Scuba Diving in Cozumel with Dive Paradise

3-Tank Cock-A-Doodle Dive

Up with the sunrise for a trifecta of spectacular drift dives

Cozumel Scuba Diving Tour Description (Early AM)

World-class dives on legendary coral reefs and walls in Cozumel

The Cock-A-Doodle trip is a Cozumel trifecta of three world-class drift dives on three spectacular reefs.

You’ll have a unique opportunity to experience something special…. a daily phenomenon of nature that few divers get to witness first hand. To dive on a breathtaking reef at sunrise, where you’ll have a front row seat for the “changing of the guard.”

For the first dive, it’s a mad go-go-go scene on the coral reef, 60 feet down… Shift change on top of a crazy rush hour. It’s the bedlam and chaos of a traffic jam that’s barreling straight toward gridlock.

The night crew is retiring. The day shift is reporting for duty, and the reef switches into sunny mode. The morning crew rolls out of bed hungry to satisfy their animal instincts — it’s the daily frenzy of feed, fight or … mate.

There’s a blur of motion everywhere you look. A dizzying kaleidoscope of fish and sea life. A riot of color, wall-to-wall. The silent world of the reef is a deafening roar of visual cacophony. It’s full-tilt rush hour on the noisy urban street…

Back on the boat we realize that we’ve witnessed a phenomenon of nature – change of shift on the reef, from night to day. But our day is still young, and we eagerly anticipate our next two dives.
There’s never a crowd at Dive Paradise. We provide spacious boats, with lots of elbow room to spread out. And we entrust our guests to the care of certified, in-water divemasters — with one divemaster for each six divers. That way, groups remain small underwater.

On the boat we serve complimentary soft drinks and purified water.

Early to bed, early to rise…. is a great head start on a three-tank dive.

The Cock-A-Doodle is a Dive Paradise exclusive, available nowhere else on Cozumel.

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

Pricing and Reservations

Cock-A-Doodle 3-Tank Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $114

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Departs 5:00-6:00 am

Duration
• 6 Hours

Availability
• Daily with a minimum of four divers.

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

Cock-A-Doodle 3-Tank Dive Trips

• Dive computer required. Either bring your own (BYO) or rent from Dive Paradise.
• Participants must present log book with minimum 50 dives.
• Reservation required, minimum 24 hours in advance.

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.

Transportation and Pickup Information

The boat departs at 3:00 pm when boats make their first pick-up
Time Adjusted Seasonally

Pickups at Dive Paradise Affiliates

The boat departs between 5:00-6:00 am and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:
• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort
• Casa Del Mar

After the second dive, we head home. Most Cock-A-Doodle trips return around 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

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:

• 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.

Cock-A-Doodle 3-Tank Dive

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

Cock-A-Doodle 3-Tank Dive

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Description

It’s your vacation — with Dive Paradise you’re free to dive at your own pace.

The Cock-A-Doodle trip is a Cozumel trifecta — a hat trick — of three world-class drift dives on three spectacular reefs.

Yes, amigos, you’re obliged to roll out of bed early for this trip. But it’s worth sacrificing a few z-z-z-z’s. Because you know what they say about the early bird — he gets the worm to the reef ahead of the crowd.

With the Cock-A-Doodle, you’ll have a unique opportunity to experience something special…. a daily phenomenon of nature that few divers get to witness first hand. To dive on a breathtaking Cozumel reef at sunrise, where you’ll have a front row seat for the “changing of the guard.”

The Dive Paradise boat rocks gently on the calm seas, as you gaze east to drink in the glorious Cozumel sunrise. At the surface, all is quiet and serene as you prep your gear. Not another boat in sight.

But 60 feet below, it’s a mad go-go-go scene on the coral reef… Shift change on top of a crazy rush hour. It’s the bedlam and chaos of a traffic jam that’s barreling straight toward gridlock.

The night crew is retiring. The creatures of the dark are calling it quits. They return to their hidey holes, looking for a safe place to tuck in.

The day shift reports for duty, and the reef switches into sunny mode. The morning crew rolls out of bed hungry to satisfy their animal instincts — it’s the daily frenzy of feed, fight or … mate.

There’s a blur of motion everywhere you look. A dizzying kaleidoscope of fish and sea life. A riot of color, wall-to-wall. The silent world of the reef is a deafening roar of visual cacophony.
 
It’s full-tilt rush hour on the noisy urban street…
…Trumpetfish, leaning on their horns. Angry damselfish and sergeant majors — cursing, weaving, and cutting in and out of traffic. A five-foot nurse shark dawdling in the fast lane. Bottlenecks of yellowtails and silver grunts.

Tie-ups and tangles of neon wrasses. Cleaner fish hustling customers for a wash and wax at the detailing station. Stoplight parrotfish jockeying for position at the drive-up window, angling for a nip at the coral and a quick take-away. A gang of barracuda hanging out on the corner, on the down-low. A lone sea turtle, just passing through. And — oblivious to all the chaos and commotion — three giant lobsters feeling their way down the reef, probing with their antennas, like blind men tap-tap-tapping their way down the sidewalk with white canes.

Back on the boat we realize that we’ve witnessed a phenomenon of nature – change of shift on the reef, from night to day. But our day is still young, and we eagerly anticipate our next two dives.

At Dive Paradise, we provide spacious boats, with lots of elbow room to spread out, so there’s never a crowd. Our goal is to guide you on a safe, pleasurable dives. We entrust our guests to the care of certified, in-water divemasters — with one divemaster for each six divers. If a group exceeds six, we split it in two and send an extra divemaster. That way, groups remain small underwater.

On the boat we serve complimentary soft drinks and purified water.

Need a computer or other rental equipment? Ask in advance, and your gear will be waiting for you when you board.

Early to bed, early to rise…. is a great head start on a three-tank dive.

Want to try something different on your next SCUBA vacation? Ask about the Cock-A-Doodle. A Dive Paradise exclusive, available nowhere else on Cozumel. It’s a must-do. A Cock-A-Doodle do.

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

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Itinerary

Welcome aboard, friends, for your twilight two-tank dive trip!

The boat departs 5:00-6:00 am. After the third dive, we head home. Most twilight trips return around 11:00am – 12:00pm.

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 dives. We provide one Divemaster for each six divers. If a group exceeds six, we split it in two and send an extra Divemaster. That way, groups remain small underwater.

With the two-tank twilight trip, relax, kick back, feel safe…. At Dive Paradise, service is always friendly, personal, attentive — and professional.

Dive Paradise boasts the largest fleet of safe boats in Cozumel. And we offer the widest selection of dive trips on the island. It’s a menu of reefs, departure times and special trips that’s unmatched by other operators.

Dive Paradise in Cozumel

At Dive Paradise our fleet includes a special generation of express boats: a half dozen speedy craft — each solid, stable, wide of beam, roomy and comfortable. Six fast boats, each perfectly adapted for drift diving Cozumel in small, intimate groups.

Other dive operators may sacrifice safety and comfort on the altar of speed. But at Dive Paradise we never compromise. With our impressive express boats, speed, comfort and safety all go hand in hand. Count on us for fast boats with lots of “elbow room.”

Pick-Up Information

The boat departs 5:00-6:00 am. and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:

• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort
• Casa Del Mar

Other Pickup Locations

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

• 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.

After the second dive, we head home. Most Cock-A-Doodle trips return around 11:00am – 12:00pm.

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.

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.

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

• Dive computer required. Either bring your own (BYO) or rent from Dive Paradise.
• Participants must present log book with minimum 50 dives.
• Reservation required, minimum 24 hours in advance.

With the two-tank twilight trip, relax, kick back, feel safe…. At Dive Paradise, service is always friendly, personal, attentive — and professional.

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.

Pricing and Reservations

Cock-A-Doodle 3-Tank Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $114

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Departs 5:00-6:00 am

Duration
• 6 Hours

Availability
• Daily with a minimum of four divers.

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.

Transportation Information

The boat departs 5:00-6:00 am, and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:

• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort
• Casa Del Mar

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

After the second dive, we head home. Most Cock-A-Doodle trips return around 11:00am – 12:00pm.

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

• 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.