academy will send your eLearning course to you when you sign up for your class.  During this portion of your training, you will become familiar with basic diving principles and procedures. For example, you’ll learn the effects of pressure on your body, how to choose the right equipment, considerations for planning dives, and more.  If you are already on Cozumel, you may complete the academic portion with one of our experienced PADI Instructors.

Step Two – Confined Water Dives 

You’ll dive into our "swimming pool" located right of our private beach and complete five confined water dives during this step.  During these dives, you will develop the basic scuba skills necessary to dive safely. You will learn how to set up your diving equipment, control your buoyancy, dive with a buddy, and have several other essential and fun skills.  You will also take tour dives around the reefs, where you will be practicing the skills you have learned and meeting our local reef inhabitants in preparation for your open water dives in Step Three.  We also have the option of several large swimming pools to conduct this training in should the weather not cooperate.

Step Three – Open Water Dives

Get excited to experience everything you've learned with the freedom of open water.  You will complete four open water dives to complete your PADI Open Water Certification.  You will complete two shore dives and two boat dives to complete the Open Water portion of your course.  Once you have completed these dives, you will have earned your PADI Open Water certification.  The PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide, so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Already completed the Academic and Confined Water portion of your course?  Let us complete your Open Water Dives for you with our Open Water Referal Program.

Prerequisites for learning to dive

  • Be at least ten years old
  • Have adequate swimming skills
  • Be in good physical health
  • Complete the PADI Medical Statement.  Please note that a "YES" answer to any questions will require Physician approval before any in-water activities.  Please download the form and review it HERE

There are a couple of additional requirements for children 10-11 years old. In addition to the forms listed above, each participant and their legal guardian must:



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