This arched sculpture of two scuba divers on Avenida Raphael Melgar is a tribute to Cozumel’s loveliest natural asset: the coral reefs. Since Jacques Cousteau raved about them in 1961, they have become extremely popular among underwater enthusiasts. There are more than thirty dive sites along the island’s west coast. Lists are available online describing each by location, features, depths and skill level. Several are close to shore so they are easy to reach and explore. You will also find a host of resources catering to divers including shops, instructors, tours and even resorts.