There are lots of Cozumel scuba diving companies and Cozumel dive packages. I will be talking very specifically about the most common Cozumel Dive Packages and will provide a personal recommendation for a specific Cozumel scuba diving company.
Cozumel Dive Packages
The most common Cozumel dive package is what is called a 2-tank dive. The 2-tank dives usually leave around 7:30am and return about 1:00pm. For most of the Cozumel scuba diving companies it takes about 30 minutes to get to the dive sites. The Cozumel dive packages include the tanks, weights, and a guide to go down with you. Many of the companies include in their fees the taxes and a marine park fee that everyone has to pay in order to dive in Cozumel. The average cost for a 2-tank dive ranges between $80-$100. The Cozumel dive packages can often include rental gear. If you need everything in your Cozumel dive package including a wetsuit, dive computer, BCD, regulator, a mask, and fins it will cost you between $30-$40.
Their are a lot of different views about whether to rent equipment as part of your Cozumel dive package or to bring your own. It is a lot easier to rent because you don’t have to haul your equipment to the airport, from the airport to your hotel and then from your hotel to the dive shop each day. On the other hand, bringing your own equipment ensures that your equipment is excellent condition and saves you money. If you are going to rent equipment make sure you are carefully checking each piece of equipment for obvious damage, cracks, etc. I prefer the hybrid approach. I don’t dive more then 1-2 times a year so I haven’t made the investment in all of the equipment. I like to just bring my mask, snorkel, and dive computer. It usually saves me about $10-$20 depending on the dive company.
Best Cozumel Dive Packages Company
I have been diving with Scuba Tony’s for more then 20 dives. I absolutely recommend them. The reason I continue to use them is because of their level of service, cost, and their faster smaller boats. Scuba Tony’s Cozumel Dive Packages are competitively priced. Their prices for a 2-tank dive is usually $90. This includes the guide, the boat, taxes, the marine tax, fruit, sodas, water and you get a free souvenir water bottle. Typically they only have about 6 divers per boat which means you get a high level of one on one service, you don’t feel pressured by 20 people milling around you trying to get in and out of the boat, and you don’t have to fight to see things with so many other divers. Here is Scuba Tony’s website. https://www.scubatony.com/default.aspx I highly recommend them for the best overall value for your money.