An unbeatable site for scuba diving. Its transparent waters, its reefs and the marine life that they support have made this island the favorite destination of many divers and lovers of marine life in the world. This barrier reef is part of the Great Western Atlantic Reef Belt, also known as the Mesoamerican reef, the second most important in the world after the great barrier in Australia. Our suggestion is that when you visit the island of Cozumel you find the time to visit all the important sites.
The island measures 65 kilometers from north to south and 18 kilometers from east to west, its people are very friendly.
If you plan to stay a few days to get to know the whole island and the most important reefs, here we present five of the best reefs on the island that you should not miss:
Santa Rosa wall
It is one of the most emblematic reefs and is characterized for being only for deep dives because it is a large vertical wall that measures several hundred meters. It has ledges and caves and its depth ranges between 10 and 30 meters. Although the reef is surrounded by fast currents, the interior is calm
Diving in Tunich tip
Due to the fast currents that can be found, here it is important to have experience as a diver. You can find a variety of marine life such as groupers, turtles and green moray eels. Although there is not a great variety of fish, the coral formations are so colorful and interesting that you will not miss seeing other animals.
It is one of the most popular reefs on the island. Here you can see coral masses known as “balls”, coral heads approximately three meters high and one to five meters wide, along with other marine species such as lobsters, moray eels and stingrays. Nearby is the sunken ship C53 Felipe Xicoténcatl, in 2000 it became an artificial reef now it is home to many species of tropical fish and is found at a depth of between 18 and 24 meters.
It is one of the most popular for night diving. The southern area consists of three reefs parallel to the coast where you can find a great variety of huge sponges, fish, mollusks and corals. The northern area consists of two reefs a little deeper. And you can also go snorkelling.
Here you can dive to depths of up to 30 meters. It is part of the National Marine Park of the island. Here you can explore caves and meet sharks, barracudas and other great creatures. La Herradura, a reef that belongs to the same group, has a curve of large very colorful coral formations. Palancar gardens, a formation that is not to be missed.