Destination Overview:
Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island, and offers dual delights that take visitors above and below water. It is a very special destination thanks to its friendly, laid-back, tropical island atmosphere, world famous diving, and stunning Caribbean beauty. The jewel-shaped, flat-as-a-pancake island lies just 12 miles off the Yucatan Coast, and measures some 28 miles long and 10 miles wide. Surrounding the island’s limestone shores are temperate, crystal clear waters which range from stunning turquoise, to aquamarine, to deep indigo.

Diving Details:
Following a 1961 documentary by Jacques Cousteau, Cozumel began earning a world-wide following of divers who have consistently ranked it one of the top five dive destinations on the planet. Cozumel offers great wall and reef diving. Our favorite sites include Chancanaab Reef, San Francisco Wall, Tormentos Reef, Maracaibo Reef, Palancar Caves, and Santa Rosa Wall.

Insider Information:
Cozumel offers diverse diving for all levels. You can book specialty boats for speed or advanced diving, and choose from 2-tank, 3-tank, morning, afternoon and night diving, as all are available. For non-divers, the island’s attractions include over 35 archaeological sites. After years of traveling, Cozumel is still one of our favorite destinations. Great value, great food and fantastic diving…the perfect combination.

Dive Operators

Dive Sites


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Non-Diving Activities

  • Relax on a beautiful beach
  • Go snorkeling…many dive sites also set the stage for world-class snorkeling
  • Swim with dolphins at Chankanaab park
  • Visit the San Gervasio Ruins, an ancient Mayan archeological site
  • Visit Faro Celarain Eco Park, where sea turtles arrive every year to deposit their eggs
  • Take an exciting ATV jungle tour
  • Learn about the geography and history of Cozumel with a vist to the Island Museum
  • Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment
  • Stroll through San Miguel’s many shops
  • Go deep sea fishin
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Frequently asked questions

Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It lies opposite of Playa del Carmen with Cancun to the east.

Flights to Cozumel take 5 hours and 45 minutes from Los Angeles and 6 hours and 15 minutes from New York.

They use the Mexican peso. For almost all purchases, the US$ is accepted with change in pesos. Bringing smaller denominations of the US$ is suggested, as it is sometimes difficult to break a $100 bill.

Spanish is the official language of Cozumel. English is spoken in the main tourist areas.

U.S. citizens are advised to have a valid passport. Upon entry into Mexico, you will be given a blue tourist card, which will serve as your visa. This tourist visa is usually good for 90 days.

The US Consular Agency is located at Villa Mar Mall in the Main Plaza, Locale #8 Parque Juárez between Melgar and 5th Ave on the 2nd floor. Office hours are M-F, 12-2pm. Telephone: (01-987) 872-4574, 872-4485.

For legal reasons, we cannot make official recommendations regarding shots or immunizations. Please consult with your physician or visit for more information.

They use 110 volts just like the US. However, some newer hotels/resorts are now using the more common 3 hole plug. If you need a converter or adaptor, it is advised that you carry your own.

Please consult with your airlines regarding luggage requirements and restrictions.

Continental, US Airways, Mexicana, Delta, American and Frontier.

It depends on the hotel/resort that you choose to stay at. However, when it comes to your diving transfers, the dive centers usually provide roundtrip hotel/dive center transfers. Please check with the dive shop that will be handling your tours.

Water temperature averages at about 77 degrees with visibility of up to 100 feet. Some dive sites are subject to strong currents. The busiest times of year are mid Feb to mid April, July and the holiday season. Enjoy colorful walls, lobster, crab, barracudas, huge and brilliant sponges, gorgonians, schools of jacks and angelfish, rays, sharks, turtles, coral heads, dolphins, groupers and morays. Swim-throughs, drift dives, interesting wreck dives, narrow tunnels and caves are all options. Don’t miss the Splendid Toad Fish, found only in Cozumel!

Morning dives boats depart between 8:30 and 9:00am. Afternoon dive boats depart at 2:00pm.

We recommend wearing a 3mm wetsuit. While the water can get warm enough to go without, we recommend divers wear one for protection.

Airport fees, rental equipment, marine park fee (20 pesos or $2.00)

E-tickets and vouchers are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.