Why Dive Cozumel?
Regardless of whether you are a novice or advanced diver, or you are heading into the water for your first time, Maple Leaf Scuba offers a variety of PADI Dive Certification courses and daily dive trips that will fit your style and your budget. Cozumel has abundant reefs that are just off the southern shore of the island, swept by a mild current and offering many shallow nearshore coral gardens that makes it great for the novice diver. For those more experienced divers, don't worry. Cozumel offers areas with swifter current and coral pinnacles near the drop-off that is challenging for the intermediate divers and vertical walls in deep water for the advanced diver.
There are many reefs that cater to your diving needs. The Tormentos Reef has a strong south-to-north current that makes this site the fastest drift site on the island. Divers will find themselves shooting over large coral heads that are adorned by whip coral and sea fans. It is not uncommon to see schools of fish hanging out around these structures.
Punta Sur Reef is a rite of passage for diving in Cozumel. The central tunnel and sand channels lead into deep water with spectacular views of natural coral structures and abundance of fish.
Cozumel's east side offers shallower diving on "micro atolls," elkhorn coral gardens and swim-throughs. All of these are in 50 feet (16 meters) of water or less. Hurricane Wilma has exposed countless cannons, anchors and cannonballs, making this one of the most unique dives in Cozumel.
Some things you should keep in mind when deciding to dive in Cozumel include:
- Weather: Average temp year-round is a balmy 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius), though humidity can make it hotter.
- Average Water Temp: Water temperatures range from 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 Celsius) in winter to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees) in summer.
- Average Visibility: 100 feet (30 meters) of visibility year-round.
For more information on diving in Cozumel, feel free to contact Maple Leaf Scuba.