In continuation from the last post, Cozumel has excellent conditions for traveling and scuba diving. The island itself is considered to be very safe compared to a lot of places in the world. I have never felt like I was threatened in any way and the people are overly happy and more than willing to help you if you have any issues. Even the wildlife is willing to accommodate your eye candy looking desires as long as you don’t do anything drastic with them.
The weather is generally sunny with temperature averaging in the 70-80s (unless it’s hurricane season which is sometime in August-November) and the water temperature is around in the 70s (in Fahrenheit/it would be around 21 degrees Celsius). This means that you can wear a 3mm wet suit and not freeze like in some places of the world where I’ve gone diving!
Tropical conditions make for very pleasant dives. During this day, I went on a dive that was in under 30 feet of water (10 meters) and stayed for almost 70 minutes underwater. That was the longest dive I’ve ever done and very easy-going because there was a nice little drift so I didn’t have to use my legs and I could breathe normally.
Even during one of the dives which was on a ship wreck, it was simply amazing. I could see the progress nature (like anywhere else in the world) has taken its place on making the boat like a coral reef allowing all sorts of creatures and plants to make it their new home.
I would recommend bringing in your own diving gear just because you’ll feel more comfortable with it as in any diving vacation but that’s up to you. And, oh, yes, bring some money to tip the divemaster and to buy food and other things such as souvenirs.