Top Places to Scuba Dive In The Caribbean

Phil Routhier
2 min readJun 14, 2018

For the adventure seekers and world explorers, here is a list of the top 5 places to scuba dive around the beautiful, tropical islands of the Caribbean.

  1. Centos, Mexico: Sistema Dos Ojos
    Sistema Dos Ojos is ne of the deepest known underwater cave passages with 369 feet of depth. This site was featured in Imax’s documentary, Journey into Amazing Caves, with fascinating formations and light rays all around, this is a great place to get some underwater light shots.
  2. Cozumel, Mexico: Palancar Reef
    If you are looking for a scuba diving area that is beginner friendly and full of aquatic wild life, then look no further than Cozumel, Mexico. They even offer snorkeling tours for all the casual under water explorers. Cozumel is also full of coral, especially at Palancar Reef. There’s been documented sightings of all sorts of wildlife from sea turtles to ocean sunfish to different types of crabs. On a nice sunny day, the ocean is entirely clear making for some breathtaking views.
  3. Roatan, Honduras: Mary’s Place
    Named after the wife of the explorer who founded it, “Mary’s Place” offers divers a more advanced experience. Good buoyancy control here is required. Mary’s Place features a forty meters deep crevasse created from years of volcanic activity. Roatan also has an abundance of coral life. So, with a painted background of colors, divers often find themselves coming back to Mary’s Place and every time they still manage to find something new.
  4. Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands: Bari Reef
    If you’re looking for aquatic life, Bari Reef has it all. This nice easy diving spot is a favorite for many not only because of the shear amount of beautiful fish and other animals you can find here like octopi and seahorses, but because Bonaire is just full of amazing diving spots. Ranging from all levels of experience, there really is something for everyone. There’s even a spot called “Alice in Wonderland.” The best hands down at Bonaire is the “Salt Pier.” What makes Bari Reef so special is that it’s only a taste of what this island has to offer. With areas all throughout, life is just in abundance no matter where you look at Bonaire.
  5. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: Devil’s Grotto
    There’s something to be said about a place called the “Devil’s Grotto.” Everything on this list has that special something that makes the dive unique, that makes the diver want to come back for more. Life, coral formations, sunken ships to explore, and beyond. The Cayman Islands are a diver’s paradise and an explorer’s dream. This place offers everything you could ever want in a dive, and all you have to do is meet the devil at his grotto.

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Phil Routhier

Phil Routhier is a firefighter and avid adventurer interested in shark diving, scuba diving, and traveling to exotic places across the globe http://philrouthier