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 10 dive services, some dive shops, and at least 9 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available are displayed right 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'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 found within La Gloria.

Another good 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 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 located in southern La Gloria.

The following table offers some key facts concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near La Gloria
Name Phone Location
Aqua Exploration -- 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras (984) 873-5041 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
Dive Aventura -- 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

Dive Services

Check out the following chart for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

A few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites are shown here:

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

To learn more about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out this comprehensive Caribbean diving page.

 

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