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 several dive operators and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Bahia Divers

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to 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 situated in the heart of Xpu Ha.

A second 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.

The following table provides details concerning the area's dive services.

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

Some information concerning some of the area's dive sites can be seen in the following chart.

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, read this detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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