Certification Vacations

Want to get away to complete your Open Water Certification Dives?

Get certified any time of year

Certification Vacations are short trips exclusively for our students who are looking to complete their Open Water Certification Dives. An easy flight from the U.S., Certification Vacations offer students the chance to complete their certification in clear, warm ocean waters with an experienced Diventures instructor. No more waiting until the weather is just right or diving through murky lake waters. These vacations allow you to dive any time of the year!

There are six spots available on each Certification Vacation trip. This ratio allows for each student to get individualized attention from their instructor. For most students, this will be their first-time swimming in the ocean. Knowing you are doing it under the watchful eye of an expert makes for a confidence-building experience.

What are Open Water Certification Dives?

Open Water Certification Dives are the last step in your scuba certification course. In order to be officially SSI Open Water Diver certified, you must complete four dives in open water. These dives can be completed on a Diventures Certification Vacation or at a local lake or quarry. You will always be accompanied by an experienced instructor when completing your Open Water Certification Dives. If you choose to not complete your Open Water Certification Dives with us, we are happy to help with referrals.

Interested in learning to scuba dive? Learn more about our Open Water Diving course.

Cozumel

Where we are diving

This jewel of a tropical island rests in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Just east of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, the lush jungle life fills the island’s interior while sugary beaches, sunshine, and gently swaying palm trees line the coast. It’s paradise!

Cozumel is an easy trip from the United States and offers some of the best diving in the world. Which makes it a great place to get certified. One of the many reasons Cozumel is a bucket list location for divers is the incredible drift diving. Drift diving is fun, and it adds to the magic of Cozumel. Let the current gently carry you through a world filled with colorful coral and vibrant fish. Relax and ride the current, taking in the beauty and majesty of the reef and all its vibrant inhabitants.

Who we dive with

The Dive Paradise crew takes care of everything for you. As the largest dive operator on the island, they provide a fun-filled adventure with professional dive masters and captains. Their crew is attentive to your individual needs to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime.

Divers choose to travel with Diventures because we make everything easy for you while creating the adventure and experience of a lifetime!

Where we are staying

Cozumel Hotel & Resort by Wyndham is an all-inclusive resort that provides the comfort and relaxation you deserve on a tropical getaway. Soak up the sun in a lounge chair or watch the palm trees sway under the big palapa at the Beach Club. Explore the shore while snorkeling and kayaking. Dine in style at their three restaurants while relaxing next to the largest pool in Cozumel. The resort is only a mile away from the charming center square where you will find dozens of local shops, restaurants and bars.

Welcome to your next diventure in Cozumel!

Trip Details

Price

Ground only

  • Double diver: $999
  • Double non-diver: $699
  • Single diver: $1,399
  • Single non-diver: $1,099

Deposit and payments

  • Full Balance: Due at sign up

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Trip itinerary

Day 1: 1-2 shore dives based on time of arrival
Day 2: 4 shore dives
Day 3: 3 boat dives
Day 4: 2 boat dives
Day 5: Fly home

What’s included

  • 4 nights of accommodations at Hotel Cozumel
  • 5 private boat dives
  • Up to 6 shore dives
  • All meals and beverages
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Marine Park fee
  • I just got certified T-shirt

What’s not included

*This trip is only for students looking to complete their Open Water Certification Dives. Non-divers, spouses and guardians are also welcome to join.

Trip Dates

West Palm Beach

Where we are diving

Stuart, Jupiter and the Palm Beaches offer world class drift diving along Florida’s Treasure Coast year-round. Because the gulf stream comes the closest to shore in these areas, it offers some of the largest reef ledges in the region to drift dive. The ledges are home to some of the most beautiful and unique species of corals, tropical fish, invertebrates and crustaceans.

Many large fish are also seen in these waters, and you can often see dolphins leaping out of the water in the boat’s wake. Do you love sea turtles? The coastline has several species that call this area home. They can be found resting under ledges or swimming happily beside you as you drift along the spectacular reefs.

Who we dive with

We will be diving with Stuart Scuba. Their full-service dive boat includes unlimited drinks and snacks. Their boats are also equipped with freshwater rinses for your convenience. The crew will take care of your every need, from carrying your gear  to the boat, to explaining boat safety and dive site briefings, Stuart Scuba staff are ready to help you with everything.

Where we are staying

Strafish Pointe and Yacht Haven Condominiums. There is off street parking and boat parking. Each door has a code lock which will be sent a few days prior to arrival. Located on Singer Island. Waterfront property close to Phil Foster Park and only a short stroll to the Sailfish Marina, shops and restaurants.

Trip Details

Price

Ground only

  • Double diver: $899
  • Double non-diver: $639
  • Single diver: $1,299

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $250 due at sign up
  • Full Balance: due 3 weeks prior to departure

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Travel to West Palm Beach
Check into Starfish Pointe and Yacht Haven

Day 2: 1 A.M. dive at Blue Heron Bridge Shore dive
2 tank boat dive

Day 3: 2 tank boat dive

Day 4: Travel home

What’s included

  • 3 nights of accommodations
  • 4 tank boat dives
  • 1 shore dive
  • Gratuity

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Navigation

Recommended equipment

  • Surface marker buoy
  • Compass

Trip Dates

Call the shop to register!

December 9-12, 2022

January 6-9, 2023

February 3-6, 2023

March 9-12, 2023

May 5-8, 2023

May 19-22, 2023

June 2-5, 2023

June 16-19, 2023