Best of Scuba Diving Trips
Diving in Mexico - it's interesting and exciting
Diving in the Mexican Riviera Maya from Cancun to Tulum is very diverse and interesting. There’s much to see here, and you’ll probably wish to come back to Mexico again and again. It’s physically impossible to visit all places of interest during one trip. For recreational divers, diving can be divided into three categories:
Reef diving near the Mayan Riviera’s mainland:
Diving in the coastal reef systems can be done at the cities of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, and Tulum. Our dive center offers diving in all these places. In Cancun, there’s the famous underwater museum (Musa), in Puerto Morelos there’s the sunken ship Cadete Juan Escutia; Playa Del Carmen is famous for diving with bull sharks, and Puerto Aventuras and Tulum for its beautiful reef that stretches along from the Riviera Maya all the way down to Guatemala (it’s about 800 km in length) and can only be compared with the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Diving in Cozumel Island:
Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico, and back in the early 1960’s, Jacques Yves Cousteau explored the beauty of this underwater world, claiming Cozumel’s one of the best places in the world for diving! Not only that, but he’s also made more than one film about the stunning aspects of these dive sites. They’re full of marine life, and diving here is much more interesting than at the coastal, mainland sites. Due to the fact that the reef turns into a wall, there’s a choice of depths and there’s almost always a moderate or strong current. Here you can find eagle-rays, nurse sharks, reef sharks, lobsters, barracudas, groupers and many other underwater inhabitants.
Cenote Diving in stalactite-filled fresh water:
Diving in the cenotes of the Mayan Riviera is truly the ‘cherry on top’ of your trip to Mexico. This is the style of diving you can only try in Mexico, and it’ll blow your mind away. Literal, incredible beauty! Witness games of light, stalactites, and stalagmites, and layers of fresh and salt-water that create incredible visual effects. If you can believe it: the entire Yucatan peninsula was formerly the bottom of what we know as today’s ocean. According to one version of the theory, after a meteorite fell to earth about 64 million years ago, it ascended above sea level and created a land. Then, tropical rain and groundwater washed out spaces in soft limestone, forming grottoes, tunnels, and caves. Cenotes came out as a result of the collapse of the ground. They’re formed by rock collapsed under its own weight, creating access to the underground cavity (cave). The Mayans considered cenotes a sacred place, gateways to the realm of the dead. In total, in the Yucatan, there are about 8000 cenotes.