We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A great site for deep diving

Maracaibo reef is an awesome dive site. Great visibility (greater than 100feet(30meters). Healthy... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Jorge Ignacio M
pretty far south

This is one of the furthest south dive site on the island, but with that it is hardly visited. The... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Charles G
Peoria, Arizona
Read all 8 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
28 Apr 2018
“A great site for deep diving”
11 Jul 2016
“pretty far south”
Possibly THE most challenging dive site found on this coast of Mexico, with dangerous waters full of strong currents and large, hungry (and toothy) fish.
Just off the extreme southern end of Cozumel, Cozumel, Mexico
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cozumel
from US$49.95
More Info
from US$74.00
More Info
from US$77.00
More Info
from US$85.00
More Info
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Maracaibo reef is an awesome dive site. Great visibility (greater than 100feet(30meters). Healthy coral colonies, lots of sponges, gorgonias, lobsters, turtles, sharks(nurse, black tip,reef) and many fishes.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jorge Ignacio M
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is one of the furthest south dive site on the island, but with that it is hardly visited. The reef is pristine, healthy and plenty of fish life. We Dive with Dive Paradise and charter our own boat. If you like to dive without...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This was a great dive for me with very good visibilty and lots of colorful sealife with too many good points to mention. again a different reef but different life visible.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Anaru M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

great diving on Maracaibo reef. we saw a couple turtles as well as some nice nurse sharks tucked in the reef. quicker current at the south end of the island more suited for advanced divers but highly reccommend this dive as with any dive in...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Dooz85
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Very healthy reef system . great fish life , not as big of coral formations as others but top of my list.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank michaelkZ7086VR
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Very long boat ride but worth it for a great unobstructed dive spot. Usually not too many divers go down there so you can have some nice quiet time for more experienced divers.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Coztours
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This is not the 120 - 160 foot dive. At 60 feet or so, we saw sharks, a huge 6-8 ft in diameter ray. So much sea life. Soft coral. At the extreme south end of the island, this reef takes some time to get...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Judy S
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This was one of the 'special dives' offered by Scuba Du for divers they have assessed as sufficiently skilled. Currents can be treacherous and unpredictable, but if you want the chance to try a very deep dive, this is the site to see. But go...More

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank roswellnosher
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 nearby hotels
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
2,991 reviews
1.83 miles away
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
1,774 reviews
1.89 miles away
The Explorean Cozumel
1,017 reviews
1.92 miles away
Secrets Aura Cozumel
4,695 reviews
1.94 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 474 nearby restaurants
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
377 reviews
3.88 miles away
San Juan Restaurant & Bar Cozumel
18 reviews
3.90 miles away
Half Senor Frogs
729 reviews
3.92 miles away
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
1,746 reviews
3.84 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 578 nearby attractions
Chankanaab Reef
654 reviews
.96 miles away
Playa Mezcalitos
61 reviews
.00 miles away
The Cabana Beach
12 reviews
.84 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Maracaibo Reef staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines