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Venez apprécier la plongée sous marine à Cozumel, Mexico

One of the well known, and considered to be one of the best diving spots in the world by the scuba diving industry is Cozumel Island, Mexico.
Cozumel Island is the biggest island off the mainland of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea. It is about 12 miles away from the coast off the Yucatan Peninsula and is 28 miles long from its northern to southern tip and 9 miles wide from its western to eastern side. 
Cozumel derived its name from the Mayan words Cuzam and Lumil, which when combined simply means “land of the swallows”. The Mayan Indians, who were the original settlers in most parts of Mexico, considered the island as a sanctuary due to its natural abundance. It also became a pilgrimage destination for Mayan women who wanted to have children, since a temple of the Mayan goddess of the moon and fertility Ixchel was found near the center of the island. 
 Cozumel has a semitropical climate, thus rain is usually expected to fall for most parts of the year. Despite of the abundance of rain however, many days are still considered to be good enough for scuba diving. The island also experience tropical breezes, especially in the evenings and early mornings and most importantly warm sunshine. If you plan to visit the island, it is advisable to bring along with you a light jacket for the cold winds and comfortable clothing for the warm sunshine. 
In contrast to the four seasons enjoyed in places found in the northern and southern temperate regions, the island only has two: rainy and dry. The rainy season starts from the month of May and goes through the month of September. The dry season on the other hand lasts from mid October until late April. Even though the rainy season falls during the vacation months for most people, many days are considered to be safe and still good enough for diving. As a scuba diving aficionado, it is important to take note of these months, so you will not end up going there at the wrong time. 
Spanish is the official language of the island, but most of its residents know how to speak English, thus there is therefore not much need to learn the local dialect. The local currency is the Peso, but many business establishments also accept credit cards. It is important to take note though that bringing along some change in the local currency is highly advisable, since not all local traders in the island accept foreign currencies. However, many establishments that offer currency exchange are scattered throughout the island, so finding one is not hard. 
Diving spots 
People who love scuba diving are often led to the southern and western part of the island, where the island’s coral reef formations are found. The Colombia and Palancar reefs surround the island, and is subject to protection from the Mexican government as an underwater national marine park. 
During good days, the island’s waters boast of a visibility that is at least 200 meters deep. With just plain snorkeling, visitors can see for themselves the wide array of beautiful and colorful marine flora and fauna.
Scuba diving however is still the best way to enjoy the wonderful sight.