Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor training in Cozumel
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Complete your Divemaster Internship and become a PADI Professional with Cozumel Dive Academy. Becoming a PADI Divemaster is your first step as a PADI Professional. As such, your training should be both professional and thorough, though not forgetting the FUN! Using all our resources, Cozumel Dive Academy strives to offer you the most comprehensive PADI Divemaster training in Cozumel as you complete your training in the Mexican Caribbean's warm, clear blue waters.
Cozumel Dive Academy is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center and a fully functional dive center. Featuring a well-stocked retail shop, daily boat dives, and an active training schedule of recreational courses, you will be working with actual divers and students daily as you learn the necessary skills to be a competent PADI Divemaster.
If you are looking for a new career that allows you to work in some of the most exotic locations worldwide, join us. Become a PADI Pro and join the ranks of PADI Divemasters and Instructors living the dream!
We offer unlimited diving to all divemaster internship participants during training days.
Divemaster Internship Options and costs
Divemaster Internship 1
If you have not yet earned your Open Water certification, our Zero to Hero program is your starting point. This eight-week program includes accommodation. Click below for more information on this Internship.
Non-certified to Divemaster (Zero to Hero) - 8-Week Internship
Total Cost $3625.00
Divemaster Internship Option 2
If you already have your PADI Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Open Water Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This is an eight-week program and includes accommodation Click below for more information on this Internship.
Open Water to Divemaster - 8-Week Internship
Total Cost $3334.00
Divemaster Internship Option 3
If you already have your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Advanced Open Water Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This six-week program includes accommodation Click below for more information on this Internship.
Advanced Open Water to Divemaster - 6-Week Internship
Total Cost $2729.00
Divemaster Internship Option 4
If you already have your PADI Rescue Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Rescue Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This four-week program includes accommodation Click below for more information on this Internship.
Rescue Diver to Divemaster - 4-Week Internship
Total Cost $1880.00
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessments, you develop the skills to organize and direct various scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI DivemasterSupervising dive activities and assisting student diversDiver safety and risk managementDivemaster conducted programs and specialized skillsBusiness of diving and your careerAwareness of the dive environmentDive setup and managementMapping an open water siteConducting dive briefingsOrganizing a search and recovery project and a deep diveCompleting a PADI ReActivate program
Advanced Skin Diving courseAssisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs.
The minimum age is 18 The minimum scuba certification level is dependent on the program you choose. Would you please check the prerequisites for your specific Internship?
You will also 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.
What is included
Pick up upon arrival in Cozumel
Professional training in a fun atmosphere
All required PADI materials
Fun diving on days off
Discounts on additional courses
Student discounts at Dive Boutique Cozumel
PADI Divemaster application fee, currently $150.00
Divers Alert Network (DAN) Divers Insurance We require all our Interns to carry DAN Insurance for their protection.
Meal We recommend that you budget about $500 per month for food, shopping, and entertainment. Of course, this depends upon your taste.
Transportation to and from Cozumel, along with any required visas
You will stay with your fellow interns in a comfortable furnished private house. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious living rooms with TV and DVD players, a private pool, a rooftop palapa to relax in at the end of the day, and WIFI.
The house is a short taxi ride or a walk to all the local attractions Cozumel has to offer, and several restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores are located nearby.
You are not required to stay in our housing. We will assist you if you prefer private accommodations or a hotel package.
Payment and cancellation policy
A USD 250.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon your accepting your Internship. Full payment is due 45 days before the start of your program.
We accept the following payment methods:
Direct payment through our Online Store
All major Credit CardsPayPal. Please note that all payments through PayPal incur an additional 4% surcharge to cover fees.Bank TransferCash. We accept USD, Mexican Pesos, GBP, and Euro Please get in touch with us for the current exchange rate.
If you cancel your Divemaster Internship booking, the following penalties apply.
30 or more days before arrival: forfeit - 25% of total Cost excluding depositLess than 30 days before the scheduled start date - 50% of the total cost, excluding the depositAfter your Internship has started, the course is non-refundable
We do understand that unforeseen situations can and do arise. If you 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. Remember, you must be a certified diver for six months before starting your IDC.
For information on our PADI IDC, click here. For details on all our Instructor programs, visit our Professional Courses Section.
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