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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Punta Sur
Considered one of the best dive sites in Cozumel, Punta Sur is characterized by an impressive deep wall on the southern end of the island, reaching down to 165ft/ 50m. Remarkable swim-troughs will take you down to the Devil´s Throat, a narrow tunnel lined with red sponges, located inside this area´s largest coral mound. Once you enter a large cave that leads to a smaller cavern, the narrow opening of the “throat” becomes visible. The swim through lasts a few seconds only, but creates unforgettable memories! Once outside, numerous other exciting tunnels take you through a labyrinth of corals until you ascend over a sandy slope up to 30ft/ 10m depth, accompanied by sting rays, turtles, nurse sharks and eagle rays. Due to narrow penetrations and depth, this dive is recommended for very advanced divers only, since it can be dangerous if lacking excellent buoyancy and air consumption.
Jul 5, 2010, 12:00 AM
We snorkeled at Punta Sur in March 2010. It's a bit of a swim out to the reef from the beach, but there are platforms to rest on if needed and it's worth the trouble once you are there. Probably best for intermediate to advanced snorkelers. Long coral reef with lots of sea fans, plenty of fish and coral etc. Also saw a nurse shark, some large rays and a turtle. There were only a few other snorkelers out there and the reef is quite large so we felt like we were on your own. Punta Sur is a protected park area at the south end of the island. The best way to get there is by taxi, but you have to arrange for a pick up with the same driver who takes you there (something they are accustomed to doing). Decent washroom facilities and a small stand for drinks and food.
Originally posted on shorediving.com