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4 Star
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196
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5 star dive center
Onsite
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Resort Highlights

  • Warm waters, amazing visibility and coral reefs rammed with hundreds of fish species
  • Spot turtles, sharks, dolphins, dugongs, whales, moray eels and more!
  • Relax with a complimentary local cocktail and enjoy blissful views of the Caribbean sea
  • Don’t miss out on diving inside jungle cenotes (no cavern qualifications necessary)
  • All-inclusive, super comfortable and stylish resort, right on the beach
  • Strikes the ideal balance of natural serenity and access to heaps of attractions
  • Just a stone’s throw from exciting 5th Avenue with its street performers and shops
  • Restaurants offering Mexican, Italian, Japanese or international fusion delicacies

Resort Description

Head to Playa del Carmen for perfect white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, calm Caribbean seas and schools of dazzling fish. Whether you’ve been diving for years or want to embark on the first open water dive of your life, this is an ideal setting for you. In this heavenly slice of the Yucatan Peninsula, you can spot more marine sea life than you could ever imagine! It’s a diver’s paradise with dolphins, numerous species of shark – including bull sharks and awe-inspiring whale sharks- minke whales, manatees and even sperm and humpback whales if you’re lucky! Amongst this gathering of marine mammals you’ll also encounter turtles, moray eels, numerous reef fish a lot of little critters hiding under rocks and inside crevices. Keep your eyes peeled for starfish- do you think you can spot more than 100 varieties? They are all there! Promise! Fancy something different altogether? Then head inland to a jungle cenote- a truly unique and unforgettable diving experience!

The Reef Coco Beach is the perfect base for exploring all that the area has to offer. To one side, you’ll find one of the nicest, whitest sand beaches the region has to offer, and to the other, you’ll find dense jungle for trekking and spotting all manner of land animals: monkeys, birds, you name it! Nearby is also the shopping and entertainment attractions of Playa del Carmen, including buzzing 5th Avenue with all its tasty restaurants, people watching and street performers. Staying at this resort guarantees you comfortable, clean and stylish all-inclusive accommodation overlooking the pool, sea or lush gardens. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, or choose from the 5 a la carte restaurants serving Mexican, Italian, Japanese and international fusion delights. Alternatively, if you’d rather a drink, select from a generous menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic local beverages at any of the 4 bars. The resort offers a selection of land and water based activities and excursions besides diving, such as snorkelling, parasailing, tennis, cultural trips, kayaking, cycling, massage, Spanish lessons, Xenses Park and more! 

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Explore diving around the The Reef Coco Beach

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving thanks to an offshore reef rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 metres/30 feet and great visibility make this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum, both south of Playa, are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 metres/130 feet are possible and the current can be a consideration. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.

Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even dip your head in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres in order to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest some.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the Bull Sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Warm water, top-notch visibility and incredible diversity of marine life
  • Publicized by diving idol Jacques Cousteau as one of best place to dive in the world
  • Spot sharks, turtles, marine mammals, moray eels and hundreds of coral species
  • Textbook conditions to suit Open Water Certifications
  • Drift, wreck, cenote and deep diving for more experienced divers looking for a challenge!
  • Strong emphasis on safety, professionalism and reliability
  • Large selection of rental equipment and a rinse, dry, store and prep service for those with their own gear
  • Whale Shark excursions including transfers, lunch and refreshments
  • The Reef Marina moto ‘Be serious without taking things too seriously

Description

As a 5* Dive Resort, you are in safe hands at The Reef Marina. Professionalism, reliability and security are the name of the game. The center has a well-stocked rental equipment room to suit divers of all shapes and sizes. Should you wish to bring your own equipment, it'll be rinsed, dried, stored overnight and prepared for you the following dive, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! Just relax, and let the friendly, international dive team take care of you! Just minutes by boat from the dive center, many incredible underwater sights can be explored. The pleasant, calm waters offer beginner divers the perfect conditions for an open water course. At the same time, a variety of more challenging drift, wreck, cenote and deep dives run regularly for more experienced divers. The best part is, you can enjoy these warm, clear waters year-round. Come and check it out for yourself!

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Open-Back Fins ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Beach Front
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Pool / Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Yoga

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hamam
  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • External Guests Allowed
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closes airport is Cancun International Airport.
  • From the airport, it is roughly 50 minutes' drive to the resort. 
  • You may take a local taxi or arrange a private transfer via the resort in advance for an additional fee. 

Departure

  • Having checked out, the resort staff will assist you with your baggage. 
  • You may either catch a taxi back to the airport or go via private transfer arranged in advance by the resort. 

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