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Cozumel ~ Dive Paradise ~ Dive Instruction
Dive Paradise Dive Paradise has been providing safe, reliable and fun-filled scuba diving instruction classes and certification in Cozumel, Mexico for over 25 consecutive years and is proud to have earned the reputation as "the name you know and trust". With the largest fleet of boats, widest variety of dive trips and a staff of 80+ Instructors, Divemasters, Captains, Sailors, Management and Office Staff, Dive Paradise is undoubtedly Cozumel's finest independent dive operator.

Anyone wanting to learn to scuba dive will be amazed how quick and easy it is to learn the skills necessary for a safe scuba diving experience. Getting certified to scuba dive will provide the entire family with another activity to share experiences and memories together! And what better place than Cozumel to do the dive training necessary for certification. With it's warm, clear waters and tropical climate, taking the course to learn scuba diving couldn't be more enjoyable!

The professional, enthusiastic bi-liginqual Dive Instructors of Dive Paradise offer scuba diving certification for various dive organizations such as PADI, NAUI, SSI and offer Medic First Aid and Nitrox certification as well.

Introduction to SCUBA - This course is otherwise known as a "Resort Course". It is a 2-3 hour first experience in Cozumel's special underwater world. This Dive Paradise class is not a true course and does not qualify you for boat dives. You will initially breath off SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) in 3-4 feet of water. As the comfort level increases, you will be taken to a depth of about 12 feet where several basic exercises are practiced. The experience most often culminates with an instructor/supervised fun dive to about 25 feet. If you decide to continue into a full certification course, the price paid for this course will be applied toward the cost of full certification through Dive Paradise.

Open Water Certification - This course includes a minimum of 6 open water dives over a 3-5 day period. Normal class hours are approximately 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Though we cannot guarantee certification, we will work with problem students as long as possible (and your stay in Cozumel permits!). Most students complete the program as safe, confident divers in 3 days. An optional shallow boat dive is available on graduation day to facilitate the advancement from student to diver. 10 year olds may now become certified!

Refresher Course - This course is targeted toward the certified but out-of-practice diver. This experience is the perfect warm-up prior to boat trips for those divers with limited or out of date diving. During the 2-4 hour course you will build your confidence by going through a quick refresher and practice of the diving skills learned in the Open Water Course. Includes one supervised beach dive.

Open Water Completion - This course is for those students who have already completed academic and pool training. The student must bring a signed referral form from their classroom and confined water instructor. The student will make 4 open water shore dives over a 2 day period. Please note that PADI and NAUI standards do not allow this to be shortened to one day. An optional shallow boat dive (1 tank afternoon trip at 3PM) is available on graduation day to facilitate the advancement from student to diver.

Advanced Certification - You are taken on a minimum of 5 dives over a 2-3 day period. This course is designed to further develop diving skills and expose divers to the variety of adventures available underwater.

Speciality Training - Whatever you want! Contact us for details and pricing.

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Dive Paradise has been providing safe, reliable and fun-filled scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico for over 20 consecutive years and is proud to have earned the reputation as "the name you know and trust".

Activity Specifics

Name: Cozumel ~ Dive Paradise ~ Dive Instruction
Provider: Dive Paradise
Includes: All courses are conducted by bi-lingual Certified Instructors and include weights and tanks.

NOT INCLUDED: Mexican law now requires a 27 pesos ($2-$2.25 USD) usage fee per day for anyone taking part in water activities inside the National Marine Park (where most of our dive sites are located). This fee must be paid in cash for all scheduled days of diving, when you check-in at Dive Paradise upon arrival to Cozumel.
Pricing: Introduction to Scuba - $63 (equipment IS included)
Open Water Certification - $310 (equipment IS included)
Refresher Course - $53 (equipment not included)
Open Water Completion - $142 (equipment not included)
Advanced Certification - $194 (equipment not included)
Specialties, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Nitrox Price by Request (equipment not included)

Equipment Rental Package Available $15 daily if needed
Payment: Deposit Prepayment is Required for Course.
Details of payment to follow order submission.
Requirements: Courses may require purchase of ADDITIONAL learning materials and PIC cards from dive shop.

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We just came back from a week of diving at Cozumel with Dive Paradise. It was absolutely fantastic. We had a large group and the three dive masters were excellent. I would like to thank Santos, Julio, and Jesus for the best vacation I have had in many years. The diving in Cosumel is supurb, but these gentlemen made the experience that much more enjoyable. Thanks again and we'll see you soon! J. King ~ Eaton Rapids, MI

Thanks for recommending Dive Paradise. I wanted to let you know that we returned from our trip in mid December and couldn't say enough about how we enjoyed our diving. We had an awesome time. The divemasters and crew were exceptionally helpful and provided us with a wonderful first time diving experience in Cozumel. They really jumped through hoops in making sure that we saw some incredible stuff. We'll surely return! Thanks again for all your help and advice!! M. K. Franks ~ Redland, MO

I just walked thru the door from a week with dive paradise....and it was AWESOME. Best diving I've ever done. The staff were spectacular. I would also recommend doing a night dive right there off the shore behind the shop. We did it almost everyday. Very good for beginning night divers. Our dive master was Hymie ... he led an awesome dive. I'm looking forward to going back some day. M. Miller ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI

My husband and I were there in August with a group from Deep South Scuba, Jackson, MS. It was my first experience in drift diving, and it was fantastic! Santos and Jaime are excellent divemasters and William was so helpful! They went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable time. Jaime also took several of us on a night dive and made sure that we had an experience that was "first rate". Thanks for the experience; all others will fall short! S. & K. Jones ~ Glen Allan, MS
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