An Overview Of Scuba Diving Courses In Cozumel
By Dennis Anderson
At Villa Deja Blue, we help travelers enjoy Cozumel scuba diving courses in a relaxing atmosphere leveraging information from our experience living on Cozumel Island.
Cozumel’s warm waters make for the ideal setting for beginners looking to take their first breaths underwater, while experienced divers can explore new dive sites or gain knowledge in wreck diving, drift diving and more!
Two-tank morning dives depart resort docks between 7:30-8:30 am and return by midday, while single-tank afternoon, night and beach dives can also be accommodated.
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After your Discover Scuba Diving experience, the PADI Open Water Course should be your next step. This course provides a solid foundation in diving skills that will enable you to dive independently in ocean environments with a buddy – and is recognized worldwide. Comprised of knowledge development and water skill training activities such as confined water sessions for basic diving skills training, four open water dives and a final exam; generally this course takes three days; however depending on your location or schedule it could take shorter or longer.
Students attending classroom and confined water sessions learn the fundamentals of dive equipment use, dive theory and buoyancy management, how to safely prepare and dive, as well as be expected to demonstrate mastery of various diving skills including mask clearing, breath holding underwater and BCD inflation – although these don’t tend to be hard. Don’t feel embarrassed to speak up if you need assistance; remember it takes practice for these skills just like walking!
After successfully completing their classroom and confined water sessions, students move onto Cozumel where they will put their newly gained diving skills to use in open waters of Cozumel’s Caribbean sea and discover its wonders – such as our unique reef system!
No matter the ocean conditions on any given day, students will still be able to practice the diving techniques learned during their confined water sessions in open water environments – helping build confidence and independence so they can enjoy our beautiful reefs all year long!
These open water dives will enable students to hone their confined water skills as well as explore unfamiliar conditions, including increased air consumption (due to reduced atmospheric pressure), decreased no-stop times, nitrogen narcosis and navigation. Two dives will be conducted from shore with the final one taking place aboard a boat.
To save time during their vacation, those looking to reduce classroom time can take advantage of PADI eLearning to complete the classroom portion of an Open Water Course before arriving on Cozumel. This option offers access to PADI manual and certification fees, saving both time and money during your course!
If you are curious to try diving but not quite ready for certification courses, we offer Discover Scuba Diving experience as a two dive excursion that gives a taste of what it’s like exploring Cozumel’s world-renowned reef system.
This program meets all PADI requirements for beginners scuba diving. Your instructor will introduce basic equipment and safety rules before leading a dive session that culminates in reaching 40 feet (12 meters). On the second dive, your instructor will lead you through exploration of an underwater world in another location – always at hand as your guide!
As part of your training program, you will also learn essential diving skills such as breathing techniques and equalization, equipment usage, hand signals and responsible interactions with marine life. A knowledgeable PADI instructor will supervise this entire experience with you by your side.
After your dives have concluded, you will return to the beach club where lunch and soft beverages will be provided. Non-divers can relax at the club while taking in breathtaking views of Cozumel’s coast – making this excursion ideal for groups looking to experience scuba diving together.
Experience lasts approximately three hours and is an excellent way to determine if scuba diving certification courses are right for you. Plus, should you decide to continue with us, the cost of this dive can be applied toward certification fees!
Be sure to book this popular excursion as soon as possible to guarantee that your desired date and time remain free, rather than discovering that all available dates have already been taken when arriving on Cozumel. This way, booking early ensures your spot on this popular tour is guaranteed! Make an unforgettable diving adventure, instead of settling for another company that may limit you to hotel pools or poorer quality Cozumel Marine Park reefs. If you have any inquiries about Discover Scuba Diving experience, feel free to reach out – our knowledgeable and friendly PADI instructors would love to get you underway on your diving journey!
Breathing underwater for the first time will be an experience you won’t soon forget, and learning about marine life with your PADI Open Water Diver certification. Classroom time can be completed online via PADI’s flexible eLearning system before arriving on Cozumel (please refer to link below for further details).
As soon as you arrive at Cozumel Dive School, our professional dive staff will handle your open water dives so that you’re ready to explore the second largest reef system on earth!
After successfully completing this class, you’ll receive certification to dive up to 18 meters/60 feet and can dive anywhere in the world! This certification opens up endless diving possibilities!
This course comprises classroom sessions to impart the theory behind scuba diving, and two open water dives from our boat over spectacular Cozumel reefs. Usually this course lasts three days.
Through this course, you’ll gain essential scuba skills such as buoyancy control, diving trim and navigation. Furthermore, you will discover various forms of marine life and their interactions.
Learn the art of night diving while witnessing how marine life changes after dark in this extremely rewarding course.
This refresher course is tailored specifically for Certified Divers who have not dived for some time or are going on a diving holiday and need to refresh their skills. It includes classroom knowledge review using the PADI SCUBA TUNE-UP manual, confined water skills refresher training and one supervised open water beach dive.
Through this enjoyable and insightful course, you’ll learn to utilize the buddy breathing technique when diving with others. This enables you to have more enjoyable dives by increasing the time spent underwater.
Undergoing regular training should be part of every diver’s routine, particularly newcomers. Doing this will enable you to recognize potential issues before they escalate and provide confidence and ability in handling any emergency that arises.
Be sure to book your trip with Villa Deja Blue and enjoy your stay on the beautiful island of Cozumel.