cozumel reef guide

Cozumel Reef Guide: For Divers and Snorkelers available now at Amazon. Far more info in the book! .

Reef Map - Click on an individual reef name below or from the list on the right to see the reef description and photos.

image 1 Barracuda reef cantarel or Eagle Ray Wall Yellow House san juan reef

Reef List

Barracuda Wall (90'-120'+)
San Juan (40'-50')
Cantarel (Eagle Ray Wall) (60'-90')
Villa Blanca Wall (50'-60')
Paradise Reef (30'-40')
Las Palmas (40'-70')
Chankanaab (35'-40')
Playa Corona (20'-40')
Tormentos (50'-60')
Yucab (40'-50')
Punta Tunich (50'-120'+)
San Francisco Wall (45'-120')
Santa Rosa Wall (50' - 120+)
Paso del Cedral (50'-60')
La Francesa (30'-60'
Punta Dalila (40'-60')
North of Palancar(40'-60')
Palancar: Gardens (30'-80')
Palancar: Horseshoe (50'-90')
Palancar: Bricks (50'-90')
Colombia (60'-90')
Colombia Shallows(30'-50')
Colombia Deep (60'-120')
Punta Sur (90'-120')
Maracaibo (70' - 150+)

Note: not every reef or dive is listed here. These are the most popular dive sites in Cozumel. If you would like us to add a dive site, please contact us. At this time we do not have information about some of the dive sites, especially on the east side. We will create a page for those sites when a diver wishes to contribute a description and some photos.

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Careyitos Advanced Divers

Tired of Cattle boats, or small bumpy boats. Here is what you get with Careyitos Advanced Divers:

  • Long 75 minute dives - if you have the air, they have the time
  • Fresh lunch with fruit, veggies, sandwiches, etc
  • Big cabin for shade and sun deck for sun lovers. Small groups by ability. Usually about 8 divers on the boat.
  • Knowledgeable and trained dive masters and staff.
  • Know how to avoid the crowds underwater to see the most wildlife.
  • If you are a beginner or need that extra help, you can dive with your own private divemaster
  • Leave the dock at early morning wake up in the dark. Back around 3:30PM. 2 longs dives. Bathroom on boat. Comfy!
  • This is Joel Cotton's pick as the best operator on the island. Email Joel at to have him introduce you to the boat.

Other dive sites or dives near Cozumel.

Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Snorkel

Playa Del Carmen Cenote Dive