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Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

 
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Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

5 star hotel
Carretera a Chankanaab Km 6.5, 77600 Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
218 rooms
FREE Internet

Scuba Du S.A. de C.V.

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 7 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • In front of the Arrecifes de Cozumel Marine Park 
  • Chance to spot turtles, sharks, toadfish, eagle rays and dolphins
  • Warm, azure seas and ~35m visibility
  • Private white sand beach bordered by lush, tropical jungle
  • 4 local and international restaurants and 2 bars
  • Egyptian cotton duvets and private balconies or terraces
  • Pools, putting green, tennis courts, spa and 24hr gym 
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Travel Resources

Information related to COVID at the Resort 

In regards to the CDC (Disease Control and Prevention ) requirements for travelers, the Resort is providing guests, free of charge (up to 2 persons per room), staying a minimum of 5 nights, the opportunity to have their Antigen Test done on-property. If their stay is less than 5 nights, or there is 3rd guest in the room, Antigen Tests will have a special price of $25USD plus tax, per person.

Guests can schedule directly with our Concierge team upon arrival.

The results will be delivered in a print or electronic format consistent with the CDC requirements, within 3 – 4 hours.

In case of PCR test, these can also be done on property, at clients expense, price is $130.00 US plus tax, per person.

 Furthermore, as a preventive measure, guests may acquire a protection plan “Assist Card” at check-in, with the intention that, if they test positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they have an isolation room for up to 2 guests per room and a maximum of 14 days.

This protection has a special price (according to guest age) as follows:

0 to 69 years old – $5.00 US plus 16% tax, per night per person

70 to 74 years old – $7.50 plus 16% tax per night per person

75 + years old - $10.00 US plus 16% tax, per night per person

 The isolation room will have a special price of $10 USD plus taxes, per night per person. Guests will have the opportunity to request to the protection service supplier the reimbursement for accommodation and food expenses caused by the trip extension due to COVID-19 from $100 USD per person per day up to $1,500 USD in total per person, and up to $1,000 USD per person for the difference in fare or penalty for delayed or early return trip.

Note that this information can change without notice and it is the responsibility of the traveler to be familiar with latest travel requirements.

 

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

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

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

Best dive sites in Cozumel

Punta Sur Reef – This is a fascinating, ethereal dive consisting of a deep wall with caverns and fissures. The appropriately qualified may enter one of the larger cavern systems and follow it down a sand chute to 27 m/90 ft where there’s a complex system of coral tunnels and caverns that are absolutely bursting with life.

The Devil’s Throat – This site is best enjoyed with an experienced local divemaster. The deeper walls have whip corals spiraling out into the depths, and large black corals. There are also small, brightly colored gorgonian sea fans and sea whips, including the devil’s sea whip.

Palancar Garden – Divers of all levels will enjoy the slight-to-moderate current that carries them along while exploring the many finger coral formations here. This strip reef is about 20 m/66 ft wide and dissected by many fissures and caverns. Within the many sheltered areas, divers can spot huge stovepipe sponges stretching out from the reef and black coral in the deeper areas. Fish such as juvenile yellow head wrasse hide in the deep yellow tubes at night for protection and sightings of butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish and damselfish are frequent.

Santa Rosa Wall – This is a high voltage drift dive along a sheer wall. The wall begins at about 15 m/50 ft and the current carries divers past ledges, overhangs, massive sponges and fire coral. Divers regularly encounter large pelagic fish, turtles and spotted eagle rays.

Columbia Wall – This is a relatively remote site which divers frequently share with eagle rays, turtles and large barracuda. A healthy coral reef crowns a steep drop off, and massive coral pinnacles rise 15 m/50 ft from the bottom. Nurse sharks prowl the reefs and walls, which seem to drop straight down to the infinite depths.

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Snorkeling in Cozumel

Snorkeling is essential to any vacation in Cozumel. From shore, you’ll be able to access the the island’s lush walls and reefs - just be mindful of the strong currents. Local guides will be happy to assist you with a snorkeling expedition by boat into the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest the more adventurous divers.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Beachfront dive center with private dock
  • Explore caves, caverns, reefs and wrecks
  • Daily diving and snorkelling trips
  • Resident dive centre since 1992
  • Rated in the Caribbean’s Top 10 by Scuba Diving Magazine and Sport Diver
  • Experienced instructors and gear specialists
  • 4 purpose built dive boats with safety equipment 

Description

Scuba Du has been the resident dive center at Presidente InterContinental since 1992. 

The dive center is located on the resort’s private beach, steps from the private dock. Amongst vibrant reefs, caves, wrecks and caverns such as The Devil’s Throat, expect to see moray eels, turtles, eagle rays, lobsters and endemic toadfish. 

The dive shop runs daily snorkelling and diving excursions alongside a full range of PADI courses and specialties. The 4 instructors and 8 dive masters have been training and guiding divers on the local reefs for a combined total of 120 years, and the 2 equipment specialists have each been with the company for over 12 years. 

Scuba Du has been repeatedly recognised as a top 10 diving center within the Caribbean by industry publications such as Scuba Diving Magazine and Sport Diver.  

Five custom built dive boats are moored outside the dive shop and each are managed by experienced boat captains and crew members. All vessels have ladders, shaded spaces, DAN oxygen units and VHF radios. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Rental Equipment

  • Regulator

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Adaptive Service Facility

Resort Description

Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel is set on a private white sand beach, nestled amongst turquoise clear seas and tropical rainforest. 

Cozumel is located south-east of Playa del Carmen, along the Mexican Riviera and opposite the Arrecifes de Cozumel Marine Park. Coral reefs surrounding the island are home to turtles, sharks, endemic toadfish, dolphins, eagle rays and schools of colourful reef fish. Between June and September, whale sharks are regularly sighted. 

The resort offers 4 restaurants and 2 bars offering Caribbean views, local and international menus and al fresco or air conditioned dining environments. Enjoy time spent at the 2 sparkling pools, putting green, tennis facilities, full service spa and 24hr fitness gym.

All luxurious guestrooms are designed to blend elements of Mexican tradition with contemporary elegance. Each space offers a king or two queen beds with Egyptian cotton duvets, marble floors and large glass doors leading out onto a private terrace or balcony, each with outdoor seating.

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How to get there

Arrival 

  • 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.
  • Check in is at 3pm

Departure

  • 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. 
  • Please arrange your transfer via the resort's front desk. 
  • Check out is at 12pm

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