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Top 3 Reasons to Visit the Diving Capital of Latin America

cozumel

Cozumel

Cozumel

It's not surprising that Cozumel is Mexico's most visited island, drawing more than 4.5 million visitors per year. Cozumel, meaning "Island of the Swallows", is located on the world's second largest barrier reef. It is home to some of the best dive sites that feature an average of 80 feet visibility year-round, colorful marine life, spectacular topside activities, great shopping, and is rich with culture. Considered to be the "Diving Capital of Latin America", here's our list of the top three reasons to visit the stunning island of Cozumel.

cozumel

Cozumel

Cozumel

1. Convenient Travel

Traveling to Cozumel, the Mexican island located east of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea, is easy and convenient to travel to. Many airport hubs offer direct flights to sunny Cozumel including Miami, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Toronto, and many others.

Whether you are looking for a short stay on the island, or an extended getaway, Cozumel is appealing for any length of travel. Check diving in Cozumel off your bucket list on a 1-day cruise ship stopover, or get to know more of the dive sites from a weekend getaway, weeks-long dive trip, or on an extended vacation on the picturesque island.

Cozumel

Cozumel

Cozumel

2. New Divers Welcome

With Cozumel's reputation as the "Diving Capital of Latin America", new divers will be hard pressed to compare future destinations to the abundance of marine life and diving services offered on Mexico's most visited island. Relish in the ease of drift diving in Cozumel's underwater panorama. Known as the "Drift-Diving Capital of the World", divers can drop into the water and finish their dive with curb-side boat pickup service upon ascent.

Selecting Cozumel for your first warm water diving trip will sure to spoil you before visiting any future diving destination.

Cozumel

Cozumel

Cozumel

3. Advanced Divers Delight

Cozumel has no shortage of advanced dive sites with most depths beginning at 60-80 feet. Colorful reef walls extend far beyond recreational limits, and numerous swim-throughs with brightly colored overhangs line Cozumel's coastline from North to South. Most dive centers offer Nitrox services and some offering Tec-Rec diving.

Cozumel

Cozumel

Cozumel

For those interested in an "extreme" adventure, try diving the windward side of the island, or experiencing the thrill of the islands only diveable cenote, Aerolito, located next to Caleta.

Satisfy your wanderlust with a trip to the exotic island of Cozumel. To book your next dive or travel adventure, visit cozumel.travel.