The best places to dive in Cancun

The Mexican Caribbean offers options for experienced and beginner scuba divers. The water in the Yucatan Peninsula is crystal clear and warm, with a visibility of 200 feet.

Its main attractions are the coral reefs, the wide variety of marine life, coral walls and caves.
The possibilities to dive in Cancun are plenty according to the skills of the diver. The depth of the dive sites have an average of 12 meters, but in the open sea can reach 26. Experienced divers can swim in a maze of underwater caves and even dive near sharks, while the beginners have the chance to glimpse coral and fishes in shallow and safe waters. These are some of the best places to dive in Cancun for the lovers of this beautiful sport:

The Mesoamerican Reef

It is the second largest barrier reef in the world and is part of the West Coast National Park of Isla Mujeres, Punta Nizuc and Punta Cancun, with an area of 8,673 hectares. You can practice both snorkeling and diving. You may see dolphins, turtles of different species like the Hawksbill, the White or the Green, the famous loggerhead, manatees, fish of all colors, starfish, sponges, black sea urchins and different types of corals. All this while you enjoy beautiful beaches.

Puerto Morelos

This small and quiet fishing village is located just 35 km from Cancun. Its bohemian atmosphere attracts people from all over the world. The Reef Park of Puerto Morelos is one of the best places for water activities. It has shallow sites and great locations for experienced divers. The main attractions are the picudas, caracoles, cuevones, la bocana, los jardines, el túnel, la pared, el puente y el arrecife artificial cañonero C-56 Juan Escutia

Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA)

It is a Museum of Contemporary Art located under the Marine Park of Isla Mujeres and Cancun. It has 500 life-sized sculptures designed by six different artists. This installation was performed by a Non-profit organization that aims to spread the Art of Conservation. The sculptures provide protection for marine wildlife and help spread live corals.


This island is another option for those who want to dive in Cancun. You can see shallow reefs and perform wall diving. 250 species of tropical fish, rays, turtles and coral make a unique panorama for diving.

The wall of Santa Rosa has spectacular sponges and diverse corals. In this place you can find hidden crabs, lobsters, basses, snappers and gigantic morays. Only in Cozumel can you observe the extraordinary toadfish.

Get ready for a new adventure at the bottom of the sea, Book your dive now!