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Frequently asked questions about scuba diving in Cancun

Updated: 6 days ago

How much does is it to go scuba diving in Cancun ?

The cost of your dive experience will vary depending on whether you're a certified diver or not. For certified divers, our dives in Cancun are priced at $110 USD, which includes 2 tanks, full scuba gear and wet suit, a certified guide, marine park fees, and a complimentary bottle of water on board.

If you're not yet certified, the price is $130 USD, covering 2 tanks, full scuba gear and wet suit, pool training, a PADI instructor, marine park fees, and a bottle of water on board.

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Can you dive in Cancun without certification ?

Yes absolutely! With our Discover Scuba Diving program, you can enjoy 2 thrilling dives. You'll receive a training in a swimming pool from one of our certified PADI instructors before heading out to explore the stunning underwater museum and reef.

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Can I get PADI Open Water in Cancun ?

Yes of course! We suggest visiting our article that provides a step-by-step guide on how to become a PADI certified diver when you are in Cancun.

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When is the best time to dive in Cancun ?

Well, the good news is that you can dive in Cancun all year round. The water temperature and the large vibility allows us to dive from January to December with some highlights.

Eagle rays are visiting Cancun's water every year from December to Mars.

We are going to Playa del Carmen to dive with the bull sharks from November to Mars and we are going to Isla Mujeres to snorkel with whale shark from May to September.

Is Cancun good for scuba diving ?

We firmly believe that the true beauty of Cancun lies beneath the waves. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Cancun, all our dive sites are located within a designated marine protected area. We're fortunate to boast a rich diversity of marine life, including two captivating shipwrecks and a vibrant, colorful reef.

Do you need a wet suit to dive in Cancun ?

The water temperatures in Cancun range from 28-30°C (82-86°F) between May and October, and from 26-28°C (78-82°F) from November to April. While a wetsuit may be advisable for deeper dives during the coldest months, we provide a 3mm shorty wetsuit for your comfort. In the warmest months, many of our customers opt for diving in a swimsuit or with a rash guard.

What do I need to bring to go scuba diving in Cancun ?

Essential items for your dive adventure in Cancun include a towel (showers available on-site), some cash for tipping the boat crew, and a rash guard if you prefer to dive with one.

How deep can you dive in Cancun ?

The depth of your dive in Cancun will depend on your certification level, experience, and the specific dive site you choose. In general, the average recreational dive in Cancun ranges from 30 to 82 feet (10 to 25 meters).

Musa & reef: 30 feet - 10 meters max

Punta Cancun reef: 55 feet - 16 meters max

C-55 & C-58 shipwreck: 82 feet - 25 meters max

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