SCUBA DIVE SITES
Isla Mujeres has some of the best dive sites for scuba diving. From Open Water to Advance dive sites. MUSA, drift diving, night dives, and more...
MUSA - AN UNDERWATER MUSEUM
Get ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure with MUSA (The Museum of Subaquatic Art). Here you can explore the incredible underwater world and take in breathtaking, masterfully crafted statues created by renowned artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. With sculptures made from non toxic cement placed 9 meters deep around Isla Mujeres’ Manchones Reef System, this is an unbeatable diving experience for divers of all levels! Whether you're a beginner or experienced scuba enthusiast - don't miss out on this exciting vacation destination that offers something truly unique.
Come explore the vibrant colors and life of Manchones Reef, part of the second largest reef system in the world. Located off Isla Mujeres' tip at depths ranging from 9 to 12 meters, five nearby dive sites allow visitors to easily witness extraordinary creatures such as turtles, nurse sharks, parrotfish, angelfish and more up close with minimal current hindrance! Don't miss this unique chance for a fun exciting vacation into one of Earth's most captivating natural wonders.
C55 - WRECK DIVE
Embark on an adventurous scuba diving exploration with ARM Teniente Juan de la Barrera, aka C-55! Located at 22 meters deep and intentionally sunk in 1999 to become a dive site for visitors like you. From mid November through February yearly it is home of the majestic eagle ray migration. Hurricane Wilma left its mark in 2005 when she broke apart this ship now leaving only part of her stern accessible for divers' penetrating pleasure.
C58 - WRECK DIVE
Embark on an unforgettable voyage to Isla Mujeres! The USS Harlequin, or C-58 as it's known here, is a sunken ship found at 26 meters that was used during World War II and purchased by Mexico in 1962. Now converted into the perfect dive site for advanced divers with strong currents--it offers unbelievable sights of stunning marine life no matter what time of year you visit. From mid November through February hundreds of magnificent eagle rays can be seen "flying" gracefully above you - creating memories guaranteed to last a lifetime! This isn't just any ordinary reef; because Hurricane Wilma split this historic vessel in two parts there are now even more secret crevices to explore while taking advantage your specialty wreck diving course if all else fails. So venture out and discover something remarkable today when visiting Isla Mujeres' very own underwater gem:USS Harlequin (C-58)!
TURTLE MATING DRIFT DIVE
Dive into the depths of Punta Sur off Isla Mujeres and drift away on an exciting 3 mile journey! A true thrill seekers paradise, this strong current dive will bring you past some incredible sights - from loggerhead and green turtles coming to breed in their natural habitat between May-July, to a centuries old pirates ship's anchor encased in coral. Make sure your diving skills are up for it before exploring these amazing submerged wonders!
Embark on a magical nighttime adventure and explore the secrets of Isla Mujeres beneath the crystal-clear waters. As you plunge into depths between 9 to 12 meters, marvel at the vibrant colors emitted from coral and sponges that come alive in total darkness! Put your dive light aside for this one moment, wave your hand through these mystical waters full of life - witness octopus, lobster & turtles spread bioluminescence with each gentle gesture. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Fun Exciting Vacation while discovering what lies within Manchones Reef after sunset!
LA BAHIA - CROSS OF THE BAY
Venture out to the crystal waters of Sac Bajo and El Farito for a fun-filled snorkeling adventure! With only 3 to 5 meters deep, you can get up close with colorful coral reefs - which used be lined by elkhorn before Hurricane Wilma. Plus, MUSA has placed “pots” made from marine cement that act as hiding spots for fish and promote new growth in corals. Enjoy floating along with the current between each pot - an exciting surprise awaits at every turn! And don't forget about captivating views during your visit to 'The Lighthouse' (El Farito), where natural formations surround this Must See destination like no other!
DREAMCATCHER - CROSS OF THE BAY
Ready to explore a stunning underwater world? Come uncover the mystery of Manchones Reef and its breathtaking Dreamcatcher. Dive deep past an immense 3-meter bronze cross, erected in honor of all those lost at sea - then step towards two incredible statues created by renowned artist Jason DeCaires Taylor: 'Man on Fire', where you can blow bubbles right through him; and the awe-inspiring 'Dreamcatcher'. Marvel at exotic coral formations that have formed over time! An unforgettable vacation awaits.
SLEEPING SHARK CAVE
At Sleeping Shark Cave, explore what Ramon Bravo and Jaques Cousteau discoved - a unique phenomenon of nurse sharks 'sleeping' in swim-throughs due to the current. It's now an exciting spot for spearfishing invasive lionfish or doing some thrilling swim-throughs! Come brave the depths with us at this incredible vacation destination!
PUNTA NEGRA / GRAMPIN
Deep below the turquoise waters of Isla Mujeres, two unforgettable drift dives await - Punta Negra and Grampin. Keep an eye out for larger fish such as Grouper and you might even be lucky enough to spot a juvenile Black Tip Reef Shark! Explore this mesmerizing underwater paradise over 2 days with wreck dives included, ready year-round for divers of all skill levels.
PADI® DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS
Looking to make a difference in the world while on your next vacation? Join us for a PADI Dive Against Debris adventure! As part of this fun and exciting experience, you will scuba dive with certified instructors at Isla Mujeres; helping clean up debris from the ocean floor. Not only can it count towards earning an Advanced Course or Specialty Certifications but its suitable for all ages 10 years+ looking to do good during their break away. Come join us as we create positive change...one dive site at time!