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Scuba Diving in Palancar Caves, Cozumel, Quintana Roo Mexico

Skill Level:
All divers
Maximum Depth:
100m/328.1ft
Dive Type:
Reef, Wall, Deep
Water Clarity:
Excellent
Cozumel is an island in the western Caribbean Sea. It is located on the southern side of Cancun and in the eastern of Playa del Carmen in eastern Mexico. The largest town of the island is San Miguel de Cozumel. The island provides more than twenty-five exciting dive spots.

In 1961, Jacques Ives Cousteau had dived in Palancar reef and brought it to the forefront of the diving world. The TV documentary, produced by himself, helped to highlight Cozumel island as a famous scuba diving destination. This dive spot is located in the south-eastern coast of Cozumel. The unique ecosystem will surprise you. There are a lot of huge colorful corals, some of the oldest in the world. The marine life is pretty rich and contains a large number of exotic fish.

The maximum depth of Palancar Caves is at 100 m/328.1 ft. The currents are low, so it’s a feasible dive spot for beginners divers too. The clarity of the water is very good as divers’ visibility is more than 30 m/98.4 ft. The waters temperature is pretty high during all the year and averages to 27˚C/80.6˚F. Cozumel offers a tropical climate and its main feature is the rain. The dry season is short and lasts from February to April while the wet season is from May to March. The temperature is almost stable with small variation month by month. The average temperature is about 28.4°C/83.2°F throughout the whole year.

Palancar Caves is one of the best dive sites in Cozumel, so you should not miss the chance to visit this exquisite spot and enjoy yourself like never before.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Cozumel International Airport (CZM)
22.3km/13.8miles, 28 minutes
Cozumel Airport 70 Av. Nte Centro, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico 1. Head northwest to Av Gral Rafael E. Melgar 2. Turn left into the Av Gral Rafael E. Melgar 3. turn right Road restricted
BY AIR
Cozumel International Airport (CZM),
22.3km/13.8miles

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Snorkeling Cavern Jungle, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Requires a minimum of open water certification. Diving in the crystal clear Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula north of Mayan ruins of Tulum that have been featured in national geographic T.V specials.

Includes: Round trip transportation, light lunch, drinks, diving equipment including wet suits & powerful dive lights.

Thursday & Saturday at 8:00 a.m

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Scuba Diving, Beginner Divers For The Museum, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Includes: One tank dive in pool, one tank dive in museun

Available days and hours: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday , 2:15 pm

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Scuba Diving ”PADI Scuba Diver course”, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Get Certified in just 2 days. This Certification lets you dive up to 40 feet with the supervision of a professional.

Includes: Pool dives, academic training & 2 ocean dives.

Day 1: From 12:00 till 16:00

Day 2: From 9:30 till 16:00 ( with 30 minutes lunch break)

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$ 316
Bungee Jumping from 25 m / 75ft, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Jump from our 25 m (75 ft) tall platform into Cancun’s crystal clear turquoise waters. Choose if you want to touch the water or not. Pump up your adrenaline enjoying the only bungee in Cancun, Riviera Maya and southern Mexico.

The price includes:

Professional orientation from a certified instructor prior to your jump

All security equipment

1 bungee jump

A personalized certificate of completion is given to every brave jumper (Customer name, date, instructor’s name)

Pictures and Video:

Dvd with around 30-40 pictures taken from different angles (since your check-in, briefing, and jump) and a video of your jump would cost 34 USD

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$ 48
Special Offer from 60 USD just 48 USD
Scuba Diving Resort Course for Beginners, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Is Designed for people who have never been diving & aren’t certified, it does not certify them but it permits them to dive with the dive centre that they take it with.

Working time: Every day from 12:00 till 16:00 approx.

Includes: Theory, pool practice with one tank & one tank dive at nice reef ( 27 feet deep max), equipment during the course, certified PADI instructor, boat & staff. The course will be in small groups & it will be personalized.

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Scuba Diving Adventure Day Trips for Certified Divers, Cozumel
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Dive to the Walls of Cozumel in one day trip. An air-conditioned van will take you South through Yucatan. You will cross Mayan Riviera Reef channel with a customized ferry to dive to Walls of Palancar, Columbia, Santa Rosa, Paradise Reef & many others.

Includes: All transportation, equipment, refreshments, snacks, Mexican style lunch, 2 dives & more.

Departure from Cancun

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

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$ 180
SNORKELERS $125 U.S.D / JUST VISIT COZUMEL $90 U.S.D.
Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Course, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Become a full certified diver in just 2 days. Diving in Cancun is excellent, there are 22 different reefs to dive in, they are shallow reefs (30 to 60) feet deep so you have lot’s of bottom time and they are full of marine life.

Includes: Theory, pool practice, equipment during the course, four ocean dives, written exam´s ( very simple, multiple choice ) , log book, PADI manual.

Day 1: From 12:00 till 16:00

Day 2: From 9:30 till 16:00 ( with 30 minutes lunch break)

Day 3: From 10:00 till 14:00

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$ 442
Scuba Diving ”Dive Passport – Day & Night D”, Cozumel or Cavern
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Only for certified guests.

Includes: One day of two tank dives in Cancun. One day of two tank dives in Cozumel or ” Cenotes” Cavern. One day one tank night dive.

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$ 286
Scuba Diving ”Dive Passport – Super Special C”, Cancun, Cozumel, Cavern
/ Cancun, Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula

Only for certified guests.

Includes: One day of two tank dives in Cancun. One day of two tank dives in Consumel. One day of two tank dives in ” Cenotes” Cavern. One day one tank night dive.

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$ 416
Scuba Diving, Certified Divers For The Museum, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

1 tank dive museum dive.

Available days and hours:

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday , 2:15 pm

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Snorkeling Museum Special Price, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Includes: Purified water on board and snorkeling gear.

Available days and hours:

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 2:15 pm – 4:40 pm aprox.

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Certified Divers ” The two tank dive”, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Diving in Cancun is excellent, there are 22 different reefs to dive in, they are shallow reefs (30 to 60) feet deep so you have lot’s of bottom time and they are full of marine life. There is also a ship wrecks of 1940 Navy, 170 feet long at 90 feet deep.

The dive boats ( Six dive boats ) are big, and fully designed for Scuba Diving, they have all of the emergency equipment on board and have inboard diesel engines.

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$ 77
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Paragliding Tandem Flight, Veracruz
/ Fortin de las Flores, Mexico, Orizaba, Veracruz

Duration: The flight lasts 20 to 30 minutes.

Recommendations: It is recommended to wear pants or jeans, a sweatshirt or light jacket windbreaker, tennis or hiking boots and sunglasses.

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$ 80
You can also get a certificate
Paragliding Package All Inclusive, Veracruz
/ Fortin de las Flores, Mexico, Orizaba, Veracruz

Choosing this package you will have the chance to enjoy PG Flights, horse riding, downhill tracking, gourmet dinner and traditional local breakfast in Fortin de las Flores Veracruz.

Minumun: 2 pax

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$ 140
Scuba Diving, ”Dive Passport – Package A”, Cozumel
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Only for certified guests.

Includes: Two days of two tank dives in Cancun total 4 dives. Your Choice of two tank dives in Cozumel or two tank dives in ” Cenotes” Cavern

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$ 280
Scuba Diving, ”Dive Passport – Special B”, Cozumel
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Only for certified guests.

Includes: One day of two tank dives in Cancun. One day of two tank dives in Cozumel. One day of two tank dives in ” Cenotes” Cavern

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$ 361
Cavern Scuba Cenotes, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

CAVERN SCUBA (CENOTES )

Requires a minimum of open water certification. Diving in the crystal clear Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula north of Mayan ruins of Tulum that have been featured in national geographic T.V specials.

Includes: Round trip transportation, light lunch, drinks, diving equipment including wet suits & powerful dive lights.

Thursday & Saturday at 8:00 a.m

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$ 165
Cavern 2 Tank Dive
Scuba Diving, La Paz, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Description: Our unsurpassed service is tailored to offer you a free and relaxing dive experience.
Once you visit us you will find all your equipment waiting for you on the boat in the morning, which will be moored at our private jetty.

During the day, all your equipment will be set up for you, unless you wish to do it yourself.
So prepare all your equipment and dive.

At the end of the day, just have a stroll to our Sunset Bar and enjoy your favourite drink, while your equipment is unloaded, rinsed in fresh water and stored for you, ready for the next day of an amazing diving.

Our Features:

  • 2 Fully-equipped Dive Boats
  • Fully equipped classroom with LCD projector and air conditioning
  • PADI & DSAT, ANDI, TDI, IANTD Certification
  • CCR & SCR Rebreather rental and courses
  • Enriched-Air Diving
  • RAMPAGE, Custom-designed High-Speed Dive Boat
  • Private Jetty and Ramp
  • Full Range ScubPro Rental Inventory
  • Technical Diving and Equipment Rental
  • Divers’ Bar and Restaurant
  • Multi-lingual Instructors
  • Dive Store
  • Photography and video service

Diving Choices:

  1. Day Diving (2 tank):  $ 150.00 USD
  2. Day Diving (3 tank):  $ 180.00 USD
  3. Day Diving CCR (Diluent & O2 tank):  $ 150.00 USD
  4. Day Diving SCR (one tank up to 60%):  $ 150.00 USD
  5. Night Dive (5 pax min):  $ 80.00 USD
  6. Check Dive (Scuba Review):  $ 80.00 USD

For Enriched Air and Technical Gases beyond 40% Oxygen please email.

All Prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to local Tax ( 16% IVA)

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$ 150
National Park Permit Fee is required by law per person and costs $7 USD per day, paid to The Comision Nacional de Areas Naturals Protegidas (The National Commission of Natural Area Protection).
Shark Diving, La Paz, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Description: Dive with us and get close to The Whale sharks that are the largest fishes on the planet. Seeing this giant creature with 20 meters height and 34 tons weight , it seems difficult to believe that Whale Sharks feed on microscopic plankton and small fishes.

Their Combination of their immense size and characteristics checkerboard pattern makes the Whale Sharks almost unmistakable and completely unforgettable. Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks is meant to be one of the most uplifting experiences in the world.

The Cortez Club will take you over and give you the chance to swim with as many as 12 Whale Sharks in one area.

The cost of the trip is $90.00 us dollars per person + 16% local tax.

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$ 90
National Park Permit Fee is required by law per person and costs $7 USD per day, paid to The Comision Nacional de Areas Naturals Protegidas (The National Commission of Natural Area Protection).
Grey Whale Watching, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Descriptions: Each winter the Gray Whale ends its 12,000-mile migration from the artic circle in Baja’s pacific lagoons. These incredible mammals are the only whales to have returned from the brink of extinction, each year prospering in numbers. The Whale watching season generally starts from the end of December to the beginning of March, when excursions are arranged daily to Magdalena Bay, where you can observe this lovely creatures too close.

The trip includes: Transportation, guide, breakfast and seafood lunch.

Also available are “catered” expeditions to allow you to indulge in this species for a number of days. This is an inclusive package perfect for anyone with an interest in Whales, whether Kayakers or campers, young or old.

For more information on a “catered” trip please email

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$ 180
1 Day Whale Watching $180 US per person. Includes transfers, breakfast, lunch, Guide and 2 hour boat trip, excluded tax (16%)
Snorkeling, Espiritu Santo Island, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, Espiritu Santo Island, La Paz, Mexico

Descriptions: You depart from our dock at 8:30 am and head to Los Islotes, a group of small islands at the north of Espiritu Santo Island that is year round home to a colony of over 350 curious Californian brown Sea Lions! The pups are playful and great fun to swim with! You will come across to big schools of fish, reef fish, rays and more…

The site is home of over 4000 different marine species, with occasional visits from larger marine mammals such as Dolphins and Whales. Then you can head for the beach on Isla Partida, for lunch. Collect shells, laze about or snorkel the parameters of the beach.

Includes: all equipment, sandwich or burritos, water, soft drinks, fruit, chips & Cookies.

Note: It is not allowed the collection of marine species.

The trip cost $105 US + 16% local Tax

Snorkel Set Rental : $15.00 USD

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$ 105
National Park Permit Fee is required by law per person and costs $7 USD per day.

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