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The Best Scuba Diving Spots in Cozumel, Mexico with Pro Dive International

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It’s no wonder why Cozumel is considered to be one of the best diving spots in the world. Located in the Caribbean Sea, just 12 miles from Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is a teardrop-shaped coral island. Marvellous marine life, stunning coral reefs, warm water, pristine beaches and excellent underwater visibility are the features that make this place so special. The reef system around the island is a part of the Mesoamerican reef system and is protected by the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park.

Pro Dive International features their own fleet of boats, possesses all required permits, employs multilingual staff onsite and holds the necessary licenses for this famous Marine Park.

Here are the must-dive spots in Cozumel:

Palancar Reef

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Located in the Southwest of the island, it’s a perfect spot not only for beginners but also for more advanced divers. These colourful and beautiful coral formations are home to wide variety of sea creatures: parrotfish, angelfish, turtles, sponges, sharks and eagle rays. The depth of this reef is up to 80 feet (25 meters). In Palancar Reef you can choose three areas to dive: Palancar Bricks, Palancar Caves or Palancar Garden.

Santa Rosa Wall

It’s definitely one of the favourites diving spots on the island. The coral wall begins at 50 feet (15 metres) so it’s the most suitable for intermediate and advanced divers. As this reef goes quite deep, it’s easy to be mesmerised by stunning corals, spectacular caves and coloured marine life. Typical inhabitants of this spot are eagle rays, nurse sharks, black groupers or Horse-Eyed jacks.

Paradise Reef

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It’s the first reef entering Marine Park which consists of three long coral ridges. The maximum depth is 45 feet (13 m) which is perfect for novice divers. Paradise reef is the Cozumel’s most popular night diving location.

Punta Sur

Considered one of the best dive sites in Cozumel, Punta Sur is characterised by an impressive deep wall on the southern end of the island, reaching down to 165ft (50m). Remarkable swim-troughs will take diver to the Devil´s Throat, a narrow tunnel lined with red sponges, located inside this area´s largest coral mound. Once entering a large cave that leads to a smaller cavern, the narrow opening of the “throat” becomes visible. The swim through lasts a few seconds only, but creates unforgettable memories.

Columbia Deep

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This spectacular drop off at 60-100 feet (18-30 m) is a well known for its towering pinnacles, stunning caves, caverns and tunnels. Intermediate and advanced divers will be thrilled by sensation of flying around enormous formations due to big distance between the pinnacles. In Columbia Deep it is common to encounter large marine life like sharks, turtles or eagle rays.

Pro Dive International

Renowned for excellent quality in providing first-class adventures, including diving in the CENOTES, with BULL SHARKS, at wrecks and famous walls at COZUMEL, SAONA and CATALINA islands, as well as safaris with WHALE SHARKS, SAILFISH and HUMPBACK WHALES, Pro Dive International, founded in 2003, is the official onsite watersports service provider for several 4-5* RESORTS along the RIVIERA MAYA & COZUMEL/ MEXICO, and in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

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1 month ago

Great content! I hope I will visit Cozumel soon. Just did the bull shark diving in Playa del Carmen on my last trip to Mexico. Next time, Cozumel!

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