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The Best Diving in Mexico

Looking for the best diving in Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top diving spots in and near Mexico

  • Akumal, Mexico

    Swim with Sea Turtles in Akumal

    Just 25km north of Tulum and 39km south of Playa del Carmen lies Akumal Bay. Despite its proximity to the big vacation destinations and massive resorts, Akumal remains relatively quiet. There are several ways to get there, the easiest being by rental car which are insanely cheap in Mexico. Parkin...
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  • 20.228749,-87.458545, Mexico

    Swim in Cenote Calavera

    While there is not much development to the cenote beyond an entrance booth and a short tiled path leading to the cenote, it's a great visit for the more adventurous crowd. Cenote Calavera consists of three holes that visitors can jump into: the large opening, and two smaller holes. About 3m below...
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  • Los Cabos, Mexico

    Relax at Playa el Arbolito

    If you want to enjoy a great beach and experience some excellent snorkeling, head a few miles down the dirt road south from Cabo Pulmo to Playa Arbolitos. A small entrance fee allows you to use their rustic bathroom and showers. They rent kayaks and snorkeling gear if you need it. It's also possi...
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  • 20.246280,-87.464752, Mexico

    Swim in Gran Cenote

    The water is cool and beautifully clear in blue tones and remains around 20˚C, and the cave system supports fish and freshwater turtles which lucky swimmers may get have the opportunity to see. This is one cenote where it is worth bringing or renting a snorkel and mask for, as the caves create an...
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  • 24.244661,-110.151240, Mexico

    Camp at El Saltito

    Most visitors to La Paz (understandably) head to the incomparable Playa Balandra, but if you are looking for solitude, El Saltito is just a few minutes away and features incredible snorkeling, a massive forest cardon, and a fantastic sunrise view.To get there head out of town on Colosio, past For...
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  • Rancho Viejo, Mexico

    Swim in Cenote Car Wash

    Cenote Car Wash, known locally as Cenote Aktun-Ha, received its name for a time when area cab drivers would park adjacent to the pool to wash their cars. Those times are past, and the cenote today remains under the ownership of a friendly family.  Cenote Car Wash is probably the most reasonably-p...
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  • Xelhá, Mexico

    Swim Cenote Tajma-Ha

    This cenote is popular with divers, owing to its access to a complex underground cave system reaching a depth of about 15 meters, entering into multiple rooms. While popular amongst divers, swimmers will likely find no one else on the water's surface, so it makes for a quiet and relaxing stop. Th...
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