Underwater Editions (Author of Cozumel Dive Guide and Log Book)This dive site is home to a deep wall, punctuated with intricate caverns and fissures. Tec divers can enter one and follow it 27 m 90 ft , where a fascinating cave complex awaits. With around cenotes, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and its extensive subterranean waterways are ideal for experimenting with cavern diving. The popular Cenote Dos Ojos is accessible to most divers. From November to March, get up close and personal with majestic bull sharks as they arrive in Playa del Carmen for breeding season.
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Thick schools of fish are just one of Cozumel's underwater attractions. InterContinental's Presidente Hotel is one of the top resorts on Cozumel Island, which itself is one of the world's leading destinations for scuba divers. As such, the Presidente has its own in-house dive operator. This arrangement, which combines the amenities of an upscale beach resort and spa with a well-equipped dive operator running several dive boats and multiple excursions every day, makes exploring the famed underwater environment around Cozumel simple and convenient. Consult with Scuba Du, the Presidente Hotel's in-house dive operator, by e-mail or telephone prior to departure.
The Ancient Maya worshipped a pantheon of gods but there was only one goddess, Ixchel, goddess of the moon, the sea and fertility and mother of the gods. It was here, on the island of Cozumel, the easternmost outpost of the Maya world, that her sanctuary was established around AD. Eighteenth century Mayan scribes, in the Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, describe Cozumel as the center from which the Earth children multiplied 'like bees from a hive of honey. In , when eighteen shipwrecked survivors drifted in a small boat to the eastern shore of Cozumel, islanders gave thanks for their bounty and Captain Valdivia and seven other Spaniards were promptly sacrificed at her altar and eaten. Seahorse Photo by Pico Castello.
Review of Cozumel Dive Guide & Log Book from the SCUBA Travel Diving Guide . Easy to understand and clearly written by local experts.
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Order by:. Available to:. Waterproof, Rip-Resistant Map This is a waterproof recreational map for scuba divers. Snorkelers, explorers, Provides locations and detailed descriptions of dive sites.
What's included? There are dive sites to suit beginner as well as advanced divers, something for everyone! It is located just 45 minutes by boat from Playa del Carmen plus 45 car ride if coming from Tulum , Cozumel is known for being a world class diving experience. Since the topography is so deep, it is common to see large pelagic animals swimming near the reefs. There are also thousands of smaller amazing creatures hiding within the shelter of the coral.