Scuba diving in Punta Sur

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 27 m
Maximum: 40 m
Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
Punta Sur is the home of the widely acclaimed Devil's Throat, that is an underwater cave formation located offshore at Punta Sur. Devil's Throat is actually a dark and narrow, almost vertical tunnel through the coral reef structure. It starts at approximately 27m/88ft of depth and opens up at approximately 40m/131ft, right at the edge of recreational dive limits. The stalagmites rising from the cavern floor look like miniature temple spires, and stalactites descending from the ceiling are equally magnificent. The formation also includes an underwater cave referred to as Catedral (The Cathedral).

When to go

The climate varies from tropical to desert. Average high temperature from May to November ranges from 28C to 32C/82-89F.

What to see

The deeper coral walls have whip corals, lare black corals, also angelfish, butterfly fish can be seen. This site is known for its unusual cross-shaped sponge formations on the ceiling of the cave, with a shaft of light from one of the tunnels striking the cross from behind as if it were deliberately illuminated.

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  • 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.
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