Scuba Diving in Cozumel with Dive Paradise

2-Tank EDP Computer Dive

Challenging adventures for experienced divers

Cozumel Scuba Diving Tour Description

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

Looking for high-voltage SCUBA adventures? Looking to experience the challenge of Cozumel’s most exciting walls and reefs?
 
The Experienced Diver Program (EDP) is your ticket to a collection of bucket-list memories that you’ll share for decades.

EDP is designed for divers with high levels of skill and experience. Bring your computer — you’ll need it for these two-tank trips.

It’s the location of these remote reefs and walls – at the southern- and northernmost ends of the island — that makes these dives challenging.

These sites face the open sea. Unprotected, they take the brunt of the prevailing winds. So expect turbulent waters. Heavy swells. Unpredictable, fast-moving currents.

So…. are you ready to put Cozumel on your bucket list for your next SCUBA vacation? The Experienced Diver Program is your ticket to a bucketful of unforgettable memories – tales of underwater adventure that you’ll tell for decades to come.

Prerequisites

Reserved for Experienced Divers
Safety Information
Additional Equipment
Other Considerations

EDP Computer trips are reserved for experienced divers with a minimum of 50 logged dives.

Pricing and Reservations

EDP 2-Tank Computer Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $102

Schedule and Duration
What's Included
Marine Park Fee
Additional Information

Transportation and Pickup Information

AM Trips
• Boat Departs 8:30 am
• Boat Returns 12:30 pm

PM Trips
• Boat Departs 1:00 pm
• Boat Returns 5:00 pm

Pickups at Dive Paradise Affiliates
Other Pickup Locations
Resorts NOT Affiliated with Dive Paradise

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.

EDP 2-Tank Computer Dive Trip

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

EDP 2-Tank Computer Dive Trip

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Description

Looking for high-voltage SCUBA adventures? Looking to experience the challenge of Cozumel’s most exciting walls and reefs?

Imagine the Grand Canyon underwater. Imagine the thrill of riding a rushing current through the clear cobalt deep… Along sheer walls and soaring coral pillars… Over vibrant reefs… Through colorful canyons teeming with fish and sea life.
 
The Experienced Diver Program (EDP) is your ticket to a collection of bucket-list memories that you’ll share for decades.

EDP is designed for divers with high levels of skill and experience. Bring your computer — you’ll need it for these two-tank trips.

So…. are you ready to put Cozumel on your bucket list for your next SCUBA vacation?

The Experienced Diver Program is your ticket to a bucketful of unforgettable memories – tales of underwater adventure that you’ll tell for decades to come.

EDP Computer trips are reserved for experienced divers with a minimum of 50 logged dives.

Your safety remains our number one priority at Dive Paradise. Please note the following:

• We restrict these trips to previous EDP participants, or to divers who have demonstrated their proficiency on prior dives with Dive Paradise.
• A computer is a must. Either bring your own (BYO) or rent from Dive Paradise. Divemasters can show you how to use rentals. When you BYO, you must be proficient in its use.
• EDP divers must be skilled in managing air consumption, depth and buoyancy. You must be capable of diving in swift currents and other rigorous conditions.
• We recommend at least one signaling device (safety sausage, mirror, whistle).

Prone to seasickness?

Consider taking a preventative medicine before boarding the boat. If you wait until you are already sick to take the medication, it will not work.

• The two northern dive sites (Barracuda and San Juan) require special written permission (1 day prior) from the port captain.

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Itinerary

There’s a cluster of legendary deep sites near the southern tip of the island, inside the marine park: Colombia, Maracaibo, Devil’s Throat, Cathedral and Punta Sur.

Two reefs — Barracuda and San Juan — are located off the northern end of Cozumel. They lure experienced divers outside the park.

It’s the location of these remote reefs and walls – at the southern- and northern-most ends of the island — that makes these dives challenging. These sites face the open sea. Unprotected, they take the brunt of the prevailing winds.

So expect turbulent waters. Heavy swells. Unpredictable, fast-moving currents — both at the surface and underwater.

For experienced divers, watching for sudden changes is the order of the day. Every day.

It takes The Right Stuff to pull off safe dives on these challenging reefs. This is where Dive Paradise shines. It takes a crew with exceptional local knowledge, skill and experience to negotiate the tricky winds, waves and currents.

It’s all about dropping divers in the right place at the right time, in the most demanding of conditions. Captain, Divemaster and mate must all work in synch. Everyone’s gotta mesh… with the precision of the movement in a Swiss watch.

It takes the right boat to speed divers to these distant reefs. But fast by itself isn’t good enough. It takes a special fast.

Once again, this is where we shine. Dive Paradise maintains the largest fleet of safe fast boats in Cozumel. A special generation. A half dozen. All solid, stable, seaworthy, wide of beam, roomy and comfortable.

Six fast boats, each perfectly adapted for drift diving in the most demanding of ocean conditions. With twin-engines, marine radios, and DAN oxygen and first aid kits.

Other dive operators may sacrifice safety and comfort on the altar of speed. At Dive Paradise we never compromise. With us, speed, comfort and safety all go hand in hand. And this pays off big with the Experienced Diver Program.

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 at either 8:30 am (morning trips) or 1:00 pm (afternoon trips) 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
Resorts NOT Affiliated with Dive Paradise
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 EDP trips return at 12:30 pm (morning trips) or 5:00 pm (afternoon trips)

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.

Small groups

Many of our fast boats accommodate ten divers, but we usually carry only six. On express trips 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, 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.

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

So, amigos, welcome aboard for your morning express 2-tank 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

EDP 2-Tank Computer Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $102

Schedule and Duration
What's Included
Marine Park Fee
Additional Information

Transportation Information

The boat departs at either 8:30 am (morning trips) or 1:00 pm (afternoon trips) 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 EDP trips return at 12:30 pm (morning trips) or 5:00 pm (afternoon trips)

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.

Diving from a fast boat is different than diving from a big “Caribbean” boat. How so?

Express trips cater to more experienced divers. Everything happens at a quicker rhythm, so it pays to think two or three steps ahead. A little preparation goes a long way

Express boats have sturdy portable ladders instead of dive platforms. To drop into the water, divers use a backward roll, over the side. The crew hangs the ladder on the side of the boat, and divers exit the water via the ladder. Need help with unfamiliar skills? Just ask — the Divemasters stand ready to assist!

Express boats are open. They’re not covered on the top and sides. So the wise diver prepares for exposure to nature’s elements: sun, wind, rolling seas, rain, splashes, heat, and (sometimes, even in Cozumel) cold. Express boats do not have toilets.