La Ceiba is a great hotel, however doen't waste your time on the plane. The local dive shop at La Ceiba is Del Mar, and they are fairly good. I prefer Dive with Martin. Whoever takes you out doen't miss Columbia Shallows, I dove it on 7-23-2000 and saw a six foot eel, three nurse sharks (between four to six foot) and more sea turtles than you can shake a stick at. I dove Cedar Pass a few times, on the last trip I saw a school of six dolphins. Please do not waste a trip to Cozumel doing shore dives.