July 8, 2023 -
 July 15, 2023

Cozumel

Cozumel with Dive Talk

 

Join your hosts from Dive Talk, Woody and Gus, in Cozumel, Mexico! We will dive some of the best reefs and amazing swim-throughs Cozumel has to offer. Along with Woody and Gus, there will also be various vendors and speakers for you to enjoy.

Where we are diving

Dive into the magic of Isla Cozumel. This jewel of a tropical island rests in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Just east of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, the lush jungle life fills the island’s interior while sugary beaches, sunshine, and gently swaying palm trees line the coast. It’s paradise!

Cozumel is an easy trip from the United States and offers some of the best diving in the world. One of the many reasons Cozumel is a bucket list location for divers is the incredible drift diving. Drift diving is fun, and it adds to the magic of Cozumel. Let the current gently carry you through a world filled with colorful coral and vibrant fish. Relax and ride the current, taking in the beauty and majesty of the reef and all its vibrant inhabitants.

As the second-largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican reef offers a massive variety of coral that creates a maze of swim-throughs and walls. Not only is Cozumel known for its beautiful reef, but it also has an abundance of marine life. Get your camera ready for white Marlin, splendid toadfish, gray angelfish, and porkfish. They are just a few of the 500 species of fish in Cozumel. Other creatures include moray eels, nurse sharks, and hawksbill turtles.

We’ll be diving with Dressel Divers for a great dive getaway – friendly locals, good food, lively nightspots, warm water, great visibility, and white sandy beaches. Also FREE NITROX!

 

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Hosts

Connor Hendricks

Woody Alpern, SSI Instructor Trainer, Classified Diving Instructor

Scuba diving has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. For 46 years, I have been drawn to breathing underwater. The connection to the underwater world is so powerful and healing that even when I’m away from it for 24 hours, I’m craving my next dive. When I’m diving in the ocean in particular (although cave diving has its own magical powers as well), I am often heard referring to its unbelievable powerful energy as “ocean soul”. I love the connection to nothing but my breath and the marine life world around me.
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Gus Gonzalez, SSI Open Water Diver Instructor

Gus started diving in 2018 and became an instructor in 2020. Both Gus and Woody like to tackle a variety of subjects from the scuba and diving industry: agencies, recreational diving, tec diving, cave diving, rebreathers, diving destinations, dive gear, techniques, and a never-ending stream of best practices.
Why you should travel with us to Cozumel! 

1. You get to dive and hang out with Woody and Gus! Do you need another reason?

2. Eco-friendly resort. In 2020, Iberostar eliminated all single-use plastic from their hotels and substituted them with high-quality reusable or compostable alternatives.

3. Drift diving! Drift diving is fun, and it adds to the magic of Cozumel. Let the current gently carry you through a world filled with colorful coral and vibrant fish.

4. Second-largest barrier reef in the world! Get your camera ready for a wide variety if marine life. There are over 500 species of fish in Cozumel, so you’re bound to see a few on your dives.

5. Tons of great restaurants and bars at the resort. A rotisserie restaurant with live cooking demonstrations, a Mexican cantina, and a Japanese restaurant with sushi and ramen. There is also a theater bar where you can watch a live show every night!

6. Two swimming pools with a swim-up bar. Do we need to say more?

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Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

Iberostar Cozumel has a diving center with its own boats to help you explore the reef. The 5-star hotel offers guests beautiful bungalow-style rooms that combine both rustic and modern elements. Each room includes all-inclusive access, comfort, as well as a private patio and hammocks to enjoy Mexico’s Caribbean and allow for easy access to the pools, spa, or extensive beach.

Guests can be sure to work up an appetite at the Iberostar Cozumel restaurants where the best international cuisine is coupled with the authentic flavors of Mexico. At lunchtime, they’ll serve up your favorite meals at either of their international buffets or in their themed restaurants. They offer a healthy, tasty, and natural menu that varies according to the local products and the season.

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Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground only:

  • Double diver: $2,599
  • Non-Diver: $1,999
  • Single Diver: $3,099

Deposit and payments:

  • 1st deposit: $500 due upon sign up
  • 2nd deposit: $500 due November 1, 2022
  • Full Balance: Due May 8, 2023

Other info:

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations – Garden View
  • 5 days of 2 tank boat dives
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • All-inclusive meals and beverages at Iberostar
  • Marine Park fee
  • Nitrox
  • Dive Talk gift pack

What’s not included

What prior travelers say

 “Cozumel is one of the most beautiful places in east Mexico. It is known for crystal clear water, colorful abundant marine life, and of course, its relaxing current that takes you for a pleasant ride.”

Electricity – No adapters are required. If you’re visiting from the States, no need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer. Cozumel operates on a 110 V.  

Bug Spray – Please be sure to bring bug spray with you! Mosquitos are mostly active in the early morning hours and around sundown. 

Water – Although the water that comes out of the faucet on Cozumel is in fact potable, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should drink it. While it’s okay to bathe in, we suggest you use bottled water for absolutely anything else. 

Credit Cards – You are able to use your credit cards in most stores and restaurants.  Remember that the charge will be made in pesos and your bank will charge you in dollars.  

Money – 1 Mexican Peso equals 0.0549 USD. So, 20 Mexican pesos is approximately 1 USD. 

Temperature – Cozumel is one of the hottest climates in Mexico. With average temperatures of 80°F, and cool breezy nights at a low average of 70°F.  Water temperatures range from 78°F – 82°F throughout the year. 

Passport – Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.

Language – Spanish, English

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