For booking within 3 days of a trip, please call our on-island cell/WhatsApp line at MX (987) 101-8585, or our Cozumel Resort office at MX (987) 872-1061.

Open Water Certification




At Dive Paradise this course includes a minimum of 4 open water dives over a 2-3 day period. Normal class hours are approximately 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  All training must start by 2pm at the latest.  Most students complete the program as safe, confident divers in just 2-3 days!

We provide all of the equipment needed except for the required student kit (text and materials), which you can purchase from us if you don’t already own them. We provide other support materials such as quizzes and exams free of charge. 

Following payment, our reservations team will be in touch to schedule dates and coordinate equipment rental.

PADI E-Learning

To get a head start, consider enrolling in PADI’s Open Water Diver online e-learning course.  This online preparatory course is supplemental to our $364 course price option and does not replace your in-person Instructor in Cozumel, though it can speed up your on-island classroom time and get you in the water faster!

Text Manual and PIC

If you have not purchased PADI’s Open Water Diver online e-learning course, you may purchase your text manual ($1380 MX Pesos) and PADI "Positive Identification Card" PIC ($960 MX Pesos) with our team on island. 

For SSI pricing, please inquire.

Please also submit your diver registration and waiver online!

Action Step:  to help us prepare for your arrival, please click and submit your online Diver Registration Form and Waiver.  We gather this information to give you the best possible experience.  Please complete this form so we can easily find you for on-island communication, and match you with our best services.  ¡Gracias!

National Marine Park Fee

The Marine Park charges $104 MXN Pesos for each day of diving.  Must be paid in Cash.  Dive Paradise collects this fee on behalf of the Marine Park during your check-in upon arrival.

Default Cancellation Policy

Dive Paradise strongly recommends that all divers purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy for their reservations from DAN or DiveAssure.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to any dive receive a full refund.  

  • Cancellations made 12-48 hours prior to a dive will receive a 50% credit voucher toward future diving.

  • No-shows and late cancellations made within 12 hours prior to a dive are non-refundable.

  • Sudden illnesses that result in an inability to dive are eligible to receive a 50% refund if approved by Dive Paradise’s in-house Medical Director.

Approved cancellation/refund requests will be processed within 7 business days, via the same method as your original payment.  

What CANNOT be Refunded: 
Dive Paradise will not be responsible for, and will not issue refunds or credits for the following:

  • Any unused portion of a hotel/dive package or dive course.  
  • Early departure from Cozumel by customer’s choice.
  • Missed dives and associated costs due to travel delays.  We will always try to reschedule based on availability.
  • Customer’s failure to supply proper identification for entry to Mexico. It is the passenger’s responsibility to comply with customs and immigration laws.

Protect your investment!  We STRONGLY recommend that all divers purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy for reservations, with trip cancellation coverage.  For US and Canadian citizens, we suggest travel insurance from either The Divers Alert Network (DAN) or DiveAssure.  For all other nationalities, we recommend travel insurance from DiveAssure.

Any refund requests based on extenuating circumstances will be determined by our General Manager after consultation with the divers’ travel/dive insurance company and, when relevant, with our on-island physician. Dive Paradise will offer a “rain-check” at our discretion.

Please read our full policies HERE.