Top ScubaEarth Dive Sites – Cozumel

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With details and reviews on more than 50,000 dive sites around the world, ScubaEarth can be a huge help when planning your next scuba diving holiday. Here are a few great dive sites to get you started.

Cozumel, Mexico

 Isla Cozumel is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the Caribbean. Cozumel has all the ingredients for a great getaway: friendly locals, good food, lively nightspots, towering coral formations, warm water, great underwater visibility and white sandy beaches. Peaceful currents make for serene drift dives at most dive sites. Sea turtles and spotted eagle rays are common, as is 45-metre/150-feet of visibility. Truly, a world-class dive experience.

Cozumel Scuba Diving Reef

photo credit: Ty Sawyer

Punta Sur/Devil’s Throat
When you visit Cozumel, it’s only a matter of time until someone brings up Devil’s Throat.  Located at the southern tip of the island, Devil’s Throat is a descent through a series of caverns with an exit point near recreational diving limits. For divers with good buoyancy skills and a background in deep dives, this is a dive experience you won’t soon forget.

Columbia Reef
Columbia Reef includes two dive sites: Columbia Deep and Columbia Shallows. Would you like to see turtles? A lot of turtles? Ask your boat crew to set a course for Columbia Shallows. This lush, photogenic reef is also a favorite with underwater photographers and videographers.

Palancar Garden
Divers of all levels will enjoy drifting over the beautiful coral gardens of Palancar Reef. This is also a popular site for divers who enjoy swim-throughs and interesting underwater formations. Butterfly fish, angelfish, and parrot fish are common.

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Cozumel Scuba Diving