Diver Education

PADI scuba diving instruction from shore

Whether you’ve been diving for many years or want to give it a try for the first time, we have talented and experienced instructors to take you every step of the way.  We offer all PADI courses from beginner level (Discover Scuba Dive) through to professional level (Divemaster) including Emergency First Responder and many specialty courses.  Since everything we do is geared toward small groups and personalized attention, students often have one-on-one attention from our instructors.  However, we can also arrange for group education in the case of friends or families wishing to take a course together.  Still want to do your coursework at home? No problem, but there’s no need for you to put on the 7mm wetsuit, hood and gloves to do your certification dives in the frigid local quarry. Finish your education with us in our crystal blue waters with a referral certification.

Discover Scuba Dive (2 to 4 hours)Scuba Refresher Course (2 to 3 hours)
PADI Open Water Certification (3 to 5 days)Open Water Referral (2 days)
Adventures in Diving (Advanced Open Water)Rescue Diver (4 to 5 days)
Divemaster (15 days/50 hours minimum)Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) & Other Specialties

Discover Scuba Dive

Prerequisites:  None but the ability to swim
Duration:  Approximately 2-4 hrs.
Price:  $110.00 (1 Tank) – $165.00 (2 Tank)

The Course: The undersea world of Cozumel is waiting for you! You don’t have to be a certified diver to enjoy the thrill of SCUBA. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basic skills and information you need to have you in the water before you know it!  A Discover Scuba Dive has a maximum depth of 40 feet and is a GREAT way to find out if scuba diving is for you or not.

Price includes all equipment, instructional materials, marine park entrance fee, applicable taxes and boat trip.

Minimum age: 10 years old.

Scuba Refresher Course (ReActivate)

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent)
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $125 from the beach

The Course: This course is recommended for those divers who have not been diving in more than a year or two, nervous divers, or new divers who have no ocean or drift diving experience. You will review basic and essential skills such as mask clearing, equalization, BCD inflation, buoyancy control, regulator recovery, alternate air source use and gauge/computer use.

Price includes instruction, all equipment, marine park entrance fee, applicable taxes and a one-tank afternoon shore dive.

PADI Open Water Certification

Prerequisites: None but the ability to swim
Duration: 3-5 days
Price: $470.00 (Boat Dives)/$400 PADI e-Learning (Boat Dives)/$380 PADI eLearning (Shore Dives)

The Course: If you always wanted to learn to dive but haven’t had the time, this is a perfect opportunity to take a class in our beautiful Caribbean waters and return home as a certified diver! You will quickly learn the fundamentals of scuba diving and complete the course in about 4 days. Since the course is performance-based however, you will get as much time as you need. In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn the basic skills and theory needed to SCUBA dive. You start in pool-like conditions and progress to the open water (ocean), acquiring the skills and knowledge you’ll need to be a safe, confident diver.

Price includes all equipment, instructor fees, PADI Certification fee, marine park entrance fee, applicable taxes and boat/shore dives. Temporary certification cards are issued upon successful completion.

Students that opt for PADI’s e-Learning coursework must pay the separate
e-Learning course fee (contact us for details on pricing). Students not opting for the e-Learning option will need to purchase the PADI Open Water Crew-Pak, PADI Open Water Diver DVD and log book.

Minimum age:  10 years old as Junior Open Water Diver and 15 years old for Open Water Diver.

Open Water Referral

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the required classroom, confined water and written exam prior to arrival in Cozumel.
Duration: 2 days / 4 dives
Price: $360.00 (Boat Dives)/ $290 (Shore Dives)

The Course: This is a great way to begin at home and finish up in Cozumel. After completing your classroom and pool training with your local dive shop, you’ll enjoy 2 days of 2-tank dives in the warm, clear and blue Caribbean waters to complete the certification process.

Price includes all equipment, instructor fees, PADI Certification fee, marine park entrance fee, applicable taxes and boat/shore dives. Temporary certification cards are issued upon successful completion.

Minimum age:  10 years old as Junior Open Water Diver and 15 years old for Open Water Diver.

Adventures in Diving (Advanced Open Water)

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent)
Duration: 2-3 Days
Price: $400.00

The Course: The Advanced Open Water Course is designed to provide the novice diver with a structured, well-supervised means to gain practical experience after Open Water Certification. This is very much a dive-oriented course. Of the five dives needed for this certification, two are “core” dives — Navigation and Deep. These will increase your experience and confidence in areas that touch on virtually all other types of diving.

You get to choose your remaining three dives from the list of PADI Adventure Dives but most of our divers choose from night, multi-level, drift, wreck or boat diving.

Price includes all instruction, evaluation and certification processing.

Minimum age: 10 years old (restrictions apply, contact us for more information).


Rescue Diver

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water certification and EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
Duration:  4-5 days (6-7 days with EFR)
Price: $375.00 or $250 plus $159 for PADI e-Learning;  Add EFR to the course for an additional $100.00

The Course:  This is one of the most challenging and rewarding courses that PADI offers. As a rescue diver, you will learn how to care for others underwater in addition to yourself.

Some of the skills covered:

  • Self-rescue and stress management
  • Equipment functions and malfunctions
  • First Aid and First Aid Equipment use
  • Rescue procedures for unconscious diver
  • Management of emergencies
  • Missing diver procedures

When you’re finished with this course you will be amazed by how confident you feel in the water and your ability to recognize problem situations that may arise while diving.

Price includes all equipment, instruction and certification fee.

Minimum age: 12 years old (12 – 14 year-old divers earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications).


Prerequisites:  PADI Advanced and Rescue Diver certifications with at least 40 logged dives (and 60 dives by complettion), completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months, been medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months and have your own equipment.
Duration:  Approximately 50 hours or 1-2 weeks
Price: $950.00

The Course:  The Divemaster course is the first professional leadership level in the PADI progression. The course requires a high-level demonstration of quality diving and swimming skills, along with knowledge of diving theory.

During the course you will learn:

  • Dive Planning
  • Dive Management and Control
  • The Supervision of students in training
  • Boat Diving Supervision and Control
  • Supervision of Specialized Diving

After successful completion of the course you will be qualified to work in the dive industry. Your work can include supervising dives, duties on dive vessels, leading dives, and assisting instructors in many areas of teaching and training.

Minimum age: 18 years old.

Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent)
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $200

The Course: This course will teach you how to safely and effectively dive with Oxygen Enriched Air between 22% and 40% which allows longer no decompression limits for extended bottom times. This course WILL NOT change your air consumption rate. You will learn dive planning, how to analyze tank contents. how to calculate your maximum depth for any given percentage of oxygen, safety protocols, hazards, and risks of diving with Oxygen enriched air.

This course includes two nitrox tanks to be used on dives during the course.  Nitrox dives beyond certification are optional and are at the normal price of a two-tank dive and the price of nitrox fills.

Price includes PADI e-Learning, private instruction, two nitrox tanks and PADI certification fee.

Minimum Age: 12 years old.

Specialty Courses

Prerequisites:  Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent)
Duration:  Varies (usually 1-2 days)
Price:  $160.00* ea. (Does not include cost of dives)

The Courses: These short, fun, hands-on programs introduce you to new diving skills and environments while providing you the comfort and safety of meeting these new experiences with a qualified dive professional on hand.

Available Courses Include:

  • Boat Diver
  • Fish Identification
  • Drift Diver
  • Computer Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Multi-Level Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Underwater Naturalist

Other Specialties available on request. Contact us for more details.

Minimum age: 10 years old depending on specialty.  Contact us for details.