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 11 dive operators, some dive shops, and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from.
The dive shops worth looking into are summarized down below.
|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'd like to go diving, you might want to contact Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras. Dive times are flexible, but in general the boat leaves at 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. every day. They are located within La Gloria.
A second 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.
A third option is Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras. In addition to offering ocean dives, there are many freshwater caverns that divers can explore in Pureto Aventuras. Cenotes (Caven) Diving Excursions and Cozumel Diving Excursions are offered every day except Sundays. They're found in southern La Gloria.
Some information concerning the area's dive operators can be seen in the following chart.
|--||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria|
|Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras||(984) 873-5041||0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria|
|Aztec Dive||(984) 114-3299||0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria|
|Cave Heaven||(984) 802-8429||0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria|
|Diablo Divers||(984) 127-3467||0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria|
|--||1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria|
|Dive Puerto Aventuras||(984) 873-5031||0.9 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|
The following table provides you with the approximate cost of dive services in this area.
|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|
A few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided in the following table.
|Fair||Open Water / CMAS *||54.1||20.4917333333||-87.25825|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||59.1||20.4833833333||-87.2772|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||--||20.51285||-87.2469|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||44.9||20.49925||-87.2602833333|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||49.2||20.5131166667||-87.2479166667|
|Very Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||131.2||20.4823||-87.2367166667|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||98.4||20.4690333333||-87.2486166667|
For more information about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read this exhaustive Caribbean diving article.
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