A Scuba Diver's Playground
Cozumel is world-renowned for its scuba diving and proximity to numerous top dive sites. Located on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (the second-largest coral reef system in the world), Cozumel is a perfect spot for turquoise Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, and world-class diving and snorkeling. The Mesoamerican reef system is the second-largest reef system in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef), and there is extensive coral and sea life with incredible visibility.
Cozumel is an exciting tourist destination with two very different sides to the beautiful island. You can access all the modern amenities around its main town of San Miguel and still find so many places on the far side of the island to get away from it all. Cozumel is known for it's plentiful restaurants and shops and being a very safe location for tourists to explore compared to other parts of Mexico.
The island of Cozumel is located just off the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and is directly across the water from Playa Del Carmen. You can fly direct from Toronto to Cozumel Airport weekly or choose a number of daily direct flights to Cancun and take the ferry over to the island. Located in Playa Del Carmen, you can get transport to the ferry terminal and be in Cozumel in about an hour and a half.
Our Preferred Cozumel Dive Resort:
Scuba divers may be skipping check-in altogether and heading straight for the water, knowing that both the Palancar and Santa Rosa Wall reefs surround this resort. Set on one of Cozumel's many beautiful beaches, the IBEROSTAR Cozumel provides divers, snorkelers, families and couples with a mellow and rustic vacation experience. Colourful bungalows are scattered throughout the complex, each with private patios and hammocks so guests may feel at one with the nature outside their rooms. Activities are varied with diving and snorkelling being the top attractions for many guests, but target shooting, kayaking, windsurfing, dance, volleyball, soccer and much more, are all offered.
With Dressel Divers Dive Shop right on location, the dive boats depart every morning and afternoon for divers and snorkelers alike.
Whether you choose to stay on the island or take the ferry over from the mainland for a day trip, Cozumel is a great trip for any scuba enthusiast.