OVERVIEW: Dive Fest is devoted to the educational study of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math by students ages 11 to 19. In this special event, students will come together to learn to Scuba dive, study marine biology and oceanography, and explore the brilliant creations under the ocean’s surface. It’s hard work to undertake but one of the most rewarding accomplishments you can achieve.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Water / Swimming, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Communication, Adaption to Unexpected Problems, the Drive to be Successful, and most important, the ability to have fun through science!
LIMITATIONS: Earning your Open Water Certification requires a lot of hard work! It also requires a lot of reading and studying which will take up most of your time in the evening hours. Those that are not committed to earning this goal may not earn their certification. For those that try diving and determine that it is not for them, or for those that are unable to achieve success in the academic portion of the week, they are welcome to drop down to a Skin Dive platform.
Dive Fest is a rare opportunity for student groups to undertake the challenge of Scuba certification with their peers while discovering STEM disciplines in Marine Biology and Oceanography in real-life practice. Combine all that with the sheer beauty of this area of Mexico, Dive Fest is one-of-a-kind.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Cozumel and the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, Dive Fest will allow groups to explore and navigate using their newly learned skills and take away their Padi Scuba certification following the end of a rewarding week of education and fun!
The park is simply a diving dream come true and a paradise for scuba diving. Cozumel’s National Marine Park starts its chain of outstanding dive sites south of downtown, with the aptly named Paradise Reef, and stretches out all the way to the southern end of the island, Punta Sur. This marine park is the protected home to one of the most incredible coral reefs and marine inhabitants on the planet. Visions in Education believe the key to future sustainability of our planet is education. We actively seek out the best educators in their fields for our Master Classes at many of our destinations. Students learn more about the world around them and how to protect the future assets of this extraordinary planet we share by exploring and participating in the experiences offered to them.