Over the years, Luis has logged
hundreds of dives to advanced
dive sites such as Punta Sur and
Virgin Wall making him an
expert guide to the best
Adventures in Cozumel diving

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Underwater Photography Course

817 886 2667

Welcome to Adventure Discovery where your vacation enjoyment and safety are our priorities. Our mission is to provide you with the personal care and consideration that you deserve when looking to plan a trip to Cozumel.

We invite you to discover the adventures of diving Cozumel with our team of friendly qualified staff and PADI Instructors. We are a small owner-operated business providing personalized attention, dive trips, scuba instruction, combo dive-snorkel tours, private charters and vacation planning assistance.

Let´s Go Diving!
Whether you are a First Time Diver,
Looking to Advance Your Skills, or
Ready to Create Your Dream Career
Luis Wants to Help You Succeed.

We provide the following PADI Instructional Courses

PADI Discover Scuba Diving / Introduction to Scuba Diving
(Also known as the Resort Course) Perfect for beginner divers who want to give scuba diving a quick try while having fun & feeling safe. In-water training begins in shallow waters gently introducing you to breathing underwater while immersing yourself in the spectacular wonders of Cozumel´s warm crystal clear waters & colorful reefs. Maximum depth 40′.

Takes about 2 1/2 hours and includes Private Dive Instructor, 45 minutes of theory involving basic dive information, gear familiarization and key safety factors, 1 open water shore dive on a little reef and all equipment. Resort Course from boat also available.

After successfully completing the Discover Course students may participate on a boat dive under direct supervision of an instructor at an additional fee, plus cost of boat diving and gear rental. For those students wishing to continue with Open Water Certification the cost of the Discover Scuba Program will be applied towards diver certification.

PADI Scuba Diver - This pre-entry level certification program is great for vacationers who only plan to dive a couple times a year. As a sub-program of the PADI Open Water Diver course, the PADI Scuba Diver allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints.

This course takes 2 days and includes academics, three confined water sessions, 2 open water dives, an optional skin dive, dive exercises, quizzes, exams, all equipment and PADI certification card. Maximum depth 40′. Credit earned in this program can be used toward the Open Water Diver certification. The Open Water Diver course uses the same materials as the Scuba Diver course.

PADI Open Water Diver Certification - The most recognized Scuba Diver Certification in the World. Come learn the knowledge and skills that you′ll need to experience the underwater wonders while dive-training in Cozumel′s warm crystal clear waters with your Private Dive Instructor.

Takes 3 - 4 days to complete and includes academics, five confined water sessions,
4 open water dives, dive exercises, quizzes, exams, an optional skin dive, all equipment and the PADI certification card. Maximum depth 60′.

Referrals - from all certifying agencies for completion of dive-certification.
This program is for students who have successfully completed the classroom/ theory portion of an Open Water Diver Course and the confined water pool sessions back home and wish to finish up their 4 open water certifying dives in warm Caribbean waters.

Takes 2 days and includes: Private Dive Instructor, 4 open water dives, all equipment and the PADI certification card.

Refresher Course - If you have not been diving in the past several months or who would like to brush up on your dive skills and gain a little more confidence while diving, this course is for you.

Takes about 2 1/2 hours and includes: Private Dive Instructor, 45 mins theory review, 1 open water dive and all equipment.

Advanced Diver - For the certified diver wanting to learn more. Boost your confidence as you build foundational skills during your five adventure dives.

The 'Adventures in Diving' program fine-tunes your diving skills and allows you to explore al little more of what diving has to offer. The deep dive and underwater navigation are core dives and then choose 3 more dives from the following: Drift dive, Boat dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Multi-level dive, Night dive, Wreck dive, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Digital Photography and Search & Recovery.

Takes 2 - 3 days and includes: Private Dive Instructor, 5 open water dives, all equipment and the PADI certification card.

Rescue Diver - This course teaches you how focus on other divers as well as yourself showing you how to recognize and prevent potential diving emergencies and accidents before they occur, and how to handle them should they happen. Many divers say this is the best course they have ever taken.

The certification takes 3-4 days, and requires CPR or Medic First Aid certification for completion.

Dive Master - Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you′ll expand your dive knowledge and increase your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

The course takes about 2 weeks and by the end of the program you must have 60 logged dives to be certified as PADI Dive Master.

Luis also teaches these Specialties:
Boat Diver
Drift Diver
Underwater Navigation
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Multi-level Diver
Deep diver
Night Diver
Underwater Naturalist
Aware Fish Identification
Underwater Digital Photographer
Search & Recovery

We provide the following dive services:

  • Professional PADI Instruction
  • Flexible Dive Training Tailored to
        your vacation schedule
  • Small groups of 5 divers per dive-
        instructor on boat trips
  • Combo Dive/Snorkel Tours
  • Private Charters
  • Excellent Knowledge of the Reefs
  • Maximum Bottom Time
  • Lunch on board
  • Rental Equipment
  • Mainland Cenote-Cavern Diving
  • And Special Trips
  • Flexible times for Cruise Ship Divers
  • 3 & 4 tank trips
  • 2 tank Twilight Trips
  • 1 tank Night Dive
  • Advanced Trips
  • Specialized Family Trips

  • We can help with a variety of Island Activities & Services:

  • Fishing Trips
  • Jeep Adventure Tours
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Parasailing
  • Dolphin Reservations
  • Customized Off-Road Mountain Bike Tour
  • Mainland Snorkel, Skycycle & Zipline Tour
  • Mainland Stay & Cenote Adventure Packages
  • Cozumel Private Home/ Villa /Condo Rentals
  • Specialized Family Vacation planning
  • Services offered in English, Spanish & French

  • Who Are We?

    We are a team of PADI Professionals and Adventure Discovery staff who take a sincere interest in your welfare and vacation experiences. We treat you as we would ourselves. We believe that this is the best way to build rewarding relationships and experiences that makes life an enriching adventure.

    Luis Cabañas founder and owner of Adventure Discovery is our lead Dive Instructor / Dive Master. Luis has over 20 years of professional dive experience in Cozumel and he approaches every dive with enthusiasm, patience and a spirit of fun that never diminishes. His passion for teaching students to dive with confidence is demonstrated in his astounding safety record and through our divers′ comments and feedback.

    Linda Legault joined Adventure Discovery in 2001 and as a Travel Program Graduate and a Certified Special Care Counselor for many years in Canada her helpful knowledge and caring attitude are demonstrated in all areas of our client services. She cheerfully manages the daily running of Adventure Discovery and she helps to smooth the way and make your stay as enjoyable as possible. She will answer your e-mail queries prior to your visit; from your initial enquiry down to the last minute details and is available via telephone 7 days a week.

    Adventure Discovery wishes to ensure you get the very best from your vacation pleasure.
    We welcome you to join our Family. Please let us know if you have any special requests.

    For reservations & additional information please contact us at:

    Note to Friends & Family wishing to contact Luis regarding
    non-work related emails please reach him at:


    Call us directly
    From the States: 817 886 2667
    From Canada: 514 667 2413
    In Mexico: 987 872 3114

    Ask about our Family,
    Airline Employee and Group Rates.
    Multi-Day Diving Discounts Available!

    With two or more student divers receive a
    10% Discount off Diving Instructions
    (except Emergency First Response & Specialties)

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