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Continue your diving education to keep expanding your skills, limits, and adventure! As a certified scuba diver, you are now familiar with the excitement and calm of the underwater environment. Not to mention the amazing experiences the flora and fauna offer. PADI continuing education courses provide you with added skills and confidence. You've only just scratched the surface - keep learning!

All classes offered by Cozumel Dive School follow PADI standards. 

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*Package pricing (course combo) is available for some courses. See link at the bottom of course description to explore pricing and bundling options. 

AOW

Advanced Open Water Diver

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Duration: 2 days

Buoyancy Ninja $415 USD

Rust & Moonlight $465 USD

Join the Dark Side! $575 USD (2 cenote dives)

Rescue Hero! $415 USD 
We need more Oxygen! $589 USD
Eco Warrior $475 USD
Sharks Best Friend $560 USD
(Subject to availability)
($20 USD discount for courses starting before Oct 31th)

Package Options Available

Includes:

  • Advanced OWD e-Learning

  • 5 open water dives (6 for Sharks Best Friend)

  • Entrance fees & Marine park pass

  • Advanced Open Water Diver certification

  • Gear rental (including dive computer on open water dives)

  • 2 free nights dorm-style lodging at Cozumel Dive School (subject to availability)

 

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or other organization's certification at an equivalent level)

  • Minimum age: 12 years old

  • You must be in good physical shape and be able to complete the medical statement stating that you have no contraindications to diving (see PADI Medical Form)

Read more about this course below...

So you received your Open Water Diver certification and your curiosity is calling for more diving? We are not surprised. Take your skills to the next level with the Advanced Open Water course taught by Cozumel Dive School!

 

This certification will give you a better understanding of the underwater world and will boost your confidence as a diver. After completing this course, you will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters/100 feet (or 21 meters/70 feet if you’re under 15 years old).

The Advanced Open Water course includes two mandatory dives (deep dive & navigation) along with three

elective dives of your choice. Choose your own adventure! We have created 7 AOW packages with our the most popular combinations. If you prefer a custom combination let us know.
 

For the Advanced Open Water course, you have a water skills component and eLearning study. You will be expected to complete five corresponding chapters in your PADI eLearning, along with the knowledge reviews, and complete an online sign-off for the course paperwork. Upon meeting all course requirements, you will receive your Advanced Open Water Diver certification (Junior AOWD certification for those under 15 years old). 

Before you arrive: You will be assigned a code to your Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning and will complete all the five required knowledge reviews. There is no final exam.

Paperwork: You will also receive a set of documents that must be signed online before starting the practical part of the course: Medical Statement, Liability Release, and Safe Diving Practices. In order to participate in any water activities, you must have no contraindications to scuba diving (see PADI Medical Form).

At Cozumel Dive School: Upon your arrival to the island, your instructor will brief you on your course schedule. You can find our typical schedule below, however, adjustments may be made due to the weather and instructors' availability. Be sure to read our policy about rescheduling and cancellations. 

AOWD Buoyancy Ninja

This option includes 3 shore dives & 2 boat dives

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 1 pm at our school and head to the shore for 3 dives (bring snacks!). Master your hovering  and trim with the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive and get the hang of an underwater compass during the Underwater Navigation dive. In the evening, just near sunset, you will put the skills previously learnt in practice during a Night.. 

  • DAY TWO: Meet at 8:30 am at our school to go on a boat trip with two dives: Deep & Drift.

AOWD Rust & Moonlight

This option includes 1 shore dive & 4 boat dives

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 1 pm at our school and head to the shore to complete one dive: Underwater Navigation. Straight from there we will take you on a late afternoon boat for two dives. First you will discover our precious C-53 Wreck and just after sunset you will get in the water again to see a nocturnal marine life show on your Night Dive.

  • DAY TWO: Meet at 8:30 am at our school to go on a boat trip with two dives: Deep & Fish ID.

AOWD Join the Dark Side!

This option includes 1 shore dive & 2 boat dives & 2 cenote dives

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 1 pm at our school and head to the shore to complete one dive: Underwater Navigation. Straight from there we will take you on a late afternoon boat for two dives: Wreck & Night.

  • DAY TWO: Take the 8 am ferry to Playa del Carmen (ferry cost not included) and complete Deep & Cavern dives in cenotes with our partners from Darkside Divers. 

  • Suggested cenotes: The Pit & Dos Ojos or Angelita & Carwash.

AOWD Rescue Hero

This option includes 3 shore dives & 2 boat dives

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 8 am and head to the shore for 3 dives. You will start with Peak Performance Buoyancy, followed by Underwater Navigation. Once you've mastered your trim, efficient finning and compass navigation, you will put these skills in practice on a Rescue dive!

  • DAY TWO: Meet at 8:30 am at our school to go on a boat trip with two dives: Deep & Drift.

AOWD We need more Oxygen!

This option includes 1 shore dive & 4 boat dives

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 12 pm at our school to discuss the benefits of diving with more Oxygen and learn how to analyze & label Nitrox tanks. After that you will head to the shore to complete one dive: Underwater Navigation (bring snacks!). After the shore in the late afternoon we will take you on two boat dives: Wreck & Night.

  • DAY TWO: Meet at 8:30 am at our school to go on a boat trip with two dives: Deep & Nitrox.
    With this option you will earn two certifications: Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air (Nitrox)!

AOWD Eco Warrior

This option includes 1 classroom presentation, 3 shore dives & 2 boat dives. 

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 8 am at our school to learn more about debris polluting our oceans and what we, as divers, can do to fight it. Get an early lunch head down to the beach for three shore dives, starting with Peak Performance Buoyancy followed by Underwater Navigation. On your final dive that day: Dive Against Debris you will experiment with newly mastered skills. You will : gently remove fishing lines, hooks, from the reef as well as clean the bottom of the ocean from plastic and other debris. Once back at the school we will teach you how to transfer the trash collected into data and how to report it through the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris app.

  • DAY TWO: Meet at 8:30 am at our school to go on a boat trip with two dives: Deep & Drift.
    With this option you will earn two certifications, Advanced Open Water Diver and Project AWARE 
    Dive Against Debris Diver.
     

AOWD Sharks Best Friend

This option includes 1 classroom presentation, 2 shore dives & 4 boat dives (6 dives in total)

  • DAY ONE: Meet at 8 am at our school to discover absolutely amazing world of sharks. Have lunch and meet us again at 1 pm to complete one shore dive: Peak Performance Buoyancy that will help you perfect your trim and buoyancy - so much needed to fully enjoy any interactions with marine life. After the shore dive, in the late afternoon we will take you for two boat dives: Shark & Night

  • DAY TWO: Meet at 8:30 am at our school to go on a boat trip with two dives: Deep & your final Shark dive. On the way back from the boat stop at the beach and complete one more shore dive, Underwater Navigation. With this option you will earn two certifications, Advanced Open Water and AWARE Shark Conservation.

  • Important note: with this course we give you 4 dives in the Marine Park - 4 great opportunities to spot sharks most common in our waters (nurse sharks, occasionally also reef sharks)! However, as they are wild creatures and pick their ways freely, we cannot guarantee shark sightings on any of the dives.

Advanced Open Water
Buoyancy Ninja · $415 USD
Rust & Moonlight · $465 USD
Join the D
ark Side! · $575 USD
Rescue Hero · $415 USD
We need more Oxygen! · $589 USD
Eco Warrior · $475 USD
Sharks Best Friend
· $560 USD
Combo Course Pricing Available

20 USD discount for courses starting before Oct 31st

Resue Diver

Rescue Diver

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Duration: 3 days or 4 days (with Emergency First Responder)

Cost: $419 USD  / $555 USD (w/ EFR)
($20 USD discount for courses starting before Oct 31th, $30 USD discount on Rescue w/EFR)

 

Package Option Available

Includes:

  • PADI Rescue Diver e-Learning

  • PADI Rescue Diver video

  • With EFR package: eLearning, classroom training, ERF certification

  • 1 pool training session

  • 3-4 open water dives

  • Entrance fees & marine park pass

  • Rescue Diver certification

  • Gear rental (including dive computer on open water dives)

  • 3 or 4 free nights dorm-style lodging at Cozumel Dive School Dive House (subject to availability)

 

Prerequisites:

  • PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver with the Underwater Navigation Adventure dive completed

  • Minimum age: 12 years old (12-14 year old may earn Junior Rescue Diver certification)

  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care course completed within the last 24 months (online courses not accepted), can be completed at Cozumel Dive School before the Rescue Diver course

  • You must be in good physical shape and be able to complete the medical statement stating that you have no contraindications to diving (see PADI Medical Form)

Read more about this course below...

Described by students as challenging but yet the most rewarding course, the PADI Rescue Diver course taught by Cozumel Dive School takes your thinking outside your own bubble and extends your awareness to the well-being of your buddy team, other divers, and the surrounding marine life. It teaches you how to recognize and prevent problems and, if necessary, to manage dive emergencies using a variety of proactive techniques. A typical schedule is spaced out over three to four days, but subject to change. 

Before you arrive: You will be assigned a code to your PADI eLearning and will complete all the required knowledge reviews and exams.

Paperwork: You will also receive a set of documents that must be signed online before starting the practical part of the course: Medical Statement, Liability Release and Safe Diving Practices. In order to participate in any water activities, you must have no contraindications to scuba diving (see PADI Medical Form).

At Cozumel Dive School: Upon your arrival to the island, your instructor will brief you on your course schedule. You can find our typical schedule below, however, adjustments may be made due to the weather and instructors' availability. Be sure to read our policy about rescheduling and cancellations. 

BEFORE THE RESCUE COURSE (only for EFR package):  If your Rescue Diver course is bundled with an Emergency First Responder Primary & Secondary Care course, you will spend your additional day completing the first aid requirements. A practical training session, covering primary & secondary care skills, along with AED and emergency oxygen kit handling, will take half of that day.

DAY ONE:  The PADI Rescue Diver course starts with the pool session where you’ll learn how to recognize and respond in emergency situations concerning you or your fellow divers, on the surface and underwater. In the afternoon you will watch PADI Rescue Diver video, and have some time to complete any missing parts of your online knowledge reviews (although we highly recommend doing it before you arrive so you can have a free afternoon and enjoy the island).

DAY TWO: On your second day of training, you’ll take the skills learned in the pool and practice them in the open ocean, allowing enough time to explore the reef in our favorite shore dive site. For your certification, you’ll be expected to prepare an Emergency Action Plan for that dive site (ask your instructor for guidelines).

DAY THREE: This is usually the most stimulating day of the course! You will take off to the shore for two rather unusual dives when, apart from enjoying the underwater world, you’ll take a lead on a mock rescue scenario with your instructor. You should be prepared to rescue distressed divers and save lives in a simulated real-life situation. After meeting the course requirements, you will be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver.

 

Congratulations!  Your successful completion of The PADI Rescue Diver course with EFR allows you to take the first step towards becoming a PADI Professional diver and start your PADI Divemaster Internship program!

Rescue Diver Course 
$419 USD
$555 USD (with EFR)
Course Combo Pricing Available

20/30 USD discount for courses starting before Oct 31st

Emergency First Responder

Primary & Secondary Care

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Duration: Half-day

Cost: $159 USD
($10 USD discount for courses starting before Oct 31th)

 

Package Option Available

Includes:

  • PADI eLearning

  • Classroom training session

  • Emergency oxygen kit & AED handling

  • Certification

Emergency First Responder course is a 'dry' course that anyone wishing to learn or refresh their CPR & First Aid skills can take. Non-divers are welcomed!

Read more about this course below...

Having the know-how to handle emergencies may turn out to be a priceless skill when you need it most. If are thinking about becoming a PADI Professional sometime in the future, we strongly encourage you to read more about the Emergency First Responder (EFR) course and consider putting this in your mental toolbox. 

While we hope you'll never have to perform CPR on anyone, this course equips you to handle and assist with first aid skills in times of need with confidence. You don’t have to be a diver of any level to complete EFR training.

 

You will start the course with reading your online manual, followed by two Knowledge Reviews and two final exams. Once you arrive at Cozumel Dive School we will give you a hands-on training session, covering primary & secondary care skills, along with AED and emergency oxygen kit handling.

 

After meeting all the requirements, you will be certified as an Emergency First Responder. Most workplaces will accept this as a recognized first aid course. Having EFR primary & secondary care completed within the last 24 months is also a requirement for beginning Rescue Diver and any of PADI Professional rated programs.

Emergency First Responder
$159 USD
Course Combo Pricing Available

10 USD discount for EFR starting before Oct 31st

EFR
Refresher

Refresher Course

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Duration: Half-day (or 1 ½ day - extended option)

Cost: $85 USD (Basic option)

Cost: $185 USD (Extended option)

 

Includes:

  • Confined water training 

  • 1 shore dive

  • 2 boat dives (extended option)

  • Entrance fees & marine park pass

  • Scuba gear rental (including dive computer)

 

Prerequisites:

  • A dive certification issued by PADI or another PADI-recognized organization

  • You must be able to complete the medical statement stating no contraindications to diving (see PADI Medical Form)

  • Desire to ask questions, polish up former skills learned and have fun!

 

Read more about this course below...

Cozumel island is a top destination for scuba diving. But what if your last dive was some time ago and you don't even remember how to set up the scuba kit? Don't worry! No matter if your last dive was just one or 21 years ago, we can get you back into the water in just half a day!

 

BASIC OPTION: We will start either in our training pool or in the safe confined waters at Tikila or Sunset Beach, practicing some basic dive skills and any other cobwebs that need dusting off. Then we will go exploring underwater world to get you back on the scuba track. Instructor guidance, gear rental (with a dive computer), and entrance fees are included.

EXTENDED OPTION: In addition to the basic option described above, add a boat trip (two tanks + Divemaster or Instructor guidance) the next day for added enjoyment. It's a great way to build up your confidence again. You got this - you just need a refresher! 

Refresher Course 
Basic Option · $85 USD
Extended Option · $185 USD

10 USD discount for Refresher starting before Oct 31st

Reactivate

ReActivate Course

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Duration: Half-day (or 1 ½ day - extended option)

Cost: $140 USD (Basic option)

Cost: $240 USD (Extended option)
($10 USD discount for courses starting before Oct 31th)

 

Includes:

  • PADI eLearning

  • Confined water training 

  • 1 shore dive

  • 2 boat dives (extended option)

  • Entrance fees & marine park pass

  • Scuba gear rental (including dive computer)

  • Certification

 

Prerequisites:

  • A dive certification issued by PADI or another PADI-recognized organization

  • You must be able to complete the medical statement stating no contraindications to diving (see PADI Medical Form)

  • Desire to ask questions, polish up former skills learned and have fun!

 

Read more about this course below...

Scuba Diving Course

The PADI ReActivate course taught by Cozumel Dive School is the perfect way to get back to scuba diving! If you haven’t been diving for a while, it's a good idea to refresh your skills a bit before jumping into the deep blue again. It's a quick and easy way to boost your confidence and safety in the water after a hiatus. PADI ReActivate is also a great option to earn a PADI certification corresponding to the one you have if it is issued by another organization*.

 

BASIC OPTION: You will receive a PADI eLearning that will help you to refresh your knowledge about basic diving concepts. Once you arrive at Cozumel Dive School, you can start your training either in our pool or in the safe confined area at one of our favourite shore dive sites, practicing a few mandatory dive skills and any other you would like to dust off. Then we will go exploring underwaters to get you back on scuba track. PADI eLearning, gear rental (with a dive computer), entrance fee, and certification are included.

EXTENDED OPTION: In addition to the basic option describe above, add a boat trip (2 tanks) the next day for added enjoyment. 

*Applies to recreational courses only

ReActivate Course 
Basic Option · $140 USD
Extended Option · $240 USD

10 USD discount for ReActivate    starting before Oct 31st

Master Scuba Diver

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Duration: 1-2 weeks, based on your choice of specialties 

Cost: Dependant on your choice of specialties

Includes:

  • Instructor-led knowledge development 

  • PADI videos (when applicable)

  • Entrance fees & marine park pass

  • Master Scuba Diver certification

  • Gear rental (including dive computer on open water dives)

 

Certification Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age: 12 years old

  • Certified as a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver, a PADI (Junior) Rescue Diver

  • Certified in 5 PADI Specialties or TecRec courses

  • Minimum 50 dives logged

  • You must be in good physical shape and be able to complete the medical statement stating that you have no contraindications to diving (see PADI Medical Form)

Read more about this course below...

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Master Scuba Diver is the highest rating from all PADI non-professional certifications. If you treat scuba diving as a purely recreational sport and you are not aiming to work in the scuba diving industry, this certification might be for you the same as what a black belt is for karate adepts.

Master Scuba Diver card means that one has gained significant experience and training in a variety of environments and sets a great example for less experienced divers. Out of all the PADI specialties we offer, here are the most popular ones:

  • PADI Enriched Air Diver (NITROX)

  • PADI Deep Diver

  • PADI Sidemount Diver 

  • PADI Wreck Diver

  • PADI Drift Diver

  • PADI Dive Against Debris Diver

You can find more details on each specialty here.

As time, cost and course program depends on your entry-level and the specialties you wish to complete, please contact us so that we can work on a course schedule suitable to your needs. 

Master Scuba Diver Course

MSD

Recreational Courses
Payment & Cancellation

  • To reserve your spot: A non-refundable $200 USD deposit is due with your booking.

  • Full payment deadline: The first day of your course.

  • Payment options accepted: 

    • PayPal (added 5% transfer fee should be paid by student)

    • Cash (US dollars or Mexican pesos). Please contact us prior to payment for the current conversion rate to avoid shortages and extra fees

    • National bank transfer via one of our bank accounts (Mexican, Australian, Swedish, Polish, Canadian) - allow minimum 3 banking days for transfers. International transfer might be possible, allowed up to 5-7 days for international transfer and sender pays any international transfer fees.

  • Cancellation Policy & Fees: 

    • 200 USD deposit is not refundable.

    • You can change your course date at the discretion of Cozumel Dive School, free of charge and subject to weather and availability, with 24 hours’ notice.

    • For Christmas, New Year and Easter seasons, the cancellation notice is extended to 48 hours before your course start.

    • Read our complete Terms & Conditions for more details

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