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Diving in Cancun

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When to go to Cancun

Diving in Cancun is available year-round. The rainy season runs from May through November. The high season for diving is November til April, when the weather stays dry. The average air temperature ranges between 23C/73F and 29C /84F, while the water temperature stays between 26C/79F and 29C/84F. The visibility is good, around 20m/65ft. Visibility in cenotes and caverns can reach up to 122m/400ft. The currents are generally mild, but can be strong at some sites. 


What to see

In these waters divers can see beautiful coral formations, shoals of barracudas, schools of snappers, morays, lobsters, large crabs, Atlantic pomfret, angel fish, sharks, damselfish and many other species.

Scuba diving in Cancun

Cancun is located on the most eastern point of the Yucatán Peninsula. Cancun International Airport is located here. The wide variety of sites in the area present great opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling. Divers can enjoy many different coral reefs accentuated with arches and tunnels, explore shipwrecks, walls, and some incredible cenotes, participate in unbelievable nightdives and visit the underwater sculpture museum created by Jason de Caires Taylor.


Most popular dive sites

Cancun has about 20 dive sites suitable for experienced divers as well as beginners. Among the best sites are Cenote Dos Ojos, MUSA, Manchones reef, Atlantis reef, Sleeping Sharks Cave. The highlight of the place is the Museum of Underwater Sculptures, created in 2009, where divers can expect to see more than 400 real size sculptures, where different kinds of coral formations can be found. Cenotes are also a natural wonder and one of the main attractions for divers from all over the world. Consisting of fabulous sinkhole-type underwater caves with stalactites and stalagmites, they provide an unforgettable experience for divers of different levels of experience. For those who are fond of wreck diving, the wrecks of Ultrafreeze, C58 minesweeper and the C-55 gunship will be quite interesting.

Dive centers in Cancun

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