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Mexico, Latin America

Scuba diving holidays in Mexico with Sportif Dive offers diving holidays with great diving conditions.

Three thousand years ago, in the fertile, sun-drenched lands of Mexico and Central America, the Maya created a civilization that knew no equal. They built magnificent cities, developed extensive trade tours and fashioned ceremonial centers that arched toward the heavens. Today the 1500-mile-long “Maya Route” runs down the length of the Yucatan Peninsula, crosses the jungles and mountains of Guatemala and loops through verdant Belize.

Cozumels reefs are located in a National Marine Park. Diving in Cozumel is mainly drift diving. Your dive master will lead you and there is a choice of gentle or more fast paced dives depending on conditions.  The majority of sites are between 10 to 50 minutes by boat. Also there is also the option for unlimited shore diving at our recommended dive resort, Scuba Club Cozumel. You can also explore the wreck of the Felipe Xicotencatl located very close to the resort.

Shore diving at the resort is off the ironshore straight onto the limestone wall with depths of 5 to 8 meters. Here you can see many juvenile reef rish, crabs, optopus and lobster plus the occasional seahorse so ideal for macro photographers. Night diving here is highly recommended.


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Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Year Round. (Rainy season Sept-Nov.)

Average Air temps: 20-30°C

Average Water temps: 25-30°C

Visibility: 24-30m.

Top Dive Sites: Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park including Santa Rosa wall, Tormentos Reef, Palancar Reef,  WWII Mine Sweeper the wreck of the Felipe Xicotencatl.

Dive Centre: 5* PADI Scuba Club Cozumel day boat diving & courses. More >

Great Reasons to Dive in Cozumel, Mexico.

  • Easy shallow reef dives for novices (with light drift).
  • Deeper walls, currents, caves and caverns for more advanced.
  • Sea fans, whips & black coral & 500+ fish types.
  • Unlimited shore diving.
  • Beautiful white sandy beaches.
  • Loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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