Scuba Diving Near Xpu Ha

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Easy access to the second largest barrier reef in the world makes Xpu Ha a great destination for scuba divers.  There are a small number of dive sites in the town that specialize in open water drift diving, allowing visitors to both train and experience the beauty of the underwater world during their Caribbean getaway.

You'll find several dive services and at least 7 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Bahia Divers

If you'd like to go diving, you should consider Bahia Divers. The Discovery Scuba Diving program is a morning-long program that will introduce you to a world below the water. The instructors are multilingual and very personable and will train you to be able to safety dive the crystal clear, shallow waters in the Mexican Caribbean. They are located in the heart of Xpu Ha.

Another good option is Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras. The underwater offerings of Mexico's Caribbean coast are as diverse as the divers who frequent this vibrant area. Dressel Divers, an international dive operation, is well-equipped to work with divers at all levels of training. You can call them at (+34) 963 561 496.

Review this table to obtain information about dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Xpu Ha
Name Phone Location
Aqua Excursions (984) 802-8323 2.8 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha
Bahia Divers (984) 116-4963 Central Xpu Ha
Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras (+34) 963 561 496 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha

Dive Sites

A few details regarding some of the area's major dive sites can be seen in the following table.

Dive Sites Near Xpu Ha
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
Chikin Ha Cenote Good Open Water / CMAS * 44.9 20.49925 -87.2602833333
Las Gorgonians Good -- 98.1 20.43625 -87.2773
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 concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this extensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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