offers spectacular diving for both beginners and advanced divers
and a big variety of fresh and salt water diving. Its beautiful
coral reefs have created a protected bay, perfect for snorkeling,
shore diving and world class scuba diving The reef that passes
outside the bay is part of the biggest living reef in the Western
The incredibly clear waters, abundant marine life and world
famous cave and cavern diving
make diving in Akumal unique.
This diving and snorkeling paradise is
home to an abundant variety of coral formations, sea turtles
and tropical fish and is a mecca for cave and cavern divers
from around the world.
Akumal is reputed for
its network of underground caverns and dive operators in the
area offer daily diving excursions into these fresh underground
The Cenotes are natural spring fed pools that lead to the underwater
limestone formations beneath the jungle. There are more than
1500 feet (457 meters) of cavern to be explored in the famous
Dos Ojos Cavern where you will discover beautiful
ancient stalactite and stalagmite formations and the best thing
about it is you're always in the light zone.
Cave diving emerged
in the Akumal-Tulum area during the mid 1980's, when divers
discovered the cenotes (natural wells) , the windows to the
underground streams. The exploration by cave divers then began
and many more cave systems were discovered. Today more than
82 different cave systems can be visited and over 300 miles/186
km of passageways to explore.
Five of the largest water filled cave systems in the world are
located in this area. The three longest known stalactites are
also located in the area's systems. More and more passages are
being made into the jungle which give access to many new virgin
The water in the caverns remains
a constant 75°F/24°C year round and a wetsuit
is required in order to maintain body heat while in the caverns
The Mesoamerican Coral
Reef stretches over 600 miles/372 km from the northern tip of
Cancun, south to the islands of Honduras. This enormous coral
wall is second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
A few of the local sites you can dive
are, Bad-Head Reef, Wonderland, Grouper Canyons and Escuela.
The soft and hard corals, sponges, and crustaceans, like lobsters,
crabs, and shrimp, make up this fabulous marine bio diversity.
Both the loggerhead, green, and leatherback turtles are a regular