Become a PADI Rescue Diver

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Becoming a PADI Rescue Diver is a crucial step for any diver who wants to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. At Barefoot Dive Center in Cozumel, Mexico, you can receive the highest quality of teaching and training to become a certified Rescue Diver. The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to […]

Meet the Splendid Toadfish

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The Caribbean Sea is home to a diverse range of unusual and colorful marine life, including the Splendid Toadfish. This Caribbean-native fish species can be found in a variety of locales around the region, including the Cozumel Marine Park in Mexico. The Splendid Toadfish, also known as the Cozumel Toadfish, is a little yet eye-catching […]

There are two kinds of dive instructors


Diving is an exhilarating experience that allows you to explore the underwater world’s mysteries. Many people want to be dive instructors, but the path to get there can vary greatly depending on the individual’s background. In this blog post, we’ll look at two types of dive instructors: those who started out young and then transitioned […]

Spotted Eagle Ray season in Cozumel

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Cozumel is a world-renowned diving destination known for its crystal-clear waters, abundant marine life, and stunning coral reefs. It is located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The eagle ray season, which typically runs from December to March, is one of the highlights of the diving season in Cozumel Marine Park. Eagle rays […]

Diving as a couple

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Scuba diving is the perfect way for couples to have fun and strengthen their bond through physical activity. This recreation not only helps to maintain a healthy relationship but also reminds you to cherish the love right in front of you. Here are five reasons why scuba diving is the best option for couples: Improving […]

Diving with sea turtles in Cozumel

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Encounters with Sea Turtles in Cozumel Marine Park: A Diving Adventure like No Other Cozumel, Mexico is known for its world-renowned dive sites and crystal-clear waters, but one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have while diving in the Cozumel Marine Park is encountering a sea turtle. These magnificent creatures have fascinated divers for […]

Cozumel’s Nudis (nudibranchs)


Divers! Have you ever heard of nudibranchs? These vibrant and unique sea creatures are a must-see when exploring the Cozumel Marine Park. With their bright colors and fascinating shapes, nudibranchs are a photographer’s dream come true. Located in the crystal-clear waters of Cozumel, the nudibranchs in the island are truly a sight to behold. With […]

Coral Reefs in Cozumel

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Are Coral Plants or Animals? The coral reefs off the coast of Cozumel are part of the Mesoamerican Reef—the second-largest barrier reef system in the world. Corals and wildlife are connected across the Mesoamerican Reef, so what happens in Cozumel can affect coral reefs and communities in other nearby countries. But like in many areas […]

Indigenous Animals of Cozumel

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The island of Cozumel known as The Island of the Swallows. Located in the Caribbean sea along the eastern side of the Yucatan peninsula, about 82 km (51 mi) south of Cancún and 19 km (12 mi) from the mainland. The island is about 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide, […]

The Origin of Cenotes

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How are Cenotes formed? Before the Mayan Civilization in the southeast of Mexico, the region was a Great coral reef under the sea. Can you imagine how it looked? As The Earth evolved, the last Ice Age happened. This event caused the sea levels to drop drastically, leaving the reef exposed. With the lack of […]