Scuba Hunt Cozumel Makes a Splash

The sources of scuba diving innovation are usually about new equipment, new resort openings, or new liveaboard upgrades. The fundamental diving experience is typically a slight variation of letting your mind drift off while you savor a dive.

Until now.

Scuba Hunt is a new, Cozumel-based underwater challenge game where you are actually diving with a mission. Can you and a teammate master a part scavenger hunt, part labyrinth and part escape room? Legend has it that Hurricane Wilma blew 90 huge concrete blocks into a natural maze where we have hidden a dozen clues. Teams will be tasked to find these clues without a map or compass (but a guide supervising nearby). Each clue will require teams to accomplish unusual twists on scuba skills and decipher puzzling codes. Teams will have 65 minutes in our shallow, 19-foot-deep (5.8 m) course to beat the clock and finish within 65 minutes to qualify to solve the final puzzle and win a small prize.

Most dive experiences are about underwater sightseeing; Scuba Hunt is about sightdoing. Teamwork, concentration, communication, and coordination will be the keys to victory. It's truly diving with a mission!

Don't be fooled by the shallow depth, as navigating unpredictable currents is a part of the challenge of the game. So, this ain't no DSD or freshly-minted, open-water certified graduate dive site.

Whereas most traditional Cozumel dive shops operate remote and daylong 2-tank dives, Scuba Hunt is in town and only two minutes from our dive site, so our 1-tank experience can be completed in about two hours. It's a niche/novelty dive for folks who want to squeeze in a late afternoon third dive after their host dive shop trip is finished. Or the combination of Scuba Hunt's 1-tank and shallow dive is a safe and unique dive option for last-day-before-flying, instead of being stuck as a landlubber. Cruisers will appreciate our 1-tank dive as a no-rush, stress-free shore excursion.

Scuba Hunt has transformed diving into a team sport. So, bring your A-game to Cozumel and join us at the iconic seafront restaurant and hang-out Hemingway's.

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