Tikila Beach

Located just south of town, this is a great entry point for confined and open water training. Max depth 20 feet and partially protected from the current. Also great for night dives & photographers.

Good spot for macro photography, including regular seahorse sightings. Coral reef restoration area is just to the north, the artificial reefs attract a wide variety of marine life.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 24 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Paradise Reef

One of the most popular dive sites in Cozumel, Paradise Reef is actually three separate patch reefs running parallel to shore and is accessible by both shore and boat. This is one of the few good shore-accessible dive sites on the island. Max depth is 45 feet so this is a good site for beginners and snorkelers.

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Palace Reef

Cozumel Palace Hotel is an all inclusive five star hotel, from where you have access to the Palace Reef.

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Tormentos

Tormentos is a very popular second dive among Cozumel dive charters due to its shallow depth (averaging around 65 feet) and little to no current. The reef is very healthy and full of life; a photographer’s dream.

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Chankanaab

Chankanaab is a marine park accessible from shore at the Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park where you can lounge on the beach, swim with dolphins, have lunch at the restaurant, hike around the Mayan ruins, or snorkel and dive the Chankanaab reef right from shore.

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Chankanaab Balones

This reef is in front of Chakanaab Park. Mild currents make this a good dive for novices. The abundance of sea life make this an interesting dive for all levels, although it can be deeper in some areas (average 70 feet) so good air consumption is important to maximize bottom time.

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Cozumel

Cozumel is one of the most popular dive destinations in the world and caters to divers with many diver-specific hotels year-round. Sitting just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel boasts crystal clear, warm waters every day of the year and is home to a wide array of marine life.

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La Palomita

Great dive site for novice divers, photographers, and night dives. Max dept 30-40 feet; current varies from slow to moderate so even though it’s close to shore, shore diving is not recommended.

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Cantarel

Cantarel is a beautiful wall with nice drop-offs. In the right season, it is common to find groups of eagle rays. It is better to treat it as a strong drift dive, jump all together, and come out altogether. It can have a strong current, sometimes pushing out or/and down the wall.

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Yucab Reef

Being a shallower reef, Yucab is a very popular second dive for many of the Cozumel dive charters. The reef is very colorful and healthy with lots of hard coral species and huge barrel sponges. There is usually a strong current here so this is always done as a drift dive.

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Agua Negro

Blackwater Diving is the new “thing“ in Cozumel. Entry point is 3-4 miles off the coast of Cozumel Island over the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef System

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