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.

Great variety of marine life, molluscs, crustaceans, coral formations, sandbanks, seaweed meadows, and a big congregation of different types of fish, turtles, rays etc.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 17 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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