Scuba Diving Near La Gloria

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La Gloria may not be the most popular dive destination in the Mexican Caribbean, but access to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is possible.  Local dive groups will typically offer PADI certification courses in addition to dives so no matter what your skill level you'll be able to experience life underneath the surface of the sea. 

You'll find 7 dive operators, some dive shops, and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Dive shops in this vicinity are listed below.

Dive Shops Near La Gloria
Name Location
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Riviera Maya 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort 3.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central La Gloria
Pro Dive Center at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria

If you're ready to dive, you might want to contact Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras. A family run PADI 5-star dive center located right on the marina, Aquanauts works to make each dive special for the individual rather than stick to strict schedule and make divers resurface and head back to shore before they are ready. They are located within La Gloria.

Another option is Scuba Caribe Dive Center. A dive operation that has locations throughout several different countries in the Caribbean, Scuba Caribe specializes in working with local resorts to allow guests to experience the joy of scuba diving.

Still another option is Dive Puerto Aventuras. Pro dive in Puerto Aventuras offers both snorkeling and diving tours, and the diving tours can be further specialized to your specific skill level and interests, including cave diving. They're located within La Gloria.

Take a look at this table for a list of dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near La Gloria
Name Phone Location
Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras (984) 873-5041 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Dive Aventura (984) 873-5031 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Dive Puerto Aventuras (984) 873-5031 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras (+34) 963 561 496 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria
Planet Scuba Mexico (984) 156-0517 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria
Scuba Caribe Dive Center -- 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria
Scuba Mex -- 2.6 mi. East of Central La Gloria

Dive Services

Be sure to look at the following table to get a feel for the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 75.0 $ 160.0
Double Tank Dive $ 100.0 $ 190.0
Night Dive $ 65.0 $ 80.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 650.0
Single Tank Dive $ 45.0 $ 100.0

Dive Sites

The following chart offers some information regarding some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near La Gloria
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Cenote Azul Dive Site Very Good -- 32.8 20.4883 -87.2520666667
Cenote PonDeRosa Fair Open Water / CMAS * 54.1 20.4917333333 -87.25825
Cenote Taj Mahal Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 59.1 20.4833833333 -87.2772
Chac Mool Cenote Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** -- 20.51285 -87.2469
Chikin Ha Cenote Good Open Water / CMAS * 44.9 20.49925 -87.2602833333
Esquela Good -- 45.9 20.4963 -87.2197333333
Kukulcan Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.2 20.5131166667 -87.2479166667
Pelicano Wreck Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 20.4823 -87.2367166667
Xpu-Ha Canyon Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 20.4690333333 -87.2486166667

For more information concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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