Sure, our Discover Scuba Diving experience will teach you a few basic skills of scuba diving during a brief theory and confined water session, before joining our dives to enjoy the stunning underwater world. Check for medical requirements.
Generally we would recommend not bringing unnecessary items on the boat (particularly anything that that you would not want to get wet), but certainly a small bag of essential items is possible.
As long as the boat is not full that day, they are welcome to come along for $30.
The water temperature ranges between 76 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months (Dec, Jan, Feb); 78 to 80 degrees in the Spring (March through May) and warm up to 82 – 84 degrees in the summer months.
Exposure protection is really determined by your tolerance and is based on your tendency to chill. Keep in mind that if you will be doing multiple dives over multiple days, you will probably become less tolerant of cold as the week progresses. A good all- around suit for Cozumel is a full 3 mm.
All of our dives are tailored to meet the desires and objectives of our divers. However, a typical day with us would be a wall dive to a depth of 70-80 feet, multi-level profile, with the bottom time determined by your air consumption and dive computer. The second dive is typically a shallower dive between 40 and 60 feet. Our average bottom times range between 60 and 85 Minutes.
Our custom 28′ dive boat “Kailani” is certified to safely transport 12 divers per trip however we usually take no more than 8. We limit our dive groups to 4 certified divers or 3 beginners per Instructor/Divemaster and specialize in small groups and personal attention.
Cozumel has a wide variety of marine life including turtles; spotted eagle rays; nurse sharks; schools of snappers, grunts, and triggerfish; barracudas; seahorses; and Cozumel’s endemic Splendid Toadfish. You will drift along walls of coral with plentiful sponges as you fly out over the abyss. Each site will be different every time you dive.
We are highly flexible with our departure times and they are based on our guests preferences. Our boat usually departs the Marina at 9:00 am for our morning 2 Tank trip and at 2:00 PM for our afternoon 2 tank trip.
Pickup times at hotels south of Caleta are dependent on the number of stops, number of divers, weather and distance from the marina. Pickup at the far southern resorts is usually around 9:30.
Iberostar, Occidental Grand, Alegro, Aura, Residencia Reef and Presidente Hotel. We also pick up at beach clubs and private homes in the south. Some hotels may charge their guests a daily fee for getting picked up by a dive shop other than the onsite dive operation. Ask your hotel when making reservations.
Yes, we do night dives every week. They are not scheduled on specific nights, but rather based on request. We must have at least three divers signed up to do a night dive.
Dive sites can usually be reached within 25 minutes from the Marina while some of the specialty dives sites take up to 35 min.
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Valet Diving Service!
We can supply 60, 80 and 100 cubic foot aluminium tanks.
Yes, EAN 32% or 36% are available for an additional charge for each fill and must be requested in advance.
We strongly recommend a scuba diving insurance such as Divers Alert Network (DAN). We are a Dan Industry Partner, and can help you apply for it. This insurance should be secured before your arrival in Cozumel. Click here to join DAN for only 35 USD
The average tip is $5 to $8 per tank per diver. If you do a 2-tank dive, an appropriate tip would be $10 to $15 for each diver. Marcelo, our captain will appreciate it very much!
We strongly recommend that you book your diving in advance and suggest at least 60 days out. In order to maintain our high level of personalized service, and provide our divers with the best experience possible, we limit the number of divers in our groups.
Dive sites are chosen each day based on our guests’ preferences and skills. If you have a particular reef you’d like to visit, let us know and we will do our best to get you there. It mostly depends on what our divers want to do and where they may have already been. Weather and timing can also be a factor in deciding but we try to get our divers where they want to go whenever possible.
All divers are required to complete an online reservation form from our website on the reservations page. Once your reservation form is received, you will be notified, via email, with a confirmation and the deposit amount. Deposits are made via PayPal. Without this deposit, we cannot guarantee your reservation.
We cannot offer pickups from the mainland. You will need to take a 30 min ferry from Playa del Carmen then a 10 min taxi to meet us in the Marina Fonatur for departure.
Please contact us no later than the evening prior to your first dive. We can happily visit you at your hotel or Villa and get all paperwork done if we have not made it yet. We can also pick up your gear to set it up and take care of it during your whole stay.
You will receive a full refund.
We dive rain or shine. Weather related refunds are only provided when the port has been closed by the Harbour Master.
Scheduled dives that are missed due to medical reasons and that cannot be rescheduled will either be refunded or credited (client’s choice).
Deposit payments are made via PayPal.
Payments on the island can be made with cash (US dollars or Mex Pesos).
We do not accept credit or debit cards for deposits or payments on the island. You can, however, use your debit card to get cash at any of the island’s ATM machines. These machines, especially those at the banks on the plaza, give a very good exchange rate.
Ideally, dive reservations should be made at least 3 days in advance, however we do take reservations as short as 12 hours prior to the day trip and if space is available, we are more than happy to accommodate your diving needs.
Cozumel is great all year around! The quietest time here would be during our wet season, September through November. January through April is our high season. Summer is the hottest time, from July through September. The great thing about Cozumel underwater is always good! We always have great visibility (100ft+), plenty of action, and warm water. Winters are generally the driest time, but the island does experience the occasional Norte, bringing with it blustery winds. They are infrequent and short lived.
Cozumel is a diver’s dream! Located on the world’s second longest barrier reef system, the island is home to an incredible variety of underwater adventures from wall diving to drift diving, wrecks, swim throughs, coral formations, and caves; there is something for every one.
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