Weekend Getaway to Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Apr 21 - 25, 2018
Group size: 10 - 20
Weekend Getaway to Cozumel
Cozumel, Mexico

Blue Planet Scuba
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$695
Deposit: $300
Apr 21 - 25, 2018
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Escape the cold 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. We’ll be diving with Golden Diver Award recipient Sergio Sandoval and his fantastic crew.


Cozumel

Cozumel is one of the greatest dive destinations on the planet. 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

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.


Hotel Flamingo

Hotel Flamingo is a unique boutique property located in the cultural center of Cozumel. It is just steps from the water front, dining and shopping attractions of the town square, yet quietly hidden away. Their open-air restaurant serves breakfast on site, while the full bar is perfect for kicking back in the evenings.


Travel

Round-trip flights to Cozumel are around $300 and go up from there. You should plan to arrive at Hotel Flamingo in Cozumel by 7 PM on April 21st. We will need a short amount of time to get checked in and situated at the hotel. After dinner we will have an orientation by one of the dive crew so we are prepared for the next day's dives. When leaving, choose any flight that leaves after 1 PM on the 25th. Call the shop for details or questions on flights. 

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 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
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast at the hotel's restaurant
  • 6 dives
    2 dives each day on Sergio's boat
  • Lunch
    Lunch will be provided on dive days
  • Marine Park Fee
    Cozumel Marine Park fee
  • Flights
    international flights to Cozumel or Cancun
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew
  • Airport transfers
    The hotel is a short taxi ride away from the airport

Available Packages

Courtyard, Double Occupancy
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Double occupancy in a Courtyard room with two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television.

 

Courtyard rooms are on the second and third floor and face onto the garden courtyard area. All courtyard rooms are 420 square feet (39 square meters) in size including bathroom. All rooms have an in suite bathrooms with shower, air conditioning, international direct dial telephone, cable television, hair dryer, electronic in-room safe, and ceiling fan. Each room has two double beds, which can be put together to create a king bed. Wifi is available at no extra cost.

$695
Deposit: $300
Courtyard, Double Occupancy - Non-diver
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Double occupancy in a Courtyard room with two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television. 

$425
Deposit: $300
Superior, Double Occupancy
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One shared bed with full bath, air conditioning, and television.


Superior rooms are on the second and third floors and face south towards town or are located in back side of hotel. Some rooms have high ceilings, balconies, and sitting areas. All superior rooms are 450 square feet (42 square meters) in size including bathroom. All superior rooms have in suite bathrooms with shower, air conditioning, international direct dial telephone, hair dryer, ceiling fan, mini bar, electronic in-room safe, and cable television. Each superior room has queen bed fitted with luxury bed sheets and covered with mosquito netting. Wifi is available at no extra cost.

$735
Deposit: $300
Superior, Double Occupancy - Non-diver
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One shared bed with full bath, air conditioning, and television. 

$465
Deposit: $300
Superior, Single Occupancy
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One bed with full bath, air conditioning, and television. 

$970
Deposit: $300
$695
Deposit: $300

Courtyard, Double Occupancy
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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.

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The trip was fantastic! A great group of divers, an amazing leader, Andrea, from Blue Planet, the fold at CRF were wonderful - we learned a lot and had four beautiful and productive dives.
Trip was great, and coral restoration education and experience was fantastic. Andrea is the best leader and organizer. Unfortunately, weather prevented us from diving 2 out of 3 days, and our room was small for 2 single people, had little annoyances like nowhere to plug in cell phones near the bed and only processed carbs for breakfast, and had lots of little things not working that made the accommodations less than satisfactory.
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The diving was great! Sharks, wrecks, and schools and schools of fish! We also saw eels and octopuses! Josh and Heather were very approachable and easy going organizers who made space for everyone to opt-in to the group dinners but definitely gave no pressure. They addressed any problems immediately and with grace, and generally added to the experience. While the staff were all very kind and friendly, the NC dive shop (Olympus) offers very little in terms of included amenities and services. You do everything yourself: analyze and record your own EAN, put your tanks on the boat, set up your equipment, and the dives are self-guided. Lunch and refreshments are not provided on board (but there is plenty of space to put your own in the coolers and minifridge, plus a toaster oven and microwave). This was all fine and communicated ahead of time, but is quite different from my experiences elsewhere, so worth noting, especially since the prices were higher than I am used to. Most sites were about 2 hours offshore, so I assume much of the cost can be attributed to fuel. Two of the three days, we did both dives on the same site. The first day, the other Olympus Dive Shop boat was anchored on the stern of the huge wreck and our boat was anchored on the bow. It seems to me that we could have at least switched locations of the two boats during our hour plus surface interval to get a somewhat different dive in for the second tank, but instead we did the exact same dive twice (which albeit was a great dive). Only two people from our group stayed in the dive lodge, which I highly recommend for those with a tolerance for hostel living. It was very well located, an easy walk to most of the restaurants and (crucially) to the dive shop. Lots of space in the fridge and a chill living room area, plus the bathrooms were clean. I could see it getting a little crowded if at capacity, but we only had 6-9 people staying there any given night. Definitely a good budget option! Plus you get to meet some other divers, hear their stories, and get their advice on the sites. All in all, a great trip! I would definitely recommend it to experienced divers who like sharks, wrecks, and fish galore!
Another great Caribbean dive trip with Blue Planet. Dive shop, dive masters, and the BP staff made sure we had fantastic dives and fun as a group. Was a good value for the money too!
Awesome trip! Delicious food! Amazing crew! Great group! Well equipped vessel! Diving was good. 5 dives a day - sweet! Got to see the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, manta rays, tiger shark, many frogfish, nudibranchs and much more. Completed many night dives, including a Blackwater dive. All crew were highly knowledgeable, caring and interactive 24/7. I will never forget being covered with a warm towel post every dive :). Super trip with an awesome dive team and divers.
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