La bienvenida a Cozumel!
Have a fiesta with us in Cozumel, Mexico!
Six miles off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula lies Cozumel, the “Island of the Swallows.” Barely 30 by 10 miles, this diminutive island has become a popular scuba diving destination. Cozumel has all the ingredients for a great dive getaway – friendly locals, good food, lively nightspots, towering coral formations, warm water, great underwater visibility and white sandy beaches. Most dive sites are found within the boundaries of Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, which protects much of the second largest barrier reef system in the world, the Meso-American reef system.
We are not ashamed to say we are the Cozumel experts, in fact, Mark estimates he’s been there more than 100 times in the past 21 years! We schedule at least 3-4 Cozumel trips throughout the year. Need to do a checkout dive for all of our certification are available on these trips too!
The island is about 30 miles (48 km) north-south and 10 miles (16 km) east-west, and is the largest island of Mexico. It is about 12 miles (20 km) from the mainland, and some (36 miles (60 km) south of Cancún . Nearly everybody in Cozumel lives in the town of San Miguel (pop. est. 90,000 in 2003 ), which is on the western shore. The rest of the island is low, flat, and densely vegetated.
Pronounced Co-zu-mel (kō zu-mĕl), the first Maya settled in Cozumel over 2,000 years ago. The island derives its name from the Mayan words Cuzam (swallow) and Lumil (land of), which formed the word Cuzamil (land of swallows). The word changed over time to the current spelling, Cozumel.
During the period between 300 and 900 A.D., Cozumel became an important sanctuary in the Yucatan region. At that time, priests were very high up in the social classes, which propogated religious ceremonies. Mayan women from all over the Yucatán Peninsula and beyond made pilgrimages here to pay tribute to Ixchel, the goddess of fertility and the moon. There was a temple erected in her honor at San Gervasio, near the centre of the island.
Yes, Most people in Cozumel speak English and Spanish so take your pick!
This trip is an 8 day/7 night all inclusive divers dream at the El Cid, La Ceiba Resort. Here you'll experience 5 days of 2 tank boat dives.
March 1 - March 9, 2019
Deluxe Room Double Occupancy $1499
Non Diver $1075
One Bedroom Suite $1799
Non Diver $1375
Single and Non-diver pricing available as well.
*Airfare not included, but arrangements are available upon request.