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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​


Mon-Fri: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scuba Diving in Isla Mejures

Isla Mejures is a small island off the coast of Mexico that is quickly becoming a popular destination for scuba divers from all over the world. It is known for its clear turquoise waters and stunning coral reefs. Isla Mejures is the perfect place for a diving adventure.

Don’t just take our word for it – Isla Mejures has been recognized as one of the top dive destinations in the world by numerous publications and organizations. Here is everything you need to know about scuba diving in Isla Mejures with Scuba Adventures.

Getting to Isla Mejures

To get to Isla Mejures you’ll first fly into Cancun. From Dallas, it’s about a 3.5 hour flight. Then you’ll hop on a bus from the airport to the ferry port and then take a short ferry to Isla Mujeres. The best part of booking your trip with us is you don’t have to worry about coordinating all these details! We’ll take care of it for you.

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Isla Mejures Accommodation

Maira, hosts and coordinates all of our trips. She’s been to Isla Mejures countless times and because of this, she plans the best trips! She’s been to numerous hotels on Isla Mejures and always chooses one with the best bang for your buck. You can expect a beachfront resort, clean, comfortable rooms, numerous pools, WI-FI, spa services, and a central location.

Scuba Diving in Isla Mejures

Isla Mejures is located where the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea meet, which means that the water temperature is warm year-round. In fact, it rarely dips below 70 degrees Fahrenheit! You’ll likely experience water temperatures in the 80s depending on the time of year you go. Additionally, the visibility underwater is almost always more than 100 feet, so you’ll be able to see everything around you with ease.

There are a variety of dives ranging from an Open Water level with the depth averaging between 30-40 feet and little to no current to Advanced dives up to 100 ft deep and drift dives. There’s something for everyone at Isla Mejures!

Dive Sites

There are more than 20 dive sites around Isla Mejures, so you’ll never get bored! Whether you’re interested in exploring a shipwreck or swimming through a coral reef, there’s something for everyone.

We also recommend doing a night dive at least once during your stay. Night dives are very popular in Isla Mejures because of the amazing bio-luminescent creatures that can be found there.

Some of the best spots to scuba dive at Isla Mejures are Atlantis, the Underwater Museum, Sleeping Shark Cave, the Ultrafreeze Shipwreck, Chairel Shipwreck, Punta Sur, and much more! Here’s a closer look at each.

Atlantis – You can finally achieve your dream of going to Atlantis! Well, sort of. This dive site is shallow and full of live and impressive coral formations. Suitable for all dive qualifications. You can expect to find barracudas, sharks and turtles.

Ultrafreeze – This shipwreck is 200 feet long resting at 96 ft deep and divers can experience strong currents on the descent, meaning it is for advanced divers only. It is definitely worth the trek down as you can expect to see barracuda, grouper, manta rays, eels and turtles.

Sleeping Shark Cave – As the name suggests, this cave is a favorite for sharks for napping! On this dive you might be lucky enough to find a nurse shark resting on the sea floor in the cave having a snooze.

Underwater Museum – Have you ever visited an underwater art gallery? Now you can! All levels of divers will enjoy the beautiful sunken sculptures that have become home to coral and fish alike.

Chairel Wreck – Another wonderful, advanced shipwreck! At 89 ft, this discontinued ferry is teeming with barracuda, spotted eagle rays, snappers and moray eels.

Punta Sur – If you’re looking for a fun and challenging dive site, look no further than Punta Sur. This will likely be the strongest drift dive you’ll ever experience. You’ll travel 3 miles underwater! Dolphins, giant sea turtles and nurse sharks will likely join you for the ride.

Isla Mejures Marine Life

Because of the warm water and clear visibility, Isla Mejures is home to a wide variety of marine life. Depending on the time of year you visit, diving around the island’s coral reefs provides a chance to spot magnificent marine life including:

  • Hawksbill turtles
  • Loggerhead turtles
  • Octopuses
  • Dolphins
  • Whale Sharks
  • White Tip Reef Sharks
  • Black Tip Reef Sharks
  • Basking Sharks
  • Hammerhead Sharks
  • Leopard Shark
  • Manta Rays
  • Humpback Whales
  • Pilot Whales
  • Sailfish
  • Blue Seahorses


Join Scuba Adventures On Our Next Trip to Isla Mejures

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting place to go scuba diving, then look no further than Isla Mejures! With its warm water, clear visibility, an abundance of marine life, and friendly locals, it’s no wonder that this little island off the coast of Mexico is quickly becoming a popular destination for scuba divers from all over the world. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Isla Mejures for an unforgettable scuba diving adventure!

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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