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Cozumel Scuba Fest 2014 Calendar of Events


2014 Cozumel Scuba Festival!

The 3rd Annual Cozumel Scuba Fest 2014 General Program of Events

2014 Scuba Fest - Come Dive!
Tuesday, December 9th - Arrival of Participating Divers and Exhibitors
Location: Coral Princess Hotel - Rooftop Terrance
Sponsors: Coral Princess Hotel and Pepe Scuba

18:00 - Cocktail reception and inauguration of Cozumel Scuba Fest 2014: Welcome greeting by Jean-Michel Cousteau. (Closing of FMAS 2014 Congress).





Wednesday, December 10th - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE: Lectures Open to the Public (Some by Invitation Only) / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

08:00 - Start of dives - (Scuba Fest Route of Jean-Michel Cousteau): Sign up at our participating dive shops and become familiarized with packages including accommodations at the best prices.

11:00 - Dive and demo of the Side Mount Seac KS01 by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Karlos Simon - (Hotel Presidente Intercontinental): by invitation only.

15:00 - Registration of participants - (Cozumel Convention Center): Culinary showcase: “A Taste of Cozumel Cuisine” - outside the Cozumel Convention Center.

16:00 - Beginning of SCUBA FEXT EXPO - (Cozumel Convention Center): Trade show/exhibit featuring the best brands and dive merchandise in Mexico. There is also a program of conferences.

17:00 - Opening keynote presentation by Jean-Michel Cousteau - (Cozumel Convention Center): “The Sustainable Future: Preserve the Oceans, Protect Ourselves” (in English).

18:00 - Stories and memories – roundtable discussion by “Diver friends of Ramon Bravo” - (Cozumel Convention Center): We welcome friends of the late Ramon Bravo to share unforgettable experiences about the most beloved diver of Mexico.

20:00 - Gala dinner and official inauguration ceremony - (Cozumel Convention Center): Jean-Michel Cousteau presents the El Buzo de Oro (“The Golden Diver”) second annual awards to outstanding divers in Mexico and worldwide for their career, experience and contribution to the industry and the world of diving (admission: 350 pesos)


2014 Scuba Fest! Thursday, December 11th - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE: Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

11:00 - Second day of diving begins - (Scuba Fest Route of Jean-Michel Cousteau)

15:00 - Submerged unveiling by Jean-Michel Cousteau - (Villablanca Reef): Sculpture honoring the memory of diver Ramon Bravo in the Underwater Museum of the Buzo de Oro (“The Golden Diver”)
Sponsored by the Honorable City of Cozumel

16:00 - Culinary showcase: “A Taste of Cozumel” - (Cozumel Convention Center): Outside of Center.

17:00 - Visiting the stands of SCUBA FEST EXPO - (Cozumel Convention Center)

17:30 - Night dive for participants - (Scuba Fest Route of Jean-Michel Cousteau)

19:00 - Symposium with a panel of cave diving experts - (Cozumel Convention Center): Living Legends of Cave Diving (Las Leyendas Vivas de la Espeología).

21:00 - Welcome Cocktail Reception - (Cozumel Convention Center)
Sponsored by CostaMed


Friday, December 12th - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE: Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

11:00 - Third day of diving begins - (Scuba Fest Route of Jean-Michel Cousteau)

15:00 - Culinary showcase: “A Taste of Cozumel” - (Cozumel Convention Center): Outside of Center - Highlighting the popular local lion fish (pez león).

16:00 - Lecture by Baltazar Pazos - (Cozumel Convention Center)

17:00 - Panel symposium - (Cozumel Convention Center): Conclusions from the panel of cave diving (speleology) experts.

18:00 - Lecture by Roberto Chavez Arze - (Cozumel Convention Center): The Black Hole.

19:00 - Departure aboard the "Fury" to the Secrets Resort Hotel from Cozumel's San Miguel Pier - (Cozumel's San Miguel Pier)

20:00 - “National and Continental Static Apnea Record” with Alejandro Lemus and Dive and demo with Side Mount Seac KS01 by Karlos Simon, CEO-Director of Buceo Hispania, Spain - (Secrets Resort)
(Sponsored by Secrets Resort)

21:00 - Departure from Secrets Resort Hotel aboard the "Fury" to Cozumel's San Miguel Pier - (Secrets Resort)


Isla Cozumel's 2014 Scuba Fest! Saturday, December 13th - Events All Day
Locations: Various
FREE: Lectures Open to the Public / Diving Costs Assessed by Your Favorite Dive Shop.

11:00 - Fourth and final day of diving begins - (Scuba Fest Route of Jean-Michel Cousteau)

15:00 - Culinary showcase: “A Taste of Cozumel” - (Cozumel Convention Center): Outside of Center.

16:00 - Beginning of the Scuba Exhibition - (Cozumel Convention Center)

16:00 - Conference - (Cozumel Convention Center): Monitoring of the Impact of Touristic Activities in the Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel (Reefs of Cozumel National Park); Developing a Tool for Reinforcing Favorable Environmental Practices by biologist Nalley Hernández Palacios, Coordinator of the Biological Monitoring Department, Academic Associate of CONANP Cozumel.

17:00 - Lecture - (Cozumel Convention Center): “Trancelike Immobility of the Tiger Shark” by Karlos Simon, CEO-Director of Buceo Hispania, Spain.

18:00 - Closing conference - (Cozumel Convention Center): "Passion for Photography" by Manuel Lazcano.

19:00 - Presentation of Commemorative Logbooks - (Cozumel Convention Center): Presented to all divers who participated in the Cozumel Scuba Fest Jean-Michel Cousteau Route (Official Photo).

21:00 - Closing Cocktail Reception - (Margaritaville Cozumel): For all 2014 Scuba Fest participants.
(Sponsored by Margaritaville Cozumel)



Sunday, December 14th - Events All Day
Location: Cinepolis

11:00 - Screening of two (2) documentaries - FREE admission with Scuba Fest bracelet! - “The Current” by director Kurt Miller and “My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau” by Jean-Michel Cousteau, followed by a discussion for the Cozumel community by Ruben Arvizu, Ocean Futures Society, Director for Latin America.

ALL DAY - Departure of participants.


As you can see, there is a lot going on during
The 3rd Annual Cozumel Scuba Fest 2014!!

Plan to attend as many of the ocean dives, events, and expositions as you can and
help celebrate Cozumel Diving at Cozumel Scuba Fest 2014!!


2014 Scuba Fest - Come Dive! Main Organizer: COPARMEX

Please email or call should you have questions about events!!
info@cozumelfest.com or +52 (987) 869-7643

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