What about the climate in Cozumel?
Located in the sub-tropical Caribbean Sea, Cozumel dive accommodations feature ideal dive weather all year long. With an overdose of sunlight and blue skies, any time of year is a great time to visit a Cozumel diving accommodation. At Cozumel dive accommodations, the temperatures stay consistently hot throughout the year. Cozumel has an annual average temperature of 80°F (28°C). Summer temperatures tend to hover in the 90°F (32°C) range while winter temperatures stay around 75°F (20°C). From December to February, a cold front blows in which can drop temperatures to a chilly 70°F (20°C). Water temperatures say consistently between 74° and 84°F (23° to 29°C) from winter to summer. Cozumel diving destinations have two rainy seasons. The first lasts from October to January, which features longer rain showers and cold fronts. The second lasts from April to July, where daily rain storms can be expected. However, they are short lived and mostly fall during the evenings. If the rain happens to fall during the day, the sun is usually not far behind at Cozumel dive spots. In addition, dive travelers should be wary of the June to November hurricane season in Cozumel. This season brings some powerful and potentially dangerous storms which sweep over this Mexican diving destination.
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Looking for a diving holiday in Cozumel?
Cozumel diving holidays are a visit to a Caribbean Island paradise. With crystalline blue waters surrounding this Mexican diving destination, a trip to a Cozumel dive spot will tantalize any diver, regardless of their expertise. With beautiful beaches and gorgeous dive spots, Cozumel dive holidays are ideal. Cozumel diving destinations are located about 44 miles (71 kilometers) south of Cancun and sit on Mexico's largest island. First made popular by Jacques Cousteau in 1961, Cozumel features some of the most spectacular reefs in the world. Cousteau's documentary footage of this Mexican island showcased its beautiful reef system and the wildlife which flourished around them. Almost overnight, this formerly quiet fishing community turned into a world-class dive destination. Dive travelers will enjoy exploring Cozumel as much as they enjoy diving beneath its waters. Featuring a few Mayan ruins, a dive holiday to Cozumel is a step back in time. Some of the settlements date back to the year 300 AD. The main city of San Miguel de Cozumel features a lively atmosphere full of Mexican hospitality. With a variety of restaurants and a rowdy nightlife, San Miguel will incite all the senses of dive travelers. Relaxing, picturesque and memorable only begin to describe a Cozumel dive holiday.
Where are the best dive spots in Cozumel?
With a huge coral reef playground, Cozumel dive spots featuring some breathtaking scenery
. Intermingled in the coral forest
is an eco-system teaming with life. Cozumel dive spots are one the best in the entire western hemisphere
. Located about 1 mile (2 kilometers)
from shore, the popular Plancar Reefs
include several dive spots such as the Garden, Horsehoe, Deep and Caves
. The Plancar Caves
is a 20-foot (6-meter)
dive where coral intertwines like tentacles, forming caves, canyons and spires
. Hosting Squirrel fish, sea turtles, Eagle rays and Snappers
, the Caves is a must stop for a serious Cozumel dive holiday. Away from the Plancar Reef
is the Barracuda Wall
. Located in the northwest of Cozumel, the Barracuda Wall
is a deep dive with a minimum depth of 45 feet (14 meters)
. However, this is for experienced divers only, due to the strong currents
ripping though the area. In addition, there is the Airplane Wreck
in front of the La Ceiba Hotel
, where divers can swim through a DC3 Convair airplane, which is home to corals, Snappers and Hermit crabs
. On the west side, the C-53 Wreck
is a four-deck sea vessel, measuring 184 feet (56 meters) long
and 33 feet (10 meters) wide
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