With an excellent barrier reef lying less than a mile offshore, Cayo Largo del Sur doesn’t fail to impress, making shore diving accessible. The reef is home to a vast conglomeration of creatures, from colorful parrotfish to sidling rays.
Off the reefs, you can explore caverns and grottoes, where weird creatures will greet you, hiding from the light. There is also a tremendous drop off, where you can swim alongside the wall, checking out the hundreds of varieties of corals and fishy beasts. Wreck divers, don’t be dismayed, there are sunken ships here for you to check out, as well.
This is a great spot to pick up some certifications, whether you want to wreck dive or cavern dive. Many spots make the perfect place for beginners, as the water is warm and calm.