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 11 dive operators, some dive shops, and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth looking into are summarized down 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 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.

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
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
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

The following table provides you with the approximate 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

A few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided in the following table.

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 about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read this exhaustive Caribbean diving article.

 

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