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1788 Logged Dives

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.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Artificial Reef

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 12m

Visibility

  • 17m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Emperors
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Emperors
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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