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

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into can be seen down below.

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

If you'd like to go diving, you can check with Sea Hawk. Beginning divers will enjoy one or two rank reef dives to Manchones, MUSA, Atlantis, and Medis Luna, while sites like the Canonero Wrecks, Bandera Reef, and Ultrafreeze are reserved for the more experienced divers. They are located within northwestern Isla Mujeres.

Another good option is Aqua Adventures. Aqua Adventures also offer PADI course for divers up through Divemaster. You can take class with a small group of semi-private classes at their learning center. You can reach them 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 situated on Isla Mujeres.

The following table lists some information regarding the area's dive operators.

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

The chart just below provides you with 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

A few key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites are provided in this table:

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 snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read our detailed Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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