Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor training in Cozumel
Complete your Divemaster Internship in Cozumel with our sister operation, Cozumel Dive Academy. We offer the most comprehensive PADI Divemaster training and PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC’s) on Cozumel. You will complete your training in the warm, clear blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean. We are the only PADI facility on Cozumel, where you will learn under the direction of three PADI Course Directors! If you are looking for a new career that allows you to work in some of the most exotic locations worldwide, join us, become a PADI Pro, and join the ranks of PADI Divemasters and Instructors living the dream!
We offer Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor Development Courses that focus on the hands-on, real-life training you need to become a successful dive professional.
What is included
Our Divemaster Internships include shared accommodations in our exclusive “Dive House.”
Pick up upon arrival in Cozumel
Professional training in a fun atmosphere
All required PADI materials
Fun diving on days off
Discounts on additional courses
Student discounts at Dive Boutique Cozumel
Job placement assistance
PADI Divemaster application fee, currently $125.00
Divers Alert Network (DAN) Divers Insurance. We require all our Interns to carry DAN Insurance for their protection.
Meals. We recommend that you budget about $500 per month for food, shopping, and entertainment. Of course, this depends upon your personal taste.
Transportation to and from Cozumel along with any required visas
You will stay with your fellow interns in a comfortable furnished private house. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious living rooms with TV and DVD players, a private pool, a rooftop palapa to relax in at the end of the day, and WIFI.
The house is a short taxi ride or a walk to all the local attractions Cozumel has to offer, and several restaurants are located nearby and shopping and grocery stores.
You are not required to stay in our housing. If you prefer private accommodations or a hotel package, we will be happy to assist you.
Divemaster Internship Options and costs
Divemaster Internship 1
If you have not yet earned your Open Water certification, our Zero to Hero program is your starting point. This is an eight-week program that includes accommodations. Click below for more information on this Internship.
Non- certified to Divemaster (Zero to Hero) – 8 Week Internship
Total Cost $3625.00
Divemaster Internship Option 2
If you already have your PADI Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent) our Open Water Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This is an eight-week program and includes accommodations. Click below for more information on this Internship.
Open Water to Divemaster – 8 Week Internship
Total Cost $3334.00
Divemaster Internship Option 3
If you already have your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent) our Advanced Open Water Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This is a six-week program and includes accommodations. Click below for more information on this Internship.
Advanced Open Water to Divemaster – 6 Week Internship
Total Cost $2729.00
Divemaster Internship Option 4
If you already have your PADI Rescue Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Rescue Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This is a four-week program and includes accommodations. Click below for more information on this Internship.
Rescue Diver to Divemaster – 4 Week Internship
Total Cost $1880.00
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
The minimum age is 18
The minimum scuba certification level is dependent on the program you choose. Would you please check the prerequisites for your specific Internship?
You will also need a completed and signed medical statement dated within 12 months of the end of your program. Click here to download a copy for review.
Payment and cancellation policy
A USD 250.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon your accepting your Internship. Full payment is due 45 days before the start of your program.
We accept the following payment methods:
Direct payment through our Online Store
PayPal. All payments through PayPal incur an additional 4% surcharge to cover fees.
Cash. We accept USD, Mexican Pesos, GBP, and Euros. Please get in touch with us about the current exchange rate.
If you cancel your Divemaster Internship booking, the following penalties apply.
30 or more days before arrival: forfeit – 25% of total Cost excluding deposit
Less than 30 days before the scheduled start date – 50% of total Cost excluding deposit
After your Internship is has started, the course is non-refundable
We do understand that unforeseen situations can and do arise. If you do need to cancel your booked Internship, we will do our best to reschedule you for an alternate program. In the event of an extreme circumstance, we will work with you regarding any possible refund option.
Can I stay and complete my Instructor Development Course if I decide to?
We would love for you to stay and complete your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with us. You can add your IDC and any other training you want anytime during your program. Just remember, you must be a certified diver for six months before starting your IDC.
Instructor Development Course 4 Week Extended Program
IDC Cost $1450.00*
Total IDC Cost $2200.00*
*PADI IDC and IE Fees are not included in our prices.
For information on our PADI IDC, click here. For details on all our Instructor programs, visit our Professional Courses Section.
*PADI IDC and IE Fees are not included in our prices.