Cancun Map

Diving in Cancun

discover an amazing underground world


Just south of the Hotel Zone sits the second largest coral reef barrier in the world and the biggest one in the Northern Hemisphere. It runs all the way from México to the Honduras coast, and between Cancun and Isla Mujeres it features a number of very famous coral formations. This well-preserved reef is at an accessible depth for beginner scuba divers and you’ll find diving tours at nearly every marina within the Hotel Zone.

Outside of Cancun, the whole Riviera Maya is your underwater playground. It’s easy to get to and has many places for practicing scuba diving, like Puerto Morelos, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.

Cancun is also close to the whole Yucatán Peninsula, an area famous for its underground rivers and caves. Most of them have been explored and are opened to the public.

Cozumel is accessible from Playa del Carmen or you can take a short flight to the island from Cancun and dive its famous coral reef. Divers come to this reef to see its beautiful walls.

The Mexican Caribbean, including Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, offers an incredible array of diving opportunities for every skill level and preference. All of your diving needs can be taken care of while visiting this area, including:

  • Snorkeling and scuba diving tours
  • Diving lessons for beginners and advanced divers (usually PADI)
  • Rentals and sales of state of the art diving equipment for snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Diving equipment repair.
  • Tank refills.
  • Highly qualify guides (usually PADI) who speak different languages.
  • Photographic and video equipment for rent.
  • Decompression chambers.
  • Diving medicine.

Whether you want to dive in the deep ocean or swim underground in an ancient cave system, this part of the world has it all.