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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.

PADI Open Water Course

$425.00

This is where it all begins!  Earn your PADI Open Water Certification with one of our patient PADI Instructors.  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.  

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.  

Your Open Water Course generally takes three days to complete, though occasionally it takes a little longer.  This is because we progress at YOUR pace, not ours.  Your comfort, safety, and confidence are important to us, so we will not rush you through your course.  All class sizes are also kept small, a maximum of four students per class, to ensure maximum one-on-one time with your PADI Instructor.

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Your Course Includes

Academic Materials - PADI eLearning 
All Rental Gear
One 2-Tank Boat Dive for Open Water Dives 3 & 4
Divers Alert Network (DAN) Student Membership

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. 

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We have also bundled some of our most popular PADI Specialty Courses with our Open Water training, allowing you to add additional training and value to your Open Water Diver Course.

PADI Open Water Course Option 1

PADI Open Water Course PLUS Peak Performance Buoyancy

$575.00

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This option includes your PADI Open Water Certification and adds your PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy to the training.

As well as including everything with our Open Water Course, it also includes:

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
Academic Material, PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy e-Learning
One additional shore dive after Open Water Certification to complete your Peak Performance Course requirements

PADI Open Water Course Option 2

PADI Open Water Course PLUS Enriched Air Nitrox

$600.00

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This option includes your PADI Open Water Certification and adds your PADI Enriched Air Course to your training.

As well as including everything with our Open Water Course, it also includes:

PADI Enriched Nitrox Course
Academic Material, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox e-Learning
One additional 2-tank boat dive after you have completed your Open Water Certification to meet your Enriched Air Nitrox course requirements

PADI Open Water Course Option 3

PADI Open Water Course PLUS Boat Diver Specialty

$600.00

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This option includes your PADI Open Water Certification and adds your PADI Boat Diver Specialty Course to your training.

As well as including everything with our Open Water Course, it also includes:

PADI Boat Diver Specialty Course
Academic Material, PADI Boat Diver e-Learning
One additional 2-tank boat dive after you have completed your Open Water Certification to complete your Boat Diver Specialty certification

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

During the Open Water Diver course, your instructor will ask you to:

Float or tread water without aids for 10 minutes
Swim 200 meters/yards with no aids or 300 meters/yards with mask, fins, and snorkel

Additional Requirements For 10 - 11 Year Olds

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:

Read the Youth Diving Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment
View the Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risk Video

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

The Steps to Earn Your PADI Open Water Certification

Step 1 - 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 part 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.  You will become familiar with basic diving principles and procedures during this training portion. 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.  You will develop the basic scuba skills necessary to dive safely during these dives. You will learn 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.

 

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