Diving on Cozumel: Fascinating reef formations

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Duration 6 hours
Max. participants 6
Language English, Spanish


Diving on Cozumel

Stunning underwater world for beginners or experienced divers

The spectacular dive sites of Cozumel are among the best in the world. Even the famous underwater photographer Jacques Cousteau declared Cozumel to be one of the most beautiful dive sites. Enjoy Cozumel diving with healthy corals, unique colors and a fascinating underwater world. The second largest barrier reef in the world runs along the coast of Cozumel and is easily accessible by boat. Very close to the island you will experience huge coral formations, massive steep walls and great tunnel systems while diving on Cozumel. All Cozumel dives are drift dives. Float along the beautiful coral cliffs and reef formations and if you are lucky you will discover eagle rays, sharks or marine turtles. Whether it's a steep wall, tunnel systems or shallow coral reefs, Cozumel has a diverse range of dive sites for beginners, advanced or expert divers.


Diving on Cozumel includes

  • Two dives in the famous National park of Cozumel
  • Entry fee for the Marine park
  • Experienced dive instructors
  • Water, snacks, fruits

Excluded features

  • Complete dive equipment (Mask, Fins, BCD, regulator, tank) 20 dollar extra
  • Tips


Our famous dive excursions on Cozumel

Our diving trips start at 9.00 in the morning - usually from the harbor "Fonatur". At 3:30 pm you are back from your Cozumel dive excursion. We do two dives in the National Park of Cozumel, also called double tank. Each dive is about an hour – depending on the air consumption. We drive about 40 minutes by boat to the famous dive sites in the National park of Cozumel. On the boat you will receive a detailed briefing with general information about diving on Cozumel. We also set up your equipment. The first Cozumel dive usually takes place at the Colombia or Palancar reef in the National Park. We dive along the beautiful coral walls. After an hour of surface interval we begin our second Cozumel dive. This one will be shallower and differs significantly from the reefs in the south. Normally on the second dive on Cozumel we see many fish and marine life. All dives on Cozumel are typical drift dives. Our instructors explain in detail in the briefing, how to dive and drift relaxed with the flow. For sure, diving on Cozumel is one of the best scuba diving experiences you will ever have.

Meeting place

By arrangement

What should I bring?

  • Swimwear and change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection: On the Yucatan Peninsula, only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed in order to protect our corals and water quality. Please use sunscreen BEFORE the beginning the tour, so that the cream does not wash off in the sea
  • Underwatercamera, charged
  • Tips

More Information

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.
  • It may happen that our diving trip on Cozumel has to be canceled due to bad weather (strong wind and waves). Typical season for this is between November and March. This is done by order of the harbor captains and we have no influence on it. All suppliers on Cozumel are equally affected and the ports remain closed. If the tour cannot be postponed to another day, we will of course refund your deposit. For other costs incurred (for example, when traveling from Playa del Carmen) we cannot be held responsible. However, we strive for replacement services. In addition, we do everything we can to inform as early as possible about such cancellations.

In the following situation we refund the deposit:

  • Cruise ships cancel their stay on Cozumel
  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)
  • o Cancellation of diving excursion by Leon Tours

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed as soon as possible. If we are able to sell reservations elsewhere, we will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number in order to inform you of possible changes.

Diving on Cozumel: Day trip from Playa del Carmen

Be sure to book your dive excursion directly on Cozumel. Providers in Playa del Carmen work with the local dive shops on Cozumel and often charge big commissions of more than 30%. Save the expensive commissions and book your dives online in advance, directly on Cozumel. Do not wait until you arrive to book, as there may not be space on the dive boats and you will lose a lot of valuable holiday time. We are happy to help you plan your diving trip from Playa del Carmen.

With the cruise ship on Cozumel: Shore excursion diving

If you visit us with a cruise ship on Cozumel, you may be able to take part in our Cozumel diving excursions, depending on the ship’s arrival and departure times. Our meeting point is very close to the cruise ships terminals. You can check with us in advance to see if it is possible.

Why Leon Tours?

  • Small or private groups 
    Our tours are either private or small group excursions.

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  • Small refundable deposit
    We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation

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