Scuba Diving in Cozumel with Dive Paradise

1-Tank PM Dive

A relaxing afternoon one-tank drift dive on a spectacular shallow coral reef in Cozumel

Cozumel Scuba Diving Tour Description (PM)

World-class diving on legendary coral reefs in Cozumel

Welcome aboard, friends! The afternoon one-tank trip starts at 3:00pm.

The boat makes pick-ups at three Dive Paradise locations: downtown at Hotel Barracuda; Hotel Cozumel & Resort; and Villablanca Garden Beach Resort.

We’ll drift dive at one of three eye-catching spots: Paradise Reef (45 feet); Chankanaab Reef (55 feet); Las Palmas Wall (which we’ll dive at a max depth of 60 feet). After the dive, the boat drops you back at the dock, around 4:30 to 5:00pm.

Your safety remains our number one priority. So we emphasize conservative dive profiles. These dives are shallow—60 feet or less. This one-tank trip offers safe additional bottom time.

We provide one divemaster for each eight divers. You’ll find our boats spacious, with lots of elbow room to spread out. We guarantee a maximum of 16 divers aboard. Count on complimentary soft drinks and purified water.

Private Guides and Instructors

Private Divemaster/Guide

Private Divemaster/Guide (+$44)

A great add-on if you’re newly certified, feely rusty, or going on your first drift dive. Your personal Divemaster will be at your side to guide you at your own pace.

Private Instructor

Private Instructor (+$60)

Are you an avid diver who never wants to stop learning? Build confidence as you sharpen your scuba skills. With a private instructor, you focus on the specific skills that you want to acquire.

So, amigos, welcome aboard for your afternoon one-tank trip!

Relax, kick back, feel safe…. At Dive Paradise, service is always friendly, personal, attentive — and professional.

Pricing and Reservations

PM 1-Tank Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $44 per Diver
• $40 per Snorkeler
• $34 per Travel Companion
Minimum years old

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Departs 3:00 pm.

Duration
• 2 Hours

Availability
• We offer this trip daily, as long as we have four divers, minimum. This trip may not be available during busy holiday “blackout” periods.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:

• Tanks
• Weights and belts
• Snacks
• Soft drinks and purified drinking water.

Does NOT include the US$2 fee charged by the marine park. Dive Paradise collects this fee at check-in, for each day of diving. Payment is cash only (in dollars or pesos).

Marine Park Fee

The Marine Park charges a $2 fee (USD cash only) for each day of diving. Dive Paradise collects this fee on behalf of the park at check-in.

Additional Information

Junior Diver Limit:
12 years and older are limited to 60 feet with parental discretion.

We need a minimum of four divers to offer this trip. If we can’t book four, we offer four options: you may cover the cost of the vacant diver spots, reschedule, arrange a rain check for same dive, or request a refund.

Private Divemaster/Guide (+$44)

A great add-on if you’re newly certified, feely rusty, or going on your first drift dive. Your personal Divemaster will be at your side to guide you at your own pace.

Private Instructor (+$60)

Are you an avid diver who never wants to stop learning? Build confidence as you sharpen your scuba skills. With a private instructor, you focus on the specific skills that you want to acquire.

Transportation and Pickup Information

The dive stats at 3:00 pm when boats make their first pick-up

Pickups at Dive Paradise Affiliates

The boat departs at 3:00 pm and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:
• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort

When the dive is a wrap, we head back. The boat will drop you at the dock around 4:30 to 5:00pm.

Important:

Confirm your pickup time and location in advance, to avoid confusion and disappointment at the dock.

Other Pickup Locations

By prior arrangement, boats can sometimes make pick-ups at the following resorts:

• Casa Del Mar
• Cozumel Palace
• Park Royal
• El Cid La Ceiba
• Intercontinental Presidente
• Fiesta Americana
• Sunscape Sabor
• Secrets Aura Cozumel
• Allegro Cozumel
• Occidental Grand Cozumel

Due to factors beyond our control at Dive Paradise, the list above is subject to change without notice.

Resorts NOT Affiliated with Dive Paradise

Staying at a resort that is not affiliated with Dive Paradise? Some resorts outside our network may charge for pick-ups at their docks. Before you make your hotel reservations, please check with Dive Paradise; our concierge or reservations department can provide up-to-the-minute information on pick-up locations.

If you’re driving a rental car, consider parking it in the lot of the Mega shopping center. Mega is directly across the street from the Dive Paradise location at Hotel Barracuda.

We need a minimum of four divers to offer this trip. If we can’t book four, we offer four options: you may cover the cost of the vacant diver spots, reschedule, arrange a rain check for same dive, or request a refund.

PM 1-Tank Dive Trip

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

PM 1-Tank Dive Trip

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Description

It’s your vacation — with Dive Paradise you’re free to dive at your own pace.
Looking for fast company, amigo? Choose our afternoon two-tank express trips.

Welcome aboard, friends! What’s the story on the Dive Paradise afternoon one-tank trip? Are you “sea-rious” about wringing maximum bottom time out of your SCUBA vacation?

Your health and well-being remain our number one priority at Dive Paradise. With this one-tank trip we offer additional safe bottom time. We emphasize conservative dive profiles. So this dive is shallow—60 feet or less. Thus, the afternoon one-tank trip is an ideal add-on to any two-tank morning trip.

Do you prefer to do some “light diving” for the day? Have you planned “other-than-diving” activities for the morning through early afternoon? Then the p.m. one-tank option is just the ticket…. when you’re eager to squeeze in another chance to get wet.

With our 3:00 PM departure, we’ll get back underwater after everyone else has finished their diving for the day. We often have the reef to ourselves.

We’ll drift dive at one of three knock-your-eyes-out spots:

• Paradise Reef (45 feet),
• Chankanaab Reef (55 feet),
• Las Palmas Wall (which we’ll dive at a maximum depth of 60 feet).

Each dive site offers an outstanding variety of fish and coral. These three lush reefs are sure to please –– even if you dive the same one more than once during your Cozumel vacation. At Chankanaab, Paradise and Las Palmas, every day brings discoveries of the new and unusual!

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Itinerary

The afternoon one-tank trip starts at 3:00pm. The boat makes pick-ups at three Dive Paradise locations:

• Downtown — at Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort

Important:
Confirm your pickup time and location in advance, to avoid confusion and disappointment at the dock.

The boat then heads to the reef. Time to take the plunge, amigos! When the dive is a wrap, we head back. The boat will drop you at the dock around 4:30 to 5:00pm.

So, amigos, welcome aboard for your afternoon one-tank trip!

Dive Paradise in Cozumel

At Dive Paradise, we entrust guests to the care of our certified, in-water divemasters. Their goal is to guide you on a safe, pleasurable dive in the National Marine Park.

Pick-Up Information

The boat departs at 3:00 pm. and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:

• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort

Other Pickup Locations

By prior arrangement, boats can sometimes make pick-ups at the following resorts:

• Casa Del Mar
• Cozumel Palace
• Park Royal
• El Cid La Ceiba
• Intercontinental Presidente
• Fiesta Americana
• Sunscape Sabor
• Secrets Aura Cozumel
• Allegro Cozumel
• Occidental Grand Cozumel

Due to factors beyond our control at Dive Paradise, the list above is subject to change without notice.

Resorts NOT Affiliated with Dive Paradise

Staying at a resort that is not affiliated with Dive Paradise? Some resorts outside our network may charge for pick-ups at their docks. Before you make your hotel reservations, please check with Dive Paradise; our concierge or reservations department can provide up-to-the-minute information on pick-up locations.

If you’re driving a rental car, consider parking it in the lot of the Mega shopping center. Mega is directly across the street from the Dive Paradise location at Hotel Barracuda.

Additional Information

Important:
Please confirm pick-up time and location in advance, to avoid confusion and disappointment at the dock.

Your boat then speeds south to the walls and reefs.

When the dive is a wrap, we head back. The boat will drop you at the dock around 4:30 to 5:00pm.

We need a minimum of four divers to offer this trip. If we can’t book four, we offer four options: you may cover the cost of the vacant diver spots, reschedule, arrange a rain check for same dive, or request a refund.

Roomy boats

Count on Dive Paradise for spacious boats, with lots of elbow room to spread out. Except for special requests for group charters, we guarantee a maximum of 16 divers aboard.

So you have more room, as you cruise to the reefs… Room to stretch and move around. To organize gear. To chat, and mingle, and make new friends.

Caribbean-style “big boats” feature broad dive platforms and wide ladders, for easy entries and exits.

Small groups

We provide one divemaster for each eight divers. If a group exceeds eight, we split it in two and send an extra divemaster. That way, we keep groups small underwater.

Safety is Numero Uno

Your safety remains our number one priority at Dive Paradise. So we emphasize conservative dive profiles. We recommend a dive computer — BYO (bring your own) or rent from Dive Paradise.

How do you select dive sites?

It’s “divers’ choice” — Divemasters present options and look for a friendly consensus. When necessary, the crew may select the dive sites, in consideration of safety factors such as strong currents or weather.

Boat Notes

• We serve complimentary snacks, soft drinks, and purified water.
Want to cut down on plastic waste? Please bring your own refillable water bottle!
• DAN oxygen and first aid kits on every vessel.
• There is sometimes — but not always — a restroom (head) on the boat. (If this feature is important, please confirm with the concierge.)

Need high quality rental equipment? Ask in advance, and your gear will be waiting for you when you board.

Relax, kick back, feel safe…. At Dive Paradise, service is always friendly, personal, attentive — and professional.

Private Guides and Instructors

Private Divemaster/Guide

Private Divemaster/Guide (+$44)

A great add-on if you’re newly certified, feely rusty, or going on your first drift dive. Your personal Divemaster will be at your side to guide you at your own pace.

Private Instructor

Private Instructor (+$60)

Are you an avid diver who never wants to stop learning? Build confidence as you sharpen your scuba skills. With a private instructor, you focus on the specific skills that you want to acquire.

Pricing and Reservations

PM 1-Tank Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $44 per Diver
• $40 per Snorkeler
• $34 per Travel Companion
Minimum years old

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Departs at 3:00 PM

Duration
• 2 Hours

Availability
• We offer this trip daily, as long as we have four divers, minimum. This trip may not be available during busy holiday “blackout” periods.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:

• Tanks
• Weights and belts
• Snacks
• Soft drinks and purified drinking water.

Does NOT include the US$2 fee charged by the marine park. Dive Paradise collects this fee at check-in, for each day of diving. Payment is cash only (in dollars or pesos).

Marine Park Fee

The Marine Park charges a $2 fee (USD cash only) for each day of diving. Dive Paradise collects this fee on behalf of the park at check-in.

Additional Information

Junior Diver Limit:
12 years and older are limited to 60 feet with parental discretion.

We need a minimum of four divers to offer this trip. If we can’t book four, we offer four options: you may cover the cost of the vacant diver spots, reschedule, arrange a rain check for same dive, or request a refund.

Private Divemaster/Guide (+$44)

A great add-on if you’re newly certified, feely rusty, or going on your first drift dive. Your personal Divemaster will be at your side to guide you at your own pace.

Private Instructor (+$60)

Are you an avid diver who never wants to stop learning? Build confidence as you sharpen your scuba skills. With a private instructor, you focus on the specific skills that you want to acquire.

Transportation Information

The boat departs at 3:00 pm. and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:

• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort

Important:
Confirm your pickup time and location in advance, to avoid confusion and disappointment at the dock.

When the dive is a wrap, we head back. The boat will drop you at the dock around 4:30 to 5:00pm.

By prior arrangement, boats can sometimes make pick-ups at the following resorts:

• Casa Del Mar
• Cozumel Palace
• Park Royal
• El Cid La Ceiba
• Intercontinental Presidente
• Fiesta Americana
• Sunscape Sabor
• Secrets Aura Cozumel
• Allegro Cozumel
• Occidental Grand Cozumel

Due to factors beyond our control at Dive Paradise, the list above is subject to change without notice.

Staying at a resort that is not affiliated with Dive Paradise?

Some resorts outside our network may charge for pick-ups at their docks. Before you make your hotel reservations, please check with Dive Paradise; our concierge or reservations department can provide up-to-the-minute information on pick-up locations.

Driving a rental car?

Consider departing from the Dive Paradise location at Hotel Barracuda. You can park in the lot of the Mega shopping center. Mega is directly across the street from the Hotel Barracuda.