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Bandera Reef

Prepare to dive into an underwater world of wonders that only a destination like Cancún can offer ocean enthusiasts.

Situated between Cancun and Isla Mujeres, Bandera Reef is a hot spot for diving and other aquatic activities. Here, you can discover formations 39 feet below the surface. Prepare to dive into an underwater world of wonders that only a destination like Cancun.

Best underwater experiences

Cancún is home to stunning coral reefs. They give visitors a chance to immerse themselves in a world of vibrant colors and diverse marine life. Explore elkhorn coral and encounter large crabs, moray eels, lobsters, barracudas, and angelfish. The clear waters offer breathtaking views and close encounters with marine life. While you can dive year-round in Cancun and Isla Mujeres, certain seasons provide unique experiences like swimming with whale sharks or manta rays.

Diving at Bandera Reef

Cancun boasts numerous certified diving centers offering beginners’ courses and guided underwater excursions. This makes diving into a different world achievable for both novices and experienced divers, and there are opportunities to explore other sites like cenotes under the guidance of local experts.

Water activities in Cancun

After exploring underwater, enjoy various surface water activities in Cancun:

  • Snorkeling: Admire vibrant marine life in Arrecife Bandera’s crystal-clear water.
  • Parasailing: Try out parasailing, in which several people are towed in parachutes.
  • Jet Ski: Zip over the waves on a thrilling watercraft adventure.
  • Deep-Sea Fishing: Venture onto the open sea and catch sailfish, dorado, and tuna.
  • Swimming with Dolphins: Visit parks with interactive programs for bonding with these mammals.
  • Catamaran and Sailboat Excursions: Bask in the sun, enjoy the water, and take in the breathtaking views in calm waters.
  • Flyboarding: Rise above the waves with a boost from water jets.
  • Paddleboarding: Navigate on a surfboard steered with a paddle.
  • Kayaking: Explore the lagoons and mangrove forests surrounding Cancun; enjoy bird-watching.

Discover Cancun’s depths and be enchanted by the magic under the surface of the Mexican Caribbean!

Water adventures


Cancún, Q.R., México

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