Cozumel - Chili Charters & Safari Inn or Casa Mexicana

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 - Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 (1 week)
Led by Tracey Griffin, REEF Fish Expert and Cozumel Naturalist
24 divers maximum
Sold out. Contact Trips@REEF.org to be added to waitlist.

Join REEF's annual Field Survey Trip to Cozumel for a wonderful week of camaraderie, diving and citizen science! Enjoy the fabulous drift diving in warm, clear waters that have been protected as a marine park for nearly 20 years. The dive staff at Chili Charters are avid REEF supporters and are always eager to help surveyors discover new fish! Many great fish finds await, including the endemic Splendid Toadfish, found only in this area. When not diving, you will enjoy all the wonderful food and culture that Mexico has to offer, as well as daily seminars by Cozumel local and long-time REEF Expert, Tracey Griffin. Experienced and novice surveyors alike will enjoy learning and diving on this trip with fellow fish enthusiasts! Reserve your spot today - this popular trip is known to sell out quickly.

Sargassum Triggerfish are a frequent and exciting sighting in Cozumel. Photo courtesy NOAA/NURC/FGBNMS.

Cost per person: $674 for double occupancy at Safari Inn, $737 for double occupancy at Casa Mexicana. Single occupancy also available: $845 for single occupancy at Safari Inn, $1,048 for single occupancy at Casa Mexicana.

What is included: Your package includes 7 nights of accommodation at either Safari Inn or Casa Mexicana, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives with Chili Charters, deluxe breakfast buffet included in Casa Mexicana package, daily gear storage, tanks and weights.

Additional fees: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leaders, seminar and survey materials. Airport transfers, ground transportation, and meals (other than breakfast if staying at Casa Mexicana) not included - there are many excellent restaurants just a few steps away from both lodging options. Nitrox available with advance notice (prices to be determined.) A $2.50 per person per day marine park access fee will be collected onsite. Taxes and fees subject to change.

About the trip leader:Tracey Griffin is a REEF fish expert who is passionate about marine life. A full-time resident of Cozumel, she has led the REEF Field Survey Trip there for many years. Under Tracey’s leadership, the Cozumel Field Survey Trip is one of REEF’s most popular trips, and the only destination we return to every year. Tracey has completed over 700 REEF surveys. To read more about Tracey, check out the REEF Trip Leader Bio page.

How to book: To reserve your space or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. A $250 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.

Airport/hotel transfer information: Participants will fly into/out of Cozumel (CZM) Airport. Taxi from airport is approximately $5 (8 minutes ride.)

The Cozumel endemic Splendid Toadfish.

 Relax by the pool after diving at Casa Mexicana.

A surveyor on a drift dive in Cozumel. Photo by: Janna Nichols.

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