Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

Aside from its beautiful scenery and warm weather, Cozumel is also known for its magnificent diving. The article Diving in Cozumel Mexico, found on bootsnall.com, points out the benefits that diving in the waters of Cozumel offers.

“There are roughly 40 or so dive sights that ring the island, and about 28 dive shops ready to get you going. I stayed at the Casa Del Mar, a very reasonably priced hotel that caters specifically to divers. The hotel was clean, service was excellent, and the price couldn’t be beat. They offer dive packages that start at $188 dollars for three nights/two days of diving to $417 dollars for seven nights/ five days of diving. Most of the hotels on the island offer dive packages including the very swanky Presidente Inter-Continental, which offers some surprisingly inexpensive dive deals. If you want to dive first class, this is the place. The President of Mexico, Vicente Fox; a diver himself, was staying at the Inter-Continental the week I was there. Recently, U.S News & World Report Magazine recognized Cozumel as the North American and Caribbean destination offering the best vacation value.

The island of Cozumel is quickly becoming more than a dive destination. The main town of San Miguel is a lively, thriving town with many good restaurants, a wide range of shopping opportunities, a fabulous small museum – Museum of the Island of Cozumel – and very friendly people. There is a new 18-hole golf course on the island located at the Cozumel Country Club, Chankanaab Park – an ecological water theme park, is a great day out for the family, ancient Mayan ruins to marvel at, plus, for honeymooners – a number of excellent packages to take advantage of at many of the top resorts on the island.

But diving is, and I think will remain, the main draw of this magical, unspoiled island. Take just one dive into the turquoise waters that surround Cozumel and you will quickly find out why divers from all over the world return again and again to this special place.”