Learn to dive with Albatros!​

ssiSerious Diving, Serious Fun. That’s the SSI (Scuba Schools International) scuba diving motto. Let Albatros Charters (an SSI affiliate) take you on some amazing underwater journeys. However, if your journey needs to begin with instructions, let us begin where the sand meets the waters and the temperature and visibility are always spectacular.

If you are already certified, you don’t need to stop at the beginning. Once you are an Open Water Certified diver, we can take you to greater education as well as greater depths and horizons!

Scuba diving is a sport that can be shared with friends and family alike. It is also fast becoming a very popular sport that parents can appreciate with their children. Families that dive together can have great vacation fun together.

Scuba Schools International is a worldwide dive certification agency with state-of-the-art training programs, standards and materials. Our instructors meet the SSI high qualifications to ensure that you, our customers, receive the best quality training. At Albatros Charters, we can keep the groups small and/or private to allow for a more personalized course with high standards.

Thinking about getting certified but you don’t want to spend your entire vacation reading?  Now SSI offers Free Online Training.  This allows you to complete the required academic training at home so you can spend your vacation diving!  We will review the material you’ve learned and then spend more time in the water learning diving skills.  Spend your vacation diving, not studying

We also offer PADI courses upon request.  Please ask us about the availability of our PADI Instructor.


Price:  $90 USD / one tank or $125 USD / two tanks

Duration: 3-5 hours, depending on how many tanks

The intent of the Try Scuba Course is to provide non-divers with an opportunity to dive in an enjoyable manner under controlled conditions. The intent is not to ‘teach’ diving.

Minimum Age:  10 years old


Price:  $250 USD, includes 4 open water boat dives. Bring Universal Referral form.

Duration:  4 dives over 2 days

The intent of the Referral/Check Out Dives is to provide an alternate, effective and enjoyable option for students to complete their open water dives. Completing check outs in Cozumel could give you the choice of diving in a comfortable, warm water environment over a colder water experience.

Minimum Age:  10 years old


Price:  Varies by specialty. Includes materials and 2 open water dives (where required). Please inquire.

Duration:  Varies. Most of the Academic work can be completed prior to trip to Cozumel or light reading while here.

The intent of Specialty Courses are to provide advanced education and certification for desired skills. They are meant to be an introduction and to familiarize students with various diving activities. They are not intended to be comprehensive. Specialty Courses provided are:

  • Boat Diving
  • Computer Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Equipment Techniques
  • Night/Limited Visibility Diving
  • Navigation
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Photography
  • Waves, Tides and Currents
  • Wreck Diving

Minimum Age: 10 years old


Price: $275 USD, includes materials and 2 open water dives

Duration: 3-5 hours class/pool time, plus 2 dives

The intent of the Scuba Diver Course is to provide non-divers with the training necessary to dive under the supervision of an Instructor or Dive Leader. Instructions are limited to knowledge and skills needed to dive with minimal risk within limitations of Passport Diver Standards.

The Scuba Diver Course is a stepping stone to full certification. A portion of the price as well as your dives will be credited towards full certification if you can complete full Open Water Diver Course within required time frame.

Minimum Age: 10 years old


Price: $425 USD, includes materials and 4 open water dives

Duration: Varies. Requires at least 1 day at the pool and 2 days for Open Water Dives. Most of the Academic work can be completed prior to your trip to Cozumel as a part of home study.

The intent of the Open Water Diver Course is to provide proper knowledge with skill training and create comfortable, confident and competent divers.

Minimum Age: 10 years old


Price: $50-70, depending on updated needed. No dives included.

Duration: Varies. Can be added to dive day or on previous day.

The intent of the Scuba Skills Update Course is to provide:

  • Certified divers a safe and enjoyable way to update skillsalbatros
  • A way to increase divers’ in-water comfort level
  • A refresh for inactive divers (1 year inactivity)
  • An easy way to update divers

Must be a certified diver to quality.


Please contact us for more information or to make reservations.