Jacques Cousteau and his love for Cozumel

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Jacques Cousteau and his love for Cozumel

In 1961, the famous French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau dived for the first time in Cozumel. He plunged into the sea, mirroring the blue sky, and saw through the turquoise glass the beautiful underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean. Cousteau’s experience captivated the rest of the world, and now Cozumel has the prestige of being the favorite destination of diving enthusiasts worldwide.

Isla Cozumel, the third largest in Mexico with almost 30 miles in length, is famous for its currents, “swim-throughs” and tunnels, and the fantastic Coral Reef that has amazed nationals and foreigners alike.

The life of the ocean is in Cozumel.


The charm of Cozumel for divers relies on is its visibility, almost 100 feet most of the year. Divers most favorite spots are those near “the wall” of Cozumel, from where you can appreciate the beauty of the coral reef more than 80 feet deep. Still further down is the “Cantil,” a natural barrier that separates Playa del Carmen from Cozumel.

The reefs of Cozumel are known for their vigorous currents, so it is necessary to dive accompanied by an experienced guide who knows the location of the dive sites, the passages with their exits, and the route of the water movements and currents.

Natural beauty stands in the turquoise background.


Unrivaled beauty: the swim-throughs

The experience of diving in Cozumel is not complete until you dive to the bottom of the sea and swim among the “swim-throughs”. These are coral formations that are so big that they form tunnels that allow you to dive inside the coral, like a fish underwater!

The life that abounds in coral reefs is the most varied, from sea turtles, manta rays, catsharks, moray eels, lobsters, and colorful fishes that stand among the clarity of the Caribbean waters.

Alone or together, come to Cozumel.


There is a lot of life to discover in Isla Cozumel. Follow the advice of the great divers, like Jacques Cousteau, and dive into one of the best destinations in the world!

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