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 Cozumel Island

Mexico, Yucatan

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

Cozumel (l’ile des Hirondelles) est une ile de la mer des Caraïbes de la côte est du Mexique, sur la péninsule du Yucatan, situé en face de la ville de Playa del Carmen. C’est l’une des huit municipalités de l’état du Quintana Roo. Cozumel est une destination touristique, renommée pour ses sites de plongée. La principales ville de l’ile est San Miguel de Cozumel.

En 1959, Jacques Couteau a découvert la beauté du site Palancar, l’un des récifs situé au sud de l’ile, et l’a désigné comme l’un des plus beaux site de plongée au monde.

La plongée reste l’une des activités de base pour l’ile, si l’on considère la vitalité de la vie aquatique. Les récifs de coraux sont protégés de l’océan par l’ile, ce qui assure leur pérennité. En 1996, le gouvernement Mexicain, a créé le parc marin «Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park» interdisant de toucher ou de prélever tout objet de vie marine des limites du parc.

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

English (Translate this text in English): Cozumel (Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

In 1959, Jacques Cousteau discovered the extent and beauty of Palancar, the coral reefs at the south of Cozumel and publicized it as one of the best places to go scuba diving in the world.

Scuba diving is still Cozumel's primary draw, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.

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Climate                    
Air temp. 23°C
73°F
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25°C
77°F
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79°F
27°C
81°F
29°C
84°F
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84°F
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
25°C
77°F
24°C
75°F
Water temp. 25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
26°C
79°F
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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Barracuda Point - / -
30 m 35 m CMAS *** / Rescue
C-53 Xicotencatl 16 / -
17.0 m 24.4 m CMAS ** / AOW
Chankanaab Bolones 2 / -
19.8 m 24.4 m CMAS * / OW
Columbia Deep 6 / -
27 m 33 m CMAS ** / AOW
Columbia Reef 9 / -
10.0 m 27.0 m All divers
Cordona Reef - / -
6.1 m 15.2 m CMAS * / OW
Cozumel plane wreck 1 / -
20 m 40 m All divers
Exectamente - / -
10 m 20 m All divers
La Francesa - / -
18 m 18 m CMAS * / OW
Las Palmas Shallows - / -
16.8 m 30.5 m All divers
Palancar Deep 21 / -
16.8 m 100 m All divers
Palancar Gardens - / -
15.2 m 21.3 m All divers
Palancar Horseshoe 3 / -
13 m 27 m CMAS * / OW
Paraiso Bajo 8 / -
9.1 m 15.2 m All divers
Paso del Cedral - / -
13 m 25 m CMAS * / OW
Playa Corona - / 1
3 m 20 m All divers
Punta Dalila 3 / -
13 m 20 m All divers
Punta Sur 2 / -
28.0 m 40.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
Punta Sur - Devil's Throat 6 / -
27.4 m 39.6 m CMAS ** / AOW
Punta Tunich 3 / -
15.2 m 39.6 m CMAS * / OW
San Clemente reef 5 / -
15 m 25 m CMAS * / OW
San Francisco 25 / -
18.3 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
San Juan - / -
25 m 35 m CMAS ** / AOW
Santa Rosa Wall 8 / 1
21.3 m 61 m All divers
Tormentos Reef - / -
10.0 m 20.0 m All divers
Villa Blanca - / -
12 m 33 m CMAS * / OW
Yucab Reef 13 / -
12.2 m 19 m All divers
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Paso del Cedral
De Robert Ouellet
Jul 18, 2013
- Avec Yo Ying
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Punta Dalila
De Robert Ouellet
Jul 17, 2013
- ASC Time Celling 10' Trop monté et descendu.  probablement un forme de palier de sécurité Belle dérive, peu vu de chose, mais la palanqué était relax...
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Palancar Horseshoe
De Robert Ouellet
Jul 17, 2013
- Avec Yo Ying Pas rien de spécial, mais les coraux sont massifs et majestueux. Intervalle de surface sur un quai abandonné en Face de Punta Dalila   Visibilité un peu trouble
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Tormentos Reef
De Robert Ouellet
Jul 16, 2013
- Avec Yo Ying Eagle ray, Sting Ray, Requin nourrice, Porcupine Fish, Dérive avec plus de courant
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Voyage : Cozumel 2013
De Robert Ouellet
Du 13 juil. 2013 au 20 juil. 2013
Projet de dernière minute, on pars samedi, sur une décision prise mercredi.  On change d'hotel, et de Dive Center.
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Voyage : Mexico 2010
De eritland
Du 21 nov. 2010 au 27 nov. 2010
Family trip to the Mayan Riviera.  Stayed at the Dreams Puerto Adventura.
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Voyage : Carnival Conquest Cruise
De americanhero9d
Du 12 sept. 2010 au 19 sept. 2010

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Voyage : Viaje a Mexico
De leobal
Du 22 janv. 2010 au 29 janv. 2010
Una semana en cancun por razones de negocios, es una buena oportunidad para bucear y conocer nuevos lugares. Me tome dos dias para bucear. Un dia en ISLA DE MUJERES con dos sitios sencillos pero bonitos y otro en COZUMEL, mucho mas interesante y boni
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Voyage : Playa del Carmen
De Athe
Du 10 nov. 2009 au 18 nov. 2009
 
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By Anonymous , 06-06-2008

- Almost all of the diving here is done through chartered boats from companies on Cozumel island. There are many good companies around. I used Deep Blue. I would recommend finding small, fast boat types of operations.

There are so many wonderful reefs along the southwestern side of Cozumel. I just returned from a weeklong trip there, and I saw everything from sea turtles to sting rays, nurse sharks and black tip reef sharks, and octopi and crabs on a night dive. It was fantastic! The drift diving is such a relaxing and carefree way to dive.

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