5 places to practice diving and snorkeling in Cozumel

If you practice diving and / or snorkeling in Cozumel You will have an unparalleled experience that will awaken your senses, and change your panorama due to the underwater beauty that inhabits the surroundings of the Island of Cozumel.

Enjoying the Rivera Maya can take a long time and be a bit tiring, because every kilometer of beach, every reef, every cenote, every ruin and piece of land that make up the Rivera are amazing elements that make this space a magical place.

If you do not have the time to give yourself the luxury of enjoying the entire Riviera Maya, we tell you that the Island of Cozumel is the unmissable place that you have to visit if you are visiting the Riviera. Cozumel is also known as the Island of the Swallows. because the Mayan Goddess Ixchel sent her birds in gratitude for their offerings.

The Island of Cozumel stands out for being the largest in Mexico. It is surrounded by rocky coasts but despite that its beaches are as beautiful as all those in the Mexican Caribbean.You can enjoy your time in Cozumel walking through its colorful streets, enjoying the local cuisine, sunbathing on one of its beaches , but there is something you cannot miss.

Snorkeling in Cozumel is an excellent idea because in its surroundings there is a great diversity of life in underwater flora and fauna, or if you have an explorer’s instinct you can dive.

The main reason for diving or snorkeling in Cozumel is because the island has the second largest coral reef in the world and surrounds the entire island.

Paradise Reef

This reef actually consists of three parallel reefs, is located approximately 182 meters from the shore and has a maximum depth of 13 meters. In this reef you can find a great variety of fish, mollusks and corals of amazing shapes, sizes and colors.

If you prefer to dive then you have to come to this reef at night, as it is famous for being a good place to practice. night dive.

Heaven Reef

The sky is in Cozumel, although it is a reef where hundreds of starfish are housed, it is the perfect place for those who are starting to snorkel in Cozumel since the water is shallow and very crystal clear.

If you come to visit this reef remember that as in all reefs it is very important not to disturb the life of the animals.

Dzul Ha

The Dzul Ha reef is the ideal place to practice snorkeling in Cozumel if you like aquatic life, as it is populated by lobsters, crabs, manta rays and a variety of incredible colorful fish. Its maximum depth is 4 meters, being the place to who enjoys the underwater world before strolling around the island.

Columbia Reef

This reef has a slope of the Continental platform With almost 24 meters of depth, this reef is recommended for advanced, medium or basic divers with a companion always because to be able to enjoy it you must venture to the caves, tunnels and caverns.
You can also see gigantic corals and hopefully a turtle.

Villa Blanca

It is on the western side of the island and has a very peculiar attribute, it has a sloping wall with huge sponges and sea fans, where if you are lucky you can see thousands of fish of different sizes and colors swimming along this wall.

This reef is recommended only for divers, either with a lot or little experience, it is possible to swim from the beach if you are an experienced diver, but if not it is better to do the dive from a boat.

If you are visiting, you have to practice diving and / or snorkeling in Cozumel, it is an experience that you cannot miss.

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