Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island. It is located in the Caribbean Sea and belongs to the Quintana Roo region. This island, 18 kilometers off the coast of Playa del Carmen, gathers a natural wonder “El Cielo.”
The island has great diversity! Starting from marine life, coral reefs, to animal species, which today attract many tourists who want to practice diving and various ecotourism activities. The water on Cozumel is translucent, incredibly clear, with a reef and a very intense fauna; diving here is one of the most beautiful in the world without a doubt.
To get there, you will have to go to Playa del Carmen, where you will take the ferry. There is a departure every hour, and the crossing takes around 40 minutes.
Then, a boat will take you to a postcard place called “El Cielo”. It’s 200m from the rocky shore, there is no beach there, but there is a huge sandbank, forming a natural postcard blue pool! At this place, you have water up to your waist, and the further you go, the more you see huge starfish at the bottom of the water.
After this first stop, they will take you to two sites very well known by divers from all over the world: Palancar and Colombia. These are two sites with huge reef massifs, where you can often see turtles, barracudas, rays, and other tropical fishes… Count about 30/40 min of snorkeling on each site, with between 10 and 20m of depth under your feet.