SCUBA AND OR SKIN DIVE AND EXPLORE UNDERWATER MEXICO
SIX EXCELLENT REASONS TO TRAVEL TO COZUMEL:
LEAVE FROM BOISE EARLY MORNING: OCTOBER (8 DAYS)
have picked this destination specifically because it not only offers great
diving for the experienced diver, but also excellent learning conditions
for those who don't dive, but want to learn or are interested in diving
in warm, clear, blue water.
Scuba Club Cozumel (formerly Galapago Inn) offers a low-keyed, laid back, relaxing atmosphere.
The Club is located near the middle of the island a short walk or taxi ride (1 mile)
to downtown San Miguel (ferry pier).
The ocean side of the Club is composed of 'ironshore', hard uneven sculptured,
limestone that drops to 15 feet for an interesting shallow wall dive and breath taking
snorkeling. This area is full of crevices and small caves, which offers great
opportunities for macro photography and videography. An underwater light is highly
recommended to peer back into these holes and openings.
Entry into the water is possible from either one of the piers and a very easy
exit is found through a tunnel, that leads to a
waist deep saltwater pool and up a short staircase to the deck. Night diving here, on
this wall, will produce unique and memorable creature encounters. Additional dives can
be made from the shore, take a swim in the pool, or read a dive magazine while
resting in a hammock under a thatched roof.
The Club is located on the waterfront of the Caribbean sea. There are 60 rooms,
spaced out over a three
storied Spanish-Colonial building, built by divers for divers. Window air-conditioners,
ceiling fans and a small refrigerator are in each room. No TV's or phones in the
rooms. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with drying racks for drying suits
on each terrace. A few rooms have been remodeled to accommodate handicapped folks.
The rooms have access to a freshwater swimming pool, restaurant, bar and an in-house
dive center. The rooms are
finished in tile and stucco with a real feel of Mexican hertiage. There is a
small annex across the street, with a gift shop and convenience store, as well as the
retail dive shop.
The central building houses the "Fat Grouper" restaurant. Downstairs is open
to the sea breeze and is used for a buffet style breakfast and sit down lunch with a
bar and two TV monitors to review the day's videos just taken by the
divers. At night, upstairs, the main dining room is air conditioned.
The dining room has an ocean view for watching spectacular sunsets
and relaxing while eating. Every evening there is a different selection of
entrees, comprising red meat, poultry and seafood, with a taste of cuisine
from the Yucatan region. Vegetarian meals and special diets are prepared on
etched in the face of these world famous off-shore walls and coral reefs
are winding canyons, deep ravines, large crevices, monstrous overhangs
and undulating tunnels.
explodes with all types of life making Cozumel one of the top five scuba
diving destinations in the western hemisphere.
days will include complimentary beverages aboard the dive vessel
and opportunities for wonderful boat diving and drift diving
activities include island exploration, mainland exploration, beach combing,
mopeding, shopping, dining, tanning, relaxing, discovering scuba diving,
beach and/or boat snorkeling.
ARRIVE: OCTOBER (8 DAYS)
ESCORTS: PHIL GRAF and BILL KNOBLAUCH
Phil and Bill are once again returning to Cozumel
and invite you to join us on this exciting exclusive trip. Their personal
awareness of divers needs, previous experience in escorting diving groups
and personal knowledge of Cozumel will surely enhance the enjoyment level
of all of those participating. This departure is aimed at providing you
with the maximum in diving at the best possible price for double occupancy.
Departures can be made from many cities! YOUR CHOICE! You just need to let us know!
PESO SAVER PRICE
per person double occupancy and with airfare from Boise, your cost maybe different!
$1,449 NON DIVERS
with a Diving Buddy (per person double occupancy) and with airfare from Boise, your cost maybe different!
Seven (7) Nights Accommodations at Scuba Club Cozumel
Five (5) Standard Days of Two Tank Morning Boat Diving
Unlimited Beach/Shore Diving
Ocean Reef Ecology Diving Specialty
Inbound Airport Transfers to Club in Cozumel
Above costs are based upon current special airfares and international
monetary exchange rates as of April and are subject to change without
Recommended Optional Diving, sign up before you go!
Optional Night Boat Dives and
Afternoon Boat Dives
SPACE IS LIMITED
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
Deposit of $400 to hold your spot.
Additional $400 due June 1
Additional $400 due July 1
Balance due August 1
Cancellation subject to $400 cancellation fee per person
Mayan ruins (Tulum and Chichen-Itza are available)
Phil Graf 345-1990 escort
COZUMEL is an island south and east of the Yucatan
Peninsula that can be visited many times - this is why it is "Numero Uno"
in the western hemisphere. The beaches are beautiful, the diving is great,
the quaint city of San Miguel is full of low-keyed adventure, shopping
ITINERARY: 8 DAY PROGRAM
DAY 1: Fly to Cozumel,
transfer to Club. Possible scuba and/or snorkeling refresher course. Complete
two open water dives toward your PADI open water certification class with
the proper signed PADI referral and medical forms. Non-divers
opportunity to try scuba diving. Cozumel is interesting, fun and easy
to dive from shore or from a boat.
DAYS 2,3,4,6,7: Each morning
we will board our dive boats at the pier and head out for a standard (8:15 am to 1 pm)
day of diving to a variety of beautiful sites. Although we will dive well
within the decompression limits, many dropoffs fall vertically 2000-3000
feet. You can expect water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees, visibility
of 90 to 150 feet and topside temperatures of 80 to 85 degrees. Each diving day
will include complimentary beverages aboard the dive vessel. Non-divers
will have the chance to go snorkeling, beach combing, tanning or island
exploring. Non-Divers can pay to snorkle from the boats.
CHANKANAB LAGOON- An ideal dive and prime spot
for viewing small tropical fish. For Divers and Non Divers alike.
PALANCAR REEF- Top of this massive wall starts
in 50 feet and consists of winding canyons, deep ravines, narrow crevices,
a labyrinth of passageways, tunnels and caves. A stunning reef with visibility
of between 150-250 feet. A well deserved, world-wide reputation.
COLUMBIA REEF- An impressive vertical wall with
huge canyons, ravines and tall pinnacles. Large groupers, giant turtles,
and big jacks frequent the reef. Visibility runs to 250 feet.
COLUMBIA SHALLOWS- This is Phil's most favorite shallow reef dive.
SANTA ROSA WALL- Starting at 70 feet, the wall
drops straight away into the deep. A super current dive along the wall
to observe large schools of jack, an occasional shark, elegant tube sponges,
and an impressive variety of large Queen and French angelfishes.
DAY 5: We have no scheduled
boat diving, allowing all of you to fully explore the island, Mayan ruins
(Tulum or Chichen-Itza is available), beaches and
shopping, etc. Non Divers may have an opportunity to try scuba diving, if you wish.
DAY 8: Morning free for
last minute shopping, packing, tanning, relaxing and to say good bye to
our newly found friends. Fly Cozumel to Boise or to your
home. We will have waited at least 24 hours since our last dive before we fly.
VERY SPECIAL VALUE: Ocean Reef Ecology Diving Specialty is included. Two
dives are required under the supervision of the instructor. Other specialties
will be available at a reasonable cost, see attached list of prices.
These include: enriched air nitrox,
underwater photography and advanced underwater photography, underwater video, research diving,
boat diving, wreck diving, deep, current, search and recovery, night and
hunting and collecting.
Open water diver, advanced, rescue, divemaster and
assistant instructor continuing education certifications will be offered
at a very reasonable cost. Please sign up with your registration in order for
the correct books and materials to be available on site in Cozumel.
Other things to do!
Yucatan Cavern Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Coba and Tulum
Indian Jones Jungle Adventure, Chichen - Itza, X-Caret Park, etc
Maya Civilization, San Miguel, Coba - Tulum, Tulum and Xel - Ha Lagoon, Chichen - Itza, Nautilus IV, X-Caret, Tour Around the Island -
More Trip Activities
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Phillip Graf, Escort: (208) 345-1990
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted on a first come,
first served basis. Limited space.
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* Make checks payable to "Omni Divers/Cozumel"
COZUMEL, MEXICO, OCTOBER
Call (208) 345-1990
Name ______________________________ Phone ( ) ______________________ home
Street ____________________________ Phone ( ) ______________________ work
City, State, Zip ____________________________ Sex ____ M ____ F ____ Age
SCUBA DIVING SPECIALTY INTERESTS ADVANCEMENT INTERESTS
___ Ocean Reef Ecology ----- $ 75 included in trip as a bonus!
___ U/W Photography --------- $ 75
___ Advanced U/W Photo ---- $ 75
___ U/W Video ------------------ $ 75
___ Wreck Diving -------------- $100
___ Hunting/Collecting -------- $ 50
___ Search and Recovery ---- $100
___ Boat -------------------------- $ 50
___ Deep ------------------------- $100
___ Current ---------------------- $ 50
___ Research ------------------- $ 50
___ Night ------------------------ $ 50
___ Other _____________________ $???
___ Open Water
___ Advanced Open Water
___ Assistant Instructor
Deposit Sent $ ___ I wish to use a credit card for payment of airfare, Yes/No __ Name of Cardholder ___________
Card Number _________________ Name of Credit Card ___ Expiration Date ___ Signature __________________
Date ______ Interested in Scuba Lessons? ___ Diver ____ Non-Diver___ Special-Interests? _________________
For more up to date information on Cozumel, please e-mail
Phillip E. Graf, Escort
This page was updated on January 3, 1999.
Cozumel Report 1998
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