For booking within 2 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 Referral Certification

Completion of Open Water Training Course (“Referral” or “Check-Out”)




This course is for those students who have already completed academic and pool training.  Our course includes 4 open water shore dives over a 2 day period. (PADI and NAUI do not allow this to be shortened to one day.)

After booking, our reservations team will contact you to schedule time and coordinate equipment rental.


  • The student must bring a signed referral form from their classroom and confined water instructor.
  • Price does not include certification processing (PIC, if PADI).
  • Training manual is not included with our certification courses unless otherwise stated. If manual is purchased prior to arrival, you must show a recent sales receipt when in Cozumel – OR the student kit may be purchased from Dive Paradise when in Cozumel.



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 (approximately $5.50 USD) for each day of diving. Dive Paradise collects this fee on behalf of the Marine Park during your check-in upon arrival.