Cozumel – Mexico : 9-16 May 2020 £1799
Flying Gatwick – Cancun with British Airwways for a bit of luxury, then private transfer down to Playa del Carmen and across on the Fast-Cat ferry to spend a week or 10 days in a fantastic All Inclusive beachfront resort, on Cozumel Island for the very best in Caribbean Reef Diving….
Staying at the 4* All Inclusive Occidental Allegro Cozumel Hotel at the very South Western tip of Cozumel Island : Punta Sur .
Catering for the vacation market from The USA – service quality is always great in the resort hotels in Mexcio – with superb quality All Inclusive food & drinks… Air Con rooms, with usual luxury facilities and great beach & pools to relax on after fantastic days of diving…. with the added bonus of spectacular sunsets from the beach to the west.
The hotel based just 15 mins taxi from the centre of Cozumel Town for bars & restaurants for evenings out – there’s a wide range of local Mexican cuisine, as well as the entertainments avaiable at Hooters, MargaritaVille, Senor Frogs and other lively venues.
Dive packs include daily Ocean Reef two tank morning boat dive trips (extra dives may be available in afternoons weather dependant)
The World Famous reefs around the South West of Cozumel are simply incredible…
– first discovered and dived in the 1950’s by Jaques Cousteau : he rated Palancar Reef in his top 5 world class dive sites….
– And we have 6 or 10 days diving arranged to enjoy it to the max ( 2 dives/day pre-booked : extra dives by arrangement daily )
There’s also the option of Cenote Diving in the fresh water caverns by arrangement (extra charges apply) – simply stunning underwater experiences.
Cozumel has some serious history within the Blue Ocean Scubaholics Dive Club….
– It was here that Ryby & Raff qualified as CCR rebreather divers – and where Ryby became CCR instructor on the Hollis Prism2 rebreather – and logged his first 200 minute dive – covering 8 dive sites in one long (& fast) drift dive from Palancar all the way back to the harbour
There is much discussion at BlueOcean HQ as to who is leading this trip : we both want to go !
We will be diving with Pro-Dive Mexico – a thoroughly professional, well organised and friendly team who have looked after several BlueOcean trips in recent years.
The Dive Boats are puropose built and operate a very slick service of 2 morning dives from 8.30-12.30, and then options for afternoon dives 2-4pm – so we will always be back at the resort for a good lunch !
The dive sites that spread from the very Southern tip of the Island up the West coast to Cozumel harbour are varied and diverse. Some are wide flat reefs with sandy bottoms at 8-14m, others are walls where you can reach 40m easily and the deep blue falls away beneath you. There are Reef sections that are riddled with coral caves and swim throughs like a swiss cheese – with every colour of the rainbow in hard & soft corals and a myriad of sponges in every shape and size.
Turtles, Eagle Rays, Morays and Caribbean Lobsters are common on most sites – with a vast array of tropical reef fish… all in water that is 28*C and 30-50m viz : it is simply stunning diving every day in Cozumel.
The currents at various points on most sites give rise to drift dives as standard – which can either be a gentle serene experience as you float along the reef – or a genuine roller-coaster yeehaa “I’m Flying” ride where the current is faster than you could run….
So that everyone gets the most out of these spectacular underwater sites : everybody dives on NITROX – and at NO EXTRA CHARGE…. but you must be certified.
Trip price : 7 Nights – 6 Days x 2 Dives : £1799
Trip price : 11 Nights – 10 Days x 2 Dives : £2249
Flights-Transfers-Twin Share Accom-All Inclusive Food & Drinks
16 spaces only available : Minimum Qualification PADI Advanced Diver + Nitrox Spec.
£350 initial deposit to secure space on the trip : BOOK EARLY : this one will be very popular !!
£500 due by 9th Aug 2019 [ 9 months pre-trip ] – £500 due by 8th Nov 2019 [ 6 months pre-trip ]
Final Balance due by 9th Feb 2019 [ 3 months pre-trip ]
Single suppliment avaialable on request.
All payments are non-refundable & non-transferrable.
Holiday insurance is recommended from time of booking in case of cancellation.
Please refer to TERMS & CONDITIONS for all Dive Club Holidays (click link)