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2nd Annual Cozumel Scuba Fest Program of Events - December 12 - 15, 2013

Thursday, December 12 - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE - Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

08:00 - Registration for 1st Dive Day - Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Route - Registration at Your Favorite Dive Shop.
The Scuba Fest Dive Route will start at La Francesa Reef - Simone Cousteau where Jean-Michel will leave an offering to honor his mother. Along the Dive Route divers will be accompanied by Estrella Navarro and Alejandro Lemos, two Mexican free diving champions.

15:00 - Registration for the Photoshoot Out Contest - Hotel Presidente InterContinental.

16:00 - Beginning of SCUBA Exhibition & Taste of Cozumel - Cozumel Island Museum.

17:00 - Lecture by Biologist Carlos Rico - Hotel Presidente in Salón Jacques Cousteau.

17:30 - Lecture by Patty Eversbusch - Tourism Marketing targeting the Diving Business - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.

19:00 - Opening Lecture by Jean-Michel Cousteau - The big adventure of the Ocean, a sustentable future, conservation of our oceans and our survival - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.

20:00 - Inaugural Ceremony and Unveiling of Commander Jacques Y. Cousteau’s Statue - Cozumel Island Museum.



Friday, December 13 - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE - Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

05:45 - Registration - PhotoShoot Out Contest - Hotel Presidente InterContinental.

08:00 - Registration for 2nd Dive Day - Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Route - Registration at Your Favorite Dive Shop.

09:00 - Underwater Record Attempt
Longest distance attempt with a rebreather and a D.P.V. scooter by Leo Morales who starts at Punta Sur Wall.

16:00 - Beginning of SCUBA Exhibition & Taste of Cozumel - Cozumel Island Museum.

17:00 - Night Dive the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Scuba Fest Dive Route - From Your Favorite Dive Shop.

18:00 - Lecture by Photographer Paul Camhi - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.

19:00 - Lecture by Ricardo Gomez Lozano - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.
Director of the Yucatan Peninsula & Mexican Caribbean Natural Areas (CONANP) discusses the Lion Fish which is an exotic and invasive species and it is our responsibility to keep it under control via a Regional Strategy for the Caribbean Sea.

20:00 - Lecture by Arqueologist Mrs. Pilar Luna - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.
“ A World to Discover” - Underwater arqueology: a Warrior’s Experiences.



Saturday, December 14 - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE - Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

05:30 - Registration - PhotoShoot Out Contest - Hotel Presidente InterContinental.

08:00 - Registration for 3rd Dive Day - Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Route - Registration at Your Favorite Dive Shop.
Underwater installation of the Commander Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s statue at Villablanca reef infront of Palmar. Condominiums.. Words by Ruben Arvizu from Ocean Futures Latin America branch . The two Mexican free diving champions Estrella Navarro and Alejandro Lemus will be part of this event under the water.

09:00 - Copa Scuba Fest Competitions - In Front of Cozumel Island Museum.

12:00 - Beginning of SCUBA Exhibition & Taste of Cozumel - Cozumel Island Museum.
FREE Contest: Correctly guess which MARES product will help the free diver champion to get out of the Cozumel waters. Win and take it home with you.

17:00 - Lecture by Sergio Sandoval - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.
"The magic reefs of Cozumel and Their Evolution in 40 Years".

18:00 - Lecture by Doctor Matias Nochetto - Conference Hall in Cozumel Island Museum.
"Real Cases from the DAN Emergency Hotline".

20:00 - Gala Dinner - Restaurant Casa Mision - $300 pesos - Book Via Your Favorite Dive Shop.
  • PhotoShootOut Contest Awards
  • “El Buzo de Oro” (The Golden Diver) Awards (Inaugural Year)
    Presented to divers from Mexico for their trajectory, experience and contribution towards the scuba industry and the diving world.



    Sunday, December - Events All Day
    Locations: Various
    FREE - Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

    07:00 - Surfing Competition - Punta Morena or Chen Rio.

    08:00 - Registration for FINAL Dive Day - Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Route - Your Favorite Dive Shop.

    08:00 - Copa Scuba Fest Competitions - In Front of Cozumel Island Museum.

    12:00 - Beginning of SCUBA Exhibition & Taste of Cozumel - Cozumel Island Museum.

    17:00 - Closing Lecture by Estrella Navarro and Alejandro Lemus -Cozumel Island Museum Auditorium.
    “Freediving: A Competition and a Life Challenge”.

    18:00 - Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Log Book Presentation
    Jean-Michel will present a Scuba Fest Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Commemorative Log Book to the divers who have completed the ScubaFest Dive Route.

    19:00 - Closing Cocktail Hour & Documentary Presentation - Hotel Cozumel Palace. (Book Via Your Favorite Dive Shop).
    Video Première of “The Story of a Warrior” by Leo Morales.

    As you can see, there is a lot going on during
    The 2nd Annual Cozumel Scuba Fest 2013!!

    Plan to attend as many of the ocean dives, events, and expositions as you can and
    help celebrate Cozumel Diving at Cozumel Scuba Fest 2013!!

    Main Organizer: COPARMEX

    Please email or call should you have questions about events!!
    cozarcano@gmail.com

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