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Cozumel Dive Paradise Dive Trips
Since 1984, Dive Paradise has been providing safe, reliable and fun-filled scuba diving trips in Cozumel, Mexico for 29 consecutive years and counting, Dive Paradise is proud to have earned the reputation as "the name you know and trust" for Cozumel scuba diving.

Their professional, enthusiastic staff helps Dive Paradise maintain its enviable safety record among the island's major dive operators. With the largest fleet of boats, widest variety of dive trips and a staff of 80+ Instructors, Divemasters, Captains, Sailors, Management and Office Staff, Dive Paradise is undoubtedly Cozumel's finest independent dive operator.

Dive Paradise "Satisfaction Guaranteed" - Dive Paradise will not let a reasonable client go away angry. Should you have a problem with any of our scuba diving services you need only to speak with Renee "Apple" Applegate, the owner/operator of Dive Paradise to instantly resolve it. You're on vacation and we want you to have the best time possible scuba diving with us and returning again in the future with your friends!

Dive Paradise boats pick up and leave dive clients at almost all hotel docks from Hotel Barracuda to the south (weather permitting). On our "Caribbean" Boat dive trips, the ride to your first scuba dive site will take from 45 minutes to 1˝ hours. Relax and enjoy the ride. Your divemaster-guide will assign tanks 20 minutes before reaching the dive site, to allow you plenty of time for gearing up.

Here are some of the great trips Dive Paradise offers:

Morning “Caribbean” 2-Tank Trip - Enjoy this comfortable, relaxing way to scuba dive Cozumel. The Dive Paradise 5 flagship boats - the Aries, Sagitario, Paradise Diver, Tango and Atlantis - were built to carry up to 24+ divers. However, except when requested for special group charters, the guaranteed maximum divers put on these vessels daily is sixteen (16) divers. If a group size surpasses eight (8) divers, we split into two (2) groups and send an extra Divemaster. Our midsized boats - the Coqueta, Calypso and Renegado - comfortably carry a maximum of fourteen (14) divers. There is always plenty of room to spread out and organize your gear. Enjoy snacks, water and soft drinks provided during surface interval. Optional 3rd tank at merely $15 for guests of select hotels. Departs daily @ 8:30AM and Boat returns 1:00PM or 2:00PM (US$79).

Custom "AM Express" or "PM Express" 2-Tank Trips - You and your group will experience the same level of diving safety and enjoyment on one (1) of our fast boat trips as you would on a "Caribbean" trip. However, a fast boat "Express" trip enables you to dive with an even smaller group of people on your boat (6 divers maximum). Cruising along the island at 25 mph on our fleet of fast boats, the Johnny, Queen Angel, Sonador, Ana Luz and Casabel (capacity 10 divers) is almost as exciting as the diving. Departs daily from 8:30AM - 12:30PM daily (US$83) or 1:00PM - 5:00PM (US$72).

Afternoon 1-Tank Trip - For those who are really serious about getting the most of their diving vacation, this is the perfect "add on" to either our "Caribbean" Trip or "AM Express" Trip. A 3:00 PM departure gets you back on the reef after everyone else has completed their diving. Since the emphasis is on more , but safe bottom time, these dives are always shallow, usually 60 feet or less. Departs daily 3:00PM - 5:00PM (US$37).

Special Twilight "Caribbean" 2-Tank Trip - "A truly wonderful diving experience," says Mark Schneider of National Geographic Magazine. We're sure you'll agree! A 3:00 PM departure takes you on an afternoon dive after most other divers have finished for the day. Enjoy your surface interval watching the sun set over the Yucatan, then bring out your flashlights (not supplied) to enjoy the Cozumel night life you won't find at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville! Fresh fruit snack is included. Departure time varies with the season and size/type of boat. (US$79) Minimum 4 divers required.

Night Dive 1-Tank Trip - Experience the incredible world of Cozumel after dark. Depart just after sunset and dive Paradise, Chancanab, or Yucab Reef. Dive light required and may be rented from Dive Paradise if needed. If you have never tried this before, it is an exciting experience! Departs daily at dusk. (US$44) Minimum 4 divers required.

Special E.D.P. /Computer 2-Tank Trip - To take advantage of our Dive Paradise Experienced Diver Program, divers must have logged at least 50 dives and have good air consumption and buoyancy control. Each diver must also have a computer and be proficient in its use. We make no exceptions. These trips take you to Cozumel's most exciting and challenging dive sites. Computers may be rented from Dive Paradise if needed. Departs daily @ 8:30AM - 12:30PM or 1:00PM - 5:00PM (US $94) Minimum 4 divers required.

Special "Cock-A-Doodle Dive" 3-Tank Trip - If you would truly love to dive the reefs and see them as you never have before, you won't miss a Dive Paradise exclusive - Cock-A-Doodle Dive. A 6:00 AM departure speeds you on your way to the first of 3 marvelous dives. Your dives are timed to put you on 3 reefs before the crowds arrive. A fresh fruit snack is included. To participate, divers must use a dive computer, demonstrate a minimum of 50 logged dives, and make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Departs daily @ 6:00AM - 1:00PM or 2:00PM (US$104) Minimum 4 divers required.

Special Guide Service - This service is good for the diver who has just been certified, or has been out of the sport for a while, or for any reason just feels jittery about their upcoming Cozumel dive vacation. This is available for 1 or 2 divers maximum in addition to the dive trip charges. Utilizing this service, you won't have to worry about "keeping up with the group." You will have your very own in-water Divemaster/lifeguard to introduce you to Cozumel's unique drift diving techniques, thus assuring you of a pleasurable experience. Dive trip charges additional (US$40). Private Instructor (US$56).

Non-Divers - Not a diver yourself but want to spend time with your group while visiting Cozumel? Non-divers are welcome and will enjoy riding on the boat with the divers. As long as you are over 12 years old (younger children are discouraged from riding for safety reason). If you child is part of a large group, please inquire (US$32).

Other Special Trips - Other Special Trips — Ask us about 2-Tank Night Dives, 1-Tank EDP Night Trips, Private Charter Dive Trips, and Combination Deep Sea Fishing/Dive Trips. (Advance arrangements required)

Since my arrival in Cozumel in 1993, Dive Paradise has always been my dive shop! Whether diving with family or friends, working as a Divemaster on the boats, serving as a special guide for VIP clients and teaching scuba as PADI OWSI #81862 ~ this has been my home and my "island" family!

Dive Paradise has been providing safe, reliable and fun-filled scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico for over 20 consecutive years and is proud to have earned the reputation as "the name you know and trust".

Activity Specifics

Name: Cozumel Dive Paradise Dive Trips
Provider: Dive Paradise
Includes: All trips include tanks, weights and belt, bottled soft drinks and purified drinking water. We put you in the care of one of our certified, in-water Divemaster guides whose primary duties are to lead you and your group on safe, pleasurable dives.
Pricing: Valid effective January 1, 2017 (No Change Since 2015)
~ Morning " Caribbean" 2-Tank trip ~ US$ 79.00
~ Custom "AM Express" 2-Tank Trip ~ US$ 83.00
~ Custom "PM Express" 2-Tank Trip ~ US$ 72.00
~ 3 PM Single Tank Shallow Dive ~ US$ 37.00
~ Special Twilight 2-Tank Trip ~ US$79.00
~ Night Dive 1-Tank Trip ~ US$ 44.00
~ Special E.D.P. / Computer 2-Tank Trip ~ US$ 94.00
~ Special "Cock-A-Doodle Dive" 3-Tank Trip ~ US$ 104.00
~ Non-Divers (min. 12 years old) Riding Big Boat Only ~ US$ 32.00
~ Special Guide Service Big Boat Only ~ US$ 40.00 / Private Instructor US$ 56.00
Rates: Posted trip prices do not include a 30 peso usage fee (about US$2 - 2.25), per day, for anyone taking part in water activities inside the National Marine Park (where most of our dive sites are located). This fee must be paid in cash, for all scheduled days of diving, during check-in with Dive Paradise.
Requirements: A Certification card or "C-Card" is required for each diver taking a Dive Paradise boat trip. The ONLY exception is made for a group which has exclusive use of the boat, and the certifying Instructor is aboard and is responsible for his/her students.

Before diving with us you must complete a "Diver's Information Sheet" which is available in our main office or can be downloaded from our website at

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Thanks for recommending Dive Paradise. I wanted to let you know that we returned from our trip in mid December and couldn't say enough about how we enjoyed our diving. We had an awesome time. The divemasters and crew were exceptionally helpful and provided us with a wonderful first time diving experience in Cozumel. They really jumped through hoops in making sure that we saw some incredible stuff. We'll surely return! Thanks again for all your help and advice!! M. K. Franks ~ Redland, MO

My husband and I were there in August with a group from Deep South Scuba, Jackson, MS. It was my first experience in drift diving, and it was fantastic! Santos and Jaime are excellent divemasters and William was so helpful! They went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable time. Jaime also took several of us on a night dive and made sure that we had an experience that was "first rate". Thanks for the experience; all others will fall short! S. & K. Jones ~ Glen Allan, MS

We used Dive Paradise as dive operators and could not have made a better choice. Once again, friendly people with great diving skills. We would dive with them again. Gear was in good shape and the tanks always full. Loved the idea of divers choice dive spots. J. & R. Fithian ~ San Diego, CA

We just came back from a week of diving at Cozumel with Dive Paradise. It was absolutely fantastic. We had a large group and the three dive masters were excellent. I would like to thank Santos, Julio, and Jesus for the best vacation I have had in many years. The diving in Cosumel is supurb, but these gentlemen made the experience that much more enjoyable. Thanks again and we'll see you soon! J. King ~ Eaton Rapids, MI

I just walked thru the door from a week with dive paradise....and it was AWESOME. Best diving I've ever done. The staff were spectacular. I would also recommend doing a night dive right there off the shore behind the shop. We did it almost everyday. Very good for beginning night divers. Our dive master was Hymie ... he led an awesome dive. I'm looking forward to going back some day. M. Miller ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI
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