Boasting national marine park status and extensive coral reefs, Cozumel—Mexico’s largest island, near the famed Riviera Maya—is a world-renowned destination for experienced scuba lovers as well as those looking to take a beginner diving tour. Here are some tips to help plan your next Cozumel diving excursion.
Choose from a range of trips for certified divers to explore undersea tunnels, caverns, and reefs.
Observe Cozumel’s mind-blowing collection of sea life, including giant sponges, psychedelic-colored tropical fish, rays, turtles, seahorses, and more.
Experience more than 100 dive sites, including the sunken airplane at the Junkyard and the coral collections at the Palancar Reef.
Marvel at the grouper fish and rainbow coral during a dive along the Santa Rosa Wall.
Get your feet wet (pun intended) and learn the basic skills of scuba diving on a beginner dive held in shallow water.
Scuba Diving for Beginners
A beginner dive excursion is a great option for those just getting started with scuba. Pick from among a range of class options, from introductory scuba experiences all the way up to open-water certification trips. Though each excursion is unique, many beginner lessons comprise a short class to learn scuba basics, a practice session in protected waters, and then an open-water dive done with the aid of a certified instructor.
Scuba Diving to Certified Divers
Those divers who already have an existing certification can choose from among a wide range of diving trips on Cozumel. In addition to diving highlights like the Junkyard, the Palancar Reef, and the Santa Rosa Wall, divers can experience other top-notch outings like an exploration inside a cenote (natural limestone well) and the chance to discover diving sites near Playa del Carmen.