I spent 5 wonderful days at the Scuba Club Cozumel with a group of friends - some experienced divers and some beginners. Overall, the experience at SCC was very good and the value was top notch. I recommend it highly for divers wanting to enjoy Cozumel's excellent reefs. I will definitely come back again.
Rooms – Large with plenty of space to hang your diving gear. The beds are firm but comfortable. I slept great the entire time. The shower is spacious. The room includes a small refrigerator that we filled with beers from the market down the street. Everything was very clean and well maintained throughout our stay. The maid service was excellent.
Diving – The resort owns enough boats to keep the group sizes manageable. The boats aren't the fastest in Cozumel but they are large and comfortable (toilet included). The dive masters do a fine job of finding interesting fish and critters and will do their best to take you to requested dive sites. I had to do Punta Sur and Devil's Throat and they made that happen for me. There are multiple rinse tanks and plenty of storage lockers (bring your own lock) at the resort. Shore diving is available in front of the resort. It isn't Bonaire but it was nice for a tune-up dive and a night dive.
Food – I enjoyed the convenience of having all of the meals at the resort. Coffee is served at 6:30 followed by a full breakfast at 7:00. Breakfast is served buffet style with some rotation of items including: pancakes, French toast, eggs, omelets, chilaquiles, beans, bacon and hash browns. Fresh fruit, juices, cereal and pastries are also provided. Lunch was my favorite meal of the day at SCC. You order off of a menu that includes several Mexican classics such as carne tacos (my favorite), chile relleno, enchiladas and guacamole. In addition, there is a daily lunch special that you can order instead of something off of the menu. American classics such as a cheese burger and fries are also available if you don’t want Mexican food. Dinner is served in the upstairs dining room and you have three choices that are usually comprised of a fish entree, a chicken of beef entree and a vegetarian entree. Service in the restaurants is good but not great. SCC could staff up in the dining rooms to provide better service. Overall, the quality of food was as good with the lunches being excellent.
Grounds – Very well maintained and very clean. I enjoyed spending my afternoons in the hammocks on the ocean front.
Location – An easy 15 minute walk to downtown and a short 5 minute walk to the supermarket. The location is perfect in my opinion.
Tipping – Tipping is expected so factor that in when considering the total cost of a trip to SCC. The people working there work hard and are very friendly. I was happy to tip them well for good service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scuba Club Cozumel is one of the few dedicated dive resorts in Cozumel. With 60 air-conditioned ocean front rooms, each with its own private balcony. Every detail has been made to make a divers vacation as easy as possible with all the services you need in one convenient location. Resort amenities include a private beach, fresh water swimming pool, 2 Restaurants and bar, small work out room, FREE WiFi and a 5 Star Dive center. The rooms are just a few feet from our private dock where our 7 custom dive boats will pick you up. Store your gear mere feet away from the unlimited beach diving day or night that is included in our dive packages. Never be rushed to make a dive as our restaurant and dive schedule are coordinated to make sure you can relax and enjoy your vacation. We have given the "DIVE, EAT, SLEEP" another dimension with superb food, quality service and a first class dive operation. Located 1 mile south of downtown Cozumel, it's an easy walk to check out the town. Our on-site 5 Star dive operator offers instruction from beginner to Divemaster with a host of specialties. Daily dive trips along with additional excursions such as Night Dives, Twilight Dives and Wreck dives are also available. There are a lot of activities available after the dives that can be reserved by the front desk or just hang out on our oceanside hammocks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Scuba Club Cozumel Hotel Cozumel
- Scuba Hotel Cozumel
- Cozumel Scuba Hotel