About Allegro Cozumel & Pro Dive Mexico
Cozumel is a world class, drift diving destination, famous for it's astonishing drop offs, vast sponge formations and schooling fish. Jacques Cousteau was right - this is one of the best spots in the world for divers. Scuba Travel have teamed up with the expert team at Pro Dive Mexico and the Occidental Allegro Cozumel resort to offer a comprehensive, all inclusive holiday that makes diving in Cozumel better value than ever! The Allegro Cozumel sits on one of Cozumel island's best beaches, a mere 45 minute ferry ride from the mainland and Playa del Carmen and only a short taxi ride from downtown Cozumel. The hotel has 301 rooms in total, across 3 different room grades. All can be set up with either 1 king bed or 2 doubles, with air con, cable TV, en suite, a terrace or balcony, coffee maker, iron, ironing board and safe. Cribs and extra beds can be set up but please request this in advance. The superior rooms are bight, clean and fresh and an ideal choice if you plan to be out diving during your stay. The superior premium rooms are the same size with a few more complementary goodies in the room. The suites are larger and boast an in room jauczzi. The Allegro Cozumel's all inclusive place enables guests to enjoy fine dining and drinks at any of the 4 restaurants and 5 bars. Pick from the Topz buffet, El Oriental a l carte, scrummy Mexican fare at La Toje or simple snacks on the beach. There's the beach bar for sun downers, jump in the pool's wet bar or dance the night away at the disco bar. There are plenty of activities to enjoy as well! ON top of diving you can try your hand at windsurfing, sailing or kayaking. Lounge under the Mexican sun or play a game of volleyball or beach footie. Parents can relax at the sauna while the kids have a ball at the kids' club. Cozumel has it all!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Cancun is around 11 hours flying time direct from London. Los Cabos is around 18-20hours indirect flying time. Mexico's Carribbean coastline is famous for the cenotes dives. Cozumel's rich drift dives and the whalesharks of Isla Mujeres. On the Pacific coast, the remote locations mean pelagics. The diving on this side is more advanced, more rugged and action packed.
Weather and Climate
Both the east and west coasts of Mexico enjoy a warm climate. It's a brilliant place for winter sun! For the Caribbean coastline, you can expect more rain over our summer months, but this tends to be in the evenings. It can be stormier between July - September and humidity higher. Los Cabos is more arid, with a year round average air temp of around 25-28 degrees.
There are direct flights from London to Cancun with BA, Thomson or Virgin. If you are travelling to the Pacific coastline Los Cabos, then you will usually find your flight requires a stop en route. Aero Mexico, United and Delta airlines generally offer the fastest routings. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to either Cancun or Los Cabos, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
If you are travelling to the Pacific coastline Los Cabos, then you will usually find your flight requires a stop en route. This may be in the USA or Meixco City. Depending on your travel dates, you may need to overnight en route.
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on entry to Mexico. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date.
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren’t as expensive as you might think. click here
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival for any of our Mexico holidays, you will be met and taken to your hotel or liveaboard. Simply make your way to through baggage reclaim and immigrations. Your transfer will be waiting for you with a board with your name, resort or liveaboard. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Where possible, all transfers are included in the cost of your holiday. If you are unsure, please confirm the arrangements on your holiday package before travel. If you are using a hotel at the end of a liveaboard on a day use basis, you usually have to join the airport shuttle service. Please confirm any local costs and times with the hotel before you start your day use package.
You will be advised locally of your transfer times at the end of your holiday. The departure tax of approx. 900 Mexican Pesos is payable locally in cash only. Scottish and Irish pounds, travellers' cheques, credit and debit cards are not accepted.
Included in your holiday
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
Plugs and electricity
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Deposits and Balances
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
Mexico has one of the world's most spectacular reef systems, surrounded by pure white beaches and the bluest ocean. Under the watchful eye of the Pro Dive Mexico team, drift along the coral covered walls in the marine park or swim through the Palancar caves and tunnels. Diversity is the name of the game on Cozumel!
Pro Dive Mexico are a multinational team who have the experience you need to make your diving holiday in Mexico a success. They can teach all PADI courses right through from your first try dive up to Divemaster... and beyond.
- 5 star PADI IDC centre
- Up to 4 boats departing each day
- Regular night dives
- Free nitrox
- Allegro Cozumel is only minutes away from Cozumel's best dive sites
- Dive Playa del Carmen with Pro Dive too!
Allegro Cozumel is only minutes away from Cozumel's best dive sites and with up to 4 daily boat departures, this is a flexible schedule that will whisk you out to the very best reefs. Colombia reef, Palacar or Punta Sur - these are some of the top notch sites that will amaze. Pro Divers Cozumel are also the only operator with permission to dive the lesser known northern sites of Barracuda rand San Juan reef. Day trips can also be arranged to the mainland (surcharges apply) - why not dive the famous cenotes? There are seasonal excursions to dive with bull sharks, sailfish or snorkel with whalesharks too!
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Allegro Cozumel & Pro Dive Mexico.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: Price on request
- 5 days diving from: Price on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: Price on request
- PADI advanced course from: Price on request
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.