This western Caribbean island, just off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, is synonymous with the words drift diving. With more than 100 dive operators, a new marine park, and accommodation levels from camp-out simple to four-star luxury, the Island of Swallows, offers diving for virtually every level of diver from raw novice to advanced deep diver. Most of the general diving is on the south of the island, though diving can be found on the north end, an area for the well-experienced diver only. Visibility is outstanding, the reefs healthy and the wildlife plentiful. Topside runs from the sublime of Mayan ruins to wild nights of partying in town.
Continuously flowing currents keep Cozumel's reefs healthy and its divers happy. World-class drift diving is the reason divers come here, but cervezas and sea horses keep Cozumel on the list of top destinations for divers who want it all, above and below the water.
One of the Caribbean's most accessible dive destinations, Cozumel would still be popular with U.S. divers if it was halfway around the world due to its huge reefs, teeming marine life and some of the clearest ocean waters anywhere.
Del Mar Vacations to Cozumel: One-Island, One-Stop.
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Owner-operator Renee ''Apple'' Applegate shares on Dive Paradise: ''For almost two decades we've been a leader in combining popular hotels with great, safe diving and excellent service. Over ...
Where to stay and play in Cozumel.
Six miles south of Cozumel's capital city of San Miguel is the Chankanaab National Park. The park's natural lagoon attracts colorful birds, as well as fish and marine invertebrates.
Isla Cozumel welcomes El Cid Resorts as it expands its presence to Cozumel with the purchase of La Ceiba Hotel.
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