Located on the waterfront one mile south of the downtown ferry dock, an attractive multi-level building of Spanish-Colonial architecture blends in with the waterfront. No hype. No pretensions. You probably wouldn’t know about us unless someone told you. That’s how divers find their way here. Built in 1976 as Cozumel’s first dedicated diver’s resort, Scuba Club Cozumel is still a very intimate place where Cozumel Aficionados find convenience and good value. Designed and built — by divers for divers — to provide all services in one convenient place.
Scuba-Cozumel is the in-house dive operation for Scuba Club Cozumel resort. This PADI 5-Star facility and full service dive center is located inside the hotel premises and includes an air filling station consisting of four compressors and a four-stage filtering system, a full line of rental gear and basic repairs shop, as well as an International Training Center offering specialty courses and certification at all levels. All diving activities and dive trips are coordinated and scheduled here.
A fleet of seven customized diesel boats are available to safely transport divers to the dive sites. The boats are different sizes and can accommodate from 10 to 20 divers. Equipped with dive platforms and sturdy ladders, marine radios, oxygen and first aid trained crews, they will be ready for boarding every morning at the Club’s comfortable pier, right after breakfast. Diving guests are normally assigned to the same boat, crew and u/w guide for the length of their stay.
Guides and PADI Instructors
We have a full time staff of guides and PADI instructors who are eager to share with you their knowledge and the beautiful reefs in their backyard. We offer all the PADI courses and specialties and run daily dive trips & dive activities to all the reefs in the National Underwater Park.
A complete rental program is available at the Resort location and a well stocked retail shop is just across the street.
Gear Rinse and Storage
Dive gear lockers and freshwater rinsing tubs are conveniently located just a few steps away from the docks next to the dive center and on the opposite end of the beach next to the pool. It only takes a few minutes to rinse your equipment and put it away, ready for the next dive. Bring your own padlock, as they are not provided.
Unlimited Beach Diving
You’ll find great diving right offshore from the resort. The jagged ironshore limestone wall gives refuge to many juvenile reef fish, lobsters, crabs, octopus, and even an occasional seahorse – great for macro photography. Depth is about 15′-25′ and access is easy from either of the piers using the specially built stairs, complete with hand rails. A very easy exit is found through a tunnel, that leads to a waist deep saltwater pool and a short staircase up to the deck. Night dives here are fantastic offering unique and memorable creature encounters.
What to do in Cozumel
ATV Jungle Tour Experience the untouched natural paradise of the islands North East side. The tour winds through some of the most scenic views of nature found on Cozumel. You will see exotic plants, wild life and unspoiled breathtaking and undisturbed beaches.
Don’t miss a night out on the town Downtown San Miguel is the hub of all island activities and comes alive on Sunday nights when the residents of Cozumel and their children (dressed in Sunday finery) congregate in the town square between 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
LA RUTA MAYA – The Maya created a civilization that knew no equal.
Three thousand years ago, in the fertile, sun-drenched lands of Mexico and Central America, the Maya created a civilization that knew no equal. They build magnificent cities, developed extensive trade tours and fashioned ceremonial centers that arched toward the heavens. Today the 1500-mile-long “Maya Route” runs down the length of the Yucatan Peninsula, crosses the jungles and mountains of Guatemala and loops through verdant Belize. The often dreamlike terrain varies from searing white beaches to impenetrable rain forest. Chilling stone faces stare out of the jungle and rivers disappear into seamy, darkening ells. Thousands of stone dwellings, vast plazas and – sacbes – Maya carved roads testify to the greatness of their cities. The intricacy of Maya sculptures and stelae testify to their artistic genius.
Your Cozumel trip would not be complete without a visit to one of these magnificent places. To insure their availability, it is suggested that you reserve your tours upon arrival at the front desk. There they will be happy to assist you in making your arrangements.
COBA – TULUM Coba is an enormous archeological zone with clusters of ceremonial centers built on the shores of five lakes. Coba is the most mysterious Maya site in the Yucatan. The towering pyramids, soaring above the rain forest, are the most majestic in Mexico. Jungle walking paths – sacbes – connect each center. The tour is guided beginning with a ferry trip to the mainland, then met by air-conditioned bus for a 1-2 hours visit to Tulum, then on to Coba. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, binoculars, bathing suit, towel, hat and sunscreen.
TULUM and XEL-HA LAGOON Tulum is a smaller Maya complex, considered the most beautiful of all the Maya sites, located on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea. The full day guided trip leaves in the morning from the downtown pier with a ferry trip to the mainland, then met by air-conditioned bus. Xel-Ha is a natural aquarium lagoon where you can swim and snorkel. Bring your own snorkel equipment and towel.
CHICHEN-ITZA The most important civic and religious center of the Maya is Chichen-Itza. It is located 200 miles from Cozumel on the mainland. Tour is by 12-passenger plane landing on archeological area. The tour runs only several days a week, space is limited and fills up early. It is best to book this tour before you arrive in Cozumel. Bring along comfortable shoes, hat and camera. Please be advised that video cameras will pay a fee of $10 US to be allowed in the park. The use of tripods is discouraged. Tour includes all entrance fees, round trip air and bilingual guide.
X-CARET – Natures Sacred Paradise For a change of scenery, spend a day at this spectacular natural park. Experience exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a mystical journey back in time while drifting through the Underground River (45 minutes floating over 1,500 ft of crystalline water.) A visit to the Archeological Museum, Open Air Theatre and Maya Village completes this experience, or you can just swim in a pool carved from rock and lie on the beach to soak up the sun. There are four restaurants onsite that serve Mexican cuisine and seafood