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Cozumel is an island off the Eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) long, 10 miles (16 km) wide and 12 miles (20 km) from the mainland. You can reach Cozumel via direct flight from many cities in the USA or by taking a short ferry ride from Playa del Carmen.
Mayans have lived on the island since 300 AD, when it prospered as a trading center and a ceremonial site for Ixchel, the goddess of fertility. The island has been a favorite destination for divers since Jacques Yves Cousteau’s documentary in 1961 broadcast Cozumel’s glorious sealife to the world.
Cozumel’s protected Marine Park offers impressive walls of coral, huge canyons and pinnacles, thrilling swim-throughs, and an amazing variety of sealife. Year round 120 ft. + visibility, warm, calm, turquoise-blue waters and gentle currents make Cozumel diving a remarkable experience and ideal for underwater photography.
Cozumel has a variety of dive sites. From shallow dives featuring abundant coral and tropical fish life to challenging wall dives, Cozumel has something for everyone. For the most part, it’s boat diving – boats drifting along behind divers and without anchoring at all.
Our local sources tell us the best dive trips can be experienced with the following Dive operations:
Pro Dive Mexico is a watersports service provider with several PADI 5 STAR Dive Centers and PADI 5 STAR IDC Centers. All of their centers have been awarded the prestigous NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIVE CENTER & GREEN STAR Award.
Built in 1976 as Cozumel's first dedicated diver's resort, Scuba Club Cozumel is a very intimate place where Cozumel aficionados find convenience and good value. Designed and built by divers for divers to provide all diving services in one convenient place.
Aldora Divers focuses on great service - with fast boats, small dive groups, and long diving sessions, it's one of the best ways to take in the beautiful seascape Cozumel has to offer.
When in Cozumel or Cancun, visit our friends at ScubaPrice, the local SeaLife distributor and dealer. With shops in Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum and Playa del Carmen, you’ll easily be able to get camera gear and diving supplies for your trip.