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.

There are 3 dive services and at least 7 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you can check with Bahia Divers. While Tulum is best known for its cenote diving, Bahia Divers offers a little bit of everything from PADI training to open water diving, and yes, of course, trips to those beloved cenotes. They are found in the heart of Xpu Ha.

A second 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. You can reach them at (+34) 963 561 496.

Some information concerning the area's dive services can be seen in the chart below.

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 are provided in this 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 about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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