The 4 best reefs for diving in Cozumel

Lovers of marine life and diving, know that the Island of Cozumel has a special touch, you must visit its seabed and live a diving experience in Cozumel.

The island of Cozumel is located just in front of Playa del Carmen and belongs to the Great Belt of Reefs of the Western Atlantic, it is also known as the Great Mayan Reef, its coral forms are the most important in the world and it is the second after the Great Barrier of Australian Coral.

Diving in Cozumel is the first on the list of many diving experts, thanks to the good structure and communication that the reef naturally has, in fact it was one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorites.

If you are in Playa del Carmen or Cancun you can get to the island of Cozumel by taking a ferry or using the services of air taxi leaving from the airport.


If you’ve already stepped on Cozumeleño soil, let us tell you that El Paraíso is divided into two areas; the South and the North. In Paraíso Sur you will find three reefs located along the coastline and its depth is not greater than 14 meters, for its part in Paraíso Norte it is made up of two reefs and its depth is a little greater, it has a total of up to 17 meters, in This has sought the expansion of marine life through the sinking of shipwrecks.

Paraíso is perfect for diving novices in Cozumel
The species that you can find while diving in Cozumel are huge sponges, schools of angelfish, oilfish and sea cucumbers.

Perfect horseshoe to experience diving in Cozumel

The horseshoe belongs to the Palancar complex, it is one of the reefs with very crystalline waters and they are perfect for practicing snorkeland diving in Cozumel. The vision is incredible since without submerging the beautiful coral heads can be appreciated and once submerged the discovery of the reef is even better. In the horseshoe there is a predominant curve of large formations and an extraordinary color and you can dive to a depth of up to 30 meters, this place is ideal for beginners who wish to practice diving in Cozumel.


This is one of the most famous reefs in Cozumel, here there are small coral masses that are called balls, these have coral heads between one and five meters wide and about three meters high. These coral spheres offer a spectacle that perfectly complement the marine life and the colors are indescribable.

In Chankanaab, you will find stingrays, moray eels, and lobsters. It is the ideal place for beginners in diving since the maximum depth is between 18 and 21 meters.

Tunich Point

To dive in Punta Tunich you need experience in diving, at this point diving in Cozumel is considered fast since the currents are the ones that mark the passage of the crossing, here there is no great abundance of fish, although the formations explode in color.The species with the greatest presence are groupers, turtles and green moray eels, the depth ranges from 15 to 40 meters.

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