If you are looking for a location at which you can get a first-hand view from under the sea in the form of scuba diving, you should seriously consider Cozumel for your next vacation.
Recognized as one of the ten best scuba diving locations in the world, divers at every skill level from beginner to expert can enjoy the beauty of the various coral gardens around the island.
How do I get to Cozumel?
According to wikitravel, direct flights are available to Cozumel from a number of cities in the United States. Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Denver and Minneapolis are just a few of the many places from which flights can be booked to the island.
Cozumel has its own international airport (CZM). The island is located just off the Yucatan Penninsula in the southeastern part of Mexico, and the climate there is suitable for diving and other outdoor activities year-round.
If you want to take a trip to Cozumel from the Mexican mainland, there are plenty of boat transportation opportunities available. The island is also a stop for a number of cruise ships. This is something you might keep in mind if you are planning a cruise and want to include a scuba diving excursion.
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What scuba diving opportunities are available at Cozumel?
Cozumel is a teardrop-shaped coral island 34 miles long and eight miles wide, separated from the mainland by 12 miles. Pro Dive Mexico states that the island has more than 30 dive sites available for exploration, most of which are located on the west coast and southern end of the island.
Diving is not limited to daytime only. In fact, after sunset, a whole new adventure awaits.
The section known as Delilah is a nearshore coral garden with gentle currents, making it perfect for novice divers.
There, you will be able to view coral patches and colorful sponges while swimming among the angelfish.
If you are up to a more demanding adventure, Tormentos Reef provides the island’s fastest drift diving. During our dive, you can take shelter behind the large coral heads and watch the whitespotted filefish and schools of creole wrasse swim by.
If you can handle even more challenging currents, you can make your way to Barracuda Reef and view the fish for which the reef is named.
During your Cozumel dive, you will appreciate the 100 feet of visibility and the 75-85 degree water temperatures regardless of what time of the year you visit. For an example of what you can expect to experience during your adventure, take a look at this video:
This is Cozumel website contains a list of contacts through which you can arrange your diving adventure. If scuba diving is something you have never tried but always wanted to, there are more than an adequate number of instructors available who can help you begin your new skill.
If you are an advanced-level diver looking for diving locations that will offer new challenges, expertise is available to match your desires with your skill level.