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Diving in Cozumel

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When to go to Cozumel

Cozumel is a year-round destination with a tropical climate. The rainy monsoon season begins in May and can last until mid-October (September and October being the wettest months of the year). The high season for diving is from December to March. The average air temperature stays between 24C/75F and 31C/88F. The average water temperature stays between 26C/78F and 29C/84F. The water visibility usually exceeds 40m/131ft. The currents are generally constant and remain moderate, between 1-2 knots, although in some cases may intensify to strong, so divers are advised to check conditions before submerging.


What to see

Among marine species occupying the local waters, divers may spot 26 types of corals and more than 400 fish species. Some of the most interesting include splendid toadfish, trigger and tang fish, schools of jack, moray eels, eagle rays, grunts, stingrays, groupers, parrotfish, octopus, Hawksbill turtles, angelfish, nurse sharks and even whale sharks.

Scuba diving in Cozumel

Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea, located off the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Cozumel International Airport is located here. Cozumel is a popular scuba diving and snorkeling destination. It has earned a great reputation among divers from all over the world for its breathtaking coral reefs, impressive coral walls, huge canyons, pinnacles, swim-throughs, caves, tunnels and an incredibly diverse marine life.


Most popular dive sites

Sites of Cozumel are mostly in close proximity to the island itself and are appropriate for all experience levels. There are over 30 sites around the island, and the majority of them are situated along the west coast and southern end of the island. Some of the must see sites include Santa Rosa Wall, Chankanaab, Punta Sur and Palancar Reefs - all situated within the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. For those who enjoy wreck diving, C-53/ Felipe Xicotencatl will be perfect. East side of the island offers shallower diving on "micro atolls", elkhorn coral gardens and swim-throughs. The sea floor in this area is peppered with ship remains, anchors, cannons and countless cannonballs.

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