Scuba diving in La Francesa Reef

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 12 m
Maximum: 19 m
Low to moderate
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 35 m
The outer edge of La Francesa site consists of small patch reef which lies parallel to the shore. The inside of the reef has a gradual sandy slope with numerous stingrays hiding in the sand. This site is a great place for underwater photography.

When to go

The average yearly water temperature varies from 26C/78F to 29C/84F. December to April is the high diving season.

What to see

Here divers can expect to see diverse marine life, including a strip of colorful coral, multicolored sponges and gorgonians, schools of grunts, green morays, toadfish, turtles, butterfly fish, barracudas, black groupers, lobsters and crabs. Southern stingrays, various mollusks and peacock flounders are to be found in the sandy section of the reef.

Reachable from


Liveaboards with trips to La Francesa Reef

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Cozumel Scuba Life Cozumel

    Diving (by Days, 2 Dives per Day)

    Price of one day might vary with number of days you order. This product is for certified divers only. Dive Center chooses dive sites according to your level of experience but if you are a Cozumel veteran they are always open to take you wherever you want to go. You’ll always have 1 Dive Master for every 6 divers. Once you arrive to the divesite take your time to prepare, there is no rush. Once ready listen to your Divemaster for an important briefing about the incredible experience that awaits! The crew will always helps you put on your gear if you wish. Once in the water start descending with the group and drift into the beauty of Cozumel underwater world. There is no maximum bottom times as long as computers allow, dive until 700 psi and safely ascend to your safety stop to think about the great experience you just had! Once on the boat captain will serve you drinks and seasonal fresh fruit, from mango to tasty pineapple and healthy snacks. Spend surface interval at el Cielo, the best secluded beach in Cozumel. Ask the captain to show you the starfish.
  • Playa del Carmen DM Diving

    Cozumel Diving (2 Dives)

    Cozumel Diving. This product is for certified divers only

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