An Overview Of Private Scuba Diving Experiences In Cozumel
By Dennis Anderson
At Villa Deja Blue, we help travelers enjoy Cozumel snorkeling in a relaxing atmosphere leveraging information from our experience living on Cozumel Island.
Cozumel boasts the second-longest reef system in the world, offering divers spectacular coral formations and marine life that makes for a memorable diving experience for both newcomers and experienced divers alike. It truly offers something special!
This dive operator is a longstanding favorite, with an established clientele. Offering 2-tank morning diving experiences as well as night dives.
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At this 4-day course, you will learn to dive safely in Cozumel’s crystal clear waters. It includes five theory classes and pool sessions as well as four open water guided boat dives at Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. When complete, an entry-level scuba certification will be issued that allows you to dive with anyone anywhere worldwide.
PADI Open Water Course is an excellent way to begin diving adventures. Beginning with an orientation dive – which gives an introduction to diving equipment – and an instruction dive, then two scuba dives with professional guidance under your instructor, plus learning the basic safety concepts as you dive with others, you may witness many types of fish or underwater creatures during these two dives.
After lunch, embark on a snorkelling excursion to discover the corals of Cozumel and nearby wrecks, or experience blackwater diving – an evening dive which allows you to explore dark areas where marine life might not be visible during daylight hours.
Aldora Divers, located in downtown Cozumel since 1995, prides itself on offering customers a memorable diving experience. Their knowledgeable staff can assist in planning your dive excursion and offer various packages.
Divers can choose from morning, afternoon, evening and night dives on two tanks; day dives are also offered with high capacity steel tanks that allow diving time of over 70 minutes per tank; they also have fast boats and friendly, knowledgeable guides available to them.
Start your scuba diving adventure in Mexico right. At Cozumel Scuba School, their instructors are extremely helpful and will take the time to ensure a safe and enjoyable dive. They’ll teach everything from equipment basics to basic techniques as well as show you some of the best spots in Cozumel for diving.
Dive Paradise first opened its doors to visitors of Cozumel in 1984 and has quickly earned a loyal following ever since. Offering unrivaled fleet boats, dive sites, departure times and special trips – from Discover Scuba Diving experiences and thrilling underwater adventures to mainland jungle and cenote excursions – visitors can customize their vacation with Dive Paradise’s reservation team offering mainland or beachside accommodations that match any budget.
Dive Paradise offers various dive packages, such as 2-tank morning boat trips with welcome tanks. In addition, this company provides discounted add-ons such as Nitrox and afternoon/night diving; non-divers can join for reduced rates; all packages include three meals daily plus snacks and domestic drinks.
Dive Paradise stands out among Cozumel businesses by its exceptional service and friendly staff, boasting one of the largest boat fleets on the island and providing large groups and smaller parties alike with comfortable boats equipped with modern safety and comfort features, such as bathrooms and air conditioning systems. Furthermore, its professional dive guides possess full certification for teaching various diving courses.
Cozumel divers flock to this popular dive site known for its beautiful coral reef, fascinating walls and numerous swim through tunnels. Perfect for both novices and advanced divers due to shallow depth and easy navigation, this dive site also features lobsters, barracudas and eagle rays among many other aquatic life forms.
This dive site boasts a sandy bottom with a long ridge of coral that rises up to about 50 feet, making it a favorite spot for snorkelers to spot hawksbill turtles (which don’t nest here), green and loggerhead turtles (who do), multilevel computer dives and challenging drift dives – ideal for photographers! Sponge-covered reef, large overhangs with stoney coral overhangs and swim-through tunnels make this dive site especially beautiful; current is strong here, making proper drift dive essential!
Mr Sancho’s Beach Club in Cozumel is one of its premier beach clubs, offering an extensive selection of beach and pool activities, food, drinks, loungers and palapas to guests and a sand volleyball court – not forgetting rentable cabanas that guests can rent on their visit!
Mr Sancho’s All-Inclusive Pass is an amazing deal that offers unlimited food, drinks, and beach access for one flat rate price. Perfect for beach days on Cozumel! Tickets range in price between $60 for adults, $40 for teens, and $35 for kids with the all-inclusive package valid all day from 9am-5pm.
Once at Mr Sancho’s Beach Club, you will be welcomed by one of the staff members and given your day pass and assigned table and lounger. From there you are free to explore the beach and pools as you please; souvenir stands offer souvenirs you may want as well as restaurants and bars on site; when it is time for departure there are taxis waiting outside the beach club that can take you back.
An all-inclusive resort located on the southern side of an island and only 15 minutes by taxi ride from its cruise port can add tremendously to any cruise holiday experience. Boasting beautiful beaches, multiple pools, an amazing restaurant and even a water park for kids – not forgetting a spa! – this all-inclusive retreat provides guests with unforgettable vacation experiences!
Mr Sancho’s all-inclusive passes and service are unrivaled, offering great value and exceptional quality. Additionally, there is a private beachfront section exclusive for day pass guests – making this venue suitable for families with young children, couples and groups of friends alike! Unfortunately, though this beach club can get very crowded!
Experience James Bond-like excitement on this unforgettable submarine shore excursion. After receiving a comprehensive safety and operational briefing, climb into your state-of-the-art minisub for an amazing journey through Caribbean waters teeming with marine life and coral formations that you never thought possible! Plus, no certification or prior diving training are needed – what better way to explore!
Once your submarine ride is over, relax at our beach resort which provides comfortable showers and beach lounge chairs along with a freshwater pool for your enjoyment. There is also a restaurant which provides food and drinks, while our stunning beach offers spectacular views of Cozumel’s coastline.
Within 5 minutes from Punta Langosta or Puerta Maya cruise ship pier lies one of Cozumel’s premier snorkel and dive locations: Puerta Maya Reefs or Punta Langosta Reefs are one of the best places for visitors to snorkel or dive, offering spectacular coral reef formations as well as abundant marine life like lobster, moray eels, tropical fish species such as clownfish and others. Furthermore, each year an annual coral spawning event attracts scientists, photographers, divers to witness this rare spectacle!
This coral garden dive features an abundance of tropical fish and even some rare sea turtles, making it an excellent snorkel spot for beginners. Beginning from a bay dive site and proceeding out towards an offshore wall where tunnels, huge overhangs of stoney coral, tunnels and an abundance of small fish scurry about.
At Palancar Reef, this dive provides you with access to some of the island’s most breathtaking sites – Eagle Ray Caves, Barracadero Reef and various shipwrecks are among those worth seeing during this experience.
This two tank snorkel and dive tour allows plenty of time for you to discover Cozumel, taking in its stunning turquoise waters and spectacular landscape. Your guide will assist in discovering its incredible biodiversity for an unforgettable underwater journey!
Be sure to book your trip with Villa Deja Blue and enjoy your stay on the beautiful island of Cozumel.