Scuba Diving in Cozumel with Dive Paradise

1-Tank Night Dive

The amazing world of Cozumel After Dark

Cozumel Scuba Diving Tour Description (Night)

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

Grab your underwater flashlight — live, from the reef, it’s Cozumel After Dark! Get ready for an evening of underwater action.

Live, from the reef, it’s Cozumel After Dark! Get ready for an evening of action — the kind of wild nightlife you won’t find at Señor Frog’s or Margaritaville.

This evening it’s a one-tank dive on a shallow reef: either Paradise, Chankanaab or Yucab.

Forty feet down it’s go-go-go on the reef. It’s a mad rush hour during the shift change…

The day crew is calling it quits. The night crew rolls out of bed hungry, eager to feed. The reef has switched into dark mode. And you’re there, with a front row seat, for an explosion of color and wild action everywhere you point your light.
If you’ve never done a night dive in Cozumel, this is the experience that a deserves a spot on your bucket list.

Pricing and Reservations

1-Tank Night Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $48

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Depart just after sunset to Paradise, Chankanaab, or Yucab Reefs.
Time Adjusted Seasonally

Duration
• 2 Hours

Availability
• Daily, with a minimum of 4 divers

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:

• Tank
• 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

Night Dives

• Dive light required; please supply your own or rent from Dive Paradise.
• Back-up light is highly recommended.
• Tank lights and glow sticks available at Dive Paradise at Hotel Cozumel.

A dive computer is recommended. Bring your own or rent from Dive Paradise.

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 just after sunset to Paradise, Chankanaab, or Yucab Reefs.
Time Adjusted Seasonally

Pickups at Dive Paradise Affiliates

The boat departs just after sunset to Paradise, Chankanaab, or Yucab Reefs and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:
• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort
Time Adjusted Seasonally

After the second dive, we head home. Most twilight trips return around 8:00pm.

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:

• 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.

1-Tank Night Dive

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

1-Tank Night Dive

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Description

Grab your underwater flashlight, amigos, and head to Dive Paradise…. Live, from the reef, it’s Cozumel After Dark!

Get ready for the kind of wild nightlife you won’t find at Señor Frog’s or Margaritaville.

We’ll dive one tank on a shallow reef: either Paradise, Chankanaab or Yucab. We’ll descend just before dark, so you have a few minutes to adjust to the fading light.

Forty feet down, it’s go-go-go on the reef. It’s a mad rush hour during the shift change…

The day crew is calling it quits. The sun worshippers are looking for a safe place to tuck in for the night. The night crew rolls out of bed hungry, eager to feed.

The reef has switched into dark mode. On the bottom, what’s the first thing you notice? An explosion of color everywhere you point your light.

On board we serve complimentary snacks, soft drinks, and purified water.

Need a primary dive light or a spare? Need rental equipment? Ask in advance, and your gear will be waiting for you when you board.

Detailed Scuba Dive Trip Itinerary

During the day, natural sunlight is rendered blue as it filters through the 50-foot column of sea water. At night, your dive lamp is a portable mini sun. As you shine your light, close-up, on the fish and corals, you see the brilliant, vivid, true colors of the reef. In Cozumel, these colors are dazzling.

And you notice movement everywhere you shine your lamp. Welcome to the amazing world of “they only come out at night.”

The stony corals that appeared rock-like by day, look different at night. They’re alive! The polyps shimmer and move — in gentle waves of color. They open to feed like flowers, as they draw in the nutrients from the currents.

During the day, the giant moray eels, lobsters and spider crabs doze out of sight, in their hidey holes. At night, these king-size creatures move out into the open. It’s Clash Of The Titans as these brutes battle for food and mating rights

Clouds of squid and cuttlefish shimmer in your light. They turn amazing iridescent colors as they flutter in the currents

A lone octopus dances down the reef, shape-shifting right before your eyes. Shine your light on Mister Eight and you may see him shift colors as he dials in his camo, to match the background. He’s trying to hide.

A giant basket starfish unfolds a tangle of tendrils to feed in the currents. Is this tentacled monstrosity some sci-fi nightmare from the movie “Alien?” — waiting to attach to the next human face that comes too close. No, but it looks creepy.
At the end of the dive, you approach the surface for the safety stop. You swirl your hands in the current. Tiny organisms spark up, like microscopic fireflies. The grand finale for your night dive is a private fireworks show — courtesy of Mother Ocean and the magic of bioluminescence.

After the dive, the boat speeds home. We’ll drop you back at your hotel in time for a refreshing shower, dinner and a lively night on the town.

If you’ve never done a night dive in Cozumel, this is the experience that a deserves a spot on your bucket list.
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 night dive.

Never a crowd with Dive Paradise… 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.

Count on us for spacious boats, with lots of elbow room to spread out. On night dives, our vessels are well lighted from stem to stern, including the wide dive platforms and boarding ladders.

Pick-Up Information

The boat departs just after sunset to Paradise, Chankanaab, or Yucab Reefs and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:

• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort
Time Adjusted Seasonally

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 twilight trips return around 8:00pm.

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 light required; please supply your own or rent from Dive Paradise.
• Back-up light is highly recommended.
• Tank lights and glow sticks available at Dive Paradise at Hotel Cozumel.

A dive computer is recommended. Bring your own or rent from Dive Paradise.

For your night dive, 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

1-Tank Night Dive Trip

Activity Cost:
• $48

Schedule and Duration

Schedule
• Departs just after sunset to Paradise, Chankanaab, or Yucab Reefs.
Time Adjusted Seasonally

Duration
• 2 Hours

Availability
• Daily, with a minimum of 4 divers

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:

• Tank
• 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 just after sunset to Paradise, Chankanaab, or Yucab Reefs and makes pick-ups at Dive Paradise locations and affiliate resorts:

• Hotel Barracuda
• Hotel Cozumel & Resort
• Villablanca Garden Beach Resort
Time Adjusted Seasonally

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 twilight trips return around 8:00pm.

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.