Punta Tunich is one of our top choices for experienced divers
drift diving in Mexico.
The site is renowned for its strong and turbulent currents, so
divers should keep a close eye on their depth gauge. It's a
beautiful wall dive that begins on a flat sandy area leading to a
vertical drop-off. Along the top of the wall, between 18-21 metres,
divers can spot the weird and wacky Cozumel toadfish hiding within
the reef, as well as larger barracuda and eagle rays swimming
nearby. Divers may also spot patrolling nurse sharks out in the
blue if they're lucky.
Paso Del Cedral
For keen underwater photographers, Paso Del Cadral is not to be
missed. It's one of the best sites for drift diving in Mexico, with
moderate to strong currents, fun swim throughs and scenic
overheads. It's a shallow drift dive, with a depth of between six
and 18 metres, suitable for intermediate divers. There's an
abundance of fish throughout the dive, including large black
groupers and parrotfish, and large schools of snappers, grunts and
porkfish. Turtle and nurse shark sightings are also relatively
Barracuda Reef is the ultimate drift dive to conquer in Mexico.
The extremely strong and unpredictable currents mean that special
authorisation is required to dive in this spot, however expert
divers will be rewarded with sightings of eagle rays, nurse sharks,
turtles and large schools of barracudas and jacks.
Lastly, we recommend Paradise Reef as it is perfect for
beginners looking to go drift diving in Mexico. With a depth
between nine and 12 metres, this shallow dive site has mild
currents and is also a popular night dive. During the day, divers
drift by schools of colourful reef fish, snappers and grunts.
However, once the sun sets, there are lobsters, octopuses and king
crabs in the area.
Cozumel Island is synonymous with drift diving in Mexico, and
there are a range of dive sites to discover. Whether you're new to
drift diving or a seasoned expert, our team can help you put
together your dream itinerary for your next diving holiday.