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PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Learn to Scuba Dive in Cozumel

Complete your PADI Open Water Scuba course and learn to scuba dive in Cozumel, one of the top-rated dive destinations in the World! Earn your PADI Open Water Dive Certification with Cozumel Dive Academy 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 necessary equipment, 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

Personal snorkeling equipment is also included. If you already have your own, we encourage you to bring it 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 using PADI eLearning before you arrive in Cozumel. Cozumel Dive Academy will send you the eLearning course 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 

During this step, you'll dive into our "swimming pool" right from our dock and develop the basic scuba skills necessary to dive safely. You will learn how 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 in preparation for your open water dives in Step Three. 

Step Three – Open Water Dives

Get excited to experience everything you've learned in the freedom of open water. You will complete four open water dives to complete your PADI Open Water Certification. The certification is recognized worldwide, so your diving experiences will be limitless.

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

A couple of additional requirements exist for children 10-11 years old. In addition to the forms listed above, each participant and their legal guardian must:


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