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The name of this particular dive spot comes from a species of fish that can be found here in large schools, namely snappers. The main characteristic of this dive spot is its circular overhang, which is populated by the aforementioned schools of snappers (in Spanish, "pargo").

Cueva del Pargo has very little current, and with its maximum depth of 10 meters, it is an ideal dive site for beginner divers.

Besides snappers, divers can find here crabs, lobsters, shrimps, seahorses, various types of both hard and soft corals. If they are lucky they can come across stingrays and turtles.

Dive site info provided by Ben Jakobsen on Feb 5, 2019

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11 mts max. 40 min. nice visibility and small variety of animals. decent and great experience for new divers and discovery.

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Diversity Diving

Email: info@diversitydiving.com Telephone: +52 984 267 2119

          Diversity Diving offers PADI courses & personalized, top-rated scuba diving in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel & Cenotes. You come as a guest, leave as a friend! At Diversity Diving, they absolutely love scuba diving and they want to share their love of what their region has to offer beneath the surface - reef diving, wall diving, bull sharks, lion fish hunting, whale shark snorkeling, and the amazingly beautiful and unique Cenotes. Their philosophy is that it should feel like you are diving with friends. Diversity believes that diving should be as stress-free, enjoyable and safe as possible, and you get to experience this best when taken care of like friends. There is a simple reason for why they choose to dive like this — this is how they themselves would like to experience diving. It means that at Diversity Diving they always dive in small groups of divers with similar experience levels and with no more than 4 divers with each instructor or guide, but often times even less. For training purposes they limit the ratio to 2:1.

Phantom Divers

Email: Info@phantomdivers.com Telephone: (52) 984 879 3988

          Phantom Divers was born in the heart of Playa del Carmen in the beautiful Mayan Riviera over 25 years ago. Since then they have been assisting divers affiliated to all the diving certification agencies (PADI, SNSI, CMAS; YMCA, ACUC, NAUI) from Mexico and all over the world. Their local scuba diving instructors and dive masters are all highly qualified professionals offering experience, self-confidence and a warm Mexican welcome. They have all the diving gear that is needed and their dive boats have been specially designed to operate in the Caribbean Sea (Playa del Carmen and Cozumel island reefs).

Vida Aquatica Dive Center

Email: info@vidaaquatica.com Telephone: (52) 984 873 0611

          The origins of Vida Aquatica Dive Center date back to 1983 when Playa del Carmen was still a small sleepy fishing village. Playa has changed over the years, but their philosophy remains the same: to provide memorable underwater adventures with a commitment to safety and customer service. Their highly qualified instructors are renowned for their years of teaching and guiding experience in the Riviera Maya and enjoy sharing their love of the underwater world with the guests.

Mexico Blue Dream

Email: info@mexicobluedream.com Telephone: (52) 984 8030660

          Mexico Blue Dream was built for divers, by divers. It is a full-service facility with modern boats, rental gear, dive shop, gear rinse and storage, lockers, a spacious classroom for courses, and an equipment maintenance and repair center. Mexico Blue Dream Dive Center has 2 particularly spacious and comfortable boats compared to local standards. Their fleet of 2 fast, modern, twin engine dive boats ranging in size from 30 to 33 feet allows them to accommodate any individual needs, from private charters to fun packed group trips.

Tank-Ha Dive Center

Email: dive@tankha.com Telephone: (52) 984 873 0302

          Tank-Ha has been operating in Playa del Carmen since 1990 and it was the first dive shop in Playa del Carmen to own and operate a direct boat service direct to Cozumel.

Pluto Dive

Email: plutodive@gmail.com Telephone: (52)1 9841519046

          Pluto Dive has a small group with 5 divers and 1 instructor and personalized service. They offer scuba diving in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel Island and the extraordinary cenotes, training for PADI Courses at all levels as well as technical diving training with IANTD. They offer all the PADI and IANTD guarantees and expertise all year round.


Email: info@divemex.net Telephone: (52) 984 148 0425

          Diving with Friends This is a promise and not just a hollow phrase for us. We are a small, professional SSI and PADI dive Center since 2001 in downtown Playa del Carmen. We organize daily dive diving excursions to the local reefs of Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, the amazing Cenotes and private non diving excursions. You are looking for a passionate Diving Center that cares about its customers and not only about their money. Don't look further because you are in the right place. Book your diving experience in Mexico with us!

Me Dive Center

Email: aleiniguez1@gmail.com Telephone: (52) 984 147 2977

          Me Dive Centre is professional dive center managed by passionate dive instructors that offers a large variety of dive courses, from recreational to professional level. The technical branch provides all certifications. One can find the best equipment and accessories as they are authorized dealers of the best diving gear brands in the market.

Dive Life

Email: info@divelife.mx Telephone: (52) 55 529 49761

          Their first location was in Mexico city in 2001 and currently they have subsidiaries in Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen where they also manage the dive activities in the Grand Velas Hotel and support the activities of “Buceando Mahahual”. In all their dive centers they have programs for beginners, like Discover Scuba or Scuba Diver, and advanced or technical specialties. As an authorized PADI Instructor Development Center they also offer professional courses (Divemaster or Instructors) and an unequaled Internship program to introduce one to the career of diving.

Phocea Mexico Playa (Playa Del Carmen)

Email: didier@phocea-mexico.com Telephone: (52) 984 873 1210

          The Center puts at the disposal of divers a changing room equipped with individual lockers, a conference room allowing projections for professional trainings, two classrooms for theoretical courses, a swimming pool, a stockroom for the material of the Center and that of the customers, a fresh water rinsing container, showers and toilets.
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