Starting January 1, 2021, the Cozumel Marine Park has raised the price of the daily marine park pass from $2 to $4.50 per person. Unfortunately, we have to pass this along to our customers. We purchase the wrist bands and provide them to you on the boat.
Update - January 25, 2021
On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order regarding travel to the US. Click here to read the order (skip to Section 5 for the part related to International Travel). Does the order say all travelers returning to the US must quarantine? NO. Now, the order requests that within 14 days of January 21st (which would be February 4) that several agencies review the January 12th CDC order and can “take any further appropriate regulatory action, to the extent feasible and consistent with CDC guidelines and applicable law”. What does that mean? It means we should all stay tuned on February 4 and see if any additional recommendations or regulations are issued.
Update - January 15, 2021
On January 12, 2021, the CDC issued a mandate that all travelers arriving in the United States on an international flight MUST have proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Canada had issued this same mandate on January 7, 2021. The mandate for the US goes into effect on January 26, 2021.
What does the CDC order say? Any traveler over the age of 2 who is entering to the United States, via airplane, from a foreign country must have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours (3 days) prior to their flight. If you have had Covid-19 within the past 90 days prior to your flight you can provide a copy of your positive test and documentation from your doctor or health department showing you have been cleared to travel. This order also gives the airlines authorization to deny boarding to anyone who does not comply.
What kind of test do I have to take? The CDC requires a "viral test," which means one that shows if you have a current virus. You can take either the a NAAT (PCR) test or Antigen test. Both of these require a nasal swab, but the PCR test is the more intensive one. Travelers arriving in Canada must have a PCR test. The antigen test will not be allowed for entry into Canada.
Where can I have the required test performed in Cozumel? There are many places to have either the PCR or Antigen test done. Many resorts are actually providing the antigen tests for free or a discounted price. Here is a list of resources with costs and phone numbers. All facilities recommend you make your appointment as early as possible.
What if I test positive? If you test positive to an antigen test, it would be a good idea to take the PCR test (which is generally believed to be more accurate) to verify the results. And then, if you still test positive, you are required to stay on the island and isolate for 14 days. Many of the resorts and hotels are busy coming up with strategies to help their guests stay comfortably and for a reasonable price. Some are even offering to house you for free. The local government is talking with hotels about establishing a "quarantine hotel," that could house anyone who must stay. Watch our website for more information about testing and quarantining in Cozumel.
Update - January 5, 2021
We are currently operating at 70% and we have many happy divers. The number of Covid-19 cases on the island is growing very slowly and this week there are zero cases in any of the local hospitals. The local community and authorities take the precautionary measures of wearing masks, physical distancing and sanitizing very seriously. We can all help out by respecting and adhering to these measures.
Update - October 30, 2020
With each week, more and more divers are coming back to Cozumel. We are diving daily and are now operating at 60%. The number of Covid cases is slowly growing and the hospitals are not overtaxed. We continue to follow the Covid-19 protocol, which includes wearing masks on the boat and extra sanitation measures.
Our shop is still temporarily located at the Marina Fonatur. We will not move back to the International Cruise Ship Terminal until the cruise ships return to Cozumel.
Update - August 1, 2020
Our boats are taking many happy divers diving every day. The Cozumel Marine Park recently announced the schedule for reef closures for the next year. (see below)
Update - July 1, 2020
Dear Friends, for the health and safety of our customers and staff, face masks are REQUIRED on the dock and dive boat. You will not be allowed to board if your face is not covered. If you have a medical reason for why you can't wear a mask, please bring a doctor's signed note.
Update - June 15, 2020
Today we opened for diving!!! Please see our Covid-19 Protocol page for more information.
Update - June 5, 2020
Dear Friends, we are sad to have to announce that due to these unusual times, we have to temporarily raise our prices slightly. Between the imposed limits on the number of divers we can take, and the added expenses of extra sanitation products, courses and certifications, we will not be able to make ends meet at the current package prices. The TEMPORARY increase will be $15 per package. We will drop this increase once we are back up to full capacity. If you have already booked a package or prepaid for a future package, this increase will not apply.
This is a good news/bad news situation. The Cozumel Marine Park has put out the schedule of reef closures for the coming months. These closures will give each reef a break from tourist activities and allow for continued study of the impact of people on the reefs. Boat operators must strictly adhere to this schedule and will be fined if they do not.
December 2020/January 2021: Chankanaab Reef & Chankanaab Bolones
February/March 2021: Cedral Pass, Cedral Reef, Francesca
April/May 2021: Delilah, Palancar Gardens, Palancar Horseshoe
June/July 2021: Paradise Reef, Paradise Shallows
August/September 2021: Palancar Caves, Palancar Bricks, Columbia
October/November 2021: San Francisco, Santa Rosa
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