Situated in front of Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is a teardrop shaped island boasting beautiful dives on drop-offs and shallow colorful reefs along the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. Called Ah-Cuzamil Peten (land of the swallows) by its earliest inhabitants, Cozumel has been a favorite destination for divers since 1961, when Jacques Yves Cousteau’s documentary broadcast Cozumel’s amazing sea life to the world.
A National Park characterized by a vertical drop off that that boasts large sponges and many different types of coral and crystal clear waters. Keep a keen eye out into the deep blue, to spot large pelagic fish and sometimes sharks patrolling the area. Along the wall, apart from the amazing corals, you will see lobsters, large crabs, groupers, giant moray eels, turtles and much more.
Joining the Cozumel dives getting there by the ferry is the option for those who want to combine diving with a visit on the island; the diving boat will leave from the pier of Cozumel at 11:00 a.m. and after 2 dives, the first on the wall and the second one on the shallower reefs of the Park, will be back at the pier around 15.30, giving you the opcion to have a lunch and a walk in the village rather then make a trip all around the island.
Tanks, weights, entrance fee to the national park, soft drinks, multilingual guide.
Ferry ticket, dive equipment, transfer from/to the hotel
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If you’re staying at Sandos Caracol or Playacar, you must pay a fee of 12 usd per exit concept of direct transportation from the hotel. This fee will be paid in cash directly before boarding the boat.