Open Water Certification (PADI)


Get your Open Water certification through Reef Riders. The certification is for life, and can be completed in 3 days in the beautiful and clear water of Cozumel. We recommend doing the e-learning (this is the least expensive option as well). This is the first level of recreational scuba diving. Cost includes e-learning materials, instructor, equipment, and open water dives.

Time requirement: 3 days (4 hour sessions)

Certification can be completed in 2 days for someone really motivated and comfortable in the ocean, you are a good swimmer, and you can handle longer instructing sessions. You should really plan for 3 days. Completing the e-learning options beforehand is helpful. 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives will be completed as part of your certification.

A typical training schedule will look like:

  • Day 1: Introduction, skills briefing, swim test, 10 minute float, and 3 confined water dives.
  • Day 2: 2 confined water dives, 2 open water dives, and complete remaining skills.
  • Day 3: 2 boat dives at an appropriate dive site.

Getting your diver certification opens up a whole new world of vacation destinations and beautiful areas that are only seen by divers.