From USA and Canada:
dial 011 52 987 + 7 digits
dial 044 987 + 7 digits
Four convenient waterfront locations
Central Facility (downtown, between Hotel Barracuda and Navy base)
Hotel Barracuda (downtown)
Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel
Hotel Cozumel & Resort
All locations open daily 7AM - 10PM
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Dive Travel Resellers
A hearty "thank you" to our friends in the dive travel business -- group leaders, travel specialists, instructors and dive shops. Every day Dive Paradise strives to earn the trust of each client you send us.
Need information for your travel group or business? First, email us for the access code. After that you can download the 2012 Dive Directory here (PDF Format). Or email your details directly to Apple, DP owner-operator.
Dive Paradise has been providing safe, reliable and fun-filled scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico since 1984. Over the years we've earned the reputation as "the name you know and trust." But don't take our word for it - visit our Guest Book and see what our clients say.
The Dive Paradise name means personalized diving and attentive service. We offer the island's largest fleet of boats and widest variety of dive trips. With our team of 80+ instructors, captains, sailors, managers and support staff, Dive Paradise is Cozumel's largest and finest independent dive operator. We stress safety and fun -- without copromise.
Satisfaction Guaranteed - Dive Paradise will not let a reasonable client go away angry. If you have a problem, speak with owner-operator Renee "Apple" Applegate to resolve it instantly. We want you to enjoy your dive vacation, so we can welcome you back next year.
Cozumel Carnaval 2013 Feb 6-12!
Well, the big celebration is ready to start! Check out the photos from last year's event on the official Cozumel Carnaval Website.
If you have never visited Cozumel during Carnival, you are really missing a incredible island experience! February is a perfect time to visit Cozumel. Join us for incredible diving days combined with non-stop evening excitement & and just plain fun!
Swim with the Whale Sharks!
Don't miss this rare opportunity to share the water with these fascinating, gentile giants...
Limited season from May 20 – Sept 15, 2013
Trips available to Isla Mujeres. Cost $195
Capture a special memory of your Dive Paradise vacation in Cozumel you'll treasure for years to come - a unique Scubatoons created just for you by Dive Paradise Divemaster, Rafael (aka "Rach" to many of our frequent visitors).
He sketches original caricatures of you, you and your buddy, your group - it's your choice - doing what you love best...diving together! Black and white or hand-colored artwork available by appointment, only.
Advance reservations suggested - especially during peak periods. Click here to
request more information or reserve your time today!
Cozumel Dive Vacation More Affordable Than Nervous Breakdown... And Lots More Fun!
My name is Renee Applegate, but everybody calls me Apple. I'm owner/operator of Dive Paradise.
Have you noticed it? These days, instead of news, the media peddle a potent package of prefab panic. They pander to our paranoia.
Double-dip recession! Soaring unemployment! School shootings! Foreclosures! Gridlock on Capitol Hill! It's the end of the world.... stay tuned––every scary detail at eleven. It's a constant barrage of fear, all designed to make the needle on your anxiety meter spike into the red zone. Why? It's simple: fear "sells."
Some philosopher a whole lot smarter than me said, "Life is all about the choices we make." (Don't know who he was, but I'm sure he said it.)
Every day we face a decision: Do we turn toward the fear or away from it? I'm about to give you some very biased advice on making that decision today. I'm going to tell you to turn away from the fear for the sake of your mental health.... with a dive vacation in Cozumel.
Remember, it's all about the choices we make. For example....
You fork over your $35 copayment for 45 minutes of psychotherapy, and the shrink conjures childhood miseries you'd rather forget.
You plunk down that same money in Cozumel, and your divemaster dazzles you with a one-tank dive on Palancar Reef. You return home with a bucketful of "bucket list" memories. And you hope and pray you never forget 'em. When it comes to your mental health, Dive Paradise and Cozumel–– we're the smart choice. Why?
For starters, the diving is incredible. Cozumel blew Jacques Cousteau's mind back in the 1960s, and the island has dazzled divers ever since, with some of the world's best reefs, walls and marine life. (Some people say you're not a real diver until you've checked Cozumel off your bucket list.)
Talking about choices, Dive Paradise offers the largest menu on the island.... whether you're experienced or a beginner.... whether you're traveling solo, or with family and friends, or a group. At Dive Paradise, we have SCUBA and accommodations packages for every taste and budget. Plus, you're safe with us, because our service is attentive and personal.
Don't forget: Cozumel is close to home. Climb on a jet for two or three hours, and you're there, man. You've got plenty of choices for air connections that won't break the bank.
You know that old saying "You get what you pay for"? At Dive Paradise we strive to exceed your expectations––every day. You're sure to pay more for other dive destinations, but dollar for dollar Cozumel is Numero Uno in diving, fun and value.
I could go on and on about Cozumel.... about the friendly locals who love to roll out the welcome mat for visiting divers.... about the endless options for great food and apres-dive entertainment. But then we might lose sight of the important subject we're discussing today: your mental health. Remember: a Cozumel dive vacation is far more affordable than a nervous breakdown. And for sure, 'way more fun.
Today, it's your choice: You can buy your fear wholesale from the merchants of doom. Or you can look the boogeyman straight in the eye and tell him, "Buzz off––I'm going diving."
Sometimes the right decision is easy and guilt-free. So make the right one today. At Dive Paradise, we look forward to welcomingyou to Cozumel, so we can celebrate your wise choices.