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.