$1,375 per person double occupancy
Upgrade rooms available for single occupancy, discount for non-divers
- 7 nights’ accommodations
- Daily 2-tank morning boat dives
- Three meals daily at the on-site restaurants
- Tanks, weights & fills
- Free Nitrox (Nitrox certification required)
- Airport transfers
- Resort gratuities
- IVS T-shirt
- Donation & Orientation to Cozumel4You Youth Education charity
Training offered on this trip:
- Open Water certification dives
- Advanced Open Water certification dives
- Nitrox / Enriched Air Diver
- Continuing Education Specialties – especially photography!
- Technical Diver Training
THE ISLAND & RESORT
The largest caribbean island in Mexico, Cozumel, sits just on the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula. Known for azure blue water, pristine coral reefs and gentle currents that sweep divers along, Cozumel is arguably one of the premier dive spots in the entire Caribbean. Settled by the Mayan originally, what once was a small fishing community has now become a mecca for watersports enthusiasts and triathletes worldwide.
Cozumel measures 48 kilometers (30 miles) from north to south but only 16 kilometers (10 miles) from east to west. The island’s commercial and residential center, San Miguel, is located on the leeward, or eastern, side of the island, and flanked by both a north and south hotel zone. There is also another smaller town, Cedral, located toward the south. Generally speaking, most of the development occurs between these two areas, although there are a few establishments found on the western, or windward, side.
Colloquially called the “wild side” the windward side of Cozumel is composed of natural, undeveloped beaches, crashing waves, and very strong currents. Where the ironshore rocks meet the ocean it’s not unusual to find natural geysers and Jacuzzis caused by wave action. Visitors will also find local beach clubs serving extremely fresh seafood and icy cold beer. This side of the island does not have electricity, so most of these locations close when the sun sets or the mosquitoes come out, whichever comes first.
Recently renovated, Cozumel is home to a modern international airport, with free, easily accessible wi-fi access throughout the downtown shopping areas and all public parks. Several major grocery chains, including Commercial Mexicana, have locations on island, and carry a wide variety of national and international products, an in-store bakery, and a liquor section. In spite of all the modern amenities, Cozumel still retains the charm of its Mayan/Mexican roots. Cozumel is an extremely safe island, with a very low crime rate, as opposed to some other tourist destinations in Mexico or the Caribbean.
Cozumel sits alongside the Mesoamerican Reef System, which is actually the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Strong currents are the norm, which create virtually effortless diving, as you drift along the reefs. Another benefit of the currents is outstanding visibility. It’s not uncommon to have 120ft/35m viz, with 80ft/25m being the norm.
The island boasts 25 major dive sites, all of which fall under protection of the National Marine Park. Certified Scuba tours are lead by divemasters or instructors, who are also registered park guides. Since all dives are drift dives, they are generally conducted from a boat that follows the divers along and collects them afterward. Since the majority of the dive sites are so close, most dive operators offer both morning and afternoon 2 –tank trips, about 4 hours in duration.
TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE
Through Indian Valley Travel and Indian Valley Scuba’s affiliation with the Cozumel Chrysalis Group, we strive to support the educational programs for the island’s youth. We encourage our travelers to help by making a donation or bringing a backpack full of school supplies, which we will provide to the foundation to help a child in need. Additionally, as part of our “deliberately different” approach to travel, a donation will be made on behalf of each participant to support the non-profit Cozumel Chrysalis Group’s programs. Individuals are encouraged to learn how to become more involved in this worthwhile cause at www.cozumelchrysalisgroup.org
- Flight costs – unless otherwise noted. Call the shop for flight suggestions.
- Optional adventure activities & tours
- Misc. trip costs – Additional meals, checked bag fees (if applicable), equipment rental, departure taxes/fees
- Travel & Dive insurance – both highly recommended for this trip. Call the shop for details
- Equipment rental is not included in package pricing
- Bonaire Marine Park fee: $25 cash only
Refund policy and customer responsibilities
- No refund or credit will be made on any payments
- No refund or credit will be made for any activities or lodging not used by the customer by choice or due to inclement weather
- Any payment made to Indian Valley Travel (IVT) or Indian Valley Scuba (IVS) indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions
- Valid passport (check expiration date as it must be more than 6 months from departure date)
- IVT or IVS shall not, at any time, be responsible in any way for loss, injury, or damage arising from any causes beyond its control
including but not limited to theft, cancellation, regulations or illness
- IVT or IVS accepts no liability for the consequences of personal activity by any customer
- The customer will be responsible for concerns of health, fitness to participate and personal safety
- IVT or IVS reserves the right, without notice, to make changes and/or cancellations, as it deems necessary
- Customers have the sole responsibility of ensuring their compliance with all immigration laws of the United States & the
- No changes to the trip as shown and no refunds will be granted for unused services.
Securing your trip reservation
- $400 non-refundable deposit per person is required at the time of reservation
- Balance due 60 days prior to the departure date
Printable Trip Flyer: Cozumel – Mar 6-13, 2021