If you want to enjoy the world’s best scuba diving experience whether a seasoned diver or complete rookie - then this is for YOU…

Scuba Dive Among One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Coral Reefs –No Scuba Diving Certification Needed!

If you’ve never scuba dived before, then here in Cozumel with its beautiful coral reef – second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia - is the Perfect Place to Start…

And that’s particularly so, because you can scuba dive here without the need for full certification.

Or perhaps you are already fully certified and want your non-diving friends to experience the sheer wonder of it all - almost like flying in that warm sensuous ocean with feeling of total freedom while they marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the coral reefs and the sheer abundance of the dazzling tropical fish that dart in and out of the coral.

But don’t just take my word for it, read what Barbara Doggett from Texas says …

Barbara Doggett

Denton, TX, USA

4.9 Stars

March 2019

Best First Dive experience"

This was my first dive and I can’t wait to get certified. Alberto was my dive master that day. He was very patient with me even as I was getting frustrated with myself. He answered all my questions and was very detailed.

Alberto went out of his way to arrange his schedule so that I could have an awesome vacation experience. I was served fresh fruit and beverages after my dive at no cost. If anyone is interested in doing any diving in Cozumel, Alberto is the guy to visit.

He will even go well out of his way to accommodate your needs. His communication is excellent, emails timely and informative, and I was totally impressed with all of my interactions with him.

The experience is amazing and the service exceptional. I look forward to diving with Alberto in the future.

And here’s just one reason why Blake was so full of praise for his first time Dive Experience ever…

You see, although our professional P.A.D.I. scuba diving instructors are licensed to tutor up to six novices at one time, we limit this to roughly half that number to ensure you enjoy a truly private experience.

Blake Robertson

Evansville, IN, USA

4.8 Stars

March 2019

Don't go on a big boat - Go with these guys!"

One of the things we really appreciated about Alberto was the size of his groups(6 people or less each day). It seemed like all the other dive outfitters had huge boats stocked with 20 guests, moving them around the dock, boat, water, etc., like a big herd of people.

Without a doubt, next time we go to Cozumel we'll be diving with Alberto and his crew again.

So get ready for a Spectacular Scuba Diving Adventure

Hola … my name is Alberto Novelo and – along with my brother, Roberto and cousin, Carlos and the rest of my family – I have great pleasure in welcoming you to my beautiful island of Cozumel where we have famously been providing the longest running and very best scuba diving tours since 1995 (23 years), having a combined diving instruction experience between us well in excess of 50 years.

What’s more, we are unique among all the scuba instructors on Cozumel, being the ONLY scuba diving tour where the instructors and boat crew all speak fluent English.

And we hold an American English ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language’ certificate – unlike many other diving instructors in Cozumel.

Our Program is highly recommended for anyone on a Cruise Ship that wants to give Scuba Diving a try...

Daniel Mehney

Brainerd, MN, USA

4.8 Stars

March 2019

Much better than the Cruise Ship Diving Experience"

Just spent a day diving with Alberto and his brother Roberto in Cozumel.

Alberto brought my wife and I to two different dive sites and we had a wonderful time.

Alberto is patient and thorough in his instruction. While this was not our first discover scuba dive he spent the time to refresh our skills and made both dives very enjoyable.

We did back to back dives and Alberto assured us we would make it back to the cruise ship on time. You were right Alberto...and we're glad to have completed two dives in one day.

We loved the experience and would highly recommend Cozumel DSD to anyone on a cruise ship that wants to give scuba diving a try. You will not regret it and Alberto will make it a great experience.

Kids, Teenagers, and Seniors are All Welcome to Dive with Us...

We welcome anyone in good health and children from the ages of 10 upwards. And there is no need for any prior scuba diving experience …

Robert Tischler

Brainerd, MN, USA

4.9 Rate

March 2019

Almost 50 years old and new to Scuba Diving"

My wife and I are almost 50 years old, but new to SCUBA. Alberto was so patient and understanding with each of us and spent a lot of one-on-one time with my wife to make her feel comfortable with the whole experience.

On a 100 point scale, Alberto would get a 100 point score. The whole trip was wonderful, great spot to dive, quick boat ride, quality of gear, and ease of getting to and from the harbor, but Alberto’s quality teaching and patience made the trip the highlight of the cruise.

That's why a 12 year old Kid said our Dive Trip was "the coolest thing I've ever done, in my whole life"...

Thomas Zukowsky

Zanesville, OH, USA

4.7 Stars

March 2019

Excellent First Diving Experience - Even for Kids"

This was our first trip to Cozumel, and our first time scuba diving, but it certainly won't be our last ! I came with my two two young daughters, and had contacted Alberto in advance of our cruise mainly based on his many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

The reviewers were absolutely right, he is a great guy, and an excellent dive instructor. He was particularly great with the kids, who were a little nervous about their first dive.

Our trip to the Paradise Reef was unforgettable, or in the words of my 12 year old... That was the coolest thing I've ever done, in my whole life.

Hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did and say hi to the crew for us!

Our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program for Complete Rookie Divers - No Certification Required

The Discover Scuba Diving experience is the perfect program for those looking to try something new this year. It is designed for those who have no experience with scuba diving, but want to know what it’s like to breathe underwater.

While this program is not an actual certification course, it will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you a taste of how much fun it is to scuba dive.

During the Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll learn what it’s like to wear scuba equipment, basic safety rules and how it feels to breathe underwater.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

YOU will get true Personal Attention like our client Todd did...

Todd Mutzig

Lilburn, GA, USA

4.9 Rate

March 2019

Excellent Personalized Service makes CozumelDSD a Great Bargain"

My wife and I had no prior dive experience or certification. We chose Alberto because of the small size of the operation and knowing that we would be under a watchful eye rather than part of the crowd on a big boat.

I think we made a great choice.

Alberto was patient and helpful which eased us back into the "dive groove".

We felt no pressure due to our lack of experience and our comfort level soared during the two days that we were able to dive with Alberto and his brother Roberto.

With the small group we were able to stay as long as our air permitted and then surfaced with our buddy rather than at a preplanned time limit.

The things that made Cozumel DSD a good value for us were the small size of the operation which allowed (and delivered) personal service and maximum bottom time within our ability.

Other perks were the faster boat which allowed a quicker trip overall, first choice of dive sites, and shore time for the surface interval; the great personalities of Alberto, Mario, and Carlos; and the fresh fruit and drinks after the dive.

We would highly recommend Alberto, for new divers because of the personal attention.

Our DIVE PROGRAM IN NUMBERS

15+

Years in Business

12,500+

Customers Served

98%

Client Satisfaction

What makes our Discover Scuba Diving Program so unique?

YOU...Because we put YOU – our VIP guests - front and center

Nancy and her sister during a Cozumel discover scuba diving tour.
Kenneth and his girlfriend very stunned while watching the corals of Cozumel.
  • We are a family owned business & most of our Divers are family members. This means we are far more motivated to make your day wonderful in a way no employee could ever be.
  • All instructors and boat crew speak fluent English and we hold an American English ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language’ certificate.
  • Although our P.A.D.I. certified instructors are licensed to handle up to six novice divers at a time, we limit this to around three to make it far more personal for you.
  • While other diving companies will charge you for refreshments, we supply soft drinks and fruit at no extra cost.
  • Our fleet of eco-friendly boats are nearly the only ones allowed into the highly protected Cozumel Marine Park. So while divers with other companies will find themselves merely diving in a hotel pool or elbow to elbow with many other divers in the far inferior reefs outside of the park, you’ll probably have the whole of the stunning Paradise Reef to yourself, apart from the other one or two divers in your party.

You're in GOOD COMPANY WITH US

There are 2 Types or Versions of my PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

  • Discover Scuba Diving from Shore - 1 tank Dive at a Reef accessible from Shore.
  • Discover Scuba Diving Plus - 2 tanks Dive at a Reef accessible from Shore.
Laura and her party watching the sea in their first scuba dive tour.

The DIVE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Inclusions

  • All Diving Equipment.
  • 1 tank dive (2 tanks dive with the PLUS experience).
  • PADI Certified and English speaking Dive Instructor.
  • Soft Drinks Bottled Purified Water.
  • Snacks.
  • Beach break after dive.
  • Marine Park conservation fee.
  • EVERYTHING. This is an All-Inclusive Trip. No worries.

Exclusions

  • Ground transportation from your Cruise Pier or Hotel to our meeting point.
  • Ferry transportation when coming from Mainland (Playa del Carmen or Cancun).
  • Gratuities – optional, of course.

Dive Trip Highlights:

  • All diving equipment is provided.
  • 1 tank dive (2 tanks dive with the PLUS experience).
  • No previous Scuba Diving experience necessary.
  • Instructions and assistance with all aspects of SCUBA gear and safety.
  • Small groups with personal attention.
  • Our meeting point is next door to the Cruise Pier.
  • Yes, our Dive Instructors speak English.
  • Our Trips in two words: No Worries.

The Reef we go to:

  • Paradise Reef.
  • This reef is inside Cozumel Marine Park (Protected Area).

The DEPARTURE HOURS

A convenient time for all Cruisers & Visitors

Morning

  • 9:30 am
  • 11:00 am

Afternoon

  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

We If you are arriving on a cruise ship, then allow 30 minutes from docking to cover any delay in embarkation.

If you are coming by ferry from Playa del Carmen then allow an hour from when you leave Playa del Carmen for the ferry crossing and getting from the ferry arrival point to our meeting point.

Your tour lasts approximately three hours.

The MEETING POINT

Meeting up to begin your memorable Dive program in Cozumel

We will meet you at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’, which is just 50 yards directly across the street from the Cruise Pier, where the cruise ships arrive.

  • If you are staying in a Cozumel hotel you’ll receive full directions how to get to our meeting point at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’, immediately upon payment.
  • If you’re coming from Playa del Carmen the ferry from Playa del Carmen will dock at the Ferry Pier in downtown, which is just a mile from our meeting point at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’. You’ll receive full directions with your booking confirmation. You can take a gentle stroll along the shoreline or hire a taxi right outside the ferry pier. Please arrange to meet us at least ONE HOUR after the ferry is due to depart from Playa del Carmen to allow for the crossing and embarkation time.
  • If you’re on a cruise ship you will arrive at the Cruise Pier, just 50 yards across the street from the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’. Set a time to meet us at least 30 minutes after you’re scheduled to dock to allow for the inevitable delays in embarkation.

Wherever you’re coming from, you’ll receive full directions with your Confirmation Email that will be instantly sent to you when you book your trip.

The PROGRAM

Here's what you can expect from your first time Dive experience:

Brenda showing her boyfriend what she saw in their discover scuba diving tour.
Violet and her friends getting closer during a discover scuba diving tour in Cozumel.
Evelyn and her kid watching the blue sea during their Cozumel discover scuba dive tour.
Laura and her party watching the sea in their first scuba dive tour.
Kevin and his girlfriend learning the basics for their first scuba diving trip.
  1. The first part of your day

    Is to get used the equipment in the totally safe environment of the diving tank.

    You’ll be delighted how well that goes and now you’re eager to try your new diving skills in the ocean!

  2. Next you will...

    Be impressed how clean and well organized everything is. Then your excitement rises to fever pitch as the powerful marine engines burst into life and we pull away from the shore.

  3. 5 minutes later

    We enter the protected grounds of the world famous Cozumel Marine Park and are ready to begin your first ocean dive.

    And what a truly memorable experience that is. The ocean caresses you like a warm salty bath and the brilliance of the corals, the sponges and all the other coral wildlife make you gasp with delight.

    The depth of the water is only about 25 feet, which means sunlight still penetrates, lighting up the beautiful coral and sandy floor. It also means you won’t be in any danger of going too deep.

    In any event your instructor will be close at hand at all times to keep you safe.

  4. Then you will quickly find...

    Your breathing underwater feels like second nature and you relax and enjoy the amazing feeling of weightlessness as you ‘fly’ among the brilliantly colored tropical fish.

    Keep a sharp eye out for a turtle or ray with its delta wings and graceful wave-like movement.

  5. After that, all too soon

    It’s time to leave this amazing underwater world, and return to the surface.

  6. Once the diving is completed...

    You’ll appreciate the chance to relax with a cool drink and some fruit, served with our compliments, as you excitedly swap your experiences with your fellow novice divers.

    We then return to base in good time for you to catch your cruise ship or ferry. The trip may be over, but the memories you’ve gotten will be with you for your lifetime.

DIVE PROGRAM PRICING

You get all this – and much more for just...

Because you book online, directly with us, we can slash your fees way down low – while, at the same time, providing you with a true five-star experience.

Booking online also gives you the key advantage of being able to immediately see if your choice of a particular day for your trip is available.

$79

1 Tank From Shore

Most Popular

$119

2 Tanks From Shore

Keep in mind that...

  • Adults or Kids (Age 10+) are the same price.
  • Cozumel Marine Park Conservation Fee is INCLUDED in the Price.
  • All Fees & Taxes included. No surprises.

Immediately after your payment is processed you’ll receive a Confirmation Email with full directions to our meeting point, and all your Reservation details.

If you can’t print the Confirmation Email because you don’t have access to a printer, simply make a note of the directions and arrive at our meeting point with your passport or any other photo ID.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

My Refund Policy has you covered:

  • If there's bad weather on the day of your trip and the harbour master shuts down the port for small boats like mine. I will give you a FULL REFUND.
  • If you are coming to Cozumel via Cruise Ship, and your Cruise gets re-routed off Cozumel for any reason. I will give you a FULL REFUND.
  • No questions asked.
Last week 43 Travelers booked our PADI Program to enjoy Diving for the first time. Today it's your turn.

The CLOCK IS TICKING

Although you will be able to enjoy the many advantages of dealing with a local family owned business, it does have one severe downside, about which it’s only fair to warn you.

Because we only have three P.A.D.I. instructors in the family and because we insist on giving a personal service they only take three divers at any one.

That means a total of nine slots open daily which, with most of our clients come from the cruise ships, which bring in around 20,000 cruise visitors daily, quickly get filled up.

Nancy and her sister during a Cozumel discover scuba diving tour.

Which means you now have a crystal clear choice

You can either take your time to ‘think about it’ – only to come back later and find your choice of day has now been taken, so you either have to miss out completely or settle for trip with another diving company, finding yourself either limited to a dive in a hotel pool or elbow to elbow with hundreds of other tourists in the poorer quality reefs outside the Cozumel Marine Park.

OR

You can make the smart move and immediately decide on the day you want to take your tour on and [instantly check if we are still available – then book it, right away!

Then, once you’ve made your booking, you can relax, enjoying the warm feeling of knowing you’ve made a very wise choice and start to plan to make your day a truly FIVE STAR memory you’ll cherish forever.

Sounds like it’s an easy choice, so my family and I are really looking forward to meeting you and giving you your very first exciting scuba diving experience.

Alberto Novelo

P.A.D.I. Certified Scuba Diving Instructor

The DIVE PROGRAM SUMMARY

  • All diving equipment is provided.
  • 1 tank dive (2 tanks dive with the PLUS experience).
  • No previous Scuba Diving experience necessary.
  • Instructions and assistance with all aspects of SCUBA gear and safety.
  • Small groups with personal attention.
  • Our meeting point is next door to the Cruise Pier.
  • Yes, our Dive Instructors speak English.
  • Our Trips in two words: No Worries.
Over 40 Travelers just last week rated this DIVE Experience 5 stars. Are you going to miss it?

DIVE PROGRAM PRICING

You get all this – and much more for just...

Because you book online, directly with us, we can slash your fees way down low – while, at the same time, providing you with a true five-star experience.

Booking online also gives you the key advantage of being able to immediately see if your choice of a particular day for your trip is available.

$79

1 Tank From Shore

Most Popular

$119

2 Tanks From Shore

Keep in mind that...

  • Adults or Kids (Age 10+) are the same price.
  • Cozumel Marine Park Conservation Fee is INCLUDED in the Price.
  • All Fees & Taxes included. No surprises.

Immediately after your payment is processed you’ll receive a Confirmation Email with full directions to our meeting point, and all your Reservation details.

If you can’t print the Confirmation Email because you don’t have access to a printer, simply make a note of the directions and arrive at our meeting point with your passport or any other photo ID.

Why should the best be reserved for others & not you?

Violet and her friends getting closer during a discover scuba diving tour in Cozumel.

Haven’t you worked hard to afford this trip to Cozumel and so don’t you deserve the best that is on offer?

Because we focus on giving you the highest possible personal experience, seamlessly delivered by our uniquely qualified and highly experienced fluent English speaking P.A.D.I. diving instructors we are strictly limited to a maximum of 9 slots a day.

I’d hate for you to be disappointed by missing out on your chosen day, so I urge you to check availability right now and then book your slot right away.

I’ll leave the last words to Shannon Rapp …

Shannon Rapp

Aliquippa, PA, USA

4.9 Stars

March 2019

Diving with Alberto was like diving with friends - Personal and Relaxed!"

Diving and snorkeling with Alberto was incredible! I am not a certified diver and he made sure he took his time with me and answered all my questions and was right there to show guidance.

Very patient, explained concepts well, and took us to incredible reefs that were amazing!

If your a certified diver or a beginner, you can't go wrong with Alberto and his crew. Personalized, attentive to needs/concerns, and a fantastic teacher!

I'm sure we'll be back to dive with Alberto every chance we get.

Frequently Asked Questions

The meeting point for cruise passengers is located 50 yards directly across the street from the Cruise Pier at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’. Please arrange to meet us a full 30 minutes after you are due to dock to allow time for you, and the hundreds of other passengers, to disembark.

The meeting point for cruise passengers is located 50 yards directly across the street from the Cruise Pier at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’. It’s about a mile from where you will arrive by ferry – so either a gentle stroll along the shore or a short taxi ride. You’ll receive full directions with your booking confirmation. Please book your meeting time with us at least ONE HOUR AFTER your ferry is scheduled to depart from Playa del Carmen.

The meeting point for cruise passengers is located 50 yards directly across the street from the Cruise Pier at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’. You’ll receive full directions with your booking confirmation and any taxi driver will know exactly where to bring you.

You can check our website at any time, night or day, and get a constantly updated completely accurate picture of our availability.

But please note, that can change in a heartbeat.

So – if you see a slot you want – book it right away. Because – as you can imagine- with 80% of our bookings coming from the 20,000 weekly cruise visitors to the island, our very limited maximum capacity of just nine slots daily a day tend to be taken up very quickly.

As you are coming by cruise ship, even though our meeting point is right by where you arrive, please set the time for us to meet you at least 30 minutes AFTER your scheduled docking time to allow for the delays in disembarkation (remember there will be plenty of other folks all trying to disembark at the same time!).

You can meet us at any time you choose: 9.30. am, 11.00 am 12pm (noon), 1 pm and 3.00 pm any day of the week but please book your meeting time with us at least ONE HOUR AFTER your ferry is scheduled to depart from Playa del Carmen to allow for the crossing time, disembarkation and getting to our meeting point at the ‘Marti Sporting Goods Store’.

Although our highly professional P.A.D.I. certified diving instructors are allowed up to six diving pupils in their care, to keep the lesson more personal, we limit that to around three. So if you are a party of three, then you’ll enjoy your very own private diving party at no extra cost.

In that very rare event, we would immediately issue you with a full refund.