Dive the second largest barrier reef in the world

Dive in the second largest coral reef in the world, if you want to diving in Cancun a great option is “The Great Mesoamerican Reef

The countries covered

It is the second largest coral barrier in the world, measuring no less than a thousand kilometers in length. It is also known as the Mesoamerican Reef System (SAM) is a coral reef that extends along the Caribbean coast and passes through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. It is the largest coral reef located in the Western Hemisphere and its extension places it after the Great Barrier Reef, which is located in Australia.


There are more than 65 species of stony corals that inhabit the SAM, which are accompanied by 500 species of fish and 350 species of mollusks.
This reef system is an important refuge for protected species such as green, loggerhead, leatherback and hawksbill turtles as well as manatees and queen conch, not forgetting black and elkhorn corals. inhabits one of the largest populations of manatees in the world and some areas north of this reef system are part of the habitat of the whale shark, a large fish that mates in the area.

Important areas in Mexico

Some of the important areas of the Great Mexican Reef in Mexico are: the Costa Occidental National Park of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún and Punta Nizuc These areas can be reached by air or sea. Once you are on the island you have the opportunity to do various activities such as snorkelling and diving. snorkeling in Isla MujeresIt is an ideal activity for the whole family since not only do you have a fun time but you can also get to know the great biodiversity found underwater in the Caribbean Sea turtles and starfish lying on their sand beds are just a bit of what can be seen when you snorkel in Isla Mujeres The Aquaworld snorkeling tour offers you the opportunity to admire the beauty of the coral reef of Isla Mujeres and to get to know the town, where there are multiple silver shops and handicraft markets. Diving can be carried out in the vicinity of the Manchones reef, to the south of the island and you can also visit the underwater sculptures, although if you are an advanced diver you may like the east of the island more, since there are deeper waters .A good option to enjoy the underwater life of the island is the diving tour to the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA), where you can observe marine fauna and sculptures by artists such as Jason deCaires Taylor, world famous for exhibiting his works underwater.

Punta Cancun

It is an area highlighted by reef areas such as Cuevones, La Bandera, Barbones, Chitales and Barracas, among others. The most relevant activities are diving and snorkeling.You can enjoy diving in Cancun in the coral reefs that are between Isla Mujeres and Cancun. The main advantage for beginning divers is that these reefs are shallow so they offer ideal conditions for coral flourishing.

Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park

The island of Cozumel is surrounded, for the most part, by coral reefs, which is one of its main attractions. Snorkeling and diving are the most popular activities in Cozumel, especially diving, since its waters They are warm and have good visibility. The diversity of fauna and flora has made Cozumel one of the best destinations in the world for diving.

At Aquaworld we have tours of diving in Cozumel Through which you will be able to visit places such as the Tajma-Ha, a cenote located 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen.The maximum depth that can be reached in this place is 13 meters and in addition to the light beams, you can see fossils.

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