Scuba Diving Near Costa Maya

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Costa Maya is rife with small fishing villages that are not necessarily known as top dive destinations.  This is exactly why seasoned travelers visit here – for the pristine, barely visited reef which is protected by the biosphere reserve.  Under the surface of the sea here, life is calm and serene, and there are sites for all skill levels. 

There are several dive services and at least 20 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Tequila Beach Tours Scuba Diving

If you're looking forward to diving, you can check with Mahahual Dive Centre. Scuba diving and snorkeling trips are hosted daily for multilevel divers to Punta Herrero, Xcalak, and Banco Chinchorro. Kayaking through mangrove trees, hiking, and cycling trips are also arranged in the nearby jungles. They are found within Mahahual, in central Costa Maya.

Another good option is Tequila Beach Tours Scuba Diving. From shipwrecks to reef dives, your skill level will be defined and accommodated for accordingly by the PADI certified dive masters at Tequila Beach Tours to ensure the ultimate diving experience. In addition to dive services, they also offer snorkeling, tours, fishing charters, golf cart rentals and watersports . You can reach them at (983) 117-3519.

A third good option is Costa Maya Tours Scuba Diving. The tours are lead by PADI certified dive masters, and they include all necessary equipment and complimentary water and soft drinks. Dive sites are chosen according to skill level; whether you are a curious beginning diver or an experienced veteran diver, you will be accommodated for to ensure the best possible experience. They're found in central Costa Maya.

Details regarding area dive operators can be seen in this chart:

Dive Operators Near Costa Maya
Name Phone Location
Costa Maya Cruise Scuba Excursion -- 0.5 mi. East of Central Costa Maya
Costa Maya Tours Scuba Diving (813) 435-3148 Central Costa Maya
Mahahual Dive Centre (983) 203-2992 Mahahual, Central Costa Maya
Tequila Beach Tours Scuba Diving (983) 117-3519 Mahahual, Central Costa Maya

Dive Sites

Look through the table below to see some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Costa Maya
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Balamku -- -- -- 18.701781361 -87.7052307129
Blue Ha Reef Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 18.7054333333 -87.7053166667
Dos Ojos -- -- -- 18.7158454784 -87.6963043213
Escalones -- -- -- 18.719259712 -87.6881504059
Escalones Good Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 18.7221 -87.6985833333
Faro Nuevo -- -- -- 18.7230803202 -87.6882362366
Faro Nuevo Good -- 59.1 18.7244166667 -87.6957
Faro Viejo -- -- -- 18.7298271409 -87.6749324799
Flamenco -- -- -- 18.7093419856 -87.6936435699
Jardin Good -- 59.1 18.7110333333 -87.7042833333
Jardines -- -- -- 18.7153577251 -87.6907253265
Llamaradas -- -- -- 18.7181216418 -87.6941585541
Maya Luna -- -- -- 18.705602364 -87.6993942261
Nomads' Land -- -- -- 18.690968268 -87.705745697
Piratas I -- -- -- 18.6823498198 -87.7122688293
Piratas II -- -- -- 18.6727958389 -87.7124834061
Punta Tam -- -- -- 18.7120247067 -87.6953601837
Rio Bermejo -- -- -- 18.708041257 -87.696647644
Rio Bermejo Good Open Water / CMAS * 65.6 18.6842333333 -87.7107833333
Travel In' -- -- -- 18.6934886747 -87.7065181732

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this detailed Caribbean diving page.

 

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