Cozumel is Mexico's largest Caribbean island; and after Isla Angel de la Guarda & Isla Tiburon in the Sea of Cortez, it is Mexico's third largest island overall.
Cozumel covers 477km2 is an excellent, accessible and diverse dive location, renowned for clear waters sitting some 19km off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its name is the Island of Swallows in the local Mayan language; and the dense monsoon forest dominated interior is punctured by at least 32 Mayan Ruins of various sizes, reflecting the island's importance in pre-European history. Today the island, a low limestone karstic formation, has much to offer in terms of wildlife and diverse habitats, but it is best known as a diving and beach destination.
Divided from the mainland Yucatan by a deep channel, most of the island's dive sites on the relatively sheltered west coast (on the east the coast is rocky and almost undiveable due to rough sea conditions). This is where this dive holiday is based, offering unlimited beach dives, as well as morning twin-tank boat-based dives, exploring the island's complex underwater environment of walls, sloping reefs, canyons and ridges. Diving is managed by highly experienced crew & dive guides at our partner 5-star PADI facility. Additional night time, wreck and twilight dives can be booked locally as you wish.
Currents along the coast bring rich nutrients into the 20 km channel between Cozumel and the mainland, encouraging a wide variety of marine life, both large and small. Toadfish, nurse sharks and lobsters, scorpion fish and octopus are among the wide variety of fishes inhabiting extensive coral formations. In slightly deeper waters, a wide range of pelagic fish can be seen cruising coral walls, with impressive tarpon, eagle rays and black-tip reef sharks often seen here. Many of the dive sites on Cozumel are included in Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park and as a company strongly committed to protecting the natural environment Aqua-Firma closely follows the sustainable diving practices.
These 4 - 8 day dive holidays are ideal as a getaway for those living in the Americas; or taken in combination with one of our other Mexican experiences, such as expert-led Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Research & Photography, Pure Cenotes Diving, or tailor-made Wildlife and Mayan adventures.
Transportation to and from Cozumel can be arranged in accordance to your needs, such as transfers starting and ending Cancun, Belize or Isla Mujeres.
Dates & prices
Available anytime of the year, but bear in mind the hurricane season, which are most likely to strike in September and October.
Prices shown here cover the months April to August 2020 inclusive and are inclusive of 19% Mexican sales tax.
Add 8% for February & March.
Add 15% for Jan 3 - 31
Add 27% for 20 Dec - 3 Jan
19% Mexican sales tax
Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner
2 tank morning dive each full day at the resort
Unlimited shore dives
Use of gear locker (bring you own padlock)
Transportation to / from the hotel
Night dives ($55 + tax)
Twilight dives ($80 + tax - 6 divers minimum needed)
Dive kit rental (please enquire for rates)