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Know about Chankanab

Chankanab is an incredible diving site located on the west coast of Cozumel, Mexico. This place is famous for its stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life, making it a popular attraction for divers and snorkelers from all over the world.

At Chankanab, divers can enjoy breathtaking underwater views of beautiful coral formations, including vertical walls and underwater tunnels. Additionally, the area is home to a wide variety of marine species, from turtles, rays, and eels to a plethora of colorful tropical fish.

The water at Chankanab is generally calm, with excellent visibility, making it an ideal spot for diving and snorkeling. Additionally, the gentle currents allow divers to enjoy the underwater scenery without feeling rushed.

One of the highlights of diving at Chankanab is the opportunity to explore the sunken ship “Felipe Xicotencatl,” which lies at a depth of approximately 30 meters. This shipwreck offers an exciting opportunity for experienced divers to explore and photograph the remains of the ship and its underwater ecosystem.

With its impressive coral reefs, rich marine life, and the opportunity to explore a shipwreck, Chankanab is a unique and must-visit diving experience for anyone visiting Cozumel.


30’ – 50’ (9 -15 m), Bass 60’ – 70’ (18 – 21 m), Bolones and Caves 35’ (10 m)

Temperature in the year

Temperature ranges from high 70s to low 80s

Visibility in the year

Typically greater than 70% feet

Distance from port

Type of diving

For Beginners


Low, Shallow area.


Moderate to strong south current

Required level

Beginners and intermediate




Night diving


Diving for photographs


VisibilityTechnical Characteristics of Diverse

Quiet diving with well developed coral formations

Best time of the year

Immersion time

Approximately 45 to 60 minutes, however, dive time depends on depth and air consumption
Coral Type

Pequeñas cabezas de coral y peñascos de 13 a 32 pies (4 a 10 m) con abundantes cavidades.

Marine life

Peces piedra, peces escorpión, espléndidos peces sapo y muchos peces gatillo y espiga. langostas, cangrejos, morenas manchadas, roncos y peces león.


Stone fish, scorpion fish, splendid toad fish and many trigger and spike fish. lobsters, crabs, stained brunettes, snoring and León fish.

Unique feature
Coral full of nooks that attract a variety of marine life
You can't miss
The mottled brunettes, the splendid toadfish, crab, and gorgonias
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