July 4th Certification Weekend in Cozumel

San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Jul 1 - 6, 2022
Group size: 10 - 17
July 4th Certification Weekend in Cozumel
San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Blue Planet Scuba
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79 reviews

$NaN
Jul 1 - 6, 2022
Group size: 10 - 17

About this trip

Escape the city and join Blue Planet for a long weekend of diving in Cozumel! One of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean, Cozumel 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 warm, clear waters of the Caribbean. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way! Certified divers are welcome too.


Cozumel

Cozumel is one of the most popular dive destinations in this hemisphere with good reason. With world-class drift diving and abundant marine life, beginners and advanced divers alike will delight in underwater exploration with experienced dive guides. 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.


Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar Hotel & Dive Resort is a charming Mexican hideaway perfectly set up for divers. Situated two and a half miles south of downtown and less than five minutes away from the famous "Paraiso" reef, the property is surrounded by beautiful and exotic garden area with a Mexican town feeling. You will also find a beach area with palapas, Jacuzzi, swimming pool with pool bar, plus an on-site dive shop and shore diving.


We have reserved Superior rooms furnished with either one king bed or two smaller beds. They each come with a balcony or terrace, AC, cable TV, hair dryer, racks for dive gear and more.


Travel

Round-trip flights to Cozumel are around $500 and go up from there. You can also fly into Cancun 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 Casa del Mar on July 1st. 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 if you plan to dive the day before. Please contact the shop before booking your flights. 


Interested in extending your trip or diving the world-famous cenotes on the mainland? 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 $200 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

  • 5 nights accommodations
    Single or shared rooms available.
  • All meals
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus tax and tips. Includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm).
  • 6 open water dives
    See packages below for Open Water Diver students and certified divers.
  • 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 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!

Available Packages

Open Water Diver Student, Double Occ.
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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 Superior 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!

$1,270
Deposit: $500
Open Water Diver student, Single Occ.
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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 Superior room with one king bed, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc. 

$1,555
Deposit: $500
Certified Diver, Double Occ.
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Includes 3 days of 2-tank morning boat dives. 


Double occupancy in a Superior 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! 

$1,070
Deposit: $500
Certified Diver, Single Occ.
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Includes 3 days of 2-tank morning boat dives.  


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

$1,355
Deposit: $500
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Itinerary

Friday
Arrival in Cozumel

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

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Reviews

As someone new to diving, this was the perfect open water certification trip! I was a bit nervous on my first dive, but that anxiety quickly turned to excitement - primarily due to Ryan's patient and encouraging approach to the certification dives. Ultimately, because of Jen and Ryan's excellent instruction, I felt confident enough to close the trip with a night dive (which is easily one of the coolest things I've ever experienced)! We also had an excellent boat crew - Brett delivered thorough pre-dive briefs and sometimes joined us on the dives while Roy expertly navigated the boat with a warm, friendly presence. From the beautiful resort to the fun and welcoming group of divers on the trip, I can't imagine a better first scuba diving experience.
By Libby P for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 09 May, 2022
We are so thrilled you had a amazing time, Libby!! We hope it’s just the beginning of your adventures underwater. Thank you so much!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 10 May, 2022
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Had such a great time!
By Yesha C for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 06 May, 2022
Thanks so much, Yesha! We're so glad you could join us!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 07 May, 2022
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Trip was absolutely fantastic. Resort was perfect, lots of great food both on and off the resort. Blue Planet, Ryan and Jen made us feel at home and I can’t think of anything that would have improved the trip. St Maarten’s slogan of “The Friendly Island” could not have been more true.
By Brandon L for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 05 May, 2022
Thank you so much for adventuring with us, Brandon! We’re so glad you had a blast.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 05 May, 2022
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Terrific diving. Rich colors, great dive staff. Trip complicated by weather, resulting in day late arrival in Cozumel. I previously paid for an additional night so was able to complete all three days diving. Blue Planet did a great job managing the changes and supporting those of us not taking classes. Among the most glorious colors and variety Ive seen so far. Huge fish. Big thanks to Blue Planet.
By yvonne t for March Certification Weekend in Cozumel on 28 Mar, 2022
We're so glad you joined us in Cozumel! It's such an amazing place to dive. To bad we can't control the weather, but it seems like everyone still made the most of it and had a good time! We'll look forward to seeing you on the next adventure!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 29 Mar, 2022
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Awesome experience! I was a solo traveler and completely novice to diving and felt very well taken care of by the instructors. I also met a lot of really nice people that I look forward to seeing again! I will be looking out for another dive trip with this group and I’m so happy I found them!
By Elsbeth M for March Certification Weekend in Cozumel on 25 Mar, 2022
Thanks so much, Elsbeth! We're so glad you could join us. And congratulations on earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification! Welcome to the Blue Planet family of divers and we look forward to more adventures with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 25 Mar, 2022
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