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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 professional and thorough. Cozumel Dive Academy strives to 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 Divemasters 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

Our Divemaster Internships include shared accommodations in our exclusive "Dive House."

  • Pick up upon arrival in Cozumel
  • Accommodations
  • Professional training in a fun atmosphere 
  • All required PADI materials
  • Equipment rentals
  • Daily transportation
  • Intern T-Shirts
  • Fun diving on days off 
  • Discounts on additional courses
  • Student discounts at Dive Boutique Cozumel
  • Job placement assistance

Not Included

  • PADI Divemaster application fee, currently $134.00
  • 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 personal 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 are located nearby and shopping and grocery stores. 

You are not required to stay in our housing. If you prefer private accommodations or a hotel package, we will be happy to assist you.

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 is an eight-week program that includes accommodation   Click below for more information on this Internship.

Cozumel Dive Academy Zero to Hero Divemaster 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 is a six-week program and 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 is a four-week program and 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, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting 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.  

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
  • Venmo
  • PayPal   All payments through PayPal incur an additional 4% surcharge to cover fees.
  • Zelle
  • Bank Transfer
  • Cas   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 deposit
  • Less than 30 days before the scheduled start date - 50% of total Cost excluding deposit
  • After your Internship is 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.   Just remember, you must be a certified diver for six months before starting your IDC.

Instructor Development Course 4 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 details on all our Instructor programs, visit our Professional Courses Section.

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