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Tortugas - Mexico

Tortugas is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Mexico. This dive site has an average rating of 4.21 out of 5 from 14 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 91-100ft/28-30m. The average visibility is 71-80ft/22-24m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills.

Located in Playa del Carmen Mexico. Named Tortugas due to the inhabitation of green sea turtles that feed on the bottom. Lot’s of big fat Green Morays. Not unusual to see Bull sharks in the area if the temperature is right. Great dive site for turtles but little coral structure.

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przyklenk - 5/04/2019 10:00 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/3/2019.
Massive turtles! One was 6 feet across. Two small stingrays as well and a ton of cow fish. Coral was pretty and healthy as well.
ukediver - 4/26/2016 9:10 PM
Rating Added: 3
Not much coral, the sight lives up to it’s name.
Riley - 8/13/2015 8:25 PM
Rating Added: 3
My second dive. Great experience, will be back in the area Sept 2015 CANNOT Wait
dolphngirl13 - 1/07/2014 2:19 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/24/2012. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
dolphngirl13 - 1/07/2014 2:01 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/22/2013. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
dolphngirl13 - 1/06/2014 7:08 PM
Rating Added: 5
I dove this site twice in two different years. On the first dive we saw eight turtles, and the next we saw eleven Turtles in one dive!
SiouxND - 7/02/2013 12:19 AM
Rating Added: 4
First ever dive...discovery...March 2012. The adventure began!
lexmexico - 1/22/2013 7:19 PM
beautiful place!!
Opus - 1/07/2013 4:01 PM
Rating Added: 4
Can have very fast current for drift dive movements.
j1mbr0wn - 9/07/2012 10:34 AM
Rating Added: 4
This was a drift dive, with very fast moving currents. Fine by me, except when I wanted to stop and take pictures. It was a bit disappointing to be pushed by the current past the large school of tarpon so quickly, because there is nothing like seeing a literal wall of silver bigger than a house. And, yes, there are plenty of tortugas (turtles.)
LatitudeAdjustment - 2/18/2012 5:24 AM
Rating Added: 4
I went scuba diving here on 2/15/2007. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Chucho picks us up early for a ride over to the mainland for a dive on a patch reef, Tortugas, not much reef but at least 20 turtles, green morays, nurse sharks and one bull shark. Side note, on the ride back Chucho gets a call that his wife is in labor!
Ed - 12/24/2011 3:21 PM
Rating Added: 5
Can have some heavy current but well worth doing the dive. Some of the largest turtles I’ve ever encountered.