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FUN DIVING

Roll back and enjoy the dive!

Fun Diving at Cozumel Dive School

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Cozumel Dive School is primarily an educational facility, aiming to help divers perfect their skills (no matter the certification level). We take great pride and care to train new PADI divers with the highest level of attention and experience. However, we put our collective energy towards these efforts because we LOVE diving!

While we believe all diving should be fun, we use the term "fun diving" to describe our underwater adventures that do not have a teaching component. We are just blowing bubbles for fun. After all, the best way to gain experience is by swimming with the fishes!

Our staff at Cozumel Dive School would be happy to help with fun dive packages during your time on the island. Let's go have some fun!

Shore Dives

Cozumel is famous for its amazing reefs in the Cozumel Reefs National Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel) but beautiful coral and fascinating marine creatures can be found just a few steps (and a few kicks) from the heart of the town.

 

TIKILA BEACH

Most of the time we use the facilities of Tikila Beach Bar or the adjacent Sunset Beach restaurant, located a short drive south of the town’s main plaza. Both places have showers, beverages & meals for purchase, lockers for rent, and a convenient entrance to the ocean. Usually, we dive in the morning (8 am meeting) or in the afternoon (1 pm), or both, all depending on the courses/fun dives bookings.

 

The coral is teeming with life: filefish, angelfish, jawfish, parrotfish, squirrelfish, barracudas, sea slugs, stingrays, and crustaceans, not to forget spotted eagle rays frequently making an appearance here in the winter season (December - April).

The reefs start already at 6 m/18 ft depth and continue until past a small ‘drop’ to a 10 m/33 ft. Due to the proximity of the coral, easy entrance, and predominantly slow currents, this dive site is great for first-time divers, as well as those looking to refresh their skills after a long hiatus from the water.

This dive site is also famous for its coral restoration project with platforms, monuments, and structures built in cooperation with Minecraft video game company to stimulate coral to grow, as well as for the underwater sculpture Zoe, monitored by an underwater camera.

 

For more experienced divers, there’s a proper wall around 15 minutes swim away from the shore, where depths reach 30 m/100 ft and more.

THE BLOCKS

Another dive site easily accessible from the shore is located 10-15 minutes walk north from the main square and is known as The Blocks. As the current in the north tends to be a bit stronger, we recommend it mostly to more experienced divers with strong swimming skills.

 

To enter the water, we use old Shaka bar beach and from there we dive or surface swim to the Blocks which is a group of huge concrete pillars, covered in coral and home for moray eels, lionfish, trumpet fish, drums, lobsters, and other fascinating species. Heading south-west from the Blocks, we reach the other dive site, two Sunken Boats. They are two small, old patrol boats, sunken on purpose to create a dive site. As they are far less popular than the well-known C-53 wreck, you can really feel like an explorer! The area is known for stronger currents and frequent sights of eagle rays in the winter season. 

Boat Dives

All boat dives include gear rental, transportation from CDS Dive House to/from the marina, marine park passes, lunch/drinks during the surface interval on the boat, dive guide, two standard 12L/80cf air tanks.

Additional charges apply for: dive computer rental ($10 USD/day), Nitrox blend or tank size upgrade to 15L/100cf) $5 USD/tank. Dive computer rental, Nitrox and tank upgrades must be booked in advance.

Diving the reefs inside the Marine National Park, drifting with Cozumel currents among turtles, rays, and other sea creatures, mingling with fellow divers on the upper deck of the boat, and enjoying the best guacamole on the island prepped by our trusty Marinero on your surface interval. This is what our boat dives are about!

 

We rent spots on the boats owned by a local company: The Anita is a bigger boat with an upper deck and capacity of 18 divers. The Maria Louna can accommodate up to 12 divers and is smaller but much faster. We typically share the boat with other instructors/divemasters depending on the conditions, group size, and course needs.

 

As the currents in the Marine Park run predominantly north, we start with a dive site further down south (eg: Colombia, Palancar reef system, Dalila, Cedral) and we move north of the park (eg: Yucab, Tormentos, Chankanaab area) for the second dive.

 

Check out popular Cozumel dive sites here.

Night Dives

All boat dives include gear rental, transportation from CDS Dive House to/from the marina, marine park passes, lunch/drinks during the surface interval on the boat, dive guide, two standard 12L/80cf air tanks.Night dives require an underwater light/torch and the $10 USD rental fee is included in dive cost. Deduct this figure if you have your own torch.

 

Additional charges apply for: dive computer rental ($10 USD/day), Nitrox blend or tank size upgrade to 15L/100cf) $5 USD/tank. Nitrox and tank upgrades must be booked in advance. 

Once you try night diving, you’ll probably want to do it every night! The underwater world in Cozumel is outstanding, but it becomes more thrilling after dusk when the reef wakes up.

We organize night dives from Tikila Beach (one tank) or from the boat as part of a two -tank trip. The twilight boat takes you on two dives: one in the late afternoon and the second just past the sunset. Tikila is famous for octopus, scorpion fish, squids and varieties of crustaceans, while night diving from the boat usually means all of the above plus sharks, turtles and splendid toadfish singing their strange love songs. A truly unforgettable experience! You can sign up for a night dive if you have at least a (Junior) Open Water Diver certification and no contraindications to scuba diving. 

Fun Diving Options & Costs

For all dives booked directly with Cozumel Dive School, your guide, gear rental (apart from dive computer), and transportation to/from CDS/dive site are included.

Additional charges apply for: dive computer rental ($10 USD/day), Nitrox blend or tank size upgrade to 15L/100cf) $5 USD/tank. Dive computer rental, Nitrox and tank upgrades must be booked in advance.

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Shore Dive at Tikila Beach

$35 USD

  • One tank (one dive)

  • Be ready to check your gear upon arrival

  • Leave your valuables in safe location (hotel or room)

  • Please use rash guard for sun protection or reef-safe sunscreen (if you must) 

  • No food/drink provided, bring your own or purchase 

  • Dive computer available to rent for $10/day

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Shore Dive at The Blocks

$35 USD

  • One tank (one dive)

  • Be ready to check your gear upon arrival

  • Leave your valuables in safe location (hotel or room)

  • Please use rash guard for sun protection or reef-safe sunscreen (if you must) 

  • No food/drink provided, bring your own or purchase 

  • Dive computer available to rent for $10/day

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Morning Boat Dive

$90 USD

  • Two tanks (two dives)

  • Be ready to check your gear upon arrival

  • Please use rash guard for sun protection or reef-safe sunscreen (if you must) 

  • Lunch and beverages during the surface interval

  • Dive computer available to rent for $10/day

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Night Dive at Tikila Beach

$50 USD

  • One tank (one dive)

  • Be ready to check your gear upon arrival

  • Leave your valuables in safe location (hotel or room)

  • No food/drink provided

  • Dive computer available to rent for $10/day

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Boat Night Dive

$100 USD

  • Two tanks (two dives)

  • Be ready to check your gear upon arrival

  • Please use rash guard for sun protection or reef-safe sunscreen (if you must) 

  • No food/drink provided, bring your own or purchase 

  • Dive computer available to rent for $10/day

 
 
 
 

Fun Diving Scheduling,

Payment & Cancellation

  • To reserve your spot: A non-refundable $50 USD deposit is due with your booking, minimum 24 hours before the dive.

  • Full payment deadline: upon arrival to Cozumel Dive School, before the activity

  • Payment options accepted: 

    • PayPal (added 5% fee is paid by the diver)

    • Cash (US dollars or Mexican pesos) - please contact us prior to payment for the current conversion rate to avoid shortages and extra fees

    • Bank transfer via one of our bank accounts (Australia, Sweden, Poland, Canada, Mexico)

  • Cancellation Policy & Fees: 

    • You can change your dive activity date at the discretion of Cozumel Dive School, free of charge and subject to weather and availability, with a minimum 24-hour notice.

    • Changes and cancellations made less than 24 hrs before the dive activity date result in no refund.

    • For Christmas, New Year and Easter seasons, the cancellation notice is extended to 48 hours before a dive trip.

    • Read our complete Terms & Conditions for more details.