|Paamul diving is very diverse because there are so many spectacular reefs
to choose from and the dive sites are suitable for divers of
all levels. The rich marine life includes manta rays, turtles,
groupers, eels and butterfly fish just to name a few.
diving in Paamul is described as easy with it's clear
waters but very rewarding. In comparison to other areas in Mexico
Paamul is much less crowded and the night dives are simply spectacular.
of the interesting sites in Paamul are:
Reef is a shallow dive at 45 feet/14 meters. This reef
is very rich in fish life and you can encounter the rare spotted
drum here and glassy sweepers and during the nesting season
you may have the chance of seeing turtles.
Shallow is ideal for beginners and has a depth of 50-70
feet/15-21 meters. It's situated few hundred yards outside the
pass of Puerto Aventuras and has an aggregation of coral patches
rising 20-30feet/6-9 meters from the sandy botom.
Mini Wall at a depth of 90-130 feet/27-40 meters is
suitable for skilled divers. This deep mini-wall is situated
between Puerto Aventuras and Playa Del Carmen. Encounters with
nurse sharks, lobsters and moray eels are likely.
You may even sight turtles and pelagics.
also offers the unique cenote cavern diving experience. The
divers can admire the beautiful mineral formations through the
clear and fresh waters. The Yucatan underground rivers, unlike
the other cave systems in many parts of the world are close
to the surface. This gives a longer time for divers to ennjoy
diving in shallow depths and because cenote cavern dives are
not effected by the ocean's temperament the water is always
calm and clear.
good to know, Paamul is one of the beaches where turtles common
to leave their eggs. This usually happens during the warm summer