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.

There are several dive services, a dive shop, and at least 7 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

A dive shop in this area is 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 Dive

If you're ready to take the plunge, 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 located in northwestern Isla Mujeres.

A second option is Aqua Adventures Dive. Aqua Adventures (PADI resort 19146 since 2004) offers daily dive tours all year. There are a variety of dive sites available, from warm shallow reefs to adventurous and challenging dives. They can be reached at (998) 236-4316.

A third good 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 located within Isla Mujeres.

Some information concerning diving services in the area are shown in the table below.

Dive Operators Near Isla Mujeres
Name Phone Location
Aqua Adventures Dive (998) 236-4316 Downtown Isla Mujeres
Casa del Buceo (998) 201-8924 Isla Mujeres
Sea Hawk -- Downtown Isla Mujeres

Dive Services

The chart below has the approximate 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

A few details concerning some of the area's dive sites are provided in the table below.

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

To learn more concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed Caribbean scuba diving article.


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