Diving Cozumel and the Meso-American Barrier Reef

Imagine you were diving Cozumel through the swim-throughs of a Coral Garden in warm clear waters, drifting along deep walls covered with sponges, fans and macro life, surrounded by colorful schools of fish, turtles, lobsters and crabs… Stop dreaming and join our team at Pro Dive Mexico to make it come true!

Take a plunge with us in this fantastic world of wonders underwater in one of the world’s most spectacular reefs. Situated in front of Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is a teardrop-shaped coral island, formed by a limestone plateau of 151 sq. miles/ 392 sqkm. Measuring 34 miles/ 56km from North to South and 8 miles/ 14km from East to West, Cozumel is Mexico largest island and the oldest in the Caribbean group. The island is separated from the mainland by a channel only 12 miles/ 19km wide.

There are more than 30 dive sites waiting to be explored and the majority are situated along the West coast and southern end of the island. Cozumel has an international airport, fully equipped for both large jets and private planes. International arrivals are expected to fill out a Customs Declaration & a Mexican Tourism Card before the plane lands. Taxis are widely available and not expensive. Always ask how much the fare will be before getting into the taxi. All taxi drivers must carry with them a rate sheet listing the approved fares.

Did you know the you’re diving Cozumel? With vibrant, bright yellow fins and a distinctive patterning, the COZUMEL SPLENDID TOADFISH is a species of toadfish entirely endemic to the island of Cozumel. Commonly found under coral outcroppings.

He is sharing his home with Butterfly Fish, French Angels and Snappers, playing around in the shallow depth of this tropical aquarium, as well as turtles to be found everywhere along the reef.

Meet the Intercontinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa. Located on the idyllic island of Cozumel, this luxury resort and spa offers half a mile of white sandy beach of the beautiful Caribbean coastline. Swim, snorkel or scuba dive the crystal clear waters of the world’s second-largest coral reef, home to an array of colorful, indigenous fish. If relaxation is your aim, enjoy two outdoor pools, experience Mayan-inspired spa treatments in oceanfront huts or savour the menu and beach views at our open air Restaurant El Caribeño.