One of Cozumel’s dive operators is making it more convenient for cruise ship passengers to experience the underwater wonders of the island.

Effective Monday, January 7, 2019, the Dive Paradise company will be offering a special “fast boat” dedicated for cruise ship passengers who want to go diving while ashore.

According to Michael Penwarden, CEO of Dive Paradise Inc., “For some cruise ship guests there is concern that if they go diving they will not return to their vessel in a timely manner. We are now offering a 10:00am daily dive that returns at approximately 2:00pm. This will allow divers the time to enjoy Cozumel and still return to their cruise ship stress-free.”

The introductory price is USD$90.00 per person, with a minimum of two people – maximum of six. Pricing is exclusive of Marine Park fees and equipment rentals. There are two convenient locations where divers can meet the Dive Paradise boat; the dock at Hotel Cozumel & Resort at 9:30am for those with a pending balance due and the dock at VillaBlanca Beach at 9:50am for those that have a pre-paid voucher.   

To book this dive, cruise ship guests can email Online booking will be available starting Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

About Dive Paradise

Dive Paradise, the largest dive operator in Cozumel, has grown into one of the island’s most respected dive facilities. Formerly run by diving icon Renee “Apple” Applegate from 1994-2017, Dive Paradise continues to maintain its excellent record of diver safety and personal attention to client needs.

Recently, the company has introduced “non-diving” tours and environmental programs geared towards diver participation. Dive Paradise now has four locations in Cozumel: their retail store on Waterfront Main Facility; Hotel Barracuda; VillaBlanca Beach; and Hotel Cozumel & Resort.

Photo credit: Rob Curran

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Lorna Dockerill
Lorna fell in love with scuba diving back in 2011 during a trip to Thailand and Australia. Having always dreamt of seeing a sea turtle in the wild, her dream was realised on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while training to become a certified diver. Since then she’s developed a passion for the natural world, writing about wildlife photography – both the on land and underwater kind – for the past eight years.


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