Welcome to Cancun
Cancun is also referred to as the Miami of Riviera Maya and has a lot to offer to visitors of all ages and passions. Cancun is easy to reach from Europe or the US, thanks to the strategic airport Benito Suarez.
Scuba Diving in Cancun
Diving conditions in Cancun
- Best time to go ocean diving: December to April
- Less crowded: May to September
- Water temperature: Jan-March around 79°F (26°C) May-Nov around 83°F (28°C)
- Visibility: Excellent all year round 75ft+ (25m+)
- Great for: Nurse sharks, eagle rays, plenty of fish, MUSA Cancun – underwater museum
- Suitable for: both Open water & Advanced divers and discovery dives for non-divers
MUSA – SubAquatic Museum
2 dives – suitable for both beginners and open water divers – at 30ft / 9m
If you’re looking for diving sites around Cancún this is one of the major highlights. You will see more than 475 statues of people, animals, cars where a coral reef has started to grow already. You will see works from different artists such as Julian DeCaires, Roberto Díaz Abraham, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes y Karen Salinas Martinez, and many more. Doesn’t matter what your diving level is – both diving and snorkeling are an option and great to do.
Prices for MUSA Scuba Diving Tours
|MUSA Museum 2 Dives||Prices in USD / per person||Duration||Get this Tour|
|MUSA Museum 2 Dives from Cancun||$174||10am – 1pm||Book Now|
|MUSA Museum 2 Dives from Tulum||$224||8am – 3:30pm||Book Now|
|MUSA Museum 2 Dives from Playa Del Carmen||$214||9am – 12pm||Book Now|
2 dives – suitable for both beginners and open water divers – at 31ft/10mts
South of Isla Mujeres Manchones Reef is a very popular spot for the diving community. It has almost two miles in length. Marvelous and colorful corals are home to big Manta Rays, loggerhead turtles, dolphins, moray eels, and hundreds of tropical fishes. Some parts are shallow, perfect for beginners.
Wreck of the C-58, USS Harlequin
2 dives – for advanced divers at 100ft / 30m, great for: barracuda, eagle rays
This former WWII US Navy minesweeper was bought by the Mexican Navy and then descended to the deep so it can become an artificial reef. Advanced divers can enjoy exploring this amazing shipwreck. The Ko’ox Team Members will advise on how to dive here if you are just an Open Water diver.
|Ocean Dives from Cancun||Prices in USD||Duration||Get this tour|
|1 Ocean Dive from Cancun||$134||07:40am – 1:30pm||Book Now|
|2 Ocean Dives||$174||07:40am – 1:30pm||Book Now|
|3 Ocean Dives from Cancun||$194||07:40am – 1:30pm||Book Now|
|2 Dives Cozumel Reef from Cancun||$284||6:30am – 4pm||Book Now|
Top Cenotes for Scuba Diving Near Cancun
2 dives – for certified open water divers or advanced divers / Best conditions for Cenote Diving: May till September.
These sinkholes are very popular sites to visit – a must-see – you should definitely try swimming, diving or snorkeling in one of these wonders of nature.
Cenote Zapote – Hell’s Bells: One of the hidden gems, reserved for divers mostly. It is one of the most beautifully decorated flooded caves in the area. The so-called Hell’s bells are a splendid view.
Cenote Eden: Great option for beginners, diving in this quiet and open cavern is a wonderful diving experience, even for non-cave certified divers. Prepare to get astonished by the light effects.
Chikin Ha Cenote: Great option for beginners, diving in this quiet and open cavern is a wonderful diving experience, even for non-cave certified divers. Prepare to get astonished by the light effects.
TajMa Ha Cenote: Located very close to Cancun Hotel Zone, one of the most beautifully decorated with stalactites, light effects and wonderful formations. People know this as “Taj Mahal” but it is a modified Taj MaHa due to -Ha- meaning water in the Mayan language. Good for beginners and Open water certified. A refresher dive is highly advisable.
Dos Ojos Cenote: Easy access, the most popular one, the most prestigious one. Take a look at it, literally, Dos Ojos means Two Eyes. If you are coming to Cancun for diving, the trip would not be complete without a visit to Dos Ojos. Big formations and spectacular light effects in crystal clear water.
|Cenote Tours from Cancun||Price||Duration||Get this tour|
|1 Cenote Dive from Cancun||244USD||8am – 1:30pm||Book Now|
|2 Cenote Dives from Cancun||274USD||8am – 1:30pm||Book Now|
|PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 1 Ocean Dive from Cancun||154USD||1:30pm – 4pm||Book Now|
|PADI Open Water Course – 4-5 Checkout Dives from Cancun||574USD||2-3 days||Book Now|
Swim with Whale Sharks
Whale Shark season is from June till September.
This glorious spectacle is on the bucket list of most of us. Can you picture yourself swimming right next to the biggest fish in the world, which can be ten times your size? Do not miss it!
|Whale shark tour + lunch||Prices in USD / per person||Starts at||Get this Tour|
|Whale shark tour from Cancun||204USD||7:45am||Book Now|
|Whale shark tour from Tulum||264USD||Starts at 5:30am||Book Now|
|Whale shark tour from Playa del Carmen||214USD||Starts at 6am||Book Now|
Please mind that there’s no pick up included. Ask us about the most convenient pick up location.
Nichupté Lagoon – Paddle Board or Kayaking
Can you imagine the peace in the mangrove those minutes before the sun goes up or down? Enjoy paddle boarding or kayaking. Explore the diversity of the flora and fauna that live inside these channels. Enjoy and admire nature!
The season is from November till May, great wind raises up great waves.
Kitesurfing h to be on your wishlist of things to do in Cancún. Do not miss the opportunity! It is a water sport that mixes different elements and characteristics of wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding, paragliding and skateboarding. Why not do everything at once? Our professional team has more than 10 years of experience teaching and practicing this sport. We like to tell you that this is about making friends and enjoying the experience, we assure you that your time will be totally worth it.