The Tufts Scuba Clubs presents
Spring Drift 2005
An extraordinary dive trip to fabulous Cozumel, Mexico
March 17 to 24
The trip is closed! Please consider our upcoming trips.
Join us for an amazing trip to one of the world's premiere diving destinations. The beautiful island of Cozumel features everything you're looking for - fantastic diving, great weather, and the best apres-dive entertainment anywhere. For only $1,200* you will enjoy:
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Cozumel is a small island located about 10 miles off of the Yucatan Peninsula, near Cancun and Playa del Carmen. At about 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, Cozumel is small enough to explore easily, yet large enough to provide variety. Much of the activity on the island is centered around San Miguel, the main town which is located in the middle of the western shore facing the mainland. San Miguel, with its charming town square, is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with plenty of shops and restaurants (oh yes, bars too) - all at reasonable prices. When you consider everything it has to offer and, especially, the welcoming nature of the people of Cozumel, it is really no wonder that divers come back time after time to this island paradise.
About the Diving
Simply put, the diving in Cozumel is fantastic. Every morning, a flotilla of boats leaves San Miguel and the resort hotels south of town for the daily 'commute' to the reefs. Virtually all diving is done along reefs that parallel the western shore, running about 7 miles from the southern tip of the island to a point just south of town. The first dive of the day is usually the southernmost dive for a very simple reason - there is a consistent current of warm (we can expect 80+) water that runs south to north through the channel between Cozumel and the Yucatan Peninsula. This current is what makes Cozumel diving unique and fantastic. The consistent flow and the small amount of runoff from rain means that the visibility in Coz can top 150 feet! The flow also makes the diving exciting and easy - you simply suit up, step off the boat, get neutral, and drift. When the dive is over, you'll do a safety stop in midwater and then surface where the boat will be waiting to pick you up. No muss, no fuss. Oh did I mention that the reefs are very healthy and varied - ranging from beautiful patch reefs to spectacular walls that plunge into abyssal depths. And the life on the reef? Plentiful and unthreatened - the entire southern reef system has been preserved for years as a National Marine Park which is jealously guarded by the local diving community.
* Price is per person, double occupancy. A $2/diving day Marine Park Fee is not included and must be paid in cash directly to the dive operator.