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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

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.

Scuba Playa

Email: info@scubaplaya.com Telephone: (52) 984-8033123

          Scuba Playa is a PADI 5 star IDC Center and Training Facilty with a great variety of courses, programs and training. They are located in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The shop is 1615 square feet and inside they have many facilities. They have a retail shop with all the things one could need, equipment for rental in all sizes and very well and often maintained. They use worldwide brands famous for their great achievement. They also have a dry area for divers to keep their clothes and things and also a safety box for each one.

Watersports La Bonita

Email: mdiego@marinalabonita.com Telephone: (52) 1 984 114 3434

Playa Scuba Dive Center

Email: info@playascuba.com Telephone: (52) 984-8032403

          Klaus Bosbach, the owner and dive leader of Playa Scuba Dive Center, has more than 25 years diving experience and he is a Master Instructor PADI and SSI Naui as well as an expert cave guide.

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.

Dive Mike

Email: admin@divemike.com Telephone: (52) 984-8031228

          Dive Mike is a water sports operator at Playa Del Carmen, México. A PADI Resort for over 12 years and a Dive Center focused on technical and cave diving since 2003.

Scuba Libre

Email: info@scubalibre.com.mx Telephone: (52) 984-8032671

          Scuba Libre started its adventure in 1998 by opening its first dive shop in Playa del Carmen. Now Scuba Libre has 3 different locations: downtown, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Sandos Playacar Resort where diving services and water sports activities are managed by professional instructors and captains who, thanks to their long-time experience handling boats and fishing activities, highlight the high standards of our services. All dive courses, starting from the basic levels as Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master, are provided. Dive trips on the reefs of Playa del Carmen, on the island of Cozumel and at the beautiful cenotes of the Riviera Maya for certified divers. They also offer unique experiences like diving with the bull sharks from November to March or snorkeling with the Whale Sharks from June to September. Scuba Libre has three location on the beach, four boats, a team of 30+ people who, for almost 20 years, are working and improving their skills for the safety and the satisfaction of the customers.

Yucatek Divers

Email: info@yucatek-divers.com Telephone: (52) 984 8032836

          Yucatek Divers is a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort and a 5 Star SDI/TDI Instructor Training Center. At Yucatek Divers their mission is the pursuit of excellence in the sport of diving by doing what they love and by loving what they do. They are fun loving professionals that find it difficult at times to distinguish between work and play. They share a passion for the underwater world and are committed to their vision of being the number one dive operator in the Riviera Maya.
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