Cancun and Cozumel are excellent scuba diving destinations due to the variety of flora, fauna and coral reef formations so let’s see some of the best places to scuba dive.
Cancun Underwater Museum
Under the acronym MUSA, the Cancun Underwater Museum is one of the major attractions for scuba divers and people who practice snorkel.
In the museum you can observe sculptures by artists such as the British Jason deCaires Taylor, recognized for his outstanding work in publications and documentaries such as USA Today, The Guardian, BBC and Discovery Channel.
As additional data we should mention that this artist has been living in Puerto Morelos, Q. Roo. for some years now.
Other artists who also have their work in the MUSA are Karen Salinas Martinez, Roberto Díaz Abraham, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes and Salvador Quiroz Ennis, responsible for the idea of the Museum of Cinema at the National Film Archives of Mexico.
In Aquaworld you can find various great scuba diving tours to visit the MUSA.
Scuba diving in Cozumel for beginners
The island of Cozumel is the second most populated island and in it you can enjoy the beauties of the Caribbean Sea which is rich in coral reefs, main attraction for divers from all over the world.
One of the best places for beginner divers is Chankanaab Lagoon, which is connected to the sea by an underground tunnel full of marine flora and fauna.
Other great places for diving if you are a beginner are the North Paradise, South Paradise, the Palancar Gardens, the Villa Blanca wall and La Herradura, noted for its extraordinary beauty.
If you are an intermediate diver you can go to Santa Rosa, a wall with hundreds of meters long, or San Francisco, Tormentos, Punta Tunich and Paseo del Cedral.
Advanced Diving in Cozumel
If you are already an advanced scuba diver you can visit Palancar a world famous site because you can enjoy coral formations with unparalleled marine life. There are four places to go in: Las Cuevas, The Gardens, La Herradura and Deep area.
Besides there are places like Colombia and Punta Sur, renowned for their beautiful coral formations, deep canyons, breathtaking landscapes and varied fauna.
Punta Sur is recommended for night diving.
Other interesting places for scuba diving near Cancun
Scuba diving in Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen has a privileged location in front of Cozumel, and its reef, located about one kilometer from the coast, has tropical fish and corals in variety. By road, it is located between Cancun and Tulum.
Scuba diving in Akumal
Akumal is a small village located near Cancun. Its beaches are protected by the barrier reef so it is not only a paradise for divers but also for those who enjoy snorkeling because the water there is very calm.