Scuba Diving Cozumel is a must do for each scuba diver. The island of Cozumel is a real diver's paradise, and one of those destinations divers from all over the world rate as a must visit.
There are many Cozumel dive shops where you can book a day of diving and many of them can arrange some land based tours too.
Off the coast of Mexico in the Caribbean Sea, this Mexican island offers a fantastic year round climate, great accommodation, and plenty of opportunities to dive or start with scuba lessons.
If you are considering Cozumel as the location for your next big diving vacation, then here is everything you need to know about diving Cozumel.
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The Best Times of Year for Scuba Diving Cozumel
Diving Cozumel is pleasant at any time of year. Like the rest of the Caribbean, there is no distinct “cold” season, and you'll find the water to be warm and calm whenever you choose to visit. A thinner wetsuit is generally fine for daytime diving here. Late August is the hurricane season, so you may want to bear this in mind, however usually you will still find plenty of opportunities to dive in Cozumel at this time of year too.
The rainy season is between March and September, so while this won't make a difference when you are underwater, if you have a lot planned land based activities planned when on Cozumel as well as diving, you may want to consider this when planning your trip.
The busiest season runs from December through March. This means that this will be when prices are high and accommodations are mostly fully booked, though it is also the time when you'll find the most things to do on land and the most organised dive trips. If you prepare your dive trip well in advance and when you have booked your dives and accommodation in advance it is a good season to go diving Cozumel.
What Types of Wildlife Can I See When Scuba Diving Cozumel?
Cozumel is a nature lover's dream when it comes to marine life. It is the place to spot the very beautiful Splendid Toadfish] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splendid_toadfish), which is endemic to Cozumel, as well as all kinds of other fascinating sea life.
You can find an abundance of stunning tropical fish like parrot fish, angel fish and snappers, as well as moray eels, eagle rays, octopi, lobsters, seahorses, and quite often you will see hawksbill turtles too when diving Cozumel. Diving Cozumel really does offer the chance to see the archetypal reef environment at its most vibrant and exciting.
What Kinds of Divers are Suited to Diving Cozumel?
Cozumel is a great place to learn to dive, because the most impressive dive sites lie in reasonably shallow waters. This means that it is perfect for those with limited experience or those who are undertaking their Open Water training. It is also a great place to experience drift diving for the first time. More advanced divers can also find a wealth of exciting and challenging dives, and it is an ideal place to start your advanced open water course.
Add everything mentioned above and you will find Cozumel is a great place for all diving enthusiasts, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced diver looking to extend your skills and see some amazing sights. Even for the non diving spouse Cozumel offer enough for a great vacation.
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Blog written by Rutger Thole who is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel, dive and write about scuba diving. Based in Amsterdam he runs bookyourdive.com and at least twice a year he plans a dive trip of the beaten track.