Located in the Caribbean Sea, just 12 miles from Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel
is a teardrop-shaped coral island. Marvellous marine life, stunning coral reefs, warm water, pristine beaches and excellent underwater visibility are the features that make this place so special. The reef system around the island is a part of the Mesoamerican reef system and is protected by the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park.
Pro Dive International features their own fleet of boats, possesses all required permits, employs multilingual staff onsite and holds the necessary licenses for this famous Marine Park.Here are the must-dive spots in Cozumel:
1. Palancar Reef
Located in the Southwest of the island, it’s a perfect spot not only for beginners but also for more advanced divers. These colorful and beautiful coral formations are home to wide variety of sea creatures: parrotfish, angelfish, turtles, sponges, sharks and eagle rays. The depth of this reef is up to 80 feet (25 meters). In Palancar Reef you can choose three areas to dive: Palancar Bricks, Palancar Caves or Palancar Garden.2. Santa Rosa Wall
It’s definitely one of the favourites diving spots on the island. The coral wall
begins at 50 feets (15 metres) so it’s the most suitable for intermediate and advanced divers. As this reef goes quite deep, it’s easily to be mesmerized by stunning corals, spectacular caves and colored marine life. Typical inhabitants of this spot are eagle rays, nurse sharks, black groupers or Horse-Eyed jacks.3. Paradise Reef
It’s the first reef entering Marine Park which consists of 3 long coral ridges. The maximum depth is 45 feets (13 m) which is perfect for novice divers. Paradise reef
is the Cozumel’s most popular night diving location.4. Punta Sur
Considered one of the best dive sites in Cozumel, Punta Sur
is characterized by an impressive deep wall on the southern end of the island, reaching down to 165ft (50m). Remarkable swim-troughs will take diver to the Devil´s Throat, a narrow tunnel lined with red sponges, located inside this area´s largest coral mound. Once entering a large cave that leads to a smaller cavern, the narrow opening of the “throat” becomes visible. The swim through lasts a few seconds only, but creates unforgettable memories.5. Columbia Deep
This spectacular drop off at 60-100 feet (18-30 m) is a well known for its towering pinnacles, stunning caves, caverns and tunnels. Intermediate and advanced divers will be thrilled by sensation of flying around enormous formations due to big distance between the pinnacles. In Columbia Deep
it is common to encounter large marine life like sharks, turtles or eagle rays.