One of the great natural treasures of Mexico is its extensive network of caves and subterranean rivers which have achieved world records for depth, length and size. Diving in Mexico can be a very varied affair because of the fact the pacific ocean is around the west coast and the massively different Caribbean Sea. Mexico hosts some of the world's most beautiful Cenote cave diving experiences and also the Yutacan peninsula allows you to dive the Great Maya Barrier Reef, which stretches 200 miles (320km) in the nortern tip of the peninsula down the Belize coast to Honduras. The truly amazing Maya Barrier Reef hosts a fantastically diverse selection of species and is the second largest reef on the planet after the Great Barrier Reef.
The by far most beautiful underwater caves diving in mexico in both the Riviera Maya, the area around Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum or inside the large, mostly unknown and unexplored part of the the Central Yucatan Peninsula around Merida, Homun and Tizimin.For additional info on the locations of our dive centers please take a look at our ProTec Dive Center in Playa del Carmen or ProTec Dive Center in Tulum webpages. We are authorized Halcyon, Dive Rite, X-Deep, and HOG dive equipment dealers. Continue reading Trip Advisor about ProTec Dive Center Tulum.
Mexico's Caribbean coast is as near to ideal for a scuba diving beginner as possible. It flanks the Great Maya Reef chain, second-largest on the planet after Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Capable dive instructors are as plentiful as iguanas, so when you break from the intricacies of nitrogen intake and pressure gauges, you've Maya ruins and friendly villages to understand more about, comfortable hotels and great restaurants available, and as much nightlife as possible handle. It may not be so for that skilled and slightly world-weary divers whose next stop is Thailand, Mauritius or even the Red Sea, but for a novice the right patch of terra firma is equally as important as what's underwater. Open-water certification courses take four days, much more of it on land compared to the water.