Phocea - Cozumel
Phocea Mexico is a PADI Gold Palm IDC centre, the highest level of recognition in scuba diving, which allows them to guarantee safe courses supervised by professionals. Phocea Mexico own 3 centres in Mexico: Phocea Playa del Carmen, Phocea Cozumel, and Phocea la Paz.
Phocea Mexico is located less than 2 miles South from downtown San Miguel in Cozumel, inside the Villablanca hotel. This is an excellent location, just facing the sea and of course the beach. Besides, Villablanca has a nice reef right in front of it, perfect for shore diving (day and night) or enjoying a snorkelling outing. Finally, the dock for the departure of the boat is right in front of it, facing the dive centre.
The centre puts at the disposal of divers individual lockers, a stockroom for the equipment of the customers, a fresh water rinsing container, showers and toilets. Theory lessons are provided in the garden of the hotel in a very convivial environment, with free access to the swimming pool.
Between the 2 morning dives they offer a snack composed by salads, guacamole, sandwiches, water, fruit juice and sodas.
Cozumel’s diving boat
The scuba diving centre has a large, spacious and very comfortable boat that has a wooden hull, 40-feet long, equipped with an inboard 250 HP engine. The Maria del Mar has a capacity for 15 divers, 3 coordinators, and 2 crew members (1 captain and 1 sailor). There are toilets and a changing booth on board.
The boat is specially fitted for scuba diving and carries the following on board:
- 1 first-aid and oxygen therapy kit
- 1 VHF marine radio and 1 GPS
- 1 cellphone
- Standard dive flags
- Drinking water supplies
- An adapted chicken ladder
All the members of staff (sailors, captains and guides) are trained and certified for first aid and oxygen therapy. Moreover, the guides, instructors and the centre is affiliated to DAN Europe.
- Identity checkID checked
- Company registrationConfirmed
- InsuranceInsurance certificate verified
- Diplomas and qualificationsVerified
Everyone was very nice, very supportive. They could speak english which was a big relief.