February 23, 2023 -
 February 27, 2023

Cozumel – Certification Vacation

Certification Vacation

Where we are diving

Want to get away to complete your open water training dives?  This trip is only for open water diver students looking to complete their open water training dives.

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. No plans, no map. Relax and ride the current, taking in the beauty and majesty of the reef and all its vibrant inhabitants.

As the second-largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican reef offers a massive variety of coral that creates a maze of swim-throughs and walls. Not only is Cozumel known for its beautiful reef, but it also has an abundance of marine life. Get your camera ready for white Marlin, splendid toadfish, gray angelfish, and porkfish. They are just a few of the 500 species of fish in Cozumel. Other creatures include moray eels, nurse sharks, and hawksbill turtles.

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!

 

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Trip Leader

Kevin Oles, Open Water Diver Instructor

Kevin has loved the water since he was little. From snorkeling in the pool when he was barely able to walk to finally getting to do a Try Scuba while on a cruise, he was hooked on H2O! He was certified by Diventures in 2017 and became a Dive Professional in 2019. Kevin is currently a Level 6 diver. His personal favorite dives are wreck and wall dives, however, anytime you’re underwater is a great time.  From corals reefs to quarries, Great Lakes to the Caribbean, Kevin wants to dive it all.

Let’s explore the beautiful walls of Cozumel together while we drift lazily through the Yucatan Current!

Top 5 reasons you should get certified in Cozumel!

1. Large beautiful coral walls.

2. Tons of yummy restaurant options.

3. Crystal clear warm waters offer optimal comfort for getting certified.

4. Huge pool to relax after a day of diving.

5. All inclusive! Need we say more?

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Resort Details

 

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. And end your day at the Monkey Bar for a refreshing cocktail while watching the sunset. 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!

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Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

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
  • Pre-trip meeting: February 5, 2023

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 Training dives. Non-divers, spouses and guardians are also welcome to join.

What prior travelers say

“We thoroughly enjoyed our Cozumel dive trip with Diventures. We are new to diving and they made us feel comfortable every step of the way. Having a group atmosphere was amazing, by the end of the trip it felt like being part of one big dive family. We are looking forward to many future trips with Diventures!”

Electricity – There are no adapters required. If you’re visiting from the States, you won’t need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer. Cozumel operates on a 110 V.  

Bug Spray – Please be sure to bring it with you! Mosquitos are mostly active in the early morning hours and around sundown. 

Water – Although the water that comes out of the faucet on Cozumel is in fact potable, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should drink it. While it’s okay to bathe in, we suggest you use bottled water for absolutely anything else. 

Credit Cards – No need to exchange, the U.S. dollar is widely excepted in Cozumel. They rarely will allow Amex or Discover credit cards so make sure to bring your Visa and Mastercard. Just remember that the charge will be made in pesos and your bank will charge you in dollars.  

Temperature – Cozumel is one of the hottest climates in Mexico. With average temperatures of 80°F, and cool breezy nights at a low average of 70°F.  Water temperatures range from 78°F – 82°F throughout the year. 

Passport – Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.

Language – Spanish, but English is often spoken as well.

Dress code – Comfy and casual.

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