December Certification Weekend in Cozumel

      San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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      Blue Planet Scuba
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      Dec 2 - 6, 2023
      Group size: 7 - 20
      December Certification Weekend in Cozumel
      San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      149 reviews

      Dec 2 - 6, 2023
      Group size: 7 - 20

      About this trip

      Escape the cold and join Blue Planet for a long weekend of diving in Cozumel! The island offers big reefs, warm water, great viz and a guaranteed good time. Complete your eLearning at home and then jet off to Mexico to finish your pool work and certification dives in the clear waters of the Caribbean. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way! Certified divers are welcome too. Stick around afterwards and explore the beautiful cenotes with us!


      Cozumel

      Cozumel is one of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean. With world-class drift diving and abundant marine life, beginners and advanced divers alike will delight in the underwater exploration with our expert dive guide. The choice of activities are boundless in Cozumel: golden beaches, turquoise waters, friendly people, festivals, scattered Mayan ruins, great restaurants, a myriad of stores, diving, golfing, romance, and a whole new world where everybody has a place under the sun. But the diving takes center stage...


      The Diving


      Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more. 


      Most dive sites are found within the boundaries of the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, which protects 29,000 acres of the Meso-American reef system – the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Created in 1996, the park is home to some 26 types of corals with more than 100 subspecies and more than 500 fish species, including the endemic splendid toadfish. Divers often encounter sea turtles, sharks, moray eels and other critters while drift diving on the currents Cozumel is famous for.


      Cozumel Hotel & Resort

      Cozumel Hotel & Resort is an all-inclusive resort perfectly set up for divers. It's a short walk from downtown Cozumel and right on the water front. With 3 restaurants on site plus a beach club, a huge pool and jacuzzi as well as dive lockers, rinse tanks, shore diving and a private pier, it's the perfect place for a quick dive getaway. 


      We've reserved Standard rooms furnished with either one king size bed or two double beds, a private balcony or terrace, flat screen TV, a direct dial telephone, radio/alarm-clock, safety deposit box, iron, and ironing board. All bathrooms are marble finish with shower and bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries.


      Travel

      Round-trip flights to Cozumel (CZM) are around $500 and go up from there. You can also fly into Cancun (CUN) and either take a local flight to Cozumel on Maya Air OR take the ferry to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen. You should plan to arrive at Hotel Cozumel on December 2nd. If you get in early, you can get a shore dive in at the hotel! When leaving, choose any flight that leaves after 1 PM on the 6th. Please contact the shop before booking your flights. 


      Interested in extending your trip? Let us know! 

      Cancellation Policy

      Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee of $250 and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


      Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

      What’s included

      • 4 nights accommodations
        Single or shared rooms available.
      • All meals
        Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
      • 6 boat dives
        See packages below for Open Water Diver students and certified divers.

      What’s not included

      • Flights
        International flights to Cozumel or Cancun.
      • Scuba equipment
        Only tanks and weights included. Rental gear available
      • Marine Park Fee
        $5 USD per day to be paid to the dive shop in cash
      • Airport transfers
        The hotel is a short taxi ride away from the airport.
      • Tips
        Tips for the boat's excellent crew and your instructors.
      • Dive Insurance
        Open Water Students will be covered for their training dives under DAN, but all other divers need to have their own policy.
      • Travel Insurance
        More important these days than ever! We cannot recommend having dive specific travel insurance highly enough!
      • PADI eLearning
        You must complete the eLearning prior to any in-water training. Please select Blue Planet LLC as the associated shop.

      Available Packages

      Certified Diver, Double Occ.

      Includes 3 days of 2-tank morning boat dives. 


      Double occupancy in a Standard room with two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc. Bringing a non-diving companion? Or someone who is already certified? Contact us for pricing! 

      $915
      Deposit: $500
      Certified Diver, Single Occ.

      Includes 3 days of 2-tank morning boat dives.  


      Single occupancy in a Standard room with one king bed, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc.  

      $1,140
      Deposit: $500
      Open Water Diver Student, Double Occ.

      Includes 5 confined water dives and 4 open water shore dives for the Open Water Diver certification, plus a 2-tank boat dive. Also includes use of rental BCDs, regulators, dive computers and wetsuits. Students must have their own mask, fins, dive booties and snorkel.


      Double occupancy in a Standard room with two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc. Bringing a non-diving companion? Or someone who is already certified? Contact us for pricing!

      $1,115
      Deposit: $500
      Open Water Diver student, Single Occ.

      Includes 5 confined water dives and 4 open water shore dives for the Open Water Diver certification, plus a 2-tank boat dive. Also includes use of rental BCDs, regulators, dive computers and wetsuits. Students must have their own mask, fins, dive booties and snorkel.


      Single occupancy in a Standard room with one king bed, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc. 

      $1,340
      Deposit: $500

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Saturday
      Arrival in Cozumel

      Arrive in Cozumel and check in at Hotel Cozumel Check in with the dive shop and jump in for a shake-out dive right off shore! 

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      Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

      Reviews

      Jen and Ryan were so welcoming and awesome! I had a great time on the trip and hope to visit again. They were very conscientious of dietary restrictions and able to adjust plans on the fly if needed. The Blue Planet Team was great as always. Definitely looking forward to more trips.
      By Christine A for Sirens & Sunsets in St Maarten on May 14, 2024
      We had a great time! The accommodations at Simpson Bay Resort were excellent, as was the food, and the location. Ryan and Jen did an amazing job planning everything, excellent dives and group dinners! They are very professional, knowledgeable and fun. The night dive was really cool! We had a great group of divers and most went on that dive and all on the six day-time dives to various locations. Lots of aquatic life (e.g., turtles, rays, lobster, shrimp, all kinds of fish), a decent amount of coral, and a few wrecks to swim around and look into. There was abundant aquatic life around the wrecks. The only bad thing is it ended too quickly. I would go again and most likely extend my stay by a few days on one end or the other.
      By Stephen M for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 05, 2024
      Easy. Easy in the best possible way. That's the word that most comes to mind in reviewing my few days in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. I was looking for a quick and easy getaway to get back in the water after a longer than desired pause in diving -- and that's exactly what I got. As always, it takes a lot of hard and excellent work to make something easy, and the Blue Planet crew certainly put in that work. The arrangements were all superb, from being met at the airport to our final meal together. Jen, Ryan and the entire crew couldn't have been kinder or more professional. They all made the trip a complete pleasure -- both underwater and on land. They were an absolute delight and I would recommend Blue Planet trips unreservedly. Thank you for a wonderful re-entry into the underwater world!
      By David B for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 04, 2024
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      Had a great time with a packed dive trip.
      By John K for Scuba and Freediving in Grenada on Apr 24, 2024
      Great group of people and nice relaxed diving. Fully enjoyed the trip and thanks to Anthony for ensuring everything ran smoothly.
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