Cozumel is known worldwide for its incredible reef formations made up of soft coral and huge sponges, some hundreds of years old. Jacques Cousteau, aka the grandfather of scuba diving, highlighted these amazing reefs with his documentary in the 50’s. Since then Cozumel has become a Mecca for divers all over the world.
The reefs of Cozumel have been protected since 1996, so when diving on the island you will be diving in a protected national marine park. This means our reefs are healthy and full of life. We are very proud of our reefs and work hard to do our bit as a business, this means we use no single-use plastic on our boats, encourage our customers to use reef safe sunscreen and work with the Cozumel ocean research team on new ways we can help protect the reefs.
Healthy reefs mean lots of life, when diving in Cozumel you are sure to be amazed at the various species found living on the reef. From the endemic Cozumel Splendid Toadfish and midnight parrotfish, 3 species of sea turtles, nurse sharks to the teeny tiny shrimps, crabs, and nudibranchs.
There is a reef to suit every diver in Cozumel. The Palancar reefs offer huge coral formations with a series of tunnels and swim throughs which allow you to swim through these ancient formations. If we’re lucky we may spot the occasional black tip shark swimming around. Further north our shallower reefs such as Yucab offer the chance to see a lot of sea life; these reefs are home to parrotfish, turtles, nurse sharks, huge lobsters hundreds of species of fish and of course nudibranch and macro life in every nook and cranny!
Situated 20km from Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. The island is with a population of 100 000 persons with the majority of the island undeveloped. The East side of the island offers a wilder side with long sandy beaches mirrored by thick vegetation and the odd crocodile!