Gentle waves spilling onto Cancun’s beautiful beaches, with diverse flora and fauna, hint as to why this a great place to explore underwater life. In Cancun, scuba diving is one of the most popular sports for visitors.
Just looking at the sea inspires many to set out on an adventure filled with colorful fish, sponges, crustaceans, anemones, tunicates, and the whimsical shapes of coral reefs. To go diving or snorkeling in Cancun, visit the Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park in Benito Juárez, 22 miles south of Cancun, where diving sites such as Cuevones, Picudas and Caracol captivate fans of the sport. There are also ideal locations here for those looking for a gentle foray into the waters with the help of a snorkel.
Likewise, the nature reserves and water parks of Xcaret, Xel-Ha, or Wet and Wild, among many others, make Cancun scuba diving easy, letting visitors discover and photograph a variety of species.
To carry out these activities safety, it is recommended that you hire an experienced guide. In Cancun, it is also easy to find instructors who will give lessons and rental equipment suitable for enjoying this fascinating experience.