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Scuba diving in Mexico

Just South of The United States, Mexico is the third South American country by size and second by population. The different civilizations that have settled on this land have rooted themselves deeply in the culture, the people and the landscape: the Olmecs, the Toltecs, the Aztecs or the Mayas... Some areas like the Yucatan, to the East, have kept a very rich heritage.

Mexico is a great destination to travel to, with an exceptionally diverse underwater world... both out at sea and inland, and in fresh water systems! There are three main areas for diving: Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel on the Caribbean side, and Baja California on the Pacific side. The latter, in the Cortez sea, also has world-class diving (especially for marine mammals like whales or dolphins) but it's predominantly liveaboard territory.

  1. Playa Del Carmen was originally a little fishing village, today it's a major seaside resort town, the heart of the Riviera Maya (a very touristic area)! From here, you'd be heading to the neighbouring island of Cozumel, though if you want to dive in Playa there are a dozen sites well worth trying. But, first and foremost, Playa Del Carmen is the gateway to the famous Cenotes, a freshwater cave system. Ranging from 10 to 40 meters in depth, the dive sites around Playa will please both beginners and advanced divers with all the tropical fishand corals you can expect from such a place!
  2. The island of Cozumel, 'Swallow' Island, is just as good, if not better than Playa... The reefs at Palancar, Chancanaah or Santa Rosa are famous worldwide, probably thanks to Jacques Cousteau who kept praising them! Now, about the Cenotes, it is an understatement to say it's a magical place... every diver who's done it will tell you! A unique feeling of flying underwater in the centre of the earth. You have to try it!

For more informations on the different diving regions of Mexico:

Scuba diving in Mexico

Just South of The United States, Mexico is the third South American country by size and second by population. The different civilizations that have settled on this land have rooted themselves deeply in the culture, the people and the landscape: the Olmecs, the Toltecs, the Aztecs or the Mayas... Some areas like the Yucatan, to the East, have kept a very rich heritage.

Mexico is a great destination to travel to, with an exceptionally diverse underwater world... both out at sea and inland, and in fresh water systems! There are three main areas for diving: Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel on the Caribbean side, and Baja California on the Pacific side. The latter, in the Cortez sea, also has world-class diving (especially for marine mammals like whales or dolphins) but it's predominantly liveaboard territory.

  1. Playa Del Carmen was originally a little fishing village, today it's a major seaside resort town, the heart of the Riviera Maya (a very touristic area)! From here, you'd be heading to the neighbouring island of Cozumel, though if you want to dive in Playa there are a dozen sites well worth trying. But, first and foremost, Playa Del Carmen is the gateway to the famous Cenotes, a freshwater cave system. Ranging from 10 to 40 meters in depth, the dive sites around Playa will please both beginners and advanced divers with all the tropical fishand corals you can expect from such a place!
  2. The island of Cozumel, 'Swallow' Island, is just as good, if not better than Playa... The reefs at Palancar, Chancanaah or Santa Rosa are famous worldwide, probably thanks to Jacques Cousteau who kept praising them! Now, about the Cenotes, it is an understatement to say it's a magical place... every diver who's done it will tell you! A unique feeling of flying underwater in the centre of the earth. You have to try it!

For more informations on the different diving regions of Mexico:

Scuba diving in Mexico

Just South of The United States, Mexico is the third South American country ...

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Best time to dive : February to June
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