Akumal Dive Shop, Riviera Maya | Open Water Referral
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Open Water Referral

The Open Water Referral Course allows you to complete your four open water dives with one of our instructors after completing the academic and confined water (pool) portions at home. Many of our clients choose this option, so they can enjoy their dives in the warm Caribbean Sea or reduce the amount of time required to complete the full course here.

All you need to do is bring a referral letter from an instructor of any recognized scuba diving certifying agency and dedicate two days of your vacation for completing the four dives! Open water students can also be referred to another instructor at any point during the open water course. After an easy and quick academic and water skill assessment, our instructors can continue your training at any point in the course.



  • Current referral letter from another instructor.
  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Able to swim
  • Be in reasonably good health
  • Complete the  Medical Statement (PDF) A ¨Yes¨ response on the Medical Questionnaire will require you and your physician to complete and sign the Medical Statement stating that you are fit to dive. (Note: The Medical Statement needs to be signed by a physician ONLY if the answer is ¨Yes¨ to any medical question).

Requirements for children 10-11 years old: Each participant and their legal guardian must read and sign the Youth Diving Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment (PDF)

Duration: Two days

Water work:

  • One confined water evaluation dive
  • Four open water boat dives.

Course Fee: $350.00 USD Tax Included. Private instruction is available upon request.


Certification: Open Water Diver


Course Includes:

  • All Equipment: Mask, fins, snorkel, regulator, BCD, wetsuit, aluminum tank, weight belt, weight, compass, computer
  • PADI Open Water Diver certification card
  • Use of daily locker, changing room and showers

If this activity is of interest to you, please contact us and we will be delighted to answer any additional questions.

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