Cozumel Direct

No ferry, no hassle

Tank-Ha offers the best way to dive in the Cozumel Marine Park using a direct boat straight from Playa del Carmen.

The stunning reefs and famous walls are now easy to access directly from Playa del Carmen. This means you can easily complete two outstanding dives before getting back to Playa del Carmen to enjoy the rest of your vacation with family and friends.

Dive boat in the Cozumel Marine Park


2 dives
Small group sizes (max 5)
$10 discount available
When you dive for 3 or more days


Morning departures every day
Arrive: 08:00
Trip duration: Approximately 5 hours


Advanced Open Water certification
(Due to our standard dive depths in Cozumel)
If you are a group of 4 or more then we can keep you within Open Water limits in a separate group
We can provide official PADI training to take you safely up to 30m/100ft for just $20 (read more...)


Tanks & Weights
Direct boat to Cozumel
Marine park fees
Water & snack


Full dive equipment rental: $18
Dive computer rental: $10
GoPro Rental: $50
(includes memory card for you to keep)
Nitrox tanks: $FREE
15L/100cuFt tanks: $5 per tank

Dive info

Depth: 21m-30m / 70ft-100ft
Water: 27-30°C / 80-87°F
Dive times: typically 4060min
We always try to give you the best experience and long dives whenever possible. Of course, we need to respect air consumption and no-decompression limits

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Start your booking by selecting the date you would like to dive

Let us know the name of each diver you would like to book for. Also, let us know any equipment rental each diver will require.
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If you would like to add of remove divers to your booking please adjust the quantity next to the "Add to cart" button.
This is a multiple day dive package, so all of the extras such as equipment rental, GoPro rental and private guide fees reflect the total cost across your entire multiple-day package. If you don't want everything on every day then don't add it right now and just let us know via phone/email.
Although we are proud to work with small groups, if you would prefer to have a private guide then we can arrange this for you. You'll notice that generally the cost of the private guide decreases when you add buddies to dive alongside you in the private group.
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Cozumel is a fantastic diving location with world famous wall dives and beautiful colorful corals that grow to spectacular sizes.  We generally get amazing visibility here, often between 20m/65ft and 40m/130ft.

With the strong currents we don’t get the same amounts of schooling fish that we get here in Playa del Carmen. However, in the National Marine Park the species you find are often large and beautiful as they have a chance to live long and healthy lives. We have direct access to the National Marine Park at no additional cost to you.

What will we see?

The famous wall dives in Cozumel typically start at approximately 18m/60ft and descend nearly vertically to hundreds of meters. To really appreciate the scale of the wall and to see some of the largest coral formations we often descend to approximately 26m/86ft. Our first dives are typically a site between Palancar and Punta Tunich (inclusive).

As we whiz along the wall we will be able to see many colorful hard and soft corals. It’s a good idea to keep an eye-out to the deep blue as well, because we will occasionally get to see a gracious eagle ray swimming by.

Also take a moment to take a look up to the surface, with year-round stunning visibility you will be amazed as how clearly you can see the clouds.

From the deep start, we can then perform a multi-level dive – heading to a shallower portion of the reef according to gas consumption and no-decompression times.

After a relaxing surface interval, during which we will provide you with water and snacks, it will be time to head for dive two. Our second dive is usually shallower than the first dive and a little further north in the Marine Park, typically a site between Yucab and Paraiso (inclusive).

We can’t guarantee this engine will ever run particularly smoothly again, but you can certainly enjoy seeing it as you penetrate the impressive C53 wreck in Cozumel

These sites include the fantastic C53 shipwreck, also known as the Felipe Xicotencatl (so you can see why we call it the C53!). The wreck was purpose-sunk in the 90s so has become home to a lot of corals and fish. The large passageways and many entry/exit points means that we are able to penetrate this wreck safely, even without the PADI Wreck Specialty.

Aside from the wreck there are also a range of shallower reefs that offer fantastic colors and a chance to spend a nice long dive enjoying some of the best scenery offered by any dive site in the world.

How does it work?

Tank-Ha was the first dive shop to operate the Direct-to-Cozumel service back in 1997 and we are fortunate to have access to the only trips that go directly to Cozumel.

The boat you board in Playa del Carmen will take you directly to the reefs in Cozumel for your dives. This saves a lot of time and hassle as you do not need to worry about getting to the ferry and then possibly a taxi to get you to a different dive shop on the island with all your equipment in tow.

You simply meet here at Tank-Ha at 08:00, the crossing to the first dive site usually takes 45 -60 minutes depending on the ocean conditions. Water and snacks are provided to you during the surface interval. After two dives on the stunning Cozumel reefs you’re usually back in to the dive shop between 13:30 and 14:00.

Going a little deeper

As mentioned above, the typical Cozumel dive is on the walls which are a little bit deeper than Open Water training limits. However this doesn’t mean that you can’t still get the opportunity to see the beautiful reefs as an Open Water diver. (Advanced Open Water Divers or above do NOT require this training!)

We can provide you with PADI Deep Adventure training (+$20) to give you the skills and knowledge to dive to depths of up to 30m / 100ft while you dive with us in Cozumel

Diver performing exercisesThe Deep Adventure dive involves reading the Deep chapter of the Advanced Open Water manual, answering a series of questions in your own time prior to arriving (we will send you materials electronically). On the day of your dive the instructor will review your answers as part of an extended briefing.
Please note, according to PADI Training Standards, for you to be eligble for the deep adventure training we need to conduct a prior assessment of your diving skills (this can take place during a dive or in the pool during a skills refresh).

The instructor will then accompany you on your dive and run through a couple of in-water exercises with you. The in-water exercises typically don't take long to complete and don't detract from your enjoyment of the dive.

Why do you do this?

PADI Open Water divers are trained to a maximum depth of 18m / 60ft. We adhere to PADI recommendations and don't take divers deeper than their training limits. This gives you many benefits, including that travel/dive insurance companies will often only provide coverage for a "depth to which you are trained" and of course our approach will also keep you as safe as possible.

After the dive you will receive a certificate of completion to confirm your participation in the training. At the discretion of other dive centers, this certificate can be honored for future dives which require deep training and can also be used to count towards your full Advanced Open Water course when you choose to continue your learning.

The Deep Adventure dive is one of the five dives you would do as part of the PADI Advanced Open Water course and therefore you will need to complete the relevant PADI paperwork with us. As with all PADI courses you should review the medical questionnaire.. As a 5-star dive center we are passionate about teaching and improving skills, so if you have enough time during your vacation then instead of just completing the deep dive, you might want to consider completing the full PADI Advanced Open Water course. The course is a great course with a good balance between theory and practical exercises. The course really does not detract from the enjoyment of your dives and you will leave with a new level of skill, confidence and certification.

We know there is a problem witht he medical questionnaire. We are actively working to fix it. For now, you can check eligibility by visiting

Medical Questionnaire

These are the core medical questions associated with PADI Discover Scuba Diving. If you need to answer YES to any of these questions you would need medical sign-off from a doctor.

This is only a quick check to help you right now. Before booking any training you should check the full medical and liability statements associated with the course.

  • Do you currently have an ear infection?
  • Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
  • Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
  • Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
  • Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioral health, mental or psychological problems or a nervous system disorder?
  • Are you or could you be pregnant?
  • Do you have a history of colostomy?
  • Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
  • Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • Do you have a history of diabetes?
  • Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
  • Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
  • Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?

Small group = big fun

We proudly take our divers in small groups to provide the best service.

Small groups allow us to focus our time and attention on you to make sure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Discover Scuba Diving / Open Water
Maxiumum 4 divers per Instructor

Playa del Carmen / Cozumel dives
Maximum 5 divers per Instructor

Maximum 4 divers per Instructor

We believe in quality

We consistently invest in new equipment and maintaining our equipment in excellent condition.

We are proud major-brand equipment we provide. Our standard equipment rental items are:

  • Regulator: Apeks ATA-40 (some with Suunto dive computers)
  • BCD: Zeagle Resort (with weight pockets)
  • Wetsuit: Cressi 2.5mm (ocean)
    or 5mm (cenotes)
  • Mask: 5 models available from Cressi, Beauchat, IST
  • Fins: Cressi branded, full-foot fins