Devil’s Throat dive site
Welcome to the mesmerizing depths of Punta Sur Cozumel’s Devil’s Throat dive site, situated off the south coast of Cozumel, Mexico,
This legendary dive site offers a captivating underwater adventure that is sure to leave you in awe.
In this post, we will dive into the depths of Devil’s Throat, where we will explore the required level of dive expertise and conditions allowing you to prepare for an unforgettable experience
Not many people dive in Cozumel in the Devil’s Throat Dive Site. Devil’s Throat is known for its mesmerizing underwater topography, which demands a certain level of diving experience.
This site is classified as an advanced dive site due to its depth and challenging conditions like strong currents. As a diver venturing into Devil’s Throat, it is recommended to have an Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent, with a minimum of 50 logged dives. Mastering your air consumption and buoyancy are a must for this kind of dive.
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Deep Dive Exploration
The highlight of Devil’s Throat is the breathtaking vertical tunnel that descends into the entrails of the Caribbean Sea. The entrance to this natural wonder is situated at around 80 feet (24 meters) and leads divers down to an impressive depth of approximately 130 feet (40 meters). The vertical shaft is surrounded by magnificent coral formations, providing an unparalleled diving experience.
Temperature of the Water and Visibility
Cozumel is known for its warm, crystal-clear waters, and Devil’s Throat is no exception with visibility ranging from 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 meters). The average water temperature ranges from 78°F to 84°F (25°C to 29°C) throughout the year. These comfortably warm waters make diving in Devil’s Throat an enjoyable experience, as you explore the fascinating underwater world without the need for thick wetsuits.
Prepare to be captivated by the diversity of marine life that thrives in Devil’s Throat. As you descend into the depths, you’ll encounter colorful tropical fish, including angelfish, parrotfish and wrasses. Keep an eye out for sea turtles gracefully swimming by, as well as the occasional nurse shark black tips shark or eagle ray gliding through the water. The coral formations provide shelter for various marine creatures. Adding to the visual feast that Devil’s Throat has to offer.
Diving Safety Tips
While diving in Devil’s Throat is a thrilling experience, it is crucial to prioritize safety. Here are a few tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable dive:
- Plan your dive and adhere to the limits of your certification and experience level.
- Always dive with a buddy and maintain good communication throughout the dive.
- Carry and maintain your own equipment, including a dive computer, a dive light and a surface signaling device.
- Perform a proper pre-dive safety check and conduct a thorough dive briefing.
- Respect the marine environment, avoid touching or damaging the delicate corals, and observe marine life from a safe distance.
Diving at Punta Sur Cozumel’s Devil’s Throat is one of the most difficult dives in Cozumel, moreover, it is definitely for experienced divers; it is an adventure that will take you into the depths of an underwater wonderland. With its challenging dive conditions and remarkable vertical tunnel, this dive site promises an experience that you won’t soon forget. Therefore, remember to dive within your certification limits, stay safe, and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Devil’s Throat. So, strap on your gear, take a deep breath, and get ready to embark on a journey into the heart of Cozumel’s aquatic paradise!