Scuba Diving Near Cozumel

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If Jacques Cousteu recommends a destination for diving, you should take notice.  Cozumel is one of the locations the famed scuba master loved.   Featuring an impressive amount of coral walls, canyons, swim-thrus, and pinnacles, there is plenty to see for all skill levels here.  

You'll find 14 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 27 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

Blue Angel

The dive shops worth looking into are listed below.

Dive Shops Near Cozumel
Name Phone Location
Aldora -- Downtown San Miguel
Aqua Safari -- Downtown San Miguel
AquaWorld -- 2.0 mi. South West of Central San Miguel
B&B Divers -- Downtown San Miguel
Black Shark -- Downtown San Miguel
Blue Angel -- 1.5 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel
Blue Magic Scuba (987) 872-6143 Downtown San Miguel
Caribbean Divers (987) 872-1080 Downtown San Miguel
Cha Cha Cha -- Downtown San Miguel
Cozumel Equalizers (987) 872-3511 0.4 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel
Deep Blue -- Downtown San Miguel
Dimi -- Downtown San Miguel
Dive Comzumel -- Downtown San Miguel
Dive House (987) 872-1953 Downtown San Miguel
Eco Divers -- Downtown San Miguel
El Dorado -- Downtown San Miguel
Hyperbaric Chamber -- Downtown San Miguel
Michelle's 52 987 2 0947 Downtown San Miguel
Papa Hog's (877) 817-9987 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel
Pepe Scuba Dive Shop (987) 872-6740 1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown San Miguel
Pro Dive Center at Melia Cozumel (984) 745-0763 3.6 mi. Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Allegro Cozumel (984) 745-0763 9.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Grand Cozumel (984) 745-0763 9.6 mi. South West of Central San Miguel
Scuba Cozumel (800) 847-5708 0.9 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel
Scuba Gamma -- Downtown San Miguel
Scuba Shack Downtown (987) 872-7903 Downtown San Miguel
Scuba Staff -- Downtown San Miguel
Sea Scuba -- Downtown San Miguel
Studio Blue Cozumel -- Downtown San Miguel
Troy's Pelagic Adventure -- 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel
Yucatech -- Downtown San Miguel
Cozumel Marine World

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to check with Liquid Blue Divers. One of the island's premier dive facilities, this center uses high-capacity high pressure steel tanks for long bottom times and top of the line, modern equipment to encourage divers to get out and explore local waters. They believe that personalized attention is the key to their success which is why the owners Steve or Kami are on the boat for nearly every trip. They are located in San Miguel, Cozumel.

A second option is Cozumel Marine World. Thanks to the fact that Cozumel is home to some of the best drift dive conditions in the world, all of the excursions hosted by this facility are drift dives. That being said, this location offers a full selection of PADI courses for beginners to instructor-level specialties and daily one and two tank dives offering what is regarded as some of the best service around. You can reach them at (987) 103-5690.

A third option is Scuba Du Cozumel. Scuba Du was originally formed by co-owners; brothers Jorge and Jose de la Fuente and Gabriel Nayar. Together with their previous extensive diving experience, the three built a successful dive center that now has five special diving boats. They're located in western Cozumel.

Take a look at the table below for information concerning diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Cozumel
Name Phone Location
Albatros Charters (888) 333-4643 0.7 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel
Babieca Dive Center (987) 872-0844 2.0 mi. South West of Central San Miguel
Blue Dream Cozumel -- 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel
Bluenote Scuba Diving (987) 872-0312 1.0 mi. East of Downtown San Miguel
Cozumel Marine World (987) 103-5690 1.9 mi. South West of Central San Miguel
Deep Exposure Diving (866) 670-2736 San Miguel
Dive Palancar (987) 872-5556 9.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Miguel
Dive Paradise (987) 872-1007 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel
Dive with Martin (987) 872-2610 Cozumel
Diving Adventures (210) 374-9141 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown San Miguel
Dressel Divers Cozumel (+34) 963 561 496 10.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel
Liquid Blue Divers (210) 807-3483 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel
Sand Dollar Sports Diving (866) 663-3140 Cozumel
Scuba Du Cozumel (987) 872-9500 3.2 mi. South West of Central San Miguel

Dive Services

The following table summarizes the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 75.0 $ 130.0
Double Tank Dive $ 65.0 $ 100.0
Night Dive $ 45.0 $ 60.0
Open Water Certification $ 380.0 $ 430.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 60.0

Dive Sites

The chart below lists a few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Cozumel
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Barracuda Point Very Good Rescue / CMAS *** 114.8 20.5713433639 -86.9029010579
C-53 Xicotencatl Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 80.1 20.4452 -87.0005333333
Chankanaab Bolones Good Open Water / CMAS * 80.1 20.4362666667 -87.0114666667
Columbia Deep Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 108.3 20.3163833333 -87.0263666667
Columbia Reef Fair -- 88.6 20.31645 -87.0168666667
Cordona Reef Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.9 20.3843666667 -87.0242333333
Cozumel plane wreck Fair -- 131.2 20.4799666667 -86.9737
Exectamente Very Good -- 65.6 20.41115 -87.02155
La Francesa Good Open Water / CMAS * 59.1 20.35035 -87.0276833333
Las Palmas Shallows Good -- 100.1 20.4580333333 -86.9905333333
Palancar Deep Very Good -- 328.1 20.33385 -87.0306
Palancar Gardens Good -- 69.9 20.3361 -87.0274333333
Palancar Horseshoe Fair Open Water / CMAS * 88.6 20.3266 -87.0326666667
Paraiso Bajo Excellent -- 49.9 20.4718833333 -86.9814666667
Paso del Cedral Good Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 20.3542833333 -87.0282666667
Playa Corona Good -- 65.6 20.4354333333 -87.0029166667
Punta Dalila Fair -- 65.6 20.3453833333 -87.0229
Punta Sur Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 20.3018833333 -87.0186666667
Punta Sur - Devil's Throat Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 129.9 20.2961666667 -87.0204666667
Punta Tunich Good Open Water / CMAS * 129.9 20.3928 -87.0255166667
San Clemente reef Excellent Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 20.3817 -87.0262833333
San Francisco Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 164.0 20.3707333333 -87.0267666667
San Juan Reef -- -- -- 20.5633673435 -86.9289779663
Santa Rosa Wall Excellent -- 200.1 20.3655166667 -87.02735
Tormentos Reef Fair -- 65.6 20.44075 -87.00465
Villa Blanca Fair Open Water / CMAS * 108.3 20.51605 -86.9543
Yucab Reef Good -- 62.3 20.4055 -87.0212

For more information concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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