One of the most popular tourist activities on the island of Cozumel is diving and today we will see some of the advantages and wonders of diving in this paradisiacal destination. Find out and fall in love with this incredible island!
The meaning of Cozumel in Spanish is “Land of the swallows” but here you can not only admire swallows, but also the great wealth that is kept under the sea.
Where to dive in Cozumel
Cozumel is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Mexican Caribbean region and it is not only due to its natural beauty but also to the different and surprising water activities that can be practiced there.
There are two ways to get to the island of Cozumel, by boat or by plane. Cozumel has an international airport, so you don’t have to worry about it.
One of the most frequented places by tourists willing to dive in Cozumel is the Chankanaab Lagoon, which is located south of the town and is a body of water that connects to the sea through an underground tunnel.
The main characteristic of this place is that divers can see the animals and plants of the sea as if they were in an aquarium because the water is very clear and also warm.
Dive the second largest reef in the world
The island of Cozumel is one of the five best places to dive, in large part because it has the second largest barrier reef in the world, at least 17 kilometers long.
In Cozumel you can practice diving almost all year long and you will be able to see fish such as grouper, parrot, cat shark, snappers, grumpy fish, queen angelfish, gray angelfish, chest and even yellow and purple sponges, blue, cross-shaped, ball-shaped or tube-shaped; there are also brown sponges and octopuses that change color at night.
Whether it is experienced divers or beginner divers, it is best to take a diving tour as the guide, in addition to assisting you if you need it, will help you to know the most interesting marine sites in detail.
At Aquaworld we offer two tank dive tours during the week, except for Sundays. This includes dives of 26 and 14 meters. We can offer you ideal dive times if you come on a cruise as we give you the time you need to get back to the ship on time.
Are you in a hotel in Cozumel? Then you can enjoy our night dives on the island as well as dives from the shore. If you are a certified diver, we will take you 26 meters deep so you can walk through one of the most outstanding coral reef walls in the world due to its beauty.
Custom Diving Packages in Cozumel
And if you want to dive with greater flexibility, we offer you the opportunity to create your special package in Cozumel to meet your needs. This package can last several days and you can combine two tank dives as well as cavern and night diving.
The cavern diving that we offer you at Aquaworld departs from the ferry dock and later everyone meets in Playa del Carmen. This two-tank dive takes place in the Tajma-Ha cavern, noted for its beams of light and for having some fossils.
Diving in Cozumel from Cancun and Riviera Maya
If you are staying at a hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya and want to dive in Cozumel, we offer you a full day pack that includes two-tank diving, food and transportation. The trip begins at 8:00 in the morning at Aquaworld Cancun and we can pick you up at your hotel.
Then you have to take the ferry to Cozumel where you can have a two-tank dive and at the end of lunch time, you will take the 5:00 pm ferry that goes to Playa del Carmen; You will be at the hotel at approximately 7:00 pm.