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 10 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 10 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are shown in the chart below.

Dive Shops Near Puerto Morelos
Name Type Phone Location
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Playa Maroma Dive Shop//12577 (984) 745-0763 9.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico

If you're ready to go diving, you can check with 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 are located within Puerto Morelos.

Another 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. You can reach them at (998) 871-0198.

A third option is Aquanauts Dive Adventures. A family run business with over 29 years of experience diving in the Mexican Caribbean, Aquanauts Dive Adventure is owned by William Martin Avila, who is a certified PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. His experience is unmatched, and his desire to ensure each dive is done safely but without sacrificing fun is something that most divers look for in a guide. They're found in Puerto Morelos.

Be sure to look through the following table to learn more about the area's dive services.

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
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

Check the table below to get a feel for the approximate cost of typical dive services 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

A few key facts regarding some of the area's dive sites are shown in the chart below.

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 experienced divers and beginners, read our extensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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