Diving in Cozumel
The island is located in the Caribbean Sea along the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsulaabout 82 km (51 mi) south of Cancún and 19 km (12 mi) from the mainland. The island is about 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide. With a total area of 477.961 km2(184.542 sq mi), it is Mexico’s largest Caribbean island, largest permanently inhabited island, and Mexico’s third-largest island, following Tiburón Island and Isla Ángel de la Guarda.
Cozumel is famous among the diving community for its lush walls and high-voltage drifts. The reef system around the island is a part of the Mesoamerican reef system and is protected by the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. As such, it is extremely healthy for a Caribbean reef and is home to 26 coral species and more than 500 species of fish. Cozumel is suitable for all levels of diver from beginners to tec divers.
In particular, Cozumel is currently ranked as one of the top ten places for diving.
Toadfish – sanopus splendidus
Diving in cenote
In order to dive in cenotes you just need to be certified, at least Open Water. It’s a unique experience that you cannot miss!
Some species are resident and are presents the whole year and others which do their migration in the Mexican waters.
Of course, we offer the oportunity to encounter this species with us.
Cozumel's diving center
Phocea Mexico is located less than 2 miles South from downtown San Miguel in Cozumel, inside the Villablanca hotel. It is an excellent location, just facing the sea and of course the beach. Besides, Villablanca has a nice reef right in front of it, a perfect place for shore diving (day and night) or doing an outing with basic equipment (fins, mask, snorkel). Finally, the dock for the departure of the boat is right in front of it, facing the Dive Center.
Cozumel's diving boat
We have a large, very roomy and very comfortable boat :
- With a wooden hull, 40-feet long, equipped with an inboard 250 HP engine, the Maria del mar has a capacity for 15 divers, 3 coordinators, and 2 crew members (1 captain and 1 sailor). There are toilets and a changing booth on board.
- Between the 2 morning dives we offer a snack composed by salads, guacamole, sandwiches, water, fruit juice and sodas.
Our boat is specially fitted for diving and carries the following on board :
- 1 first-aid and oxygen therapy kit,
- 1 VHF marine radio and 1 GPS,
- 1 cellphone,
- The standard dive flags,
- Drinking water supplies,
- An adapted chicken ladder.
Besides, all the members of our staff (sailors, captains and guides) are trained and certified for first aid and oxygen therapy. Moreover, the guides, the instructors and the Center are affiliated to DAN Europe.
We booked via Phocea Mexico a whale shark tour. This French diving-shop provides real good value for money. Leave is at 05:30 hours in front of the PDC diving shop for the speedboat in Puerto Juárez (just to the north of Cancun). Our enthusiastic and...More
We had two dives at Chac Mool. 2 very good and relaxed dives. Nick was our guide and took the time. We never felt rushed and that is what we want. When there were some problems with the equipment Nick solved it very well. Thanks...More
I went with them to pass my PADI advanced OP. I will never regret it! The dives they take you to are varied and they always know the main points of interest. What a staff! They make you feel at home straight away. On top...More
We have been diving with Phocea several times in the past and found them to be very professional with great staff. Not diving these days but I thought I could cope with swimming with Whale Sharks, pick up at 05.30 to go up to Cancun...More
The dives and the crew made my day unforgettable. Diving in the cenotes is an incredible experience: the caves, the lights as well as the mix of waters make it unique. The staff (thanks Sebastien!) is truly and genuinely nice and passionate and caring. Perfect...More
We spent 2 days with the great team of Phocea in La Paz, Loic, Melanie, Cesar, Martin. Our main desire was to dive with sea lions, and it was probably one of the best dives of my life!! The interactions with those animals is just...More
I did my IDC last March in Playa del Carmen with Phocea. The course was an amazing experience both personal and educational. You have the chance not only to become a very competent diving instructor, but to learn how a professional dive center works, which...More
Had a great dive with Georges today. He is an amazing guide. Turtles, sea horse, morays, ray, porcupine. Also boat, staff and equipment were on a high standard. Had a great and memorable time. Thanks.
I had a great snorcheling trip with them to the sardine run off Cancun with sailfish. You also need luck, which we had. A very beautiful experience to see the sailfish dancing around the bait ball. You should be absolutley prone against sea sickness to...More
Charming 3* hotel, composed of 50 rooms, located in a tree-covered park, 1 swimming pool with a kiddies pool, 1 gourmet restaurant, 2 snack bars, jacuzzi and a beach club just in front of it. Several restaurants right next to the hotel.
In addition to the fact that it is very pleasant, this small hotel brings an unquestionable advantage: our Dive Center is located inside, and makes it possible to offer to the divers staying at the hotel, no waste of time in various transfers, as the boat comes to pick them up at the deck right in front of the hotel.
Dive prices in Cozumel
2 INMER. sur
2 SOUTH DIVES
Diving packages in cozumel
Diving + hotel cozumel's package
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caribbean's diving tours
During our 13 Mexican years we’ve discovered places that you need to go if you really want to discover diving and Mayan culture.
Yucatan's day tours
You can share a van with a driver and also a Phocéa guide who is spanish fluent.
This guide will be your interpreter and also during your tour an exelent guide in order to tell the story of the places that you are going to discover.
The autotours are based on our 13 years ok Mexican knowledge. We reserve the hotels for you and also your rental car and give you a road book in order to discover Yucatan.
Padi diving classes
Phocea Mexico is a PADI Gold Palm IDC Center, the highest level of recognition in diving, which allows us to guarantee safe trainings supervised by professionals in our 3 locations.
All diving equipment and teaching aid included.
All diving equipment and teaching aid included.
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