Puerto Morelos is home to the
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System,
the second largest reef in the world. The section of reef located
directly in front of the town is a National Park, this means that it is
protected, providing some of the most amazing dive sites in the Mayan
This underwater playground is teeming
with sea life. On a typical dive you can expect to see hundreds of
varieties of fish along with barracudas, turtles, eels, rays and
occasionally a nurse shark or two. Water temperatures are usually around
25 - 30C (77 - 85 F) with visibility between 60 - 120 feet (20-40 meters)
Reef Diving – There are several
reef sites located a short boat ride off shore. Two of Brett's favorites
Puentes: a 60 foot (20 meter) dive with
natural bridges, swim throughs and larger fish.
The Gardens: a 45 foot (17 meter) dive
allows you to swim through the beautiful, colorful coral reef while seeing
multitudes of different sizes and colors of fish.
Sites: There are also several dive sites that are excellent and located in
only 30-35 feet (10-12 meters) for diver’s who are just starting out or
for those who want more bottom time.
Wreck Diving - There are two
accessible wrecks near Puerto Morelos, the closest gives you a dive of
around 90 feet (30 meters) to explore a navy boat that has become home to
coral, large fish and rays. Large swim-throughs allow you to explore
without needing wreck certification.
Cenote Diving - Unique to our
area, cenotes are caves filled with cool fresh water with visibility up to
150 feet (50 meters).
Over thousands of years a system of
underground caverns was formed on our limestone peninsula. Now you can
explore a strange world of stalactites and stalagmites in water so clear,
you appear to float in the air!