Dive Paradise

What began as a "hole in the wall" dive shop has grown to be one of the most highly recognized facilities on the island, striving to carry on the legacy of beloved owner/operator Renee "Apple" Applegate. They've won numerous awards and recognition over the years, including the "Most Popular Dive Operator in the World" three years in a row, as voted by readers in the Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine.

Cost and Offerings

Your first scuba diving experience will be a two to three hour Discover Scuba course which includes training in shallow water, then a 12 foot dive to practice your skills. If you've taken this course before, you can sign up for a refresher which includes one supervised beach dive. Dive Master and specialty courses are also available.

The Discover Scuba course costs $72(USD). The refresher course costs $60. Open Water Certification is $364. The Rescue Diver for $428 and the Emergency First Responder is $128(USD) with an additional $26 for the certificate.

With Dive Cozumel, you sign up for a dive package rather than book your dives by the tank. Packages range in price from $35 to $98(USD) per person. They have the largest variety of trips available in the area.

What to Expect

Dive Paradise asks that guests bring reusable containers for drinking water on the boat.

For more information about diving in the Caribbean, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and newcomers to the sport, check out our comprehensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Location and Contact Information

Dive Paradise is located in downtown San Miguel.

They are conveniently located between the Navy Base and Rock & Java restaurant on Avenida Melgar, and are the on site operator for Hotel Cozumel and Resort, Hotel Barracuda, Hotel Villablanca.

Location: 602 Rafael Melgar, downtown San Miguel, Cozumel

Phone: (987) 872-1007

Secondary Phone: (987) 872-1061

Website: http://www.diveparadise.com/

Email: info@diveparadise.com

 

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