Cozumel Dive Sites

Novice to Intermediate Divers

 

  • Palancar-shallow part

  • La Francesa

  • Santa Rosa Wall

  • Paso del Cedral

  • Punta Dalila

  • Colombia (shallow part)

  • Yucab

  • Cardona

 

 

  • San Francisco

  • Tormentos

  • Chankanaab

  • Las Palmas

  • Paraiso

  • Villa Blanca

  • Tunich Wall

 
 Palancar - shallow part

Depth: 35 - 40 feet

 

Fantastic. Cozumel’s most memorable reefs. The Gardens are a bit shallow common spot for sighting turtles, snappers, angelfish, bermuda chub, rays, jacks and triggerfish.

 

Description: 

Large caverns and underwater highways. Palancar Horseshoe packed with series of giant coral heads, a wall dive, the slopes of snowy white sand slide off into the deep blue resembling a ski slope. Palancar Caves with abundant marine life Palancar Bricks,  is just the beginning of an almost three mile stretch of caves, canyons, overhangs and gardens. Coral ravines, narrow crevices.

 

La Francesa

Depth: 40 - 80 feet

 

A good variety of multicolores sponges and gorgonians.

 

Description:

Shallow reef strip

Santa Rosa Wall

Depth: 50 - thounsands feet

 

Usually excellent with parrotfish, massive richly colored sponges, giant sea fans, bright orange tube sponges, and gorgons.

 

 

Description:

The wall drops off to infinity. This expansive reef is filled with huge coral mounds. Currents sometimes run strong here

Paseo del Cedral

Depth: 40 -  60 feet

 

Lots of grunts, snappers, porkfish and probably also find lobster, scorpionfish, crabs, green moray eels. Excellent photos

 

Description:

Currents are generally moderate to strong, spectacular caverns and tunnels. 

It is one of those dives you will not soon forget. Great for a second dive.

Punta Dalila

Depth: 30 - 60 feet.

 

Good variety of corals and sponges. Great for photos

 

Description:

Shallow reef with usually mild currents

Colombia

Depth: 30 feet

 

A colorful array of massive coral pillars, caves and tunnels, home to colorful fish, sponges, blue tang, eagle rays, turles and large barracuda. Shallows perfect for photographers. 

 

Description:

Impressive drop-off with huge coral pinnacles, most over 90 feet, marked with caves, tunnels and caverns

Yucab

Depth: 35 - 80 feet

 

Groupers, moray eels, barracudas, spotted filefish, coral pinnacles covered with sea fans, gorgonains and sea whips, coral & sponge snappers, grunts and margates

 

Description:

Rich variety of fish and more than a thousand coral formations. Currents can sometimes be swift. This is a great second dive, especially if you’re taking pictures or video

Cordona

Depth: 18 - 20 feet

 

Teeming with schools of colorful tropical reef fish, lots of juvenile fish and anemones

Description:

Mild currents and great visibility. Excellent shallow reef area.

San Francisco

Depth: 40 - 120 feets.

 

Excellent visibility, spectacular coral and brightly colored sponges, the fish variety is fantastic, known to be popular for sighting of sharks.

 

Description:

The shallowest wall dive in Cozumel, vertical wall, tunnels with a sandy platform, currents are generally strong great for photograph.

Chankanaab

Depth: 30 - 70 feet

 

Large coral mounds, sponges, small black coral trees, gorgonians, sea fans, scorpionfish, feather duster worms and flamingo tounge.

 

Description:

Good location for night diving, the reef lies several hundred yards offshore near Chankanaab Lagoon. The site is great for macro-photography.

Las Palmas

Depth: Wall starts at 40 feet 

 

Spounges, gorgonians, lobster, crab, golden tail eels, spotted morays, puffer fish and many parrot fish

 

Description:

Shalows, one of the best spolts.

 

Tormentos 

Depth: 30 - 60 feet

 

Teeming with marine life, famous for its maray eels, angel fish, groups, 

snapper, grunts, margate, corals, bright colored sponges, seafans and friendly fishes.

 

Description:

The currents can be swift, you can relax and enjoy the ride, one of the best locations for underwater photography a great reef for the second dive.

Paraiso

Depth: 18 - 50 feet

 

Excellent visibility, varied coral and abundant marine life, crabs, lobsters, brain corals, seafans, sponges, gorgonians, star corals and after sun sets; clinging crabs, octopus and spotted moray eels

 

Description:

Currrent Moderate, small caves and tunnels, this is actually two reefs:

Paraiso North near the shore, shallow depth (30’) and slow currents, a great place for beginners. Paradise South a bit deeper.

Villa Blanca

Depth: Starts at 35 feet

 

Huge abounding sponges, many golden-tail eels, green moray, squirrel fish, sea fans, parrot fish, spiny urchin, juvenile trunkfish and brittle starfish.

 

Description:

Shalows and walls

 

Tunich Wall

Depth: 35 - 80 feet

 

Friendly groupers, often tourtles hide in the seagrass.

 

Description:

Vibrant colorful reef

Advanced to Expert Divers ** Special dives

 

  • Chun Chacaab

  • Wreck Xicotencatl

  • Maracaibo

  • Punta Sur

 

 

  • Las Aguilas

  • Barracuda

  • San Juan.

** For this sites, divers must be evaluated by the DM´s with buoyancy, air consumption, control, etc.  The DM´s could determinate if the divers can go or not on the advanced profile regardless  of the level of certification of each diver.  For these trips you must add $11 usd over the regular rate, minimum of 5 divers.

 
Chun Chacaab

Depth: 60 - 80 feet

 

Excellent variety of sponges and sea fans.

 

Description:

Easy to spot larger pelagics

 

Punta Sur

Depth:  18 - 30 feet 

 

Eagle rays and turtles., home of the widely acclaimed Devil´s throat.

 

Description:

Off the south point of the island is one of the worlds most spectacular dive sites., little cathedral and cathedral.

This advanced dive begins at depths of 90’ and drops to the abyss. Much of your time can be spent inside the reef, exploring the many caves, caverns and overhangs that make up this magnificent site.

Las Aguilas

Depth: From 40 - 90 feet stop in the abyss 

 

Sponges , soft coral amidst a large sand bank, You can see nurse shark, rays, turtles other large fishes.

 

Description: Strong current

 

Wreck Xicotencatl

Depth:  45 - 75 feet

 

The vessel is 184 feet long ¬ 33 feet wide, with 4 decks. Individual eco systems overtaking separate rooms

Maracaibo

Depth:  60 - 120 feet

 

Gray and black tipped reef sharks, large groupers, barracudas and jacks

 

Description:

Lush and huge heads of coral.

Barracuda

Depth: 70 - 90 feet

 

Abundant sea life with tourtles, schools of jacks, ocean triggers and rainbow fish

 

Description:

Mountainous coral ridges with peaks, especially treacherous

 

San Juan

Depth: 35 - 70  feet

 

Finger corals, sponges

 

Description:

Hills of finger corals and big barrel sponges, Difficult to dive if ciurrent is running fast

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