Located about 11 miles - 18 km off the east coast of Yucatan, Cozumel is the largest of the Mexican islands in the caribbean sea. Cozumel measures about 32 miles - 52 km from north to south and almost 9 miles - 14 km from east to west. The word Cozumel comes from the Mayan "Cuzamil" for "land of the shallows".
The island became famous becouse its reefs astounded the French oceanographer, Jacques Ives Cousteau, who dove in Cozumel in 1954.
Cozumel is a world-class dive site, its reefs offer extraordinay flora and marine life, without a doubt is the magnificient coral mountains which makes these dives so popular, you dive through giant canyons of coral that drop to the depths of the ocean.
Besides these huge coral formations with swim-throughs, Cozumel offers dramatic walls, starting at shallow depths and dropping down for thousands of feet or metres to the deep blue, a trully way to experience the abyss.
Summer water temperature: 82 – 86 F (28 – 30 C)
Winter water temperature: 79 – 81 F (26 – 27 C)
Cozumel Trip: ferry leaves 10 am – 2 dives and lunch included.
The diving service in Cozumel is operated by Blue Angel dive shop.