7 Best Dive Sites in Cozumel in 2024




🌴 Cozumel is widely regarded as one of the world's top scuba diving destinations. Strong currents flow along the island's reefs which allows divers to effortlessly glide along the underwater landscapes. The reefs surrounding the island are teeming with diverse marine life, including colorful corals, sponges, and a wide variety of tropical fish.

The 7 Best Dive Sites in Cozumel

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Ship Wreck C-53, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Wreck

Ship Wreck C-53, Cozumel Dive Site

The C-53 Felipe Xicotencatl was a former Mexican navy minesweeper that was intentionally sunk in 2000 to create an artificial reef and a unique underwater attraction for divers.

Located off the southern coast of Cozumel, the wreck is known for its diverse marine life, with schools of fish, colorful corals, and other underwater creatures making it their home. Divers can explore the remains of the ship, including the bridge, deck, and various compartments.

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Palancar Gardens, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Boat Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Snorkel site

Palancar Gardens, Cozumel Dive Site

Palancar Gardens is part of the larger Palancar Reef system which is one of the most famous dive sites in Cozumel. The Gardens offer divers the opportunity to explore a diverse underwater landscape featuring impressive coral formations, and an abundance of marine life.

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Casa Blanca, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Boat Current Drift Salt water

Casa Blanca, Cozumel Dive Site

A beautiful reef named after the beachfront house that use to be white. Drift with the current and have your camera ready! This site is known for sightings of sharks, rays, turtles, and green moray eels.

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Palancar Horseshoe, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Boat Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Swim through

Palancar Horseshoe, Cozumel Dive Site

Palancar Horseshoe is another dive site that’s part of the Palancar Reef system, which is one of the most famous and extensive reef systems in Cozumel. The Horseshoe section is known for its horseshoe-shaped coral formations and impressive underwater landscapes. Divers can explore coral walls, canyons, tunnels, and swim-throughs while encountering a diverse array of marine life.

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Santa Rosa Wall, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Boat Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Swim through Wall

Santa Rosa Wall, Cozumel Dive Site

Santa Rosa Wall is another well-known and popular dive site in Cozumel. Typically, this site has stronger currents which can make the dive more challenging and exciting. Expect to encounter a variety of marine species, including reef fish, turtles, and rays while zooming along the reef.

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Yucab, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Boat Current Drift Salt water

Yucab, Cozumel Dive Site

Yucab is a popular dive site in Cozumel that is known for its vibrant coral formations and diverse marine life. Yucab features a gently sloping reef with a maximum depth that is suitable for beginner divers. The site offers opportunities to explore coral gardens and encounter a variety of marine species.

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Paradise Reef, Cozumel

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Dive Type:
Boat Current Drift Salt water

Paradise Reef, Cozumel Dive Site

Paradise Reef is known for its stunning coral formations and the abundance of marine species that inhabit the area. Divers can explore a variety of coral structures including colorful sponges, sea fans, and hard corals. The site is suitable for divers of different skill levels, making it a favorite among both beginners and experienced divers.

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