By far, snorkeling and scuba diving are the favored aquatic activities in the Cancun and Riviera Maya region of the Mexico Caribbean. Many of the beaches in the area contain colorful, rare fish and marine life, since this part of the Caribbean Sea is home to the great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world, and the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere.
Scuba diving experiences for beginners, novice and experienced divers
Cancun and Riviera Maya offers a wide variety of scuba diving venues offering the best in training, including the PADI certification- and equipment for both novice and experienced divers. Professional trainers and guides ensure visitors’ safety by arranging diving sessions for small groups of people at a time. Under the supervision of certified guides, vacationers will have a fulfilling experience.
Several hotels and resorts offer hour-long scuba diving courses in areas of extremely shallow waters for guests who are interested in getting a taste of Riviera´s diving offer. One of the greatest advantages in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya is that water depth reaches a maximum of 100ft., which makes it the ideal and safest spot for both, beginners and pros.
In Riviera Maya, variety is the norm. Vacationers can choose between open water diving along the reef where they have the opportunity to explore sunken vessels- like the famous C58- or dive along natural cenotes (sink holes), some are so deep that are beyond the reach of sunlight. Cenote diving is characteristic of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico which has one of the longest cenotes route in the world. A complete cavern diving course lasts one week and includes a series of 14 diving sessions.
Request your diving tour with your hotel concierge