Cozumel is situated in the Mexican Caribbean, off the coast of the famous Riveria Maya. It is home to about 90,000 people and enjoys a bustling tourism industry which sees more than one million cruise ship visitors per year. It is well known as one of the top 5 dive sites in the world thanks to the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest reef system in the world, which runs through its crystal clear water. Whether you are a pro-diver or a first-time snorkeler, Cozumel’s marine reserve is full of accessible sites for underwater exploration teeming with tropical fish and marine life. From seahorses to spotted eagle rays and turtles, there is so much to see under the water that there is little time left to explore the Mayan ruins and enjoy the white sandy beaches. If you’re in search of extreme adventure or just relaxing in the sun, Cozumel is your ideal holiday island.
Dive Jamanta offers not only guided dive trips but also the option of advancing in the great field of diving from a first time experience to forming professional divers with the international school of PADI.
We can start with one experience of discovering the world of diving with a simple immersion as a Discover Diver or a range of courses to further your diving experience.
If you're interested in traveling to Cozumel but not sure where to go or what to do, check out some guided tours with Get Awey Tours. They will show you the best that Mexico has to offer taking you off the beaten path to experience the real Mexico.
WHAT DIVE JAMANTA DOES TO HELP
Dive Jamanta respects the local laws and guidelines of diving within a marine park. The boats that we use comply with marine park regulations and all visitors pay a $2 marine park fee (included in the price). Every time you dive with Dive Jamanta, regardless if you are a frequent visitor or a first time diver, you will be given a briefing on each dive site including ways to care for the reef such as:
Equipment control of fins, gauges and accessories.
No touching of coral or marine life (gloves are not permitted)
No feeding the fish
Our maximum group size is 6 people per dive site which ensures a safer dive experience for both the divers and the marine life. Our instructors are dedicated to protecting the coral reef and will take care that both new and experienced divers do not damage the coral reef.
Dive Jamanta works with the department of Arrecifes de Cozumel in a variety of programs to promote and conserve the underwater beauty of Cozumel.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
-Whenever you dive, take only pictures, leave only bubbles, kill only time.
Practice safe and responsible diving by not touching the reef or any marine life. Be aware of where you are and what you might be affecting. You can easily stir up sediment with your fins or bump into coral.
-Avoid eating Conch. The growing demand for this seafood delicacy is causing a rapid decline of its stocks. It is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) for species that are at risk of extinction. Many restaurants in Cozumel serve Conch so keep an eye out.
- Eat lionfish served at many restaurants in Cozumel
-Don’t buy jewellery made from coral.
ECO AWARENESS AT DIVE JAMANTA
All of us at Dive Jamanta are proud to take care of the coral reefs and marine life that we see and enjoy every day. The majority of the dive sites around Cozumel island are protected by the Arrefices De Cozumel Marine Park which extends from the International pier to the south point of the island. However regardless of diving within the marine park or not, Dive Jamanta always promotes eco awareness during all of our dives.
Coral reefs provide an abundance of diversity of marine life and coral habitats that support the region’s tourism and recreation. However reef degradation threatens the marine and coral ecosystem which would devalue Cozumel as a diving destination. Most corals are incredibly slow growing so once damaged, the reef many never recover.