● Water bottles – To reduce waste and protect the ocean, we no longer provide disposable plastic water bottles. You can collaborate on this conservation effort by bringing your own bottle, or by purchasing a Dive Paradise reusable thermos from our on island shop.
● Reef safe, biodegradable SPF sunscreen. Biodegradable sunscreen is the only type of sunscreen that is allowed on any snorkeling tour, scuba diving trip, or other water activity inside Cozumel’s protected marine park. Dive Paradise has reef-safe sunscreen available for purchase in our shops.
● Pack light! Cool, casual, comfortable wear is acceptable everywhere. A light sweater may be welcome on some breezy evenings and after diving, especially in December, January and February. A windbreaker or rain slicker should also be considered.
● Log book to record all your new dives.
● Medications. Some people love diving although they get sea sick. Bring your remedy of choice to be prepared for those days when the ocean is a little choppier. We also recommend Ginger (tablets, cookies) to settle tummies.
● Airline luggage restrictions are constantly changing. Check your airline’s website(s) for the most current information on baggage allowances and restrictions. For most international flights, any luggage over 50 lbs will have a surcharge and you could potentially be told to remove something from the bag. In most cases luggage over 70 lbs will not be accepted.
● Carry-on baggage: In the unlikely event you arrive in Cozumel without your luggage, please make sure you have packed your “trip essentials” in your carry-on bag, such as your diving C-Card, DAN or other dive insurance card, shorts, bathing suit, dive mask, dive computer, medicine, sunglasses or anything necessary to begin enjoying your stay from the moment you arrive.
● Batteries: Your devices and dive equipment might require special batteries. Some batteries are difficult to obtain in Cozumel. Please bring your own spare batteries with you. Reminder: The airlines require that all spare (uninstalled) lithium batteries be packed in carry-on baggage only. When a carry-on bag is checked at the gate or at plane side, all spare lithium batteries must be removed from the bag and kept with the passenger in the aircraft cabin. Dive Paradise is fully committed to recycling and conservation; our office staff can assist with proper disposal of spent batteries.