While our team is still exploring the best dive and snorkeling spots in the north of the island besides those 3 listed on the map, we already offer departures from the piers in front of Pro Dive’s bases at The Westin, El Cozumeleño and Melia Cozumel.
It is important to remark that the departures in the North of Cozumel strongly depend on the weather or sea conditions and level of experience of each diver, as the currents can be unpredictable and strong here. For this reason, besides the dive packages in the North we continue to offer transfers to our dive centers in the South, including pier access and lunch at the Allegro Cozumel, either included in your dive package or available at an additional fee.
Some of Cozumel’s northern dive sites include
1. Cantarel/ Eagle Ray Wall – 21-27m/ 60-90ft
Divers descend along the wall to hang on to a handy cut and wait for the spotted eagle rays to show up. They are usually around all year, however larger numbers can be admired between January and March when they migrate to the cooler waters.
The wall is rich with all kinds of fish, and pelagic species are likely to pass by in the blue.
This dive is for experienced divers, as the currents can be very strong and unpredictable.
2. San Juan – 21-25m/ 69-80ft
This beautiful reef is usually a second dive after Barracuda or the Eagle Ray Wall. On days with calm weather and sea conditions, you will be blown away by the gorgeous fields of finger coral that is home to hundreds of Damselfish, barrel sponges in interesting shapes, schools of French Grunts hiding under the overhangs, and areas with lettuce coral.
Talking about being blown away, on days with unstable weather conditions and rougher seas, you can take this literally, as you will precisely do just that – race along the reef in the fast, strong currents.
3. Barracuda – 27-36 m/ 90-120ft
Believe it or not, this could be your fastest and longest dive ever, as you could easily drift several miles when the current is running fast. Big pelagic species are common, as well as eagle rays, lots of turtles, lobsters, nurse sharks, the endemic Cozumel Splendid Toadfish, French Grunts, crabs and moray eels, but taking photos of them is more than a challenge at that speed.
Because of the severity of conditions, the Port Captain monitors and restricts recreational diving in this area heavily.
Additionally to our existing adventures in Cozumel, we plan to offer the following experiences in the near future. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and inquiry!
- Glass Bottom Boat Tour
- Sunset Cruise
- Isla de la Pasión Tour
- North Island Snorkeling Combo
- Night Snorkeling
There’s so much more for you to look forward to! Feel free to check out our recent blog posts to learn more about Cozumel, and stay tuned for more details about diving, snorkeling and excursions in the North!
How to start your Cozumel Adventure?
- Join Pro Dive International as a certified diver. (price lists)
- Boost your skills and experience by becoming a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialist, and/ or Enriched Air Diver, as Nitrox is FREE with Pro Dive.
- Sign up for our excursions.
- Contact us for guidance and reservation.