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Puerto Morelos, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dive Sites   


All of these sites, except El Dorado and Punta Maroma, are in the National Marine Park of Puerto Morelos which is a protected wildlife area. A park use fee of $2 per day is required. The proceeds from this purchase go directly to the marine park to fund educational, conservation, and restoration programs.

JARDINES "GARDENS"- 15 minutes away from point of departure; 40-50 ft. (13-16 m.) A real "garden" of coral in a shallow spot with mild to no current and large variety of marine life; "Garden beds" of coral, lined up one after another, a very pleasant dive, good visibility, excellent for beginners.

LAS LOMAS- Pristine waters, 10 minutes from point of departure. 25-30 ft. (8-10 m.).On one side white sand and on the other side "the hills". Large barracudas, eagle rays and sea turtles can often be seen here. Current varies from strong to mild. 25-30 ft. (8-10 m.).

NITO'S PLACE- Ten minutes away from point of departure. Lots of short caves to swim through in shallow waters. Excellent for beginners testing their buoyancy skills. Immense coral heads reaching to the surface. No current. A very colorful place. Site has mooring line.

LA PARED- Ten minutes away from point of departure. 30ft. (10 m.) Huge wall reach to the surface. Excellent for beginners testing their buoyancy skills. Immense coral heads reaching to the surface. No current. A very colorful place. Site has mooring line.

CUEVONES- 15 minutes from point of departure. A string of small caves at 60 - 65 ft. (20-22 m.) deep, mild current, good visibility we often see large varieties of fish life, rays, eels, nurse sharks here.

PUENTES " BRIDGES"- Natural coral bridge, 30 feet long at 60 ft. (30 m.), 15 minutes from
point of departure; safe to go through, often large fish inside; slightly damaged by hurricane Wilma.

EL DORADO- Drift dive in a strong current, 65-70 ft. (21-23 m.) deep. Opportunity to see a
great variety of fish because of so much territory covered. Lots of moray eels, large sponges,excellent visibility. 20 minutes from point of departure. For divers with minium 15 dives.

THE SHIPWRECK "Juan Escutia C-56"-

30 minutes from point of departure. Used to be 85' deep now at 90' thanks to hurricane Wilma. This 120 foot navy ship, was submerged specifically for the purpose of creating more area for the reef to grow and as a great place for divers to visit. Safe to swim through from one end to the other. 3 levels of penetration. We often see large schools of fish, eagle rays, sharks, turtles, giant fish, and many types of amazing new coral growing in Puerto Morelos newest dive site.
First deck at 65' bottom deck at 90' Must be calm seas to visit because of strong currents. Mooring line runs from the surface to a large cannon on first deck of the ship. Spectacular marine life with 6 years of coral growing on the ship. Advanced divers only!

THE SHARK CAVES- Drift dive in a strong current, 95-120 ft. (29-35 m.) deep. Advanced divers only! Navigate back and forth across hilly terrain in search of the sharks that hide from the strong current in cave pockets. Great opportunity to see a wide variety as we will cover alot of area in the swift currents. 15 minutes from point of departure. For divers with minium 25 dives.

PUNTA MAROMA- 45 minutes away (halfway to Playa del Carmen). Advanced tech divers only! 130 ft. deep.Drift wall dive. Large animals, large everything. Extra charge for this site.

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