Diving in Mexico

Diving in Mexico is a world of diversity and adventure. From the beautiful All-Inclusive resorts in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, where you can enjoy tropical diving and dive and snorkel with whale sharks and bull sharks in the right season, to the unique experience of diving in the cenotes around Tulum, Mexico offers divers a wide range of unforgettable experiences. Socorro, also called the “Galapagos of Mexico,” is an unmissable destination with its hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and graceful manta rays. The real adrenaline junkies can visit Xcalak, where diving with crocodiles adds a whole new dimension to their diving adventure. And for those who enjoy the company of sea lions, La Paz is an absolute must.

Cozumel and Playa del Carmen: diving in the Caribbean sea

In Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, diving offers a relaxing Caribbean experience characterized by warm waters and excellent visibility. The diversity of marine life, including eagle rays, seahorses and turtles, enrich the diving experience. In addition, depending on the season, divers have the unique opportunity to observe whale sharks and bull sharks. Often you will stay in All-Inclusive hotels here.

Tulum: diving in the caves of Mexico

Going diving in the Cenotes of Tulum? Then you can suddenly find yourself in one of the famous cenotes such as Dos Ojos, Gran Cenote and The Pit. These cenotes are known for their clear water, special light and beautiful overwater environment. There is an important distinction between cavern diving and cave diving in these cenotes. If you go to the cenotes as a recreational diver, you will make cavern dives led by an experienced cave guide. Cavern diving takes place within the natural light range of the entrance (max. 60m) and is suitable for the average diver, without special equipment. Cave diving, on the other hand, requires special training and equipment, as it takes place outside the range of natural light, deep inside the cenote.

Socorro: diving at the Revillagigedo Islands

Socorro, part of the Revillagigedo Islands, is known as a paradise for shark lovers. Here, with any luck, divers can meet hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks and majestic giant mantas. Due to the remote location of the islands, about 600 km off the coast, diving expeditions to Socorro are only possible via a liveaboard trip, which means divers stay aboard a ship throughout the expedition. The crossing from Cabo San Lucas takes 24-26 hours. This makes a combination with a visit to La Paz, known for its sea lions, ideal.

La Paz: diving in the Sea of Cortez

Located on the rich Sea of Cortez, La Paz is an accessible diving destination from both Cabo San Lucas (Socorro!) and Mexico City. With a pleasant year-round climate, it offers diverse marine wildlife such as sea lions, whale sharks, dolphins, and even hammerhead sharks. Surely the real draw is the whale sharks in Bahia de los Angeles, especially between June and October. La Paz is perfect for divers looking for a beach city vibe – with restaurants, stores etc…. – in addition to nice diverse diving.

Xcalack: Pristine and diving with Crocodiles!

Xcalack, Mexico’s southernmost village bordering Belize, is a paradise for divers who love peace and nature. The Xcalack Reef National Marine Park is a diverse ecosystem with a protected coral reef, mangroves, rivers and lagoons. Tarpons, manatees, sharks, eagle rays and sea turtles are some of the biodiversity you can encounter here. Deep and shallow wall dives, swim-throughs and small caverns add adventure. A visit to Banco Chinchorro is a must; from June to September you can snorkel with crocodiles here and nurse sharks are often spotted outside this season. Please note that the special crocodile trip is limited and requires advance planning. Xcalack is ideal for divers who want to avoid mass tourism and are looking for unique experiences.

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