Here you will find some great tips for diving in Cancun, one of the top dive locations in the world. The whole coastline that surrounds Cancun and Riviera Maya, including Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Holbox and other islands, is a divers’ heaven. Easy access to the world’s second largest reef, the Great MesoAmerican Reef, means that diving is one of those activities in Cancun that you should not miss.
Dive Companies and Rentals
There are a number of great diving tour companies to choose from in Cancun. If you are staying in a hotel, ask the concierge or on-site tour agent to recommend a good company, alternatively you can find a number of good dive tour agents on line. Most of the dive companies offer diving certification too. With its warm water, excellent visibility and choice of shallow dive sites, Cancun is a superb place to get certified.
Top Sites for Diving in Cancun
One of the attractions of diving in Cancun is the range of options you have. You could dive every day for a month and see something different each time. In Cancun, you have the option of reef diving in the Great Mesoamerican Reef, shipwreck diving, cave diving and cenote (freshwater sink hole) diving, not to mention an underwater art museum for diving enthusiasts.
Aristos Reef and Manchones Reef are the two most popular reef dive sites and a great introduction to diving in Cancun
Explore an WWII vessel or the El Frio Cargo ship in addition to other smaller shipwrecks in and around Cancun.
Cave Diving in Cancun
The Bat Cave is an incredible dive site with otherworldly rock formations, while the Cave of Sleeping Sharks is an experience you won’t forget.
Fresh Water Cenotes
Cenotes are like large natural wells where you can dive and explore the intricate tunnels and caves hidden beneath the surface.
Underwater Museum (MUSA)
This is a sculpture museum under the sea for divers of all expertise. Some sites are shallow enough to be viewed by glass bottom boats.
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