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non cert dive

Only in Coz for 1 day in Jan on a cruise. My wife and I would like to do a non certified dive, this will be our first ever. Have snorkled many times, and may go for a certification when we get home if we try and like enough. Just asking for your opinion of one of the better NON CERTIFIED dive operations.

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1. Re: non cert dive

There are no "non-certified dive operations". What you are looking for is a Discover Scuba Diving course that gives you the basics in a few hours with a max 40 foot depth under direct instructor supervision..........and all the dive ops do this on a regular basis. Some will even take you on a boat after you "pass" but some are just from the beach. I'd say it would be simpler to find an op that is just walking distance from whatever pier you'll be at. For example, if at the International Pier, you could easily use Dive with Martin.......or from the Punta Langosta Pier, maybe Dive Paradise.........both are reputable and you can email them for details. Have fun!

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You would have to do a discover scuba or "resort course" which would involve practicing some skills in a pool, such as mask clears, reg clears, and some basic bouyancy for a couple of hours. Then IF this all goes well you would do a scuba dive under the direct supervision of an instructor to no more than 40 ft. under water. These usually run around a $100.00. At the end of this you are NOT certified to scuba dive. Most all dive op's on Cozumel do this. Email some ahead of time and ask some questions. Then decide which one is the best fit for you.

I have not done this activity but another option would be to try snuba. The air tank is floating on the surface and you are harnessed on to a 10 hose attached to the tank.

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As the others said, you can easily find a Dive Shop that will offer the Discovery Scuba package for around $100.00. Do yourself a favor, try it - you will return home and you will become certified. Scuba is incredible and once certified your much more comfortable underwater than you'll be during your Discovery Scuba class. It's an addiction.

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Just to clarify Steve's comments........the "pool" part in Cozumel is actually done by most dive ops in very shallow calm water on the beach since few ops even HAVE pools. (of course the exceptions would be at AI resorts that have an op on site and even then, they may go off the beach/shore). This isn't a bad thing, quite the opposite, as you'd be in water you can stand up in AND even get to see some critters that you wouldn't in a pool. Just didn't want the OP to be "suspicious" if the shop they find works for them does the courses from the shore and not a pool.

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5. Re: non cert dive

You can also check a local (to where you live) dive shop and see if they offer a similar free pool experience. That allows you to become more comfortable with the equipment and thus you might enjoy the Cozumel dive better.

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