Cozumel was the port we were most excited about visiting, after reading tons of articles, blogs, and reviews, about how amazing the underwater scenery is. It was the whole reason we did our Open Water Diver Qualifications in the first place! But unfortunately, rough seas resulted in all the water based activities being cancelled on our port day, so it’s still a mystery to us. We do hope to return someday to explore what lies beneath. Read on to find out what we did instead!
We chose to book a certified, two-tank scuba dive through Carnival, who contracted Dreamtime Dive Resort for the excursion. Our group was small, with only four divers, one divemaster, and a one trainee dive master, along with a captain to sail us out to the most beautiful reef. If you aren’t certified, you can also do an introductory dive so that you don’t miss out on the experience.
Costa Maya is home to part of the second largest coral reef system in the world, the Meso-American Reef Sharing the reef with neighbouring Honduras and Belize, all of these destinations are havens for underwater exploration. From snorkelling and scuba diving, to exploring the seas on a kayak or catamaran, a day on the water is the best way to spend your time in port.