Krystal Cancun Timeshare knows that both Cancun and Cozumel are excellent destinations for scuba diving given its wide variety of flora, fauna, and many diverse coral reefs. Right off the bat, one of the best Cancun scuba sites is also one of the most exciting scuba and snorkel sites in the entire world, and that would be the “Museo Subacuatico de Arte” or MUSA.
Krystal Cancun Timeshare suggests MUSA is an art museum underwater and among the works you can observe are the sculptures of renowned British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Now based in Puerto Morales in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, very close to where Cancun is also located, deCaires Taylor’s work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the BBC, as well as well-known print publications such as USA Today and The Guardian among others.
Krystal Cancun Timeshare recommends visiting MUSA Museum – Underwater Museum of Art
Other artists who have sculptural works on display in this entire one-of-a-kind art museum are esteemed Mexican artists Roberto Diaz Abraham, Karen Salinas Martinez, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes, and Salvador Quiroz Ennis.
Krystal Cancun Timeshare recommends hiring a reputable tour company to take you out to MUSA. You will want to have an experienced guide to keep you safe and also make the most of your visit. There is a multitude of dive shops in Cancun, so do your research first and find one with a lot of local experience and an excellent safety rating to ensure your trip is the best it can be.
Located at about an hour’s drive from Cancun, Playa Del Carmen is famous among scuba divers and snorkellers for its amazing coral reef that you’ll find at about a kilometer out from the shore. The water is beautiful crystal clear with amazing visibility. Along the reef, you will be able to observe the multicolored tropical fish and sponges for approximately 30 meters in every direction.
Most of the hotels and resorts in Cancun have a shuttle that goes to the charming village of Akumal. The beaches in Akumal have protected areas with barrier reefs that form enclosures with exceptionally calm waters. Akumal is one of the Cancun scuba sites that’s best suited for the beginner’s level scuba diving and snorkeling as the water is not too deep.
The island of Cozumel is located close to Cancun and is accessible by ferry. It’s the second most populated island in Mexico and is surrounded by a wide variety of scuba diving and snorkeling spots. Cozumel is world renown for being one of the top destinations for divers of all different levels of skill and experience.
One of the best places for novice scuba divers is Laguna de Chankanaab. This lagoon links up to the ocean by way of an underground tunnel that’s easy to traverse. The tunnel is filled with flora and fauna that you won’t find anywhere else which makes this a once in a lifetime dive experience.
Other scuba sites accesible from Cozumel that are perfect for beginner scuba divers are Paraiso Norte, Paraiso Sur, La Herradura, La Pared de Villa Blanca, and Los Jardines el Palancar.
For more intermediate scuba divers, Santa Rosa with its extremely large underwater wall offers an amazing experience, as do Paseo del Cedral, Punta Tunich, San Francisco, and Tormentos.
Advanced Scuba Diving in Cozumel
Highly experienced scuba divers. From all over the world head straight from Cancun to Cozumel. They can dive in the world famous scuba site that is Palancar with its four different points of entry: Las Cuevas (the caves), Los Jardines (the gardens), La Herradura (the horseshoe), and its great deep zone.
Colombia and Punta Sur are also famous diving spots with their deep underwater canyons and extraordinary marine life. Punta Sur is also a favored spot for night diving.
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