Dive Sites

Puerto Morelos is home to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest reef in the world.  The section of reef located directly in front of the town is a National Park, this means that it is protected, providing some of the most amazing dive sites in the Mayan Rivera.

This underwater playground is teeming with sea life.  On a typical dive you can expect to see hundreds of varieties of fish along with barracudas, turtles, eels, rays and occasionally a nurse shark or two.   Water temperatures are usually around 25 - 30C (77 - 85 F) with visibility between 60 - 120 feet (20-40 meters) year round.

Reef Diving – There are several reef sites located a short boat ride off shore. Two of Brett's favorites are:

Puentes: a 60 foot (20 meter) dive with natural bridges, swim throughs and larger fish. 

The Gardens: a 45 foot (17 meter) dive allows you to swim through the beautiful, colorful coral reef while seeing multitudes of different sizes and colors of fish. 

Alternate Sites: There are also several dive sites that are excellent and located in only 30-35 feet (10-12 meters) for diver’s who are just starting out or for those who want more bottom time.

Wreck Diving - There are two accessible wrecks near Puerto Morelos, the closest gives you a dive of around 90 feet (30 meters) to explore a navy boat that has become home to coral, large fish and rays. Large swim-throughs allow you to explore without needing wreck certification.

Cenote Diving - Unique to our area, cenotes are caves filled with cool fresh water with visibility up to 150 feet (50 meters).

Over thousands of years a system of underground caverns was formed on our limestone peninsula. Now you can explore a strange world of stalactites and stalagmites in water so clear, you appear to float in the air!




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