Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Scuba diving information in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Akumal is a hidden treasure among the white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Surrounded beaches and swaying palm trees, it is nestled in a natural cove only one hour south of Cancun. Its beautiful coral reefs have created a protected bay, perfect for scuba diving, shore diving and world class scuba diving only a short boat ride away. Diving in Akumal takes place on the world's second largest barrier reef. You will find abundant coral and marine life along three different major spur and groove formations. The deep reef starts at a depth of approximately 60 to 70 feet and extends out in finger like ridges, and drops to between 100 and 140 feet of beautiful canyons. A second reef ranges from 50 to 70 feet in depth, making this a perfect choice for your second dive of the day. The shallow portion of the reef runs between 25 to 45 feet in depth with large Elkhorn formations. This area is ideal for photography and serves as an underwater "classroom" for students participating in training dives.

Water Temperature

Water temperatures average between 28ºC in the summer months and 25ºC in the winter months

Diving Suit

Complete wet suit or Wet suit with shorts.

Visibility under water

Visibility ranges between 50 to 150 feet due to the slight current that keeps the water ever-changing and clear.

Climate

Maximum temperatures around 30ºC and minimum 22ºC.

How to get there

The only means of transport is by plane. You can go to Mexico and may connect the United States (Miami) or Directly to Mexico City and then to Cancun.

Other Activities

In addition to visiting the beachs and Akumal Diving centers, you can visit other places like the amusement park Yal-Ku, nature reserve of Akumal, the Gallery Lamanai or else the wildlife park kuxi K'aax.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Which diving sites are located in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico? Below, you will find a list of all scuba diving sites in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico in which you can dive and snorkel.


Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Which diving sites in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of scuba diving sites in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico and a list of underwater photos for each diving site.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Which marine species can I observe in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico.

Scuba Diving centers in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

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Liveaboards in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

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Accommodation in Akumal, The Caribbean Coast , Mexico

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