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The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the first level of scuba diving. You will learn in a relaxed and supportive environment from a highly trained PADI instructor.


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*PADI eLearning is purchased separately if your course requires it. See booking information for full details.

Full Course Information

To ensure you choose the right course for you see the information below or contact us for a chat


Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through the PADI® Open Water Diver course, all the while experiencing the beauty of our tiny island paradise, Isla Mujeres; diving in crystal clear Caribbean water; visiting the world’s first Underwater Museum of Art MUSA and Manchones Reef.

This course is eLearning based, that means you can complete your theory study in the comfort of your home at your own pace before arriving, and then just enjoying the practical training when getting here!

If instead you decide to take the course on the very last minute, you'll have plenty of time to complete it here in two days, alternating own study and practical sessions. As the eLearning is an online program, you can complete it while enjoying our poolside, the beach or even in the comfort of your own hotel room.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is divided into three phases. 

  • Firstly, the Knowledge Development phase is completed through e-Learning; this phase covers the basic principles of scuba diving, all of the five sections covered in the Open Water Diver course need to be completed. 

  • Secondly, the Confined Water Dives, teach basic scuba skills. This phase includes the five standards confined water lessons split over two pool sessions. 

  • Finally, the Open Water Dives phase allows you to apply your learned skills and explore. This phase includes four dives during which you'll visit some of the most interesting dive sites of Isla Mujeres.


  • A highly trained instructor

  • Use of all equipment

  • Two confined water session in our on-site pool

  • Four (4) Open water dives

  • National park entry

  • Snacks and drinks on the boat

  • PADI certification


No prior experience with scuba diving is required. You will need to purchase the e-learning and pay the dive center fee to complete this course.

Booking Scuba Diving Courses

Step 1

Purchase eLearning



Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

Step 2

Book The Course



Now you know which course you want to complete, you need to book your time with one of our instructors.

We recommed that you complete your eLearning before your course start date.

Click the Book Now to see our booking page and to check availability.

Step 3

Plan Your Trip

Aside from what you already have planned, there are plenty of other exciting activities to explore on Isla Mujeres.

If you need assistance, our team is more than happy to help you plan your itinerary and make the most out of your stay.

We help you with accommodation and transport too, just check out the link below.

Step 4

Connect With Us


Our social media team or on hand to answer your questions and keep you up to date with the latest news and information.


We would love to hear about your experience! Be sure to tag us in your posts so we can follow along on your journey and share in your excitement.

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Get More With Packages

Bundle courses together for bigger savings!

Take a look at our range of ready made packages that  make it easy to achieve your diving goals at the best possible rate. Depending on your level and what you want to achive, we can get you from PADI Open Water diver right through to a Scuba Diver Master Trainer, an honorific indicating that you have experience in teaching.

All our packages can be tailored to suit the time of your stay and combined with accommodation.

If you don't see a package that meets your requirements, get in touch with our team and let us know what you are looking for.

Why Choose Us

You are in safe hands with Pocna Dive Center, Tours & Activities

Support 7 Days a Week From 7:30am to 9pm

We're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of support.  At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to outstanding customer service. Our friendly bilingual team is always available to answer your questions about our tours and courses, so don't hesitate to get in touch and we will respond as quickly as possible to answer any questions you might have.


High-Quality Equipment & Facilities

Scuba diving equipment allows you to visit the underwater world by making it possible to breathe, see, and move comfortably while below the surface. It is important that all our equipment including our compressors are fully maintained and regularly checked for both your comfort and your safety. We want to make sure that you are fully comfortable and confident with our equipment. To help, we offer opportunities to practice in our on-site pool, or we provide refresher classes for experienced divers who haven't been in the ocean for a while.

environmentally conscious

Environmental Responsibility

At our center, we take this responsibility seriously. We are proud members of Green Finns and PADI Aware ambassadors. In addition, we collaborate with the Saving Our Sharks Foundation and run our own Ambassadors Del Mar initiative. This initiative is focused on providing children and fishermen on the island with the opportunity to learn about conservation and diving.


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