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Blue Magic Scuba is a PADI 5 Star IDC Center, one of the very few so honored on the island. But we are so much more than just a dive shop. Yes, we take divers out every day on our three fast boats with the best local divemasters, and yes they all have a great time, but we also teach. In fact we teach more people to dive than almost all the other dive shops on the island combined!

All of us are professionally trained PADI DiveMasters and Instructors. Together, our team has (without exaggeration)  tens of  thousands of dives in the Caribbean’s Blue Magic Waters. Our experience, knowledge and skills allows you to enjoy world class training with some of the world’s best instructors, including our resident Course Director Jim Hutchinson.

Our shop is located in the heart of downtown Cozumel, a short 3-to-5 minute walk from the ferry dock and a 15 minute walk from our Divemaster Interns house. Our 3 custom-designed and built boats are fast, clean and comfortable; they are docked in Cozumel’s main marina, Caleta, where most of our Cozumel Scuba Dive outings begin. All our boats are fully licensed, registered and carry the necessary local permits and safety/navigation equipment to ensure you have a great hassle-free dive experience.

Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue and Divemaster training is what we do best. Join us and join the tribe!!! Start your dive adventure now with Jim and the rest of our great team!!

Jim Hutchinson

PADI Course Director 151979
EFR/CFC Instructor Trainer
Jim learned to dive in 1990 on Australia’s world famous Great Barrier Reef, an experience that that truly changed his life and sent him down the long and amazing road of Professional Scuba Diving.
 
Jim hails from England, and shortly after completing his B.A in History and Political Science decided to pursue his new passion of SCUBA diving and enrolled in a Commercial Diving program in England's South East. Diving in sewage plants, paper mills and even giant vats of milk was an education but the call of warmer, clearer tropical waters was too strong to resist and Jim left for South America with the goal of teaching SCUBA diving somewhere warm, beautiful and exotic.
 
Jim eventually landed in Honduras where he became a PADI Instructor and spent the next 10 years earning a reputation as a true professional Pro. Known for fun, thorough and professional teaching, Jim was soon rising up the PADI ladder and was certified a PADI Course Director in 2003.
 
Jim went on to work for PADI 5 Star CDC centers in Honduras, Thailand, Australia and Mexico. In 2007 he was recruited by PADI as Regional Manager for north Australia and Papua New Guinea working with over 90 PADI Dive Centers and resorts to achieve their goals and grow their business. This experience has been a huge benefit to all who worked with and learned under Jim over the following years.
 
Now in Cozumel, Jim has teamed up with Blue Magic Scuba under the mantra of "World-class Diving, World-Class Training" with the mutual goals of establishing one of the greatest PADI 5 Star IDC centers in the Caribbean, and the world.
 
With over 6000 logged dives (and counting) Jim's interests revolve around underwater photography, Free Diving, Marine conservation and anything involving fish, critters and the amazing aquatic realm. In his free time Jim is an avid sports fan, outdoorsman, reader and foodie. Jim loves teaching PADI Courses of all levels, especially the Divemaster, Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) professional-level courses and programs.

Yuval Tamari

 PADI MSDT 240996
Base Leader

After leaving his birthplace, the Holy City of Jerusalem, “UV” made his way to Southern California where he spent 25 years living the ho-hum, humdrum life of a successful International Marketing Executive in the field of Specialty Silicon Micro-electronics. While snorkeling during a family vacation in the Central American nation of Belize, Yuval found himself playing with the bubbles from the divers 60 feet below him.

They seemed to be having a great time swimming with the fish, instead of above them like he was. Immediately upon returning home, UV enrolled in a PADI OPEN WATER Course, and became a certified diver. Never a fan of cold, especially the cold Southern California Pacific, Yuval went on a short break to dive in the warm, crystal clear, Blue Magic Waters of the Caribbean Sea that surround that lush, tropical Paradise that is Cozumel. Upon his return to California (and to the horror of his wife, his employer, his friends and most other sane people) Yuval quit his high-paying, executive position and went diving. He hasn’t stopped since.

Yuval traveled the Caribbean, eventually reaching the Bay Islands of Honduras where he underwent extensive training and became certified as a PADI Open Water Instructor. A short time later “UV” reached the professional level of PADI MSDT. Yuval continued to travel and dive around the world and eventually returned to one of his favorite dive locations: Cozumel. UV invites you to come diving with him and his team for an unforgettable underwater adventure! Rumors that Yuval’s grandfather imported and refined an old European brewing method to Japan (what has since become known in Japan and the rest of the world as “the Tamari method” of soy sauce fermentation) persist, although concrete evidence to that effect has remained classified and has not yet been made public. The Japanese government continues the mystery by insisting on a “no comment” policy.

 

Our Boats

Blue Magic Scuba owns and operates three fast boats:

Each of our boats are fast, comfortable “Diver’s Boats” designed and built specifically to get you to the reefs fast and in “Personal Valet Diving” comfort. With their large four-stroke outboard motors, being first on the reef is not unusual! All our boats are licensed, insured and inspected.  All our boats carry Marine Radios for safety, canopies for shade and comfort, a first aid kit, O2 kit, clean dry towels, a cooler for our fresh fruit and bottled water, snacks, and a camera fresh-water rinse tank. In addition, all are filled with an extra dose of FUN!!!

Cozumel boat scuba diving

The Enigma:

Is a 27 foot “Lancha” and Blue Magic Scuba’s flagship. Licensed to carry ten passengers plus crew, we usually never place more than 8 divers on her, allowing for lots of extra room and comfort. When we have a group of 8 or 10 divers that want to dive together, there is still enough room on The Enigma to not have that crowded “cattle cart” feeling. The Enigma boasts a new 225HP four-stroke Yamaha that is in tip-top shape.

It’s no mystery why everybody loves our Enigma!!

scuba diving cozumel

The AK:

Another 27 foot lancha our AK is also licensed to carry 10 passengers plus two crew; she too usually goes out with no more than six to eight eager divers, and we never load her with more than 8 passengers! AK has a large, new four-stroke 200HP Yamaha behind her that gets you to the reef fast and in style!!

 

Find out why our "AK" is much more than "OK"

scuba diving boat cozumel

The Atila II:

Attila the Hun was a conqueror; our Attila II conquers the waves and the crowds as we begin our dive.

The “baby” of our family. Atila II, unlike her namesake is a very friendly boat. She is designed and licensed for eight, but we NEVER go out with more than six, and usually just four. When we really want to speed, Atila II's 250HP 4-stroker gets us there fast! Punta Sur is a short hop, not a 2 hour trip!!! She is fully equipped with all the necessities for safety and comfort.

  

Remember!! Blue Magic Scuba owns and operates three fast boats: NO OTHER INTERNSHIP Program here on the island has even ONE!!!

Our Shop (Brick and Mortar)

Our dive shop is located right in the heart of Central Downtown Cozumel. On 4th Avenue, just half a block from the Caribbean Sea, a short three to four minute walk from the Ferry Dock. Click here for map.

Our shop invites to you kick back and relax. Our sofas, tables and chairs let you chat with new friends and compare dives in a friendly atmosphere. Books, magazines, games and Wi-Fi are all available to our guests at no extra charge.

We inspect, rinse hang and prepare your gear for next day’s diving. (Just another one of our many small “extras” that are part of our “Personal Valet Diving “ experience , like the dry towels, fresh fruit, snacks and bottled water that we provide).

 
 

Here we keep our dive gear. We have available for rent anything you might need. From individual items like a BCD or wetsuit to a complete set of gear: Regulators, BCDs, exposure protection, Dive Computers mask and fins. We can provide a modern digital camera with housing for those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

After the dive all our gear - as well as yours as well, is rinsed and inspected to prepare for the next day’s dives. Not only do we rinse the gear, we also provide a refreshing shower for you to rinse off after your dives; Sorry, we can’t help you with that, that is one thing you’ll need to do yourself!!!

Our modern classroom has all you need to allow you to successfully complete you course. Whether you are just starting out with our Open Water Course, or already an experienced diver preparing to join the ranks of a professional Dive Master, our clean, comfortable classroom has everything you need and provides you with a quiet place to learn what you will practice in the water.

Our small backyard patio is a great place for (soon to be) world famous BBQs. From simple afternoon burgers and dogs, or for when that special occasion calls for a whole roast!!!

 
   


 

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