Whether you’re an experienced scuba diver with a PADI certificate or you’re looking to take your first scuba class look no further than Isla Mujeres, which is located in the Caribbean sea, offers a myriad of world class dive spots and makes an ideal vacation spot for a scuba diving focused vacation.
Multiple scuba diving companies offer PADI certification courses, which last 3-5 days and will teach you everything you need to know about safely diving in open water. One of the bonuses of earning your PADI certificate on the Isla Mujeres is that it boasts a variety of shallow reefs which make great training grounds for a newbie scuba diver. Better yet, the water off the coast of the Isla Mujeres is crystal clear, so you’ll be able to view an abundance of sea life.
Isla Mujeres scuba diving spots:
If you’re already PADI certified you may be interested in exploring some of the following dive spots.
1. The Cave of the Sleeping Sharks
This spot was made famous by world renown undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. The fresh water bubbles which are found inside the cave, make sharks groggy which allows divers to get up close and personal with a variety of species of sharks.
2. The Manchones Reef
The Manchones Reef is rich in coral which attracts schools of snapper, blue tangs and grunts. If you’re lucky you may even spot a rare angel fish or a spotted trunkfish. Should you explore the Manchones Reef you’ll also come across the Cruz de la Bahia, which is a large stone cross which was placed in the reef in 1997 to celebrate the life of Ramon Bravo, a local underwater photographer.
3. The Tavos Reef
The Tavos Reef is a small reef which offers a variety of naturally formed tunnels and crevices, to explore. It also attracts both grey and white-tip reef sharks who can be found swimming through the reef’s tunnels and arches.
4. El Frio
El Frio is a cargo ship which sunk, approximately 7 miles off the coast of Isla Mujeres. If you’re an experienced diver and feel confident about diving down 100 feet, you might be lucky enough to spot a sea turtle or a manta ray.
As the Isla Mujeres boasts over 50 dive spots, the hardest thing to do is choosing a dive spot for the day. Better yet, go to www.islamujeresvacations.com and book your scuba diving excursion with the best companies on the island, that will take you to the island’s best dive sites.