The PADI Scuba Diver course covers the first 3 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver course and is suitable for divers that just don’t have enough time for whole open water program. The Scuba Diver course certifies divers to dive to a depth of 12 meters accompanied by a Dive Master or Instructor.


  • Must be 15 years or older (10 to 14 years old will be PADI Junior Scuba Divers).
  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must be in good health (Divers with a history of medical illness must obtain a certificate from a doctor allowing them to dive.)


  • Day 1: 9 AM – 12 PM: Classroom Theory.
               1 PM – 5 PM: Confined Beach Training.
  • Day 2: 8 AM – 12 PM: 2 Shore Dives OR
               8h30 AM – 3 PM: Boat Day Trip 2 dives.

*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.

Medical Statement

Guests may check the Medical Statement here in advance. A doctors certificate is only required when:

* The candidate has answered ‘YES’ to any item on the statement.

A doctor’s certificate is NOT required if the diver has answered ‘NO’ to all of the questions.

Please go to this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.

What's Included...

  • DAN Dive Insurance for the Open Water Training.
  • PADI Certification Fees.
  • Marine Park Entrance Fees.
  • Return Transport from Jungle Divers to the Dive Boat.
  • Safety Gear: Whistle, UW Noise Maker and a Surface Marker Buoy.
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Certified Instructor.
  • Snacks & Drinks.
  • Lunch on the Boat for Day Trips.

What's not Included...

  • PADI Course Manual.
  • Return Transportation from your Hotel to the Jungle Divers Dive Center.
  • Dock Fees if Picked Up at your Hotel's Pier.
  • Dive Equipment, Dive Computer and Wetsuits.
  • Towels (we rent towels)
  • Gratuities

PADI Scuba Diver is for absolute beginners and is conducted over 2-3 days..
Scuba Diver courses start any day.
The course is split into 3 parts:

Classroom theory and video sessions
Confined water training
Open water dives

Course Schedule

  • Day 1: 9 AM – 12 PM: Classroom Theory.
               1 PM – 5 PM: Confined Beach Training.
  • Day 2: 8 AM – 12 PM: 2 Shore Dives OR
               8h30 AM – 3 PM: Boat Day Trip 2 dives.

Theory classes are conducted in our air-conditioned classroom or our beach side restaurant.
Confined water training is conducted at the beach.
Open water dives are conducted at the Villablanca Reef (shore dives) or the Cozumel Reefs (boat dives).
Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.

More Details

(Part 1): Theory and video sessions

The theory and video sessions take place in our air conditioned classroom or beach side restaurant. There are 3 modules of theory and subsequently 3 videos for each module. Each video can take between 45 -60 minutes to watch. Many of our students vote to watch the videos and self-study at their hotel the day before the course starts and in this way they can free up the workload for the following day. Each module is proceeded by a discussion with our PADI Instructor and the study sessions are checked with the use of pop quizzes, or multiple choice quizzes to help monitor the students progress and understanding of the material.
The first day we shall start around 8 AM and complete the theory sessions that was left off the previous day.

Did you know that you can complete the theory in advance of arriving by using PADI’s eLearning classes available at PADI’s website? Please see here for more information: Open Water eLearning.

(Part 2): Confined Water Training

Confined Water Training means learning to dive in water which is shallow enough to stand up. Our confined water training takes place on the beach in a natural environment. At this point the students will start to develop the skills required to learn to dive. Each skill is carefully explained by the diving instructor and then demonstrated by the instructor, so the student may feel confident that they can perform the skill themselves. Diving skills are developed starting with the easier skills and progress as the student’s confidence and ability progresses. Just like the theory and video sessions, there are 3 confined water training modules.

(Part 3): Open Water Dives

To complete the PADI Scuba Diver the student must participate in the 2 open water dives. Open water dives 1 and 2 are conducted on the same day to a maximum depth of 12 meters – 40 feet. The dives can be done from the shore on Villablanca Reef or on our dive boat which  travels out to the Cozumel Reefs and to some of the best dive sites the Caribbean has to offer. Each dive is approximately an hour long and there is a light lunch and snacks & refreshments provided between the boat dives. 

Upon completion the student is presented with a temporary PADI Scuba Diver certificate that enables the newly certified diver to participate in any fun dives while waiting for their main dive certificate card to arrive from PADI headquarters.


Must be over the age of 15 years (10 to 14 years old will be PADI Junior Scuba Divers).
Must be healthy to dive.
Must complete all sections of the course.
Must be able to swim 200 meters and float for 10 minutes.