Established since 1995

The Cortez Club Dive Center Features:

 12 Fully-equipped Dive Boats

 Fully equipped classroom with LCD projector and air conditioning

 CCR & SCR Rebreather rental and courses

 Enriched-Air Diving

 RAMPAGE, Custom-designed High-Speed Dive Boat

 Private Jetty and Ramp

 Full Range ScubPro Rental Inventory

 Technical Diving and Equipment Rental

 SeaSide Bar Wine & Grill Restaurant

 PADI & DSAT, ANDI, TDI, IANTD Certification

 Multi-lingual Instructors

 Dive Store

 Photography and video service with private guide

 PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

The Cortez Club, established in 1995, has become the premier Scuba Diving and watersports center in Baja California. It is based next to the La Concha Beach resort and the famous SeaSide Bar Wine & Grill Restaurant. The Cortez Club offers a wide range of aquatic activities including: scuba diving, swimming with the whale sharks, snorkeling, whale watching, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and a range of water sports.

The Cortez Club is proud to announce its recent achievement with the Highest level in Ecotourism recognized worldwide with the NOM133 Certification. The Cortez Club is the only service provider with this certification in Baja Sur which ensures you the guest with certified captains, guides and the highest level of service for your comfort and safety. If you're going to do this once, make sure you do it right. Our custom lunch options are made at the famous Sea Side Bar Wine & Grill. You can choose your lunch option at checkout. Optional Round Trip Transportation from Cabo San Lucas/San Jose is also available on the booking page. The Cortez Club, its directors and instructors all hold a 100% safety record. In order to uphold the standard of safety, all boats are equipped with oxygen, VHF radio, first aid kits and all instructors are also Medic First Aid Instructors.

Adventure

NEW TO DIVING

Totally new to diving or just need a refresher course? No problem. Our Certified Instructors will guide you every step of the way. We have two tour options for you to choose from.

 Discover Scuba Diving Tour

For this tour you don't need to be certified at all. Our instructors will be right by your side the entire day. They will introduce and instruct you on the basics of diving. The tour includes one 40 min tank dive. You have the option of adding a 2nd 40 min tank dive to this tour at checkout if you would like. If you are having lunch/dinner at the Sea Side Restaurant, a Free Welcome Drink of Margarita/Wine/Beer is also included. Then minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. 

A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you will learn all the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver.

This tour starts at 8:30 am and you'll get back approximately at 2:30 p.m. 

Check Dive Tour (Scuba Review)

Are you already certified but would like a review? Then this is the tour for you. Our instructors will review with you the basics of diving & equipment familiarization. After orientation our instructors guide you on a 40 min dive. This tour is recommended for any diver who has not been diving for more than 1 year.

This tour starts at 9:00 am and is 1:30hr long.

 

DAY DIVING

Our service is geared toward a hassle free and relaxing dive experience. You will find all your equipment waiting for you on the boat in the morning. During the day, all your equipment will be set up for you on the boat allowing you to enjoy the ride & dive. We have 13 different dive locations to choose from. Depending on the dive location, we stop for lunch on a beach nearby or on the boat. At the end of the day, just stroll up to our Sunset Bar to order your favorite drink while your equipment is unloaded & rinsed in fresh water. If you are having lunch/dinner at the Sea Side Restaurant, a Free Welcome Drink of Margarita/Wine/Beer is also included.

Note: For any diver who has not been diving for more than 1 year, the Check Dive Tour above (Scuba Review) is recommended beforehand.

You can choose between a 2 Tank dive or 3 Tank Dive with our Day Diving Tours. 

 2 Tank Dive Tour

Two Tanks will give you over an hour to enjoy the underwater world.

This tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and you'll get back at approximately 2:30 p.m.

  3 Tank Dive Tour 

Three Tanks makes for a beautiful day on the Sea of Cortez.

The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and you'll get back at approximately 4:00 p.m.

NIGHT DIVING

Experience a whole new world in the color of night. Night diving cannot be compared with any other form of scuba diving. We have two options for you to choose from.

Note: For any diver who has not been diving for more than 1 year or who does not bring their Dive Card the Check Dive Tour above (Scuba Review) is recommended.

Night Dive Tour (5 person min)
Enter a door of discovery under the glow of lights. This tour includes about a 1 hr dive. If you have less than 5 people in your party, please call us for more details. 

This is a two hour tour. The tour leaves at sunset (around 7:30 pm). 

Night Dive with Mobula Rays Tour (5 person min)
The display of the Mobula Rays is nothing less than spectacular. This all day tour includes the 2 tank Day Dive above and a 45 min dive with the Mobula Rays at night. We light up Plankton with LED Lights. This can bring hundreds of Mobula Rays to feed on. After the tour, a pizza dinner from the Sea Side Restaurant is included. You have the option of adding a 3rd tank to the day dive at checkout if you would like. If you have less than 5 people in your party, please call us for more details.

This tour is available from Sept 1 to the End of April. It starts at 10:30 am and gets back at 11:00 pm.

TECHNICAL DIVING

For Technical diving we have everything you need. Simply add one of the below options with your desired tour above. For Enriched Air and Technical Gases beyond 40% Oxygen please contact us. 

CCR (Diluent & O2 tank)

SCR (one tank up to 60%)

Enriched Air

Learn from the only 5 Star IDC Gold Palm Resort in La Paz

If you are interested in learning how to Scuba Dive or becoming a Scuba diving instructor, you can do that all with us! We have over 25 different courses divided into 3 levels.

BEGINNER EDUCATION

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you will learn all the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver.

What do I need to start?
A completed and signed Discover Scuba Diving brochure
Minimum age: 10

What will I do?
When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

How long will it take?
Get ready to dive today. Whether you watch the short PADI Discover Scuba video, or are briefed with the Discover Scuba Diving Flip Chart, you’ll enter the water quickly and ready for your scuba adventure.

What will I need?
A sense of adventure


$165.00 USD +16% local taxes.



At The Cortez Club we train divers for PADI diving courses using the PADI system (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world’s largest diver training organisation. Your PADI qualification will be recognised worldwide… more than any other diving qualification.

The Cortez Club is a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Instructor Development Centre; we train people on PADI courses from beginner right up to professional diving instructor.

As a beginner you will train to become a PADI OPEN WATER DIVER. This qualification will enable you to dive around the world with a buddy (friend/partner) of the same or higher standard, to a maximum recommended depth of 18 metres/60 feet.

The Cortez Club has no minimum number for classes, so you can sign up any time. This guarantees individual attention and most importantly, maximum safety. Our course will teach you all the essential skills needed to SCUBA dive, to become familiar with the equipment and understand what happens to your body underwater. This course has great emphasis on safety, not only for yourself but also your diving buddy.

PADI Open Water Course is divided into three parts which are all very flexible to suit all lifestyles:

Confined Water Diving:
This is where the real fun starts – where you actually GO DIVING! This part of the course is conducted at our swimming pool or in the sea, off our dock. Here, under the guidance and supervision of an Instructor, you will learn and practice dive skills and procedures. This part of the course involves 5 dives and takes a minimum of one day or as long as you need!

Knowledge Development:
Once you have decided to start the course we give you a manual and video to watch and study in your own time and at your own pace, this establishes the principles and basic information all divers need to know to enjoy comfortable, safe diving. This can be completed in a minimum time of one day.

Open Water Dives:
The final part of the course involves four dives in the ocean. Again, under the supervision of an Instructor, you will complete the course by applying, adapting and further developing your knowledge and dive skills in the real diving environment. This part is also very flexible and is usually conducted over two days.
ONCE THESE THREE PARTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED YOU ARE A CERTIFIED DIVER!


$699.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes all equipment, dives, books, log book and certification)


PADI e-learning

$540.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes all equipment, dives, books, log book and certification)


PADI open water diver referral

$399.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes all equipment, dives, books, log book and certification)


The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this Specialty course is for you.

This non-diving Specialty course may also be conducted in conjunction with other PADI Specialty Diver courses.

What do I need to start?
No dive certification required
No minimum age limit

What will I do?
You’ll learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources.
This includes:

The Project AWARE philosophy
The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
The status of several critically degraded marine environments
How you can help

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: four


$149.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certifcation)

Emergency First Response gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you’re a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations.

What can I do as a PADI Divemaster?
Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions.
Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water.
Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities.
An internship or series of practical training exercises.

What do I need to start?
No dive certification required
No minimum age limit

What will I do?
This comprehensive program is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response – Primary Care and Emergency First Response – Secondary Care. Together, these courses proved extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing optional (yet recommended) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen sections.

How long will it take?
Depending on the amount of home study, the Primary and Secondary courses maybe completed in as little as four hours.


$250.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes Crew Pack and certification)

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Why Advanced Open Water Diver?
After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What will I do?
This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

Boat Diver
Drift Diver
Deep Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Multilevel Diver
Night Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search and Recovery Diver
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Videographer
Underwater Photographer
Underwater Navigator
AWARE Fish Identification
Wreck Diver

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 15 (2 Days- 5 Dives)
Minimum Open Water Training: five dives over two days


$429.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes books and certification)

The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.

What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you’ll cover:

Self-rescue and diver stress
dive first aid
emergency management and equipment
swimming and non-swimming assists
panicked diver response
underwater problems
missing diver procedures
surfacing the unconscious diver
inwater artificial respiration
egress (exits)
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 25
Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days


$520.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes books & certification).

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this Specialty course is for you.

This non-diving Specialty course may also be conducted in conjunction with other PADI Specialty Diver courses.

What do I need to start?
No dive certification required
No minimum age limit

What will I do?
Learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources.

What does this include?
The Project AWARE philosophy
The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
The status of several critically degraded marine environments
How you can help

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: four


$149.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification).

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

Through the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you can learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats. The more boats you’re diving from, the more diving you’re doing.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?
Boat diving planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
Proper boat diving etiquette, including equipment storage and conduct
Common boat terminology
Specific and local boat diving laws and ordinances
Overview of emergency and safety equipment needed on- private dive boats

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day


$199.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification).

Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-30 metres / 60-100 feet.
Want to go deeper? The Cortez Club’s Deep Diver program is the starting qualification for those of you wishing to get into technical diving.

Maybe you just want more assurance during your recreational dives?

The Cortez Club Deep Diver program is run over 4 dives, which are completed over at least two days.

The minimum depth for these dives is 18- 30 metres or 60 – 130 feet. All dives are conducted with an Instructor and within no-decompression limits.

What will I learn?
Planning, organization, procedures, techniques.
Problems and hazards of deep diving.
Risk factors and decompression-tables review, safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy control considerations.
Procedures for flying after diving and high altitude diving, plus an orientation to recompression chambers.


$400.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price for four dives including certification)

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

Drift Diving is effortless and relaxing because you simply glide with the current and feel the rush of flying underwater. But, with this type of diving come special procedures that you need to know so you can maximize your fun underwater.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?
During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you’ll learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special equipment and procedures like buoyancy. But it’s not all theory because you’ll go on two open water dives where you can put your new knowledge into action.

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day


$199.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you’ll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course comes in.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?
During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you’ll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you’ll get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you’ve mastered confined water, it’s time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organization, techniques, problems and buoyancy control.

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day


$199.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification).

Everyone is switching, enriched air is now permanent part of recreational diving. Not only does enriched air give you the opportunity to extend your dive times.

It is the entry-level qualification for diving rebreather and to all our technical programmes. To enter the program, you’ll need to be 15 or older, a PADI Open water or equivalent.

The Enriched air diver program emphasizes the theorectical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving.

The enriched air course will familiarise you with the procedures, safety, protocols and hazards, risks, benefits and theory. Additionally your get go to on training dives during the program.

Here at the Cortez Club we are very much encourage the use of enriched air. To promote the use of enriched air The Cortez Club can offer the course during the completion of any other course and with no extra dives.


PADI ,ANDI or TDI Enriched Air Diver $270.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

ANDI Limited SafeAir User (32% & 36% only) $200.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

PADI or ANDI Enriched Air Diver combined with any other course $170.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

Whether it’s a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. Feel like a day out of the water? Want to learn more about how your equipment operates and learn valuable care techniques from a dive professional? Then check into our equipment specialty program. You’ll need to be at least a PADI Scuba Diver and be 12 years old or older.

During your equipment specialty, you familiarise yourself with the operation and maintenance of your own personal equipment. Your instructor will review new or unfamiliar dive equipment.

The program is not designed to be an extensive equipment repair program, but it does provide the following:

Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment.
Routine and recommended care and maintenance procedures and equipment storage.
Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures.
Including demonstrations of repair procedures.
Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment.


$199.00 USD +16% local taxes.



There’s so much to see underwater that you’ll want to make the most of your stay. So, to maximize your underwater adventure, you should learn how to plan and carryout a multilevel dive.

What do I need to start?
At least a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent.
Minimum 12 years old.

What will I do?
During your Multilevel Diver program, you’ll go on two open water dives, both of which may be conducted in one day. you’ll also be exposed to a variety of different types of multilevel dive calculators (the wheel and various types of dive computers).
Topics covered include:

The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of multilevel diving.
Definition and advantages of multilevel diving.
Methods of calculating multilevel dives ( the wheel and / dive computers)
Review of decompression sickness theory.
Review of PADI’s S.A.F.E. Campaign.
Procedures for flying after diving.
Guidelines, rules and procedures for multilevel diving with the wheel and/or diving computers.
Care and Maintenance of dive computers.
The elective Multilevel Dive, from the PADI Advanced Open Water/Adventure Diver may count toward the certification requirement for this specialty at your PADI Instructor’s discretion.


$199.00 USD +16% local taxes.



Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus, see a whole new cast of critters that comes out at night.

When you go night diving you’ll see a whole new world. Even your local dive site takes on a new personality at night, as many underwater creatures and plant life (different from those you see during the day) are active at night.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?
You’ll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You’ll also learn how to control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night. Since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different, you’ll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life.

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day


$299.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Learn how to achieve neutral buoyancy with ease.

If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is for you.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?
During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course you’ll use PADI’s Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you’ll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization.

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: five
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day


$170.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure?

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.

What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) OR
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver AND
PADI Underwater Navigation certifications (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?
You’ll learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems.
You’ll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24 hours
Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days


$299.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(price includes certification)

Long before Jacques Cousteau developed modern compressed air scuba gear that made recreational diving possible, people were diving with rebreathers.

At the Cortez Club we offer training and rental of the Drager Dolphin/Atlantis Semi-Closed Rebreather.

The main feature of a rebreather is the reduced bubbles and silence it offers. The benefit of the of silence is that it allows you to get closer to shy wildlife. Perfect for the pelagic fish here in The Sea of Cortez.

Becoming more and more poplar everyday, rebreather are a big hit in the recreational diving market.

Try The Cortez Club’s Rebreather course, which introduces you to the Drager Semi-Closed rebreather and develops the knowledge and skills and the techniques necessary to use this system.

To qualify for the program you must be:

PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water ( or equivalent)
Certified as a PADI Enriched air Diver (or equivalent)
At least 15 years old

The program reviews the planning, organisation, procedures, potential and hazards associated with semi-closed rebreather diving. It specifically focuses on The features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the drager Semi-closed Rebreather. To complete this certification, you get to make at least one confined water dive and at least three open water dives.


PADI, ANDI or TDI Drager Dolphin Rebreather $375.00 USD +16% local taxes

(3 dives with prior EANx certification).

PADI, ANDI or TDI Drager Dolphin Rebreather $550.00 USD +16% local taxes

(including EANx certification).


Interested in learning more about the beautiful marine life in The Sea of Cortez?

The PADI Underwater Naturalist program includes two open water dives, which may be conducted in one day, which will introduce you to different aquatic life and include an overview of responsible human interactions with aquatic life.

Some of the topics covered are:

The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in different aquatic environments.
A basic overview of major aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla)
Factual information that dispels myths of potential dangerous aquatic life.
A basic overview of aquatic life interactions and associations.
Responsible human interactions with aquatic life.
Diving techniques used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimize aquatic life disturbance.


$220.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes two dives including certification)

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

Knowing where you are -underwater- and where your going comes in real handy, especially if you are looking for an abject or locating that beautiful reef that you heard about. if you are a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent and at least 12 years old then this program is for you.

During the Underwater Navigation program, you’ll go on three open water dives familiarizing yourself with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and more importantly the enjoyment of knowing where you are.


$220.00 USD +16% local taxes.



No photo experience required! That’s what our program is for – showing you how to take award winning pictures underwater. Your need to be at least PADI Open Water or equivalent and at least 12 years old.

During the photo course you’ll go on two open water dives, which may be conducted in one day. This is where your put in to practise the tips and techniques you learned from your instructor and the PADI Underwater Photography manual and video.


PADI Underwater Photographer $299.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(two dives including certification)

Underwater photographer using your own camera $239.00 USD +16% local taxes.



Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video.
Want to be the next Hans Haas? (he is an underwater motion picture pioneer from long ago)! Then sign up for The Cortez Club’s Underwater Videographer program! You’ll need to be at least a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Here at The Cortez Club we have our own Broadcast quality video systems and computer based editing system. Just check out our video at our hompage!

During your course you’ll go on three open water dives and put in to practise the information you learnt from your instructor.

The course includes:

The selection, maintenance, care and handling of underwater video equipment.
Safe diving practises while shooting, exposure, focus and maintaining colour with video equipment.
The course also includes shoot types, lengths and camera moves.
Developing story lines and scripts and shot sequencing.
The planning, organizing and procedures for an underwater shoot.


$550.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(three dives including certification).

Want to explore sunken ships and look for lost treasures beneath the surface? Then The Cortez Club’s wreck diver program is for you. Here in The Sea of Cortez we have a number of wrecks perfect for training. To venture in to our wreck diver program you’ll need to be at least a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent and at least 15. During the Wreck Diver program you’ll go on four open water dives, which may be conducted over at least two days.

This is where you’ll put in the practise the information you gained from listening to your instructor and from the wreck diver manual and video.

Information contained in your program includes:

The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and harzards of wreck diving.
The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels.
Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures.

You can count the elective wreck dive of your advanced course towards your specialty qualification at the discretion of the instructor.


$399.00 USD +16% local taxes.



PADI WRECK DIVER COURSE $299.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(four dives, including certification)

Enriched Air & Wreck Diver combined $450.00 USD +16% local taxes.



PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

The AI course runs over 4 days (the first 4 days of an IDC) and includes academic, confined water and open water teaching sessions.

This course takes you through the basics of becoming dive educator. Qualifying as an AI allows you to progress on to the OWSI program and allows you to teach programs like the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, Project Aware and also conduct certain portions of the Open Water Diver Course.

The prerequisites for this course are:

PADI Divemaster or equivalent.
A minimum 60 logged dives with night, deep and navigation experience.
A valid medical (within 12 months).
Current CPR and First Aid qualification.
IDC Crew-pak and materials required.
18 years old.


$575.00 USD +16% local taxes.

(Price includes certification).

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.


What can I do as a PADI Divemaster?
Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions.
Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water.
Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities.
An internship or series of practical training exercises.

What course materials are required?
PADI Divemaster Manual.
Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets).
The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving.
Diving Knowledge Workbook.
Divemaster Slates.

What can PADI Divemasters do?
Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations.
Assist PADI Instructors with students.
Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tourso.
Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers.
Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs.
Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers.
Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences.
Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

The prerequisites for this course are:
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization.
PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
Medical clearance signed by a physician.
40 logged dives.
18 years old.


$1000.00 USD +16% local taxes.



This certification denotes that you’ve reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI System of diver education. PADI Master Scuba Diver indicates you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
50 logged dives
Five PADI Specialty course certifications
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for Junior Master Scuba Diver)


Master Scuba Diver Superior Package
Enriched Air Diver, Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, Video or Photo Diver, Semi-Closed Rebreather Diver.

9 Nights Hotel, La Concha Resort
Lunch on Dive Days and Certifcation fees
La Paz Airport Transfers

$1670.00 USD +16% local taxes.



Master Scuba Diver Standard Package
Enriched Air Diver, Wreck Diver, Naturalist Diver, Boat Diver and Equipment Diver.

6 Nights Hotel, La Concha Beach Resort
Lunch on Dive Days and Certification fees
La Paz Airport Transfers

$1350.00 USD +16% local taxes.



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Sea Side Bar Wine & Grill

After your trip enjoy some fine dining overlooking the most stunning view of the entire bay of La Paz. Open from 1pm to 11pm daily year round, the Sea Side offers something for everyone from those coming off a dive or fishing boat to those looking for a fine dining experience to families that just want to relax from their beach activities and enjoy the cool and gentle breeze that runs through the restaurant.

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