An Overview Of Cozumel Scuba Diving Trips for Beginners
By Dennis Anderson
At Hotel Villa Deja Blue, we help beginning scuba divers enjoy Cozumel dives in a relaxing atmosphere leveraging information from our experiences diving around Cozumel Island.
Cozumel is a world-famous dive destination with breathtaking reef systems home to exotic marine life. Discover diving or start diving today by signing up for one of our introductory experiences.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course offers an enjoyable introduction to diving for anyone interested in trying it for the first time, without committing to full certification courses.
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Are there Cozumel scuba diving trips for beginners? No matter your experience or level, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course provides the ideal introduction to SCUBA diving with expert instruction from an instructor by your side. In just two sessions, you’ll experience what lies beneath the seabed!
Your class begins with a theory lesson on safety procedures and equipment. After this, you’ll get into shallow water to practice diving skills before your instructor takes you on an open-water dive! Be amazed to discover Cozumel’s warm ocean full of exotic marine life!
Our friendly instructors are experienced and knowledgeable, putting your safety in good hands. They’ll teach you everything necessary to become certified divers! Additionally, two amazing locations on Cozumel’s world-famous coral reef – second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia – may allow for exploration. Along these shores may even lurk sea turtles, moray eels, and eagle rays!
Discover Scuba Diving classes are an ideal way to fulfill your New Year’s resolution to learn scuba diving! Once people try scuba diving, many become hooked and want to dive again and again – with a PADI Scuba Diver Certification; you can dive as often as you like! Sign up for one today and embark on an incredible new adventure!
Are there Cozumel scuba diving trips for beginners? The PADI Open Water Diver Course allows you to dive virtually anywhere in the world with someone special, any time of year. Over five days and 30 hours of classroom and water skill development training, once completed, students will become certified divers for life (up to 18 meters/60 feet depth limit)! Children 10 or under qualify as Junior Open Water Divers.
You can enjoy scuba diving and pursue certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course. Depending on your age and medical history, a letter from your physician approving diving may be required before enrolling.
Beginning with an introduction to scuba diving with an instructor for one day, students will learn the fundamentals and complete two open water boat dives on Cozumel’s stunning reef system. All equipment rental, dive site entry fees, and taxes are included in this course.
ReActivate Diver is designed for certified divers who have not dived in over six months, helping you regain confidence in the water while reviewing basic diving techniques such as mask clearing, equalization, regulator recovery, buoyancy control, and alternate air source usage. This course is an economical and efficient way to rekindle diving while saving both money and time during vacation trips.
Before arriving in Cozumel, complete the theory portion of your Open Water Diver course online using PADI eLearning – saving one full day of classroom time here on Cozumel!
After successfully completing your PADI Open Water Diver Course and being certified to dive to 18 meters, the Advanced Open Water Diver Course gives you an opportunity to hone your diving skills, test deeper diving conditions, and discover Cozumel’s underwater world with three adventure dives of your choosing – such as Wreck diving, Digital Underwater Photography Fish Identification Night Peak Performance Buoyancy or Enriched Air Nitrox diving.
Experience Zero Decompression Diving on one of your adventure dives for the thrill of learning how to fly underwater without disturbing the delicate coral reef system!
By the time you complete your PADI Open Water certification, chances are good that you have found yourself hooked on diving and are looking to take it a step further. The PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) course provides the ideal way to do exactly this.
The Advanced Open Water Course is a five-dive course that builds upon what was learned during your Open Water Course and opens up further diving experiences for you to experience. It is also required for some other courses like Rescue Diver and Dive Master Instructor certifications.
Though not an intensive course, AOW will introduce you to some of the more challenging aspects of diving, such as scuba navigation and deep diving. Furthermore, adventure dives such as peak performance buoyancy diving are available; search and recovery, night diving, and wreck diving are just a few more examples; some, like peak performance buoyancy, are relatively skill-intensive while Wreck Diver or Night Dive may provide more observational experiences.
After learning and practicing with your instructor, you’ll complete five open water dives in total. Of these dives, one will be a deep dive while two others are navigation dives – while three more are adventure dives of your choice, such as digital underwater imaging, drift, dry suit fish identification, night dive buoyancy search recovery, underwater naturalist wreck diving, etc.
Your dives should not only be enjoyable and educational; they should also help build up your confidence as a diver. Once your AOW certification has been earned, the world of scuba diving awaits exploration and discovery!
Preparing for an Advanced Open Water course means reading through and doing a knowledge review with your instructor, either via eLearning before your vacation starts or directly during it. Doing this ahead will save time during your dive vacation so you can focus on mastering diving skills during dives themselves. As part of an AOW course, your instructor will assist in selecting five adventure dives best suited to you as part of a selection process during this course.
Are there Cozumel scuba diving trips for beginners? PADI Rescue Diver course equips divers with the skills they need to respond effectively in dive emergencies – both minor and major. You learn to recognize these situations quickly, reacting using various techniques. In order to take this course (Junior Open Water Divers may enroll with instructor endorsement), an Open Water Diver certification must already exist, as well as Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training from within 24 months (EFR Primary/Secondary Care training should also be in effect).
The Rescue Diver course is both challenging and enjoyable, providing you with an opportunity to build confidence while developing diving abilities, becoming a better diving buddy, avoiding problems on dives, managing dive emergencies more effectively through practice rescue exercises, as well as offering emergency medical treatments when required.
All our courses are led by certified, professional instructors and available to scuba divers of all levels. You’ll find us conveniently located just steps from Cozumel International Airport in Playa del Carmen – at the center of town – where our facilities provide a safe environment in which to learn scuba. Our team is committed to helping you meet your goals throughout your training and can offer support throughout its entirety.
PADI Scuba Diving Courses offer all PADI courses ranging from Open Water and Advanced for beginners through Divemaster, Instructor, MSDT, and TecRec ratings for professionals. Our prices are extremely competitive, and we also provide discounted group rates for our courses.
Our Scuba Refresher Course is ideal for divers who have taken an extended hiatus from diving. It includes a classroom knowledge review with the PADI Scuba Tune-Up guide, confined water skill reviews, and one supervised open water beach dive – making this course a prerequisite to PADI Rescue Diver training.
Be sure to book your beginning diving trip with Hotel Villa Deja Blue and enjoy learning to dive on the beautiful island of Cozumel.