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Scuba Diving in Mexico

Mexico is an ideal destination for both scuba diving and snorkeling. The Mesoamerican reef lies along the Caribbean coast, making that area a favorite of divers, but other areas also offer great diving experiences.

Scuba Diving on the Yucatan Peninsula
The best places to scuba dive on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Find out where to go reef diving, wreck diving, and cave diving.

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, also known as the Mesoamerican reef or Great Mayan Reef, stretches over 600 miles and is home to over 500 species of fish.

What is Cave Diving?
Cave diving is a specialized form of SCUBA diving that can be experienced in places like Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

What is Drift Diving?
A description of drift diving, a type of scuba diving in which divers are carried along by ocean or river currents.

What is PADI?
Find out what the term PADI means for scuba diving certification.

The Gran Cenote, Tulum, Mexico
A description of Gran Cenote, a popular watering hole for snorkelers and divers near Tulum, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Dos Ojos Cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Dos Ojos cenote is one of the world's largest underwater cave systems, located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Punta Nizuc, Cancun
Punta Nizuc is a popular snorkeling and diving spot off the Cancun Hotel Zone. Here you'll find outstanding marine life, coral reef formations and a submerged sculpture, part of the famous underwater museum.

The C58 Shipwreck, Cancun
One of Cancun's most exciting wreck dives, the C58 is a former US minesweeper turned artificial reef.

Ultrafreeze Wreck, Cancun
Ultrafreeze wreck dive lies in waters between Cancun and Isla Mujeres, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Manchones Reef, Cancun
Manchones is a popular reef dive near Cancun, where you'll find diverse marine life, coral reef, and an underwater museum.

The Chinchorro Atoll
Information about visiting and wreck diving Chinchorro Atoll, a spectacular atoll and coral reef located off the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

El Tunel, Mexico
A description of El Tunel, a drift diving site in the Mexican Caribbean, near Cancun.

C-55 Wreck, Cancun
The C-55 wreck, also known as Barrera, is a gunship sunk off the coast of Cancun that's a popular scuba diving site.

Punta Cancun, Mexico
Punta Cancun is the easternmost point of Isla Cancun, in the popular Mexican resort town. Find out about scuba diving in Punta Cancun.

La Bandera Reef Dive, Cancun
La Bandera is a reef dive location near Cancun, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Scuba Diving in Mexico
Mexico boasts stunning coral reefs, incredible fresh water caves, and cold water diving experiences with Great White Sharks and Whales...

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