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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 Divemaster's 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


You will stay with your fellow interns, in a comfortable furnished private house that includes a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious living rooms with TV and DVD players, a private pool, a rooftop palapa to relax in at that end of the day, as well as WIFI throughout the house.

Click HERE for more information on our exclusive "Dive House".

The house is a short taxi ride or walk to all the local attractions Cozumel has to offer.  Several restaurants are located nearby as well as shopping and grocery stores. 

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
  • Minimum age is 18 
  • Minimum scuba certification level is dependent on the program you choose.  Please check the prequisites 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 $500.00USD non-refundable deposit is due with your booking. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the scheduled start date of your program.

We accept the following payment methods:
  • Direct payment through our Online Store
  • Bank transfer
  • PayPal.  All payment through PayPal incur an additional 4% surcharge to cover fees
  • Cash.  We accept USD, Mexican Pesos, GBP and Euros.  Please contact us for the current exchange rate.
In event you cancel your Divemaster Internship booking the following penalties apply.
  • 30 or more days prior to arrival: forfeit -25% of total cost excluding deposit
  • Less than 30 days prior to the scheduled start date - 50% of total cost excluding deposit
  • After your Internship is begun the course in non-refundable
We do understand that unforeseen situations can and do arise. In the event you do need to cancel your booked Internship we will do our best to reschedule you into 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 6 months prior to the start of you IDC.
  • Instructor Development Course 3 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 information on all our Instructor programs visit our Professional Courses Section.


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