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BOCA DEL RÍO

Antón Lizardo

Isla de En Medio, located off the coast of Antón Lizardo, offers beautiful coral banks. This is also an excellent place for snorkeling.

COATZACOALCOS

Playa Las Barritas

At Playa Las Barritas you can rent equipment to dive and explore the nearby reefs, the hábitat of a variety of species such as clown fish, bonitos, angels and juveniles, among many others, as well as mantas and barracudas.

LOS TUXTLAS

Playa Norte and Galindo

In this same area, on the coasts of Playa Norte and Galindo, you can also dive in the nearby reefs.

Roca Partida (Split Rock)

Perhaps one of the best places to dive in the area is Roca Partida since it is the habitat of a wide variety of fish, it is a true marine paradise. Also, you can see dolphins and even some sharks. However, you need to be a certified diver to be able to dive in this area.

 

Diving in Veracruz

PAPANTLA

Tuxpan

It has three reefs located at different depths. Bajo de Tanhuijo, located 15 km offshore, is perfect for diving. Another nearby place to explore is Cabo Rojo. It is located just over an hour from Papantla.

Isla de Lobos

Isla Lobos has a rocky geological base and a maximum height of 10 m (33 ft), it is located just 12 km northwest of Tamiahua and 2 km southeast of Cabo Rojo.

It is a small island of white sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters, exotic palm trees, manicured pastures and a splendid lighthouse adding to the unique look of this precious piece of land.

Its coasts are ideal for diving, especially the reefs in the south and southeast.

Additionally, you will find several shipwrecks that have become the habitat of a great diversity of marine fauna.

BEST DIVING SPOTS IN THE COAST OF THE ISLAND :

The Mercury ship

At a depth of 30 m (100 ft) and completely covered in white coral.

Ocean Leader

The US vessel Ocean Leader, at a depth of 45 m (150 ft), with a well-preserved structure that has become home to coronados, groupers, and boquinetes.

Barco París or Melchor Ocampo

Sunk in 1920 and still has its anchors, propellers and a steam boiler covered by soft and hard corals and where you can see crabs, burner worms and basket stars. Because it is one of the lowest, it is ideal for beginner divers. Crabs, burner worms, basket stars, soft and hard corals live on this wreck.

Bajo París Macro

Another shallow shipwreck, with clear waters and little current, making it a good option for divers with little experience. Located almost three hours from Papantla.

Barra de Cazones

Barra de Cazones is a good place to dive and snorkel. Located 45 km from Poza Rica and 23 km from Papantla.

PUERTO DE VERACRUZ

Veracruz Reef System National Park

The Park offers 68 reefs to explore, which due to its extension and rich biodiversity is one of the most important in the world. Visibility reaches up to 30 m (98 ft) and its formations are the most impressive and majestic in the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to hiding hundreds of shipwrecks from all eras.

Las Anclas Reef

In the Huasteca and Totonaca areas, there is Las Anclas Reef, which measures almost 14 m (46 ft). Its name is due to the presence of anchors of various shapes and sizes covered by corals. On the reef it is easy to find angelfish and lobsters.

Port of Veracruz Coast

The Anegada de Adentro Reef is located off the coast of Veracruz. This is another shipwreck found at a depth of 24 m (80 feet). Moray eels and a great variety of fish inhabit the remains of the boat.

C-50 General Vicente Riva Palacio Gunboat is 10 km from the shores and it was sunk in 2001 precisely to become an artificial reef and which is now one of the favorites of those who dive in the region. Another place worth visiting is the Chester Ship Chain covered in colored feather dusters, corals and spotted moray eels. On the other hand, the Rielero, at a depth of 33 m (110 ft) amazes with its live elkhorn corals. You can also explore a shrimp boat surrounded by coral that has formed mazes and caves 18 m (60 ft) deep.

3 MUST VISIT DESTINATIONS IN VERACRUZ

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