Diving in Isla Mujeres is suitable to all levels. Many of the sites are shallow reefs with little to no current. For those with an advanced certification, a few deep wrecks await.
There are arches, ledges and even a few caves ripe for exploration. If you’re staying in Isla Mujeres for a good length of time, most dive operators are able to arrange trips to the mainland for diving in Cenotes or near Cancun.
Almost all of the dive sites around Isla Mujeres are accessible through a short speedboat ride.
There is no bad time to dive the Caribbean. In fact, the water temperatures remain constant year-round and cool only slightly during the winter months, meaning it’s possible to dive approximately 300 days each year.
December to April is considered the best time to visit Mexico and therefore is the most popular time to dive in the Caribbean. These are the months in which you will find a great balance between topside and underwater conditions. Because the winter months constitute high season, you should make sure to book as early as possible in order to secure the best rate.
June to September in particular is the best season for whale sharks near this island.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
To reach Isla Mujeres, you must first fly to Cancun International Airport. From Cancun, ferries depart from four different locations. To reach these ferry terminals, you must arrange a private transfer, take the ADO bus or catch a colectivo to Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal. Most of the island’s attractions can be reached by foot. Taxis, rental scooters and golf carts can also be arranged.