Popular Dive Sites Around Cozumel
The reef gardens off the Cozumel are plentiful and abundant. And there are over 30 chartered reef areas that our dive trips head to. Each one is more vibrant and active than the last. There is really no bad or even mediocre reef dive excursions in Cozumel. Each day, our expert team of Cozumel dive masters make decisions on which destinations to go to based on that specific day's weather, water, and wind conditions. We aim to provide you with the most unforgettable experience possible. Lucky for you and lucky for us, the conditions in Cozumel are ideal for scuba diving nearly every day of the year. Here is a short list of just some of the reef destinations that we go to on our various Cozumel scuba diving reef trips.
The Chankanaab Reef lies just east of the famous Chankanaab National Park, one of Cozumel's pride and joys. Chankanaab Park itself features beautiful natural botanical gardens, excellent beaches for swimming, and memorable reconstructions of Mayan structures. The reefs themselves are not far from the beaches, about 350 yards off the shore. Scuba diving in the Chankanaab Reefs will bring you face to face with a curious assortment of marine creatures including crabs, barrel sponges, lobster, and angelfish. Here, you can also go diving in a series of underground caves that are populated with large schools of fish species including striped grunt, sergeant majors, butterfly fish, and snapper.
The Palancar Reef is one of the more popular reef locations off the coast of Cozumel because it is actually a series of approximately 40 reef sites. You find a wide variety of marine settings at the Palancar Reef including archways, deep ravines, tunnels, and a massive winding underwater canyon. The diversity of habitats at the Palancar Reefs brings in an equally diverse set of marine species. It is one of the best places for first time Cozumel scuba divers.
The Tormentos Reef has become one of the most popular Cozumel reefs for photographing. Located at a depth of 70 feet, t is somewhat of an advanced dive. But once you get down to the reef you will be blown away by the beauty and sheer biodiversity found at the Tormentos Reef. It features a unique combination of marine life: sea fans, green eels, large grouper, mischievous arrow crabs, and sponges are just some of the dozens of distinct species that make their home in these reefs.