PADI Open Water Diver Course

 

 

Become a Diver with us at Scuba Freedom!

The PADI Open Water course is the most widely known and popular entry level diver course worldwide. Open Water Certification is a lifelong certification that allows you to dive anywhere in the entire world.

After our comprehensive course you will have all the knowledge and skills needed to safely dive with your buddy, and warmly welcomed into the diving community. You will be certified to rent and own equipment and Scuba tanks independantly.

★It might not be available during the peak seasons (xmas & New year holidays, Easter holidays, Apr 27 - May 7, Aug 10-17, Thanksgiving holidays)
 But please ask!!

 

Course details:

Prerequisites: Minium 15 Years of Age, Good health conditions, Basic swim skills
* The course standard requires you to perform 300m/yards Continuous Snorkel Swim and 10-min floating comfortably. 
* For under 18 yrs old, their parent(s) or gardian(s) must tag along either underwater if they are cerified divers or above the water. The cost will apply.

Health Requirment :
Everyone must download and read PADI Medical Questionairre  and make sure if you need or not to consult your physician before participating.

 3.5-day PADI Open Water Diver Course with PADI eLearning

  • Small group class; Maximum TWO students!
  • You complete the theory with PADI eLearning BEFORE you meet your instructor.
  • 0.5 day Course orientation, Theory reviews (2 - 3 hours)
  • 3 days in-water training 
  • Confined Water Session and Four Open Water Dives in Cenote and  Cozumel
  • Best diving destinations in Riviera Maya! You will dive in Cenote and Cozumel during your course!!

Course fee:  the prices are in USD per person

  • PADI eLearning and C-card processing fee: 
    US$190/person (via PayPal)  Logbook included. 
    No refundable (*PADI's policy)
     
  • 3 days In-water training with us: US$590/person (when 2 students in a group)  *US$620/person (1 person)
    We accept only Cash in USD or Mexican Pesos on the training day. Or Credit Card via Paypal with additional 6% transaction fee.

Price Includes (in-water training):  3 days Instruction, Full Rental Equipment, Snacks and Refreshments, Transportation Costs to/from Cenote and Cozumel, Cenote entrance fee, Cozumel Boat Dive fee, Lunch and Refresments in Cozumel
*Free Pick Up & Drop Off at your hotel in the Centro area in Playa del Carmen.  Extra charge for other areas.

★The course is "mastery based", not time based. It means you need to master all required skills to earn your certification. Please be aware that there is a possiblity for you to need additional training day(s).

  • Additional training : US$200/person/day

Course Schedule:  

  • Day 1: Orientation -  paperwork, Theory quick reviews (25 questions to answer)  Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Day 2: 8:00am In-water training in Cenote - Confined water training & Open water training  Duration: Full day
  • Day 3: 8:00am In-water training in Cenote - Confined water training & Open water training  Duration: Full day
  • Day 4: In-water training in Cozumel -  Open water training  Duration: Full day
    * The Ferry to Cozumel leaves from the Centro in Playa del Carmen. Meeting time is 7:20am & back at 5:00pm

Flying after diving guidelines
It is required that divers are out of the water at least 18 hours from their most recent dive before flying. We will surface from the final training dive in Cozumel at around 2:00pm. Please make sure if you have more than 18 hours before your flight time. 

 

How to start your PADI eLearning

  1. Contact us first. We will give you the instruction how to make a payment for the PADI eLearning and logbook. 
  2. After you complete your payment (only PADI portion) , we will obtain a code from PADI and send it to you to start PADI eLearning
  3. PADI eLearning takes approximately 10 to 15 hours to complete. 
  4. You must complete PADI eLearning BEFORE your in-water training

Cancellation policy

For Certification course
29 days or more prior: No charge
22 days to 28 days prior: 50% fee
within 3 weeks prior: 100% fee is charged

 

★It might not be available during the peak seasons (xmas & New year holidays, Easter holidays, Apr 27 - May 7, Aug 10-17, Thanksgiving holidays)
 But please ask!!