scuba diving is widely known for it's diversity. It's situated
on the world's second largest barrier reef "Palancar Reef"
and is a premier dive destination. Cancun has every type of
diving from open water reef dives, to wrecks to caverns and
Cancun most dive operators offer several options for
all levsls of divers from the beginners to the experienced divers.
Due to the constant currents in the Mexican Caribbean much of
the diving is "Drift Diving".
water temperatures are basically warm all year long,
varying from 78°F-80°F/25°C-26°C in the winter
months to 82°F-84°F/27°C-29°C in the summer
months. The coolest months are December and January and the
hottest are July and August. Visibility near
Cancun is usually 50-100 feet/15-30 meters. In Cancun's famous
Cenotes, the visibility often exceeds an icredible 300 feet/91
are a lot of good spots for diving in and around Cancun. These
Reef which is a long, elongated coral reef with elk-horn
coral and cut through with ledges and overhangs mid-way between
Cancun & Isla Mujeres. On this reef you may encounter schools
of barracuda as well as large crabs, spotted moray eels and
Reef is one of the favorites for divers of all levels
of skill and underwater photographers. With over 800 meters
of reef, you’ll see mafnificent fields of elk horn, stag horn
and brain coral! The bright colors of the reef and abundant
schools of snappers, wrasse and blue tangs are a treat for most
divers. The depth ranges from 30-40 feet/9-12 meters. Manchones
Reef is also home to the Cruz de la Bahia (Cross of the Bay)
which was placed at Manchones August 17, 1997.
Navy Minesweeper wreck at a depth of 70 feet/21 meters
is a great dive. The contents of this wreck are still quite
Cenotes and Cave lovers there are
huge fresh water caverns decorated with stalactites and stalagmites
The cenotes are geological ‘faults’ or ‘sinkholes’ created by
the long-term effects of rainwater passing through the porous
limestone aquifer that makes up much of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Erosion of the aquifer forms caves and tunnels beneath the surface,
and when the ground collapses into a water-formed cave, a sinkhole
or cenote appears. Many cenotes are very large, deep and riddled
with water-filled tunnels that can extend underground for very
long distances. Extremely clear water creates an incredible
diving experience in a unique environment. Cenotes are found
from Quintana Roo all the way into Central America.