Lionfish Hunting in Cozumel is a Very Popular Request! While invasive lionfish are a terrible problem, we are excited that the word is getting out about the massive problem lionfish are causing in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Consequently, Cozumel has largely gotten the invasion under control but the island […]
About Scott Harrell
L. Scott Harrell has been diving since 1988. He dove with various intelligence units while serving in the U.S. Navy and has been a recreational scuba instructor since 1995. He is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, accomplished cave diver and noted lionfish hunter.
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The PADI open water diver certification course consists of three essential pieces. After studying dive theory, and before diving in open water, you will learn and practice all of the scuba diving skills necessary to dive safely in conditions described as “confined water.” Here’s what you’ll learn and how…
A divemaster is a professional diver whose primary responsibility is to guide certified divers during a variety of dives and conditions. Additionally, they are professionals who are trained to assist diving instructors and have solid skills in diver safety and in-water rescue in the unlikely event someone experiences difficulties while diving.
Scuba diving is an incredible experience, but to get the most out of diving, it is essential to begin with an open water (OW) course. In part one of our series about becoming a scuba diver, we introduce you to the open water certification process and give you tips for getting the most out of your course.
Giant barrel sponges can grow to enormous sizes and live for over 2000 years! They’re often called the “Redwoods of the Reef” and we’ve got video of these giant barrel sponges spawning inside. Sponge porn? You know you want to watch it.
The queen triggerfish is one of the most aggressive fish you’ll often see while scuba diving with us on the beautiful reefs of Cozumel! They’re FUN to watch and beautiful to photograph because of their vibrant colors. Make no mistake though, these triggerfish have a dark side, too!
As a scuba diver you can escape the bonds of Earth’s gravity and experience the freedom and exhilaration of weightless flight through the underwater world. You will witness the beauty and the reality of nature and behold sights viewed only by those with an adventurous heart. Are you ready?
Divemasters are professional scuba divers tasked with the responsibility for planning dives and assisting divers. The Triple Sail Divemaster Training (DMT) program in Cozumel is a thorough course of practical experience and study, but to begin you must meet these requirements.
For the adventurous diver, shore diving from Playa las Casitas offers a fascinating combination of a field of pier rubble, two largely unheard of sunken ships and healthy transplanted live rock from Paradise Reef in a relatively shallow dive!
Have you seen this strange creature underwater? It’s called the Tiger’s Tail or Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber! It’s the largest of all sea cucumbers and can stretch to about 6 feet long while feeding on detritus in the sand.