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Occidental Cozumel

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Occidental Cozumel

5 star hotel
Carretera Costera Sur KM 17.5, Colonia El Cedral,, San Francisco, Palancar,, 77600 Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
247 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Pro Dive International Occidental Cozumel

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Perfect location just in front of the Marine Park, nearly the famous Palancar Reef, one of the top five scuba destinations in the world
  • Beachfront hotel with vibrant Mexican hacienda styling
  • Whale shark excursions from June to September, bull shark excursions from November to March and sailfish excursions from December to March
  • Surrounded by mangroves, white sand beaches and tropical gardens
  • Beachfront dive center and private dock for your convenience
  • Seven restaurants serving Mexican and international cuisine
  • Three pools, gym, pool and beach activity program, along with on-site spa, hot tubs and sauna
  • Nightly music and entertainment
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You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

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  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 20.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Occidental Cozumel

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving, thanks to an offshore reef that is rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 m/30 ft and the great visibility makes this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility, and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 m/130 ft are possible and the currents can be strong. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.

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Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even take a dip in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish for something a little different.

Dive Center


  • Five-ten minutes from Cozumel´s stunning dive sites of Palancar and Santa Rosa Reef
  • Two-tank dives in morning and afternoon, as well as night dives available


Pro Dive International Occidental Cozumel  is a  PADI 5* Dive Center stands proudly on the sandy shores of the resort, situated to the south of the island.

With a prime location within the prestigious Cozumel National Marine Park, they offer unparalleled access to awe-inspiring reefs reachable by boat in just 5-10 minutes! Four exhilarating dives are provided daily, with enchanting night dives available weekly, catering to a minimum of 6 divers per excursion. Furthermore, they organize captivating daily trips for exploration, guiding adventurers to the extraordinary Cenotes located on the mainland.

The dive schedule follows a well-designed plan of two dives commencing at 8:00 am, and another two at 1 pm, typically avoiding the need to return to the dive center between dives.

For a truly unique and memorable experience, the dive center highly recommends participating in their daily Cenotes excursion. The venture into the caverns offers an unparalleled adventure. Travel arrangements involve convenient pick-up near the Playa del Carmen ferry pier. Once there, guests are transported to one of the impressive caverns, where they'll enjoy two-tank dives at different locations. A delightful picnic, complete with sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages, awaits between the dives. To ensure safety and adherence to regulations, each cavern group is limited to four divers per instructor.

Please note that a pool check is needed if you have not dove within 12 months and a refresher after 24 months. We kindly ask our divers to start their package with an afternoon mid-deep dive for safety reasons.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Waterfront Location
  • Dive Boat

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Adaptive Service Facility

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning


  • Jet Skiing

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services

Great for families

  • Kids Club

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Occidental Cozumel is located on Cozumel's San Francisco Beach, surrounded by tropical flowers, trees and mangroves.

Cozumel is well known for clear and warm seas, colourful coral reefs and a variety of large and small marine life. During a weeks worth of diving, you may see wrecks, turtles, dolphins, sharks, moray eels and endemic toadfish.

Located just above the beautiful Santa Rosa Reef system, this resort features seven restaurants, three pools and a spa and fitness center. Water sports include kayaking, sailing, snorkeling and water polo.

There is a pool and beach activities program, nightly shows, entertainment and nightclub. Car rental is available. 

How to get there


  • If you fly into Cancun Airport, you first need to make your way to Playa Del Carmen, where a ferry from the pier takes you to Cozumel.
  • The ferry journey takes about 45 minutes and you will get dropped in the center of San Miguel, the main town in Cozumel.
  • From here you can take a public taxi to the resort, which should take about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • If you fly into Cozumel Airport, you will find the airport shuttle to be the only option out of the airport and you will find them after customs on the right, there's a blue sign with the name on it "COZUSHUTTLE". They offer a shared shuttle and a private shuttle. If you want the private shuttle please specify this when buying your tickets. They don´t take reservations, they have plenty of vans for each flight.


  • Your return journey to the ferry terminal (for your onward journey to Cancun Airport) or Cozumel Airport will take between 10-20 minutes from the resort. 
  • The resort will call a taxi for you if you request one at the front desk upon check out. 

Logistic for the divers:

  • First full day at resort: Please, be at dive shop at 12 pm; your first dive will be at 1 pm
  • Every subsequent day is MORNING diving ; please be at dive shop at 8am

Please note that a refresher course is needed if you have not dove within 12 months.


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