ScubaTony Cozumel
Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
We have 3, small, 6 passenger boats. You will never dive with a large group, unlike boats that carry 8-10 divers. this is a huge difference and if you want to see animals instead of people then a smaller boat is the way to go! We are an Aqualung partner center and have like-new rental gear. Our bcds are with integrated weights, not belts! This is huge! Dive in comfort using gear that we personally use. We assemble and disassemble and wash and store your gear for you. We are 100% full service. That's right, you ARE on vacation and we treat you like you're on vacation. Certifications start as low as $450 with E-Learning included. Try scuba diving with our 2 dives discover scuba experience for $135. For over 18 years we have consistently been rated as one of the best dive operations on the island.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Amit R
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Scubatony was a wonderful club to dive with! All of our dive instructors (Pedro and Moises) and our capitan (Alex) were very knowledgeable and fun with a good energy. I felt super safe with them and I felt that they wanted us to have the best time we could have while also being extremely professional. The equipment was top of the line as well. I would definitely dive with them again when coming back to Cozumel since it was such a great experience! Highly recommend !!!! I recommend booking them as early as you can because they do get full if you try to book a day or two days before since they are so great and everyone knows it!
Written April 23, 2022
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Jay Merz
4 contributions
Apr 2022
We did 3 dives with Scubatony this trip. Our first dive was an afternoon dive with a private guide. We chose to use a private guide on our first dive of the trip since it has been a year since our last dive. Our guide, Pedro, did an excellent job making it very comfortable and relaxing. Our second dive was an afternoon dive with Carmelo as our dive master. It was a full boat of 6 divers of different experience and Carmelo did a great job of making sure that each diver got the most of the dive. We saw an 11 eagle rays, turtles and varied sea life. I did a twilight/night dive as my 3rd dive. Again Carmelo was the dive master and was fun to dive with. He did a super job of letting each diver to dive to their skill level. I highly recommend the night dive as you can see an entirely different view of the undersea life. We saw squid, octopus, turtle, eagle rays, lobsters etc. Carmelo was fun to dive with as you can tell he was excited about what we were seeing
Written April 23, 2022
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julie g
Kildeer, IL114 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This was the first ocean dives after certifying for me and my 16 year old son, the rest of our four person party had diving experience but hadn’t been in the water since before COVID. We chartered a private dive for about 5-6 hours and our team of Israel and Papo were out of this world. This was everything we needed it to be- Israel was so patient with me as a new diver and stayed with our group in a very stormy weather situation which caused crazy ocean currents. Israel made sure to point out all the marine life he could find and recommended great sites for our start as well as our other two dives. We had fresh cut fruit, sodas, water and snacks available to us as well and the guys set all the gear up from beginning to end. Can’t recommend this team enough- there is absolutely a reason they remain at the top of tours and activities in Cozumel.
Written May 30, 2022
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"Out of this World" is a stellar compliment, thank you so much for sharing with us :) Come back and dive with us again soon, we'll be waiting for you!
Written September 18, 2022
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La_Spi614
Columbus, OH3 contributions
Mar 2020
We first went diving with ScubaTony in Feb 2019, we went back to Cozumel in March 2020 specifically to dive with ScubaTony again. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They will handle everything for you - snacks, drinks, defogging your mask, even helping you put on your gear. We did the advanced certification course and had an amazing experience. Some people in our group were very nervous and the ScubaTony staff went above and beyond to make us all fee comfortable and safe. Israel is the best Dive Master we have ever worked with. He is extremely patient, great at finding Ocean life, and a lot of fun to be around. ScubaTony has set the high bar that we now judge other dive shops against, we couldn't recommend them more!
Written April 20, 2020
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korywein
Platteville, WI7 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Had a wonderful time scuba diving in Cozumel with Scubatony! I chartered a boat so my three kids could do a discovery dive and be back in plenty of time to make the cruiseship. (We went right away in the morning when we got off the ship, were done by noon, and still had all afternoon to shop and walk around Cozumel port area.) As a certified diver, I was a little skeptical about what we'd see on a discovery dive, but I too had a great time. Saw all kinds of wildlife (incl a sea turtle), with great visibility.

Pedro did a fabulous job!!!!!!! My one daughter was very nervous, and he was extremely patient with her and helped her slowly adjust. Before long, she was nailing it! From tears of fear to tears of joy. Papos, the captain, was also amazing. Made us feel very welcome and piloted the boat with perfection. Both employees were super professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and very fun to be with. And special thank you to Dona for helping schedule everything! Very friendly and answered all my questions. Outstanding customer service at every level at this dive shop!

I will definitely return to Scubatony when I'm in Cozumel again. Close to the pier where the cruiseships dock (just a few minutes in a cab--$10), with changing location/bathrooms right next to the harbor/boat. Can't recommend more highly!!
Written June 6, 2022
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Venture165491
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We dove 8 dives (including a night dive) with Carmelo and Moi, and Captains Papo and Hector. In two words – “The Best” dive group we have ever dived with. What an incredible experience from beginning to end. From the front end of the organization - always responsive and super easy to sign up with to the fact that everything is arranged for on the boat – never needing to go to a “dive shop.” We did most of our dives with Carmelo who was off the charts with his knowledge/experience; he showed us the most amazing parts of the reef and took us to unique and varied areas every single day - always amazed when we thought it couldn't get any better. We have never seen so much “wildlife” in a dive trip -thaks to Carmelo. With a max of 6 divers per boat – the Captains were amazing – and we were fortunate to dive with the same divers over the 8 dives. What an incredible experience – Off the charts – We will be back!
Written July 23, 2022
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Nathan A
Merida, Mexico5 contributions
Dec 2020
If I could give ScubaTony 10 stars I would.

We just returned from a long weekend diving on Cozumel with friends and had the best experience both in and out of the water with the crew from ScubaTony.

Dive related: covid precautions in place such as a screening and everyone gets their own mouthpiece for their equipment so you won't use one that anyone else has ever used.

All the employees from the booking people in the office to the captain and the dive master were so easy to work with and so professional. Our dive master Jesus was great. He's completely professional about everything to do with diving but also fun to hang and talk to between dives.

Underwater he has a great eye and was able to find all kinds of great sealife, from big to small.

Not diving related: ScubaTony has cars available for rent and they're very straightforward and not complicated about it. I would rent from them again next time we're on Cozumel. Adam, the owner we worked with, is really knowledgeable about Cozumel and happy to help you with restaurant recommendations, suggestions for accommodation, etc.

The dive shop also maintains a really helpful blog with all kinds of information about Cozumel on it.

10/10 would recommend to friends and we are already talking about going back and doing more dives with them.
Written December 19, 2020
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Hey Nathan! We so appreciate this awesome review! We have worked really hard during this Covd-19 mess to make sure that all our divers are safe and feel comfortable. Jesus is a great divemaster and like you said, fun to hang out with as well. Not many people realize we have the rental vehicles, but it's a great option for divers who don't stay to the south of the island where our boats can pick them up. We're happy to hear that the rental was a good experience as well. Adam works really hard to keep the blog up to date so our divers have a current source of information to refer too when needed. Thanks again and we hope to see you all again soon!
Written January 10, 2021
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Ben L
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
Nov 2022
My wife and I dove with ScubaTony 3x on our honeymoon. They always had a great crew, very friendly and helpful with all aspects of the process! The reservations team was very communicative when the ports had to close due to rough weather from a nearby hurricane. The boat leaves on the earlier side compared to other operations, which was great since you can get out on the reef quickly, and with only 6 divers max on the boats, it's a nice quick process getting in and out of the water at each site. The gear rentals were good quality, and I brought some of my own gear, which they kept between days which was super convenient! Our guides (Israel, Javier & Carmelo) were all super knowledgeable and found great small things for me to photograph! They even got us some nice cupcakes for the surface interval as it was our honeymoon. We'll definitely be diving with them again on our next trip.
Written November 12, 2022
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Mark L
11 contributions
Aug 2021
This is the second trip I've made to Cozumel where I've used ScubaTony. The first time was back in November of 2019 and we used them for 4 different dives. This time I was able to use them on 5 dives, including an evening dive. If you are looking for a great dive company to go out with, I can recommend ScubaTony to you. They are very small in the size of groups they take out, which really gives you a sense of personalized trips. The divemasters are well versed in the area, and they also just do great catered dive trips. Next time I come back, I'll use them again.
Written September 7, 2021
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Hey Mark! We're so glad that you were able to come back and dive with us again and that you got to go out on our Twilight/Night dive! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written September 7, 2021
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Sarah D
6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
This is a great operation! My friend and I were just in Cozumel for a girls dive trip and this company was recommended to us by another guest at our resort. We are sooo happy that we got that recommendation! The booking was super easy to do online and they were really responsive and flexible. They limited the divers to 4 due to Covid and followed all of the protocol as on the boat. Some of the days my friend and I were the only divers! The boat picked us up from our resort and they kept our gear for us until our last day, which was really nice and made our lives so much easier! We were all lucky enough to have Instructor Cris lead our dives 6 out of the 7 days we were there. She was fantastic! Super friendly and knowledgeable about the area, she really made us feel welcome and taken care of. The captains of boat were all great as well, they stuck with us and always knew where we were, and picked us up super fast when we surfaced. This is a really important thing in the crazy Cozumel current! I would dive with Scuba Tony again and recommend them to anyone looking for safe/friendly/knowledgeable dive operator in Cozumel.
Written August 13, 2020
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Hey Sarah and Amelia! Thanks for the kind review, we appreciate it! We were so happy that someone at Secrets gave you the recommendation to dive with us :) Cris had a great time diving with you two, she really enjoyed her "girls trips". Come back and see us again soon!
Written September 13, 2020
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