Reefs

Cozumel is part of the second largest formation of coral reefs in the world, which starts at the Gulf of Mexico until Honduras. It is famous for its strong currents up till 3 knots.
Most of the dives start at the south part of the reef and the currents bring you to the northern part.
The water is crystal clear and visibility until 160 feet is no exception.
You can choose from 30 different reefs and every level of experience or dive ambition can find what they need.
reefs chart
reefs map
barracuda
Barracuda
Reef
Barracuda reef:
is the most northern reef on the west coast of the island and can only be visited by the most experienced divers.
Currents can be very strong up to 6 knots and chances for schools of barracudas, jacks are very common.
Eagle rays can be spotted at this site. 

Average depth: 25+ meters till infinity
Difficulty: ++++
Current: Very strong, sometimes unpredictable till 6 knots

Cardona reef
Cardona
Reef
Cardona reef:
is a perfect shallow dive for beginners. The currents are mild and there is plenty to see. Of course when you are experienced you can find all the critters from Cozumel just waiting for you to shoot them with your camera!

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Chunchacaab
Chunchakab
Reef
Chunchakab reef:
is different. The formations are formed parallel to the shore and you drift from formation to formation over tons of soft corals, gorgonians and huge fans.
Not a lot of divers go here, but we think this reef is definitely worth the dive!
There is normally is a moderate to strong current, the average depth is around 70 feet so any experienced diver could do this dive. It is a long trip on our small fast boats, so we need to see if nature permits to go.

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Colombia reef
Colombia
Reef
Colombia reef:
is a classic reef of Cozumel. We will start the dive on the sandy bottom and slowly go to the depths of the wall. It has the typical huge coral formations of the Cozumel waters, which are ten thousands of years old.
The reef has narrow tunnels in which you can find a variety of sponges and corals. The underwater live is abundant and it’s the place for the photographers amongst us

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Colombia shallow
Colombia
shallow
Colombia shallow:
is a shallow dive with a maximum of 35 feet.
The mild current brings you from the south of the reef slowly to the north and you can witness all the variety of the marine life of Cozumel.
This reef always gives us the feeling that we are diving in a real life aquarium!
This is a great dive site for any diver and you will find many coral fishes at the reef where the combination of depth and visibility makes great pictures.
This is a typical second dive and will be done on trips like Maracaibo, Punta sur or Colombia deep.

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Paso del Cedral
El Paso del
Cedral
El Paso del Cedral:
This reef just gives and gives!
It is always amazing after a dive on Paso del Cedral what you just have seen.
You can dive this reef several different ways and you always have a dive here to remember. Dive on it’s shallow platforms and you will find the biggest turtles and Angelfish on the island. When you dive the wall you will find green moray eels, sharks, huge lobsters.
Here you will fly over the reef along the wall and you will be just happy to be alive!

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Punta Francesa
La Francesa
Reef
La Francesa reef:
The French Lady or La Francesa is shallow dive, suitable for any diver.
You drop from the boat to the shallows on the sandy area and then slowly we will glide to the reef.
On this reef you can take your magnifying glasses to find all the smallest and most colorful marine life of Cozumel. Great for your micro underwater camera!

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Maracaibo reef
Maracaibo
Reef
Maracaibo reef:
is the most southern reef situated just outside the natural protection of the island. Maracaibo is a great dive for the experienced diver. Currents are strong during the whole year.
You have a free fall in the deep blue till you discover the wall at around 90 feet. In the middle of the dive you will find a huge arch fully grown with the most colorful corals and sponges of Cozumel.
On Maracaibo chances are big to spot larger marine life and reef sharks. The site can be visited only when weather conditions permit us to do this dive and for safety reasons we only dive this site with experienced divers.

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dive trips
Palancar
Bricks
Palancar Bricks:
gets its name of the red bricks you can still find on these reefs, which were dropped by a capsized boat decades ago.
People say you also can see those bricks used in some old house on Cozumel itself. Palancar bricks isn't a continuous wall, but a wall divided by sandy slopes dropping off into the abyss. The sand forms sand-glass shape aside of the formations giving you the feeling that time does not exist here anymore.

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dive trips
Palancar
Caves
Palancar Caves:
is a very popular deep dive and has a labyrinth of natural open-end swim troughs.
The combination of this together with the abundant marine life makes this reef great to take wide angle pictures!

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Punta Dalila
Punta
Dalila
Punta Dalila:
is a shallow reef formation with a maximum depth of 60 feet where any level of experienced diver can find there own underwater treasure moments.
The current normally is mild and will take you from south to the north, while you look at the nurse sharks, many turtles and moray eels.

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palancar Horseshoe
Palancar
Horseshoe
Palancar Horseshoe:
gets its name from the shape of its coral which form a big and a small horseshoe, which can be seen from the surface when there is not too much wind.
The boat will drop you exactly above the formations which start at around 30 feet, you can dive above a sandy slope looking at the spectacular formations or you can dive to the wall which eventually goes to infinity. Horseshoe is known for its own unique tunnels and swim throughs.

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palancar
Palancar
Reef
Palancar reef:
is the most famous reef of Cozumel. Known for its enormous coral heads which can reach the size of an apartment building. You can't see Palancar in just 1 dive it is simply to big. You find photos from this reef throughout whole the world.
Palancar Gardens is perfect for the non experienced and experienced diver. You can dive through numerous of swim troughs and you will get photo opportunities which will never bore you. Here you will find one of the biggest brain corals we have seen in our dive travels around the world.

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punta tunich
Punta Tunich
Wall
Punta Tunich Wall:
is an amazing wall dive. The currents can be very strong, so we prefer to dive this wall with experienced divers. There is so many under water life to see that you easily can do this wall a couple of times and always see something new!
The average depth of this dive is 70 feet.

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Santa Rosa Wall
Santa Rosa
Wall
Santa Rosa Wall:
is the most popular wall dive of Cozumel. You will start the dive descending to the wall and you will find lots of tunnels, caves and overhangs.
It is a deep dive and do not forget to look up when you are diving on this almost vertical wall. The formations above you are spectacular!

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Wreck
The wreck C-53
Felipe Xicotencatl
The wreck C-53 or Felipe Xicotencatl:
is 184 feet long, 33 feet wide, sits in about 80 feet of water and since it’s the only one of its kind here, it can only be referred as the Wreck of Cozumel. The armed ship C-53 sits on a sandy bottom between the popular dive sites of Tormentos and Chankanaab.

Average depth: 40 - 70 Feet
Difficulty: intermediate, advanced
Current: Mild to strong

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