Scuba Diving Near Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres' divers will get to experience part of the second largest coral reef systems in the entire world, which features vibrant underwater plant and marine life that appears almost magical.  While most of the diving here takes place in the National Marine Park, there are a few wrecks down between 80 and 100 feet deep within easy reach.

You'll find 6 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are listed in the chart below.

Dive Shops Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
Carey Dive Center Dive Shop//12577 (998) 877-0763 Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Aqua Adventures

If you want to go diving, you can check with Sea Hawk. One of the oldest shops on the island with a locally raised owner, Sea Hawk has a little bit of everything. Not only do they have a shop where you can buy and rent equipment, PADI training, and daily open water dives, but they also operate a hotel where divers can book a combo stay and dive package. They are found in northwestern Isla Mujeres.

A second option is Aqua Adventures. Aqua Adventures offers daily dive tours all year. There are a variety of dive sites available, from warm shallow reefs to adventurous and challenging dives. You can call them at (998) 236-4316.

A third option is Casa del Buceo. Specializing in romantic private tours for couples, and otherwise small groups, this dive center offers a little something different in the world of diving on this island. Whether you're beginners or advanced divers, they can guide you through an underwater adventure in the area. They're found on Isla Mujeres.

Some key facts regarding diving services in the area are provided in the table below.

Dive Operators Near Isla Mujeres
Name Phone Location
Aqua Adventures (998) 236-4316 Downtown Isla Mujeres
Casa del Buceo (998) 201-8924 Isla Mujeres
Coral Dive Center -- Downtown Isla Mujeres
Garrafon De Castilla -- 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isla Mujeres
North Beach Divers -- Downtown Isla Mujeres
Sea Hawk -- Downtown Isla Mujeres

Dive Services

Take some time to look through the chart below to get a feel for the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 85.0 $ 95.0
Double Tank Dive $ 65.0 $ 110.0
Night Dive $ 70.0 $ 75.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 375.0
Single Tank Dive $ 55.0 $ 75.0

Dive Sites

Look through the following table for details concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Isla Mujeres
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Bandera Good -- 30.2 21.18735 -86.7248
Chitales Good Open Water / CMAS * 27.2 21.1657666667 -86.73555
El Meco Fair -- 40.0 21.217 -86.7953333333
Manchones Reef Very Good -- 31.2 21.2024333333 -86.7166666667
Santo Remedio Good -- 34.1 21.1681666667 -86.73025
Sleeping Sharks Cave Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 21.2874166667 -86.7559833333
Sleepy Shark Caves Good Open Water / CMAS * 98.4 21.2831166667 -86.7547166667

For more information about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read our extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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