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Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC's) in Cozumel

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Do you want to become a PADI Divemaster or PADI Scuba Instructor and combine your training with an experience of a lifetime?  Then complete your Divemaster Internship on Cozumel.   

Through our relationship with 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.  If you are looking for a new career that allows you to work in some of the most exotic locations around the world, then join us.  Become a PADI Pro and join the ranks of PADI Divemasters and Instructors living the dream!

Cozumel Dive Academy offers 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?
  • Professional training in a fun atmosphere 
  • All required PADI materials
  • Intern T-Shirts
  • Unlimited diving
  • Accommodations
  • Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Prepared Diver Course
  • DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider Course (DEMP)
  • Discounts on additional courses
  • Student discounts at Dive Boutique Cozumel
  • Job placement assistance


You will stay with your fellow interns in a comfortable furnished private house that includes 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, as well as WIFI throughout the house.

The house is a short taxi ride or a comfortable walk to all the local attractions Cozumel has to offer.  Several restaurants are located nearby as well as shopping and grocery stores. 

You are not required to stay in our housing.  If you would prefer private accommodations or a hotel package, we will be happy to assist you.

How long are the programs, and what is the cost?

Depending on your certification level upon arrival, the duration of your internship will vary in length.  

  • Non- certified to Divemaster (Zero to Hero) -  8 Week Internship
    • Internship $2990.00
    • Materials & Fees $635.00
    • Total Cost $3625.00
  • Open Water to Divemaster - 8 Week Internship
    • Internship $2790.00
    • Materials & Fees $544.00
    • Total Cost $3334.00
  • Advanced Open Water to Divemaster - 6 Week Internship
    • Internship $2290.00
    • Materials & Fees $439.00
    • Total Cost $2729.00
  • Rescue Diver to Divemaster - 4 Week Internship
    • Internship $1590.00
    • Materials & Fees $290.00
    • Total Cost $1880.00

Please note that the PADI Divemaster Application fee, currently $125.00, is not included in our price.  We also require all our Interns to carry DAN Insurance for their protection.

  • The minimum age is 18 
  • 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.  
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 6 months before the start of your IDC.

  • Instructor Development Course 3 Week Extended Program
  • IDC Cost $1450.00*
  • Materials $750.00*
  • 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 information on all our Instructor programs, visit our Professional Courses Section.

  Start Date Course Type   Price    
11 Aug 2021 IDC - Cozumel US$ 2200.00
08 Sep 2021 IDC - Cozumel US$ 2200.00
13 Oct 2021 IDC - Cozumel US$ 2200.00
17 Nov 2021 IDC - Cozumel US$ 2200.00