Learn to Dive in Cozumel

Course Time: 2 to 4 Days
Content: 5 Theory Sessions, 5 Confined Water Sessions, and 4 Open Water Dives 
Max. Depth Allowed: 60 feet / 18 meters
Prerequisites: +10 years old, no previous experience necessary.
Course Includes: Standard dive gear, dive computer, Student Manual or eLearning fees, snacks & drinks, lunch on the boat.                            

Next Step: ADVANCED OPEN WATER or SPECIALTIES

Short on time or looking for private instruction?
Custom packages available to fit your needs! 

Do you have questions? Our Professional Staff is here to help you…

You can contact Jungle Divers Cozumel with WhatsApp! We will answer your questions as soon as we can, our answer hours are from 8AM to 8PM.
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The Open Water Diver certification is the 1st complete PADI certification you can earn and the most chosen course for beginners in Cozumel and worldwide. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the most recognized in the dive industry and will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, independent of professional supervision, to a maximum depth of 60 feet/18 metres.

This certification is your passport to adventure and the key to open the door to the wonderful underwater world.

“They have an abundance of experience and passion for diving. During our PADI Open Water Course we really enjoyed and learned how to dive safely and responsibly. They do not just want to only certify you but also teach you the things they find important in diving.”

Start Today with PADI eLearning

Save precious vacation time with the Padi eLearning courses.
You’ll learn scuba diving fundamentals by yourself, at your own pace, through interactive presentations with videos, audio, and reading.
You’ll learn all physical and physiological principles of diving such as buoyancy, pressure, depth, and breathing compressed air underwater.
You’ll also learn diving terms and diving equipment including how to communicate underwater.
Eventually, you’ll take short quizzes to monitor your progress, and our instructors will go over it and reply to questions to make sure you got it all.

All of our instructors are at least Master Scuba Diver Trainers and have experience diving all over the world. Together, our experience, diverse backgrounds and enthusiasm create an engaging environment where you’ll get to learn, feel comfortable in the water, and most of all, have fun!

The reef system around Cozumel is the perfect environment for you to learn scuba diving, with warm water all year round, calm seas and dive sites as close as 3 minutes away.

We now offer our Open Water course with a Dive Computer!

During your course, we’ll teach you how to use a dive computer, an essential tool for divers!
With a dive computer you will have a more enjoyable and thorough dive experience!

We believe in diving safely and training responsible Self-Reliant divers.

The highest standard of professional SCUBA Diving training requires proper, well-maintained equipment.

Featuring all new wetsuits, masks, BCDs and regulators that are stored and maintained to the highest degree of sanitation and hygiene, no one’s got it better than us!

Don’t settle for old gear, masks that don’t fit and regulators that aren’t properly cleaned – dive with the newest gear, the most experienced instructors, and the most comfortable boats at the most dedicated dive training facility in Cozumel.

Don’t settle for old gear, masks that don’t fit and regulators that aren’t properly cleaned – dive with the newest gear, the most experienced instructors, and the most comfortable boats at the most dedicated dive training facility in Cozumel.

Open Water Diver Course

2 Shore + 2 Boat Training Dives
$ 450 Starting From
  • Includes Student Manual or eLearning Fees
  • Theory Session
  • Confined Water Session
  • 2 Shore - 2 Boat Training Dives

Open Water Diver Course​

4 Boat Training Dives
$ 525 Starting From
  • Includes Student Manual or eLearning Fees
  • Theory Session
  • Confined Water Session
  • 4 Boat Training Dives
4 Boat Dives

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The full course takes 3-4 days and if you choose to start at home with the PADI eLearning, it takes 2-3 days.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
1. Knowledge development to understand the basics of scuba diving.
2. Confined water/ pool dives to learn basic scuba skills.
3. Open water dives to use your skills and explore.

Knowledge Development:

During the first phase of your scuba lessons, you’ll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as

  • What to consider when planning dives.
  • How to choose the right scuba gear for you.
  • Underwater signals and other diving procedures.
  • How to prevent and deal with problems.

You’ll learn this valuable information by reading it in the PADI Open Water Diver Manual or by using the PADI Open Water Diver eLearning. At the end of each chapter, you’ll answer knowledge reviews and quizzes about the material to ensure you understand it. Along the way, your patient and friendly PADI Instructor will help you with anything you don’t understand. At the end of the course, you’ll take a final exam that ensures you have thorough knowledge of scuba diving basics.

You’ll also watch videos that preview the scuba skills you’ll practice in a swimming pool or pool-like environment.
In addition to the video, your instructor will demonstrate each skill for you.

Confined Training Sessions:

You’ll develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in confined water – a body of water with pool-like conditions, such as the beach we have in front of the Jungle Divers’ shop. The basic scuba skills you learn during your certification course will help you become familiar with your scuba gear and become a skilled underwater explorer.
Some of the essential skills you learn include:

  • Setting up your scuba gear.
  • How to get water out of your mask.
  • Entering and exiting the water.
  • Buoyancy control.
  • Basic underwater navigation.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Underwater communication.

You’ll practice these skills with an instructor until you’re comfortable. When you’re ready, it’s time for your underwater adventure to begin at an open water dive site.

Open Water Training Sessions:

After your confined water dives, you’ll head to open water, where you and your instructor will make four dives over two days. The two first dives will have a max depth of 12 meters / 40 feet, while the last two will have a max depth of 18 meters / 60 feet.
On these dives you’ll get to explore the underwater world and you’ll apply the skills you learned in confined water while enjoying what the local environment has to offer.
You will have options about making these dives from shore or on our dive boats for the deeper Cozumel reefs.