Tortugas Reef

Tortugas is a relatively flat reef with a gradual slope from 15m to 40m (50ft to 130ft) and is covered with corals. The dive site has a medium strong to very strong current normally flowing from south to north, this is an Advanced Dive Site.

Wildlife encounters include spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks, lots of turtles, stingrays, moray eels, tons of reef fish, and colorful corals and sponges.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 21 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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Shangri La

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Chun Zumbul

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Pargo Cave

A perfect coral reef for beginners, students of underwater photography and great place for the second shallower dive after a deep one. It has a sculpture, the “Virgen del Carmen“ of a conch shell, more than 2m high underwater to take a keepsake photo of the memory of diving in Playa Del Carmen.

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Chun Zumbul Deep

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Moc Che Deep

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