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Cozumel is surrounded with stunning coral reefs and considered as one of the best dive destinations worldwide.

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Cozumel Island is one of the world's best dive destinations; a 50km long and 15km wide island surrounded with a fringing coral reef. Isla Cozumel or Ah-Cuzamil-Peten (land of the swallows) in Mayan received its name from an indigenous bird. Cozumel is easily reached after a 40 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, Yucatan just south of Cancun.

The Mayans who lived on the island had worshipped the goddess Ixchell (fertility) for hundreds of years before they welcomed Juan de Grijalva when he first landed on the shores of Cozumel in 1518. Unfortunately he brought smallpox erasing much of the Mayan community and selling the rest as slaves. Pirates ruled the island during the 17th century until it was largely abandoned. Today Cozumel has become a popular tourist paradise with many beach resorts, hotels, bars, thriving nightlife, excellent shopping and all water activities you can think of. Highlights on the island are interesting Spanish-Colonial architecture in the city of San Miguel, archeological remains from the Maya's, the ruins of San Gervasio and El Cedral. The beaches on the west shores are calm sandy gold colored while those on the east are filled with rocks and rough. Parque Chankanaab offers a huge natural aquarium complete with all sorts of aquatic life; its botanical gardens are filled with subtropical flora and fauna. In the south you can climb the steps of the Celarain Light-house and take a breath taking view from the top all over its bays and forests. The Wildlife Reserve on the south side of the island offers sights of colorful birds and turtles.

It was 1961 when Jacques-Yves Cousteau pointed out to the world what a gem was laying at the ocean floors surrounding Cozumel. Most diving sites are on the western side as done as deep drift dives with strong ocean currents, but towering steep pinnacles, tunnels and swimmthroughs are common as well. There are over 250 different fish species living in the warm azul colored waters surrounding Cozumel. Marine life especially interesting is the indigenous Toad fish and the beautiful Queen Angelfish. Elephant ear and barrel sponges can grow up to 3 meter in size, just another example of one of the world's richest underwater habitats.


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- Pro Dive Mexico, Carretera federal, Playa del Carmen
 
 
 

Pro Dive Mexico

Pro Dive Mexico 5 Star Dive re...
www.prodivemex.com
 Carretera federal
17800
Playa del Carmen

Pro Dive Mexico is a watersports service provider in Mexico with several PADI 5 STAR Dive Centers and PADI 5 STAR IDC Centers. All our centers have been awarded the prestigous NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIVE CENTER award. Main provider for several agencies like Expedia.com, LTU, best day, Arke and thomas Cook. Also Number1 on Tripadvsior.

Pro Dive Mexico offers several packages. 1) Stay & Dive packages for Cozumel and Riviera Maya 2) Professional traning at our IDC center. 3) Scuba multi day dive packages. 4) Whale Shark Safari excursions. 5) Snorkel excursions. 6) Cenotes (sweet water cavern system) excursions 7) Tortuga reef diving. And much more......
 
 
 
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 c/o Hotel Villa del Mar, Aveni...
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Welcome to DiveMex We are a small dive operator since 2007 in the downtown area of Playa del Carmen, just 3 minutes away from the tropical beach. Our strength is the personal service and that we work mostly in really small groups. Are you looking for a small dive shop providing great and personalized service? Here we are!!!

Scuba diving at the Riviera Maya means triple fun at three dive destinations. On the one hand you find here the second largest barrier reef in the world ... scuba diving at the Meso-American reef, on the other hand there is the fantastic world of cavern scuba diving in the mystic and holy Mayan waters ... scuba diving in Cenotes and last but not least, one of the 10 most amazing dive sites in the world ... scuba diving in Cozumel island. All this and many more you can experience in and around the Riviera Maya.
 
 
 
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 holbox island
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isla mujeres

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 holbox island
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Your travel partner for whale shark tours, freshwater and saltwater fishing, snorkeling and diving expeditions from Holbox Island, Isla Mujeres and many other destinations of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Riviera Maya.

 
 
 

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