Scuba Shack divers enjoy warm week in Cozumel

Thirteen Scuba Shack divers escaped the cold, snow and ice of January in Connecticut for a wonderful week of drift diving in Cozumel, Mexico. The group, lead by instructor Joel Toohey, stayed at Scuba Club Cozumel from January 15 – 22, 2011.

The weather cooperated for us. It was a bit rough the day we arrived and the day we left. The rest of the week was absolutely beautiful, enabling us to get to some of the premiere dive sites

The service at Scuba Club Cozumel was outstanding. The entire staff took great care of us and even hosted a Mexican beach party. Diving was provided by the on-site dive center, Scuba Cozumel. We enjoyed five days of two tank boat dives with our dive masters Luis (Chocky) and Francisco aboard the Dive Cat. We also enjoyed unlimited shore diving (great night dives). In addition to the house reef, dive sites we visited were Dalila, Columbia Wall, Tormentos, Santa Rosa Wall, Villa Blanca, Palancar Garden, Chankanaab, Palancar Caves and San Francisco Wall. Most of us even managed to squeeze in the wreck of the C-53 and a full moon night dive on Paradise Reef. Check out the video below!

We made some new friends from Canada, Michigan, California, North Dakota and Arizona while diving aboard the Dive Cat and staying at Scuba Club Cozumel. It’s a diver’s resort so you can’t help but meet some nice people who share our passion for diving.

Five of us wrapped up the week with a day trip to Playa Del Carmen on the Yucatan peninsula where we met up with Dive Aventuras. They brought us a short ride south and into the jungle a bit for a couple of dives in the Chac Mool conote. That was quite an experience!

If you haven’t tried drift diving, you really should; and this is the place to do it. Scuba Club Cozumel is a special place for divers. I’m already making plans to go back next year.


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