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PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Learn to Scuba Dive in Cozumel

Learn to Scuba dive in Cozumel, one of the top-rated dive destinations in the World!  Earn you PADI Open Water Dive Certification in the clear, warm turquoise waters of Cozumel Mexico.   

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Cozumel Dive Academy makes learning to scuba dive easy.  We offer all-inclusive pricing on all our recreational scuba training and include all the equipment 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
  • DAN Student Membership
  • DAN's Online Prepared Diver Course

Personal snorkeling equipment is also included.  If you already have your own, we encourage you to bring it with you for fit and comfort.

Your PADI Open Water Course consists of three steps.

Step One – Academics

You will complete the academic portion of your PADI Open Water Course prior to your arrival in Cozumel using PADI eLearning.  This will be sent to you once 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 

During this step, you’ll dive into our "swimming pool" located right of our dock and develop the basic scuba skills necessary to safely dive. You will learn how to set up your diving equipment, how to control your buoyancy, dive with a buddy and several other important and fun skills.  You will also take tour dives around the reefs where you will be practicing the skills you have learned in preparation for your open water dives in Step Three. 

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.  The PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Prerequisites for learning to dive
  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Have adequate swimming skills
  • Be in good physical health
  • Complete the PADI Medical Statement.  Please note that and "YES" answer to any questions require Physician approval prior to 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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