Where we are diving
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.
FREE NITROX! With this destination being so popular and divers doing multiple dives daily, you’ll have access to free nitrox.
Divers choose to travel with Diventures because we make everything easy for you while creating the adventure and experience of a lifetime!
Registration closes soon!
Jerod Pheonix, Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor
Jerod received his Open Water Diver Certification in Curacao in 1999. He has logged over 10,000 minutes underwater and is an Advanced Open Water Instructor with Diventures in Springfield, MO. Jerod is driven by the belief that every person he is able to share the joy of scuba diving with will become an advocate for the health of oceans and reefs and a voice for all the marine life that call it home.
Claude Smith, Instructor Trainer
Claude has led over 150 Atlanta Drive n’ Dive trips and has taken some incredible overseas trips to Bonaire, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Maldives and Galapagos. One of his best experiences as an Instructor was when he certified his son in Key Largo. He is always learning from his students, both recreational and professional.
Top 5 reasons you should travel with us to Cozumel!
1. Eco-friendly resort. In 2020, Iberostar eliminated all single-use plastic from their hotels and substituted them with high-quality reusable or compostable alternatives.
2. Family-friendly activities for all ages. From yoga classes to Star Camp for kids, you’ll never get bored.
3. HUGE buffet with delicious foods. Mexican, Italian, Caribbean, international, and more. Breakfast buffet with a wide range of fruit, dairy, bread, cereals, and cured meats.
4. 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!
5. Two swimming pools with a swim-up bar. Do we need to say more?
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.
Welcome to your next diventure in Cozumel!
- Double Diver: $1,970
- Double Non-Diver: $1,270
- Single Diver: $2,560
- Single Non-Diver: $1,860
Deposit and payments
- 1st deposit: Due $500 at signup
- Full Balance: Due February 1, 2023
- Pre-trip meeting: March 5, 2023
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Deep Diving
- Night Diving
- 7 nights at Iberostar Resort
- 4 x 3 tank days
- 1 x 2 tank days
- 2 night dives
- Meals and drinks
- Trip t-shirt
What’s not included
- Airfare: Diventures will assist
- Dive insurance (required)
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Gobe 800 Lumen light
- Mesh bag
What prior travelers say
Electricity – There are no adapters required. If you’re visiting from the States, you won’t need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer. Cozumel operates on a 110 V.
Passport – Must be valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.
Bug Spray – Please be sure to bring it with you! Mosquitos are most 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.
Dress Code – Smart casual. In restaurants, men are welcome to wear Bermuda shorts and sandals. Ladies are free to choose between closed-toe shoes and sandals.
Credit Cards – You are able to use your credit cards in most stores and restaurants. Just 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 about 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.
Resort Amenities – It’s a family atmosphere in fully equipped bungalow-style suites, from which you can easily access the pools, spa, or extensive beach. Each room offers. a private balcony with a hammock, a bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, free wi-fi, coffee maker, and iron and ironing board. Plus every room is free of single-use plastics.
Language – Spanish is the main language spoken, but English is also widely used.