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Successful through word of mouth since the 1970's, Finstads' Worldwide Diving Adventures website makes it easier for divers to plan vacations using the travel calendar, maps, photo gallery, and interesting facts about each destination. A variety of travel and certification packages accommodate Explorers, Honeymooners, Families, and Teams.

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  • Thanks a lot for the great diving experience and the aquarium tour, I learned a lot last weekend.  It’s always a pleasure diving with you cause you know so much about the sport and it’s so much fun as well! Have a great day, Martin

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  • New Year’s in Cozumel
  • 12/26/2016 - 01/02/2017
  • Turquoise water and walls with winding swim-throughs set the back-drop for the abundance of life that thrives around Cozumel’s current-swept Palancar Reef.  A great way to start the New Year, Cozumel is a dreamy vacation for divers and non-divers of all ages.  This is our 21st trip– and we know how to do it right!  Mariachis are in order!  Sign up for Barracuda Reef!  Day trip to the Yucatan Cenotes!  A flaming Mexican coffee for dessert!

    Brown Tube SpongeEnjoy the best diving in the Caribbean: reefs riddled with tunnels, decorated with huge elephant ear sponges and schools of silver glassy sweepers, nurse sharks, eagle rays, huge morays, and turtles. Don’t forget the endemic Cozumel Catfish, with its brilliant colored fins and a temper to match.  If you didn’t get enough during our morning boat dives on Palacar Reef, grab a tank and jump back in after lunch.  And after dinner.  Find sea horses and red-lipped batfish, right from the hotel beach!  We discovered a fun drift, we call it “the taxi dive”–you have to come to learn our secret…

    A special New Year’s Eve fiesta:  fresh made tortillas and scrumptious Mexican dishes served on the beach for the pinata party!  We’ll do our best to get a mariachi band playing on the roof for late night dancing.  Meet us at the dock by midnight, a New Year’s night dive (or skinny dip!) waits just steps from your room.

    fiesta_0275Cozumel is a great place for non-divers too, and all ages find something to love about this tiny Mexican island.  Besides the lively “el centro” downtown, you can swim with dolphins, visit museums and art galleries, go golfing, explore Chankanaab Park, rent a jeep and drive to the beach, order a bucket of corona at a bar with a parrot and an iguana, visit the tequileria…   Snorkelers are welcome on the dive boat, and can see all kinds of marine life in the shallow water off the resort.

    dive boat_0237Hang out in a hammock and sip a Pina Colada.  Swim in the pool.  Snorkel off the dock.  Read a novel on your balcony.  Get a tan on the beach.  Walk into town for a drink at Carlos n Charlies or to shop near the town square.  The central square comes alive on Sunday nights when the residents of Cozumel and their children (dressed in Sunday finery) congregate in the town square to socialize, play music and dance.
    Great memories have been made over the past three decades in Cozumel with family and friends, and we always look forward to going back.  Especially during the holidays!  See pictures from our 2011 and 2012 IMG_3852New Years’ in Cozumel on our website’s Photo Gallery.   Scuba Club Cozumel is our favorite resort on the island, with balconied rooms and a little beach with palapas and hammocks to swing in the shade.  The resort has its own pier; no need to get in a taxi and haul gear.  Simply walk down to the dock after enjoying the restaurant’s huevos rancheros y jugo de pina!


    7 nights lodging at Scuba Club Cozumel

    3 meals per day at the resort’s veranda-style restaurant

    5 days of boat diving (2 dives per day)

    Unlimited shore diving (day & night)

    Tanks, weights and weight belt

    *Dates can be flexed to meet your needs.

    *Single room upgrades and non-diver rates are available


    A minimum payment of $1000 is required to reserve your space on this trip.  Balance is due October 26.  Reservations and payments will be forfeited if full payment is not received. No refunds can be made after this date and all cancellations are subject to a $200 processing fee. Price is based on double occupancy and is subject to change at any time. These trips fill early so send your deposit today!

    Checks should be made payable to:  Worldwide Diving Adventures

    Mailed to: 106 Guaymas Place; Davis, CA 95616

    Questions? Contact Sarah Finstad: sarah@finstad.com

    We strongly encourage purchasing Divers Alert Network Trip Insurance.  They off competitive rates, and your money goes to a fantastic program. Also, if you make the purchase through the link above, we get points towards DAN products.  Thanks!

    California Seller of Travel #:  2020378-40

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