MEXICO, A CAVE DIVER´S PARADISE
Thousands of cenotes give access to more than 1.500 km of underwater caves (almost 1000 miles) with crystal clear and warm water. This maze of caves gives the diver the chance of finding most of the possible scenarios that might be encountered while cave diving.
The temperature of the water (77 °F/25 °C) allows not only to dive all year round, but also long diving sessions without the need of a dry suit.
The open water area of some cenotes create the perfect environment for practicing skills in situ.
The perfect visibility and millions of formations make any minute of your dive worthy. Be sure to book a few extra days after completing your course to enjoy the wonderful caves without the pressure of the training.
BUT IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE CAVES
The Riviera Maya has much to offer. Both under and above the surface.
Being in a tropical area, the Riviera Maya enjoys warm weather all year round. 2 marked periods divide the year in “rainy” and “dry” seasons. But make no mistake, in the rainy season it might rain, almost every day, but for a very short time. This amount of water filters quickly through the rock to feed the caves.
Jungle, mangrove, reefs, caves, beaches… very different ecosystems can be found in the region. This variety together with the large number of different species of flora and fauna living in the area make Mexico a treasure of Nature.
Called the Riviera Maya, its name makes reference to the Mayan culture. If you want to know more about it check Tulum, Cobá, Chichen Itzá or Ek Balam. Visiting any of these archeological sites will transport you to the times when the mayans were walking through the jungle. Hiring an archeological guide will highly improve your experience.
OPEN WATER DIVING
Need to get out of the overhead environment? Go diving in the tropical reefs. Enjoy the wide open, warm water of the Caribbean sea. Relax checking the sealife at the local dive sites in Playa del Carmen or Cozumel.
FOOD, FOOD AND MORE FOOD
Tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, salbutes, panuchos, tamales, pico de gallo, cochinita pibil, nachos, enchiladas, sopes…Who does not love mexican food??
Get away from Fifth Avenue and discover small restaurants visited only by locals and wise tourists. Your palate and your pocket will love it!
Go to the beach, drink tequila or mezcal (after and only after finishing your course!), listen to the mariachis, talk to the people…staying in Playa del Carmen or Tulum the options to interact with locals are countless.