Specialty Diving Courses

Specialty diving courses with Maple Leaf Scuba can help you achieve your goals. Whether you are interested in enhancing your diving skills or becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver while in Cozumel, Mexico -we have many different options for you. 

The PADI Master Scuba Diver requires a minimum of 50 logged dives, a rescue diver certification, a minimum age of 12 and a minimum of five PADI Specialty diver courses. This rating will allow you to experience new and exciting adventures and learn new skills. If it is not for you or time doesn't permit, taking in one of the many PADI Specialty diving courses which will help enhance your skills and provide confidence along with giving you the tools you need to become a stronger diver



The PADI enriched air diver course is the most popular PADI specialty diving course. This course is great for those divers who want longer bottom time, longer repetitive dive times, and less exhaustion. This course teaches you about the risks inherit in using enriched air and how best to avoid unpleasant experiences. If longer bottom times and getting back into the water sooner on repetitive dives sounds appealing, then this course is for you.

  • Prerequisite: Open Water diver (Junior) certification and minimum of 12 years old.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $210 USD - Online Course with free nitrox tanks


This course is a basic introduction to Enriched Air Nitrox. You may find this course ideal when you are not spending enough time in Cozumel to complete the full course or when you may just want to learn a bit more about enriched air without signing up for the full course.

You will complete Knowledge Review 1 in the Enriched Air Nitrox manual along with Practical Application 1. Part 1 in the PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual covers enriched air dive planning, care for equipment, hazard management, use and application of enriched air.  The PADI Enriched Air Diver manual is required.  Practical Application 1 involves using an oxygen analyzer to determine the oxygen content in an enriched air blend, verification of cylinder content and use of fill log.

Successful completion of DISCOVER Enriched Air NITROX allows you to dive on 32 percent oxygen within the no-stop limits of the air RDP or an air-based dive computer, to a maximum of 30 metres/100 feet (depending on current certification level and experience) under the indirect supervision of a PADI professional (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor) who is enriched-air certified.

You will receive a card that clearly indicates the restrictions regarding oxygen content, depth and supervision.

  • Prerequisite: Open Water diver (Junior) certification and minimum of 12 years old.
  • Duration: 1/2 day
  • Price: $150 USD


Ever seen that diver that glides effortlessly through the water and wish you could be like him? Well, it's possible. For starters, you can become a skilled scuba diver by focusing on your buoyancy. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills learned in the Open Water Course and elevates them to the next level. This course provides you with two dives that focus solely on improving your buoyancy.

You will learn to use your breathing to improve buoyancy along with many other skills that will help you glide effortlessly through the water, use less air and ascend and descent as if by thought. You will begin to worry less about hitting aquatic life or being the one who decreases the visibility while diving through a swim thru.

If this course is for you, contact Maple Leaf Scuba now and we can help improve your diving skills.

  • Prerequisite: Open Water diver (Junior) certification
  • Duration: 1 day - 2 beach dives
  • Price: $160


The Deep Diver course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper and learn the risk and benefits associated with deep diving. That wreck you want to see or that large sponge you want to photograph may be at 120 feet (37 meters) and because of this course you will know the risks associated with diving at that depth and take the necessary precautions to ensure a fun and safe dive.

All four dives are boat dives and are completed under the direct supervision of an instructor. The course covers areas such as managing your air supply, dealing with nitrogen narcosis, managing your buoyancy control and learning how to deal with decompression stops if necessary.

Obtaining this certification will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 130 feet (40 meters).

This course is great for any diver who would like to advance their dive training and expand their diver knowledge.


  • Duration: 2 days
  • Prerequisite: Adventure diver or higher and minimum 15 years old
  • Price: $280


Underwater Photography is a popular specialty diving course and with so many cameras out there today it has become easier and more fun to capture photos of your underwater adventures. The course helps student divers develop the knowledge, skills, and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.

The Digital Underwater Photography course covers how to choose the right underwater camera system for you. During the course you learn to use the PADI SEA method ( shoot, examine and adjust) which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster than you can imagine.

Take this course now and share your experiences with friends.


  • Duration: 1 day - two shore dives
  • Prerequisite: Open Water (Junior) certification and a minimum of 10 years old
  • Price: $130


Cozumel, Mexico is the drift diving capital of the world. This course teaches you how to go with the flow as you glide with the ocean currents . Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sounds like fun, then this course is for you.


  • Duration: 2 dives - one day
  • Prerequisite: Open Water (Junior) certification and a minimum of 12 years old
  • Price: $160


See the same reefs in a whole new light with the PADI Night Diver course. A whole different group of species come out at night. Learn new ways to communicate and navigate your way through the water at night. You may have seen this reef before but experiencing it at night under the glow of a light is a completely different experience.

Through this course you will learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You will practice these on three night dives plus you will introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that come out after the sun goes down.


  • Duration: 3 dives from shore in two days
  • Prerequisite: Open Water (Junior) certification and a minimum of 12 years old
  • Price: $180

Note: All in-water certification courses will require the completion of a PADI medical statement and questionnaire (click to download). Please have this form completed before you arrive. If not, you can visit the Hyperbaric Chamber located in Cozumel to have it completed.

For more information on these specialty courses or other courses not mentioned, please feel free to contact Maple Leaf Scuba.