There are many diving places in Cancun and the surroundings you should visit during your vacations, however these are the 3 top scuba diving sites to visit in Cancun. Explore these different places and be amazed!
Cancun is an important, well-known Mexican destination, located in the northeast cost of the Yucatan Peninsula.
There are many things that you can see underwater like coral reefs, shipwrecks and a countless marine species. Some points that you should take into consideration before diving are: the water conditions like the temperature and knowing the wildlife you might face when diving.
Diving in Cancun Underwater Museum
The Cancun Underwater Museum, also known as MUSA, is one of the major attractions for scuba diversall over the world because it has beautiful life-size sculptures.
Jason DeCaires is one of the famous artist whose work is in this museum, he is known for his publications and documentaries in USA Today and The Guardian.
The work of other artists is also presented in the Cancun Underwater Museum. These artists are Roberto Díaz Abraham, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes, and Karen Salinas Martinez.
The museum is huge, occupying more than 420 square meters and weighing more than 200 tons. Can you imagine how big this place is? These museum contains different types of fish and marine life, making it an artificial ecosystem.
Punta Cancun is another popular spot in Cancun where divers head to. Given that the coral reefs are located on the eastern end of Cancun’s hotel zone, they have colorful coral formations and the diverse marine life found in Punta Cancun is spectacular. Examples of such marine life include stingrays, barracuda and sharks.
Scuba diving in Cenotes
Cenotes are another special spot for diving in Cancun. Cenotes are sinkholes filled with freshwater. They are the result of the collapse of limestone roofs that are then filled with water.
Another special feature of cenotes that attracts divers from around the globe is its detailed cave systems and underground tunnels.
Overall, Cancun has great sites for scuba divers to explore. Some other dive sites include the following: Pared Verde, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and Punta Nizuc.