Dive Sites Mexico

Cenote Zapote/ Hell´s Bells

Cenote Zapote is named after the Sapote trees growing nearby. It is located on the "Ruta de los Cenotes" the old road from Puerto Morelos to Valladolid. Zapote…

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Cenote PET Cemetery

Pet Cemetery is a very beautiful cenote deep inside the jungle which is located farther along the same access road as cenotes Dos Ojos. Its…

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Cenote Calavera

Cenote Calavera, which means "Skull Cave" is also known as "Temple of Doom". It is located just outside of Tulum, on the road to Coba.…

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Cenote Dreamgate

Dreamgate - one of the most amazing Cenotes and subject of many documentaries by BBC. Located near Dos Ojos, this cavern offers very scenic dives, which let you enjoy the sensation…

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Cenote Angelita

Angelita, "little angel" in English, is not only an atypical Cenote dive, but a once in a lifetime dive in all aspects. Situated 17kms south of Tulum,…

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Gran Cenote

The name says it all - Gran Cenote is considered one of the best cenotes for Cavern and Cave Diving, as well as for snorkeling in the Riviera Maya.…

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Casa Cenote

Casa Cenote connects one of the longest underwater Cave Systems in the world Nohoch-Na-Chich with the ocean. It is one of the few surface rivers…

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El Pit Cenote Dive Site

  El Pit is a deep and rugged gash in the jungle floor just 2.8kms past Dos Ojos. The entrance is steep and narrow, so…

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Cenote Bat Cave

The Bat Cave dive is the darker of the two dives in the system of "Dos Ojos". It is a series of rooms and passages…

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Cenote Dos Ojos

The entrance to this popular and famous Cenote is situated one Kilometer South of Xel-Ha and roughly 48km from Playa del Carmen. A 4km long dirt…

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Cenote Tajma Hal

This Cenote which has much to offer for both Cavern and Cave Divers, is situated 26kms south of Playa del Carmen and 5km south of Puerto Aventuras.…

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Cenote El Eden/ Pondarosa

Also known as "Pon-de Rosa", Cenote Eden is situated 3kms south of Puerto Aventuras and 25kms south of Playa del Carmen. A large and beautiful…

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Cenote Chikin-Ha

Located approximately 25kms. from Playa del Carmen, Cenote Chikin-Ha is the first Cenote in a system that connects several Cenotes through more than 10kms. of underwater…

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Cenote Kukulkan

Part of the Chac-Mool System, the entrance is a couple of hundred feet away from Cenote Chac-Mool. Access to the Kukulkan Cenote is through a…

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Cenote Chac Mool

The entrance to this Cenote is about 100m South of Puerto Aventuras. There are two water entries to Chac-Mool, both leading into the same rooms. The…

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Bull Shark Point

One of the most exciting deep dives for experienced divers between Dec-Mar.    

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Punta Venado

In Brief: Southernmost reef, popular with its beautiful soft and hard corals. Depth: 59-82ft/ 18m-25m Currents: Moderate to strong Skills: Advanced Life: corals, moray eels, turtles, rays and schools of fish,…

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Mama Viña Wreck

In Brief: Former shrimp boat initially sunk in 1995 for divers. Coral growth has proceeded rapidly on this artificial reef. Depth: 60-90ft/ 18-30m Currents: Medium to strong…

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Tortugas

In brief: One of the most popular and exciting deep dive sites in this area. Relatively flat reef with gradual slop from 15 to 40m (50-130ft),…

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Sabalos

In Brief: North of Barracuda, named after schools of Sabalos/ Tarpons Depth: 20-50ft/ 6-14m Currents: Medium to strong Skills: Intermediate, one of the most demanding shallow dives due to…

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Jardines

In Brief: Garden-like vegetation, most colorful in the middle of the reef, small overhangs Depth: 20-45ft/ 6-13m Currents: Little to none, direction might change rapidly Skills: Novice Life: Big variety…

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Shangri-la

In Brief: Large variety of sponges, hard coral formations and tropical fish  Depth: 8-10m Currents: Mild Skills: Novice Life: turtles, snappers, sting rays, lion fish

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Chun-Zumbul

In Brief: Reef in front of Coco Beach, one of the longest and shallowest dives in this area. Depth: 20-45ft/ 6-13m Currents: Little to none Skills: Novice Life:…

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Cueva Del Pargo

In Brief: As the name indicates, this reef boasts a large circular overhang filled will schooling snappers. A great dive to feel submerged in fish life…

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Moc-Che Shallow

In Brief: Shortest of the shallow dive sites with an abundance of small coral formations growing in front of the reef. In front of Moc-Che Deep Depth: 24-50ft/…

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Moc-Che Deep

In Brief: North of Coco Beach, South of Pared Verde. Sheer wall stretching. Depth: 70-100ft/ 20-30m Currents: Changing, medium to strong Skills: Advanced Life: large variety of coral, lobsters, jacks,…

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Pared Verde

In Brief: Famous wall north of Moc-Che varies in its formations from classical endless drop off reef. Spectacular coral formations. Depth: 70-100ft/ 21-30m Currents: Medium to…

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Los Arcos

In Brief: Named after its two arches. North of Pared Verde. Depth: 70-100ft/21-30m Currents: Strong Skills: Advanced Life: schools of fish, turtles, sting rays, moray eels, groupers, crustaceans Dive: Start at…

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Cerebros

In Brief: North of Los Arcos Reef, in front of Tres Rios. Easy shallow dive. Least dived reef due to distance from Playa. Scenic landscape,…

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Escuela

In Brief: "Schools" of tropical fish as the name suggests along the shallow colorful reefDepth: 8-12mCurrents: MildSkills: Novice Life: Rays, snappers, porcupines, turtles, cleaner shrimps, Arrow-head turtle Dive: Slowly follow the…

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Chan Yu Yum

In brief: Nice deep slope Depth: 22-30m Currents: Medium to strong Skills: Advanced Life: Turtles, stingrays, angel fish, occasionally nurse shark  

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Grouper Canyon

In Brief: Reef-rock formations with sandy partsDepth: 16m-20mCurrents: MildSkills: Intermediate  Life: Sting rays, groupers, lion fish, lobsters

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Castillo Bajo

In Brief: Rocky formations sticking out of the reefDepth: 10-18mCurrents: MildSkills: Novice Life: Turtles, rays, lion fish, barracudas, big chance to see sea horses, lobsters

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Cañones

In Brief: Amazing coral canyons with different kind of sponges and corals Depth: 22-30m Currents: Medium Skills: Advanced Life: Turtles, lobsters, porcupine fish, eagle rays, barracudas

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Angelitas

In Brief: Dive site divided into 3 reefs: shallow 10-12m = sloping sand, soft corals/ mid deep max 14m: flat bed of corals, varies sponges /…

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Cuevitas/ Mx

In Brief: Shallow dive with many swim-through´s and overhangs as the name suggests "Small caverns", covered with corals  Depth: 8-14m Currents: Mild Skills: Novice Life: Turtles, sting rays, barracudas, lion…

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Castillo Profondo

In Brief: Rocky formations sticking out of the reefDepth: 18m-20mCurrents: Moderate Skills: Intermediate  Life: corals, moray eels, turtles, rays and schools of fish, chance to see bull sharks in winter

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Pedregal

In Brief: Long reef dive ending in "Reef Islands" Depth: 16m-20m Currents: Moderate to strong Skills: Intermediate Life: corals, moray eels, turtles, rays and schools of fish,…

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Villa Blanca Wall

In Brief: Sloping wall with huge sponges and gargonians, varied marine life. Wall stars at 35 feet , then slopes into the abyss. Dive usually done between the…

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Chun Chacaab

In brief: Differs in its structure & vegetation from other reefs, runs parallel along the shore, rarely visited due to remote location. Depth: 30 - 80 ft, ±40 min Currents: unpredictable, medium…

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Punta Sur

   In brief: Exciting tunnels, impressive deep wall far south in Marine Park. Explore in 2 dives. Popular narrow swim-through (devils throat). Depth/ Time: 60 - 130…

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Colombia Deep

In brief: Original classic wall. Recommended depth max.100ft. Many swim-throughs. Depth/ Time: 60 - 100 ft, ±25 min Currents: Unpredictable  Skills: Experienced Life: Beautiful soft coral and Sponges, Sea Turtles, Stingrays…

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Palancar Bricks

In Brief: Southernmost portion of the four Palancar sites. Name comes from a capsized vessel with red bricks 1950. Many swim-throughs. Depth/ Time: 30 - 90 ft, ±35…

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Palancar Caves

In brief: Located between Palancar Bricks to South and Horseshoe to North. Maze of swim throughs. Depth/ Time: 30 - 90 ft, ±35 min Currents: Currents are moderate Skills: Novice, …

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Palancar Gardens

In brief: Ideal first wall dive for beginners. Also excellent for advanced divers with swim-throughs, 2nd dive. Excellent, photographers paradise, relaxing dive. Depth/ Time: 30 - 90 ft,…

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Paso Del Cedral

In brief: Good conditions with turbulent current and overheads, Rest at 30-60ft waters - photographers paradise Depth/ Time: 20 - 60 ft, ±50 min Currents: Currents are moderate to strong…

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Santa Rosa Wall

In brief: Classic Cozumel wall, Popular first tank dive, Columns of Coral and vertical drop-off Depth: 18-25m/ 59-82ft, Perfect multilevel dive Currents: unpredictable, medium to strong Skills: Intermediate,…

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San Francisco

In brief: This magnificent wall slopes gradually between 40 to 70ft and then drops off, vertically in an abyss Depth/ Time: 30 - 90 ft, ±35 min…

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Punta Tunich

In brief: Beautiful Wall and well known for its strong and turbulent Currents. This dive can be your 1st or 2nd one of the day. Depth/…

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Yucab Reef

In brief: Great reef with lots of colors and marine life. Nested in an area of sand dunes, you approach Yucab reef after crossing a stretch of turtle…

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Tormentos Reef

In brief: Healthy reef with rich coral environment, overhangs and marine life. Depth/ Time: 50 - 70 ft, ±45 min Currents: Good conditions, with some fast currents Skills: Intermediate Life: Crustaceans,…

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Maracaibo Reef

In brief: Vertical drop-off and the spotting of larger animals, makes this site very appealing. Note: a very long boat ride with large ocean swells. Depth/…

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Paradise Reef

In brief: Situated south of the Cruise Ship Pier. First reef entering Marine Park, popular second tank dive site. Depth: 20 - 45 ft, ±45 min Currents: Mild, Good…

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San Juan Reef

In brief: On the north side of the island, outside of the marine park and also close to our Dive Center. Typically the second dive after…

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Barracuda reef

In brief: Baracuda lies on the north side of the island, outside of the marine park and close to our Dive Center. Depth: 70 - 100 ft,…

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