I was wondering if anyone had info on the best places to beach dive in Cozumel. I will be doing some boat dives with a local company but would also like to do one or two on my own. I snow some of the fins are long but myself and my partner are physically fit and don't mind the exercise involved with a 500 yard surface fin. I am a 25 year diver, a SCUBA instructor for the local fire dept/water rescue team, and am comfortable in the water. If it is not possible to surface fin out does anyone rent small zodiacs or other inflatables? There will be a few of us and we are fairly capable.
Are there places or persons that would rent reliable gear for the week? Is it worth it to pay the baggage fees to bing my own gear down?
Just FYI we have driven to PDC and ferried over to Cozumel 3 times in the past and have done some beach diving. We also towed a boat down once but those trips were back in the day before kids and all. They were magical. We are just dying to relive a few of those magic moments.