The most stunning dive sites in Cozumel you wouldn’t want to miss
The dive sites in Cozumel are undoubtedly some of the most dazzling in the world. Dramatic seascapes, breathtaking swim throughs, lush walls, speedy drifts and a wrecks. The reefs of Cozumel are a stunning part of the Mesoamerican reef system and the best dive sites can be found on the south-west part of the island, which is a marine protected area.
Palancar offers one of Cozumel’s most stunning reefs and topography. Located on the Southwest side of Cozumel, it belongs to the Mesoamerican Great Barrier Reef, the second-largest in the world. It was introduced to the public by the famous Jacque Cousteau. Since 1996 it’s been a part of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park (Marine Protected Area) to preserve the natural beauty of underwater paradise. Palancar stretches for miles following the contour of the island and splits into four different dive sites Gardens, Caves, Bricks and Horseshoe.
Depth: 8-25 m | Currents: Mild | Good for Beginners
Depth: 12-30 m | Currents: Mild to Strong | Good for Experienced Divers
Depth: 15-35 m | Currents: Mild | Great for Photographers