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Spectacular Scuba Diving in Cozumel

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

Diving Cozumel is high on any diver’s bucket-list and for very good reason. Scuba diving pioneer Jacque Cousteau famously said that:

“Cozumel is the most spectacular diving destination in the world”

The type of diving you likely take part in is drift diving which is an excellent way to see Cozumel’s reefs and beautiful coral formations. Most dive sites start around 90 feet, but there are very challenging sites such as Santa Rosa wall which is famous for raging currents and is considered one of the most beautiful dive sites in the marine park.

What makes Cozumel so spectacular is that you have an excellent chance of seeing:

  • Green sea turtles
  • Loggerhead turtles
  • Hawksbill turtles
  • Spotted eagle rays
  • Manta rays
  • Moray eels
  • Nurse sharks
  • Reef sharks (if you are lucky)
  • Healthy fan coral
  • Healthy brain coral
  • Healthy table coral


The best part about diving Cozumel is that the island is just a short ferry crossing away from Playa del Carmen, and all dive trips can be organized directly from the resort.

cozumel diving

Ah yes, the sport full of an immeasurable amount of beauty and adventure, experiencing the underwater ecosystem and all of its inhabitants. The only thing about scuba diving is finding a place that offers good scuba options and trips in a location that would truly give any adventurer an unreal experience! 


We may just have the perfect location for you. 


The Island of Wonder 

Cozumel Excursions

Located just a short 40 minute trip across the Caribbean Sea from Playa del Carmen lays Cozumel, an island full of wonders that go beyond your imagination. The vibrant atmosphere welcomes visitors from around the world to take part in an endless list of activities, from shopping and eating to driving around and seeing the gorgeous landscape. Oh, and of course, Cozumel’s perfectly situated location in the Caribbean Sea presents the perfect underwater activity to discover a seemingly new and untouched underwater world. Yes, we are talking about scuba diving!  


Scuba Diving In Cozumel

The Cozumel reef is part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest reef system on earth, also called the Great Mayan Reef, to represent the rich and ancient Mayan history in the area. Due to the unique species that call the colorful coral reef surrounding Cozumel home, it is often said to be one of the best scuba diving areas in the world. The Great Mayan Reef surrounding Cozumel boasts over 500 different species of fish and 65 different types of coral, creating a dream-like dive opportunity for those in love with the sport! 


Dive Sites in Cozumel 


Devil’s Throat and Punta Sur with Cathedral 

  • Depth: 90 – 120 feet
  • Level: Experienced Divers 


Colombia reef 

  • Depth: 50 – 100 feet
  • Level: Beginner- Experienced divers 


Palancar reef 

  • Depth:30 – 90 feet
  • Level: Beginner- Experienced divers 


Paso de Cedral and Santa Rosa reef 

  • Depth: 30 – 80 feet
  • Level:  Beginner Divers 


Yucab and Tormentos reefs 

  • Depth: 36 – 60 feet
  • Level: Experienced divers 


Paraiso und Chakanaab reef 

  • Depth: 30 – 45 feet
  • Level: Experienced divers 


Barracuda reef

  • Depth: 45 – 100 feet
  • Level: Experienced divers 


Cantrell Wall reef 

  • Depth: 66 – 100 feet
  • Level: Experienced divers 





Scuba Libre is a dive shop that has been in Playa del Carmen since 1998 and offers diving services managed by highly experienced and professional instructors and captains with a wide range of dive options and tripped planned and ready for you to hop on board! 


Diving in Cozumel with Scuba Libre 

Depending on the plan you choose with Scuba Libre, they make sure you have everything you need to have to fully experience the underwater world surrounding Cozumel to the fullest, all you need is your dive equipment, which is also available for rent if you need it! 


Now you may be wondering what makes Scuba Libre special over other diving companies, and that is its shop locations. Scuba Libre is the in-house dive operation at Sandos Playacar and Sandos Caracol in Playa del Carmen, only minutes away from the Cozumel Ferry. A place that offers guests on vacation a comfortable, affordable, and easy diving option. The perfect situation of Scuba Libre directly on-site at both resorts allows diving enthusiasts to travel from across the world with ease alongside their special someone, a group, or with the family, even if the rest of your group aren’t divers. The facilities, amenities, and services at both resorts are perfect for whoever decides to tag along during your next diving adventure. 

You can contact Scuba Libre at  

Diving in Cozumel

If you want to experience one of the biggest coral reefs in the entire world and indulge in a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see what exactly the breathtaking Caribbean Sea has to offer, a diving trip to Cozumel is perfect for you! So what are you waiting for, the sea awaits you!


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