Scuba Diving Near Puerto Morelos

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Puerto Morelos is a great dive destination thanks especially to the prevalence of cenotes and cave dives in the area.  This doesn't discount the world's second largest coral reef system which is within easy read, indeed it adds to the numerous pleasurable experiences that can be had under the sea in this special area of the Yucatan.

You'll find 11 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 10 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are displayed in the following chart.

Dive Shops Near Puerto Morelos
Name Type Phone Location
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Playa Maroma Dive Shop//12577 (984) 745-0763 9.6 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider Dressel Divers Club Iberostar Playa Paraiso. In addition to daily scuba diving courses and guided open water dives, Dressel also offers land excursions and snorkeling trips. They are located in southwestern Puerto Morelos.

Another option is Almost Heaven Dive Shop. Almost Heaven Dive Shop offers scuba diving at some of the nicest locations in Mexico. However, if you are looking to take a less deep plunge, their snorkeling trip may be for you. They can be reached at (998) 871-0633.

A third good option is Wet Set Divers. A top-rated, eco-friendly facility, this snorkeling and dive center offers everything from training to multiple daily excursions for visitors who want to explore what lies beneath the surface of the sea. They're located in Puerto Morelos.

The chart below has some information regarding the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Puerto Morelos
Name Phone Location
Almost Heaven Dive Shop (998) 871-0633 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Aquanauts Dive Adventures (998) 206-9365 0.1 mi. South of Central Puerto Morelos
Dive In Puerto Morelos (801) 443-4879 Central Puerto Morelos
Dive Puerto Morelos -- 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Dressel Divers Club Iberostar Playa Paraiso (321) 392-2338 8.2 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Marina Dive Center (998) 872-8999 Central Puerto Morelos
Marina La Bonita Diving -- 4.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Mystic Diving -- 0.1 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos
Scuba Gecko -- 0.4 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos
Tuna Tour -- 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Wet Set Divers (998) 871-0198 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos

Dive Services

Glance through the following table for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 100.0 $ 170.0
Double Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 100.0
Night Dive $ 75.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 450.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 80.0

Dive Sites

The table just below enables you to get a few details regarding some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Puerto Morelos
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
C-56 Shipwreck Excellent Open Water / CMAS * 89.9 20.82545 -86.7906166667
Chun-Zumbul Reef Good -- 39.4 20.65785 -86.9760166667
Garrafon -- -- -- 20.740382086 -86.9269180298
La Pared Good -- 29.9 20.8243833333 -86.8763666667
Los Arcos -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** -- 20.6777597892 -86.971206665
Moc Che Deep Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 20.68675 -86.8826333333
Moc Che Shallow Excellent -- 45.9 20.6893166667 -86.9313833333
Neto's Good -- 34.1 20.8317333333 -86.8767166667
Rodman Good -- 29.9 20.8827833333 -86.8485333333
The Brain Very Good -- 39.4 20.6934166667 -87.0004666667

For more information concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read our comprehensive Caribbean diving article.


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