Diving in Playa Del Carmen
In the east of the Yucatan Peninsula lies the Mexican Caribbean, also better known as Riviera Maya. According to official information from the State Tourist Board, the Riviera Maya welcomes nearly 10 million tourists annually. A rich offer of culture, ruins and culinary delights from the Mayan culture make the hearts of tourists beat faster.
As if culture, beach and nightlife did not make for a great vacation already, countless divers come to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera every year to explore the distinct underwater world and the dive sites in Playa del Carmen. In addition to the famous underground rivers and their caves, the Cenotes, the Riviera Maya also offers a rich diversity of reef dives for those who are interested in the flora and fauna of the sea.
The Caribbean coast of Mexico is part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Reef. Starting north of Cancun, the reef heads south along the Mexican coast, continuing through Belize and Guatemala to the Caribbean islands of Honduras. Thus, the reef reaches a total length of almost 1000 kilometers and thus offers an almost countless number of dive sites.
The diving in Playa del Carmen is suitable for all divers year round due to warm temperatures and constantly good visibility. Beginners to the experienced scuba divers get their money’s worth here.
The coast off Playa del Carmen offers us various fringing reefs. An elongated reef at 10-12m is home to a lot of Caribbean life, sporting large schools of yellow-strip grunts, many puffer fish, Caribbean lobsters, large stingrays, tons of turtles and much more. If you have a good eye, you can even spot a few seahorses in the shallows waters.
The topography continues from the shallower reefs over a wide sandy area to the outside until we find the next deeper reefs at 20-23 meters. This part of the underwater landscape is partially a barrier reef which a height of up to 10 meters. With a mostly moderate current and a maximum depth of 30 meters, these dives are more suitable for more experienced divers or for those who want to gain their first experience in deep and drift diving. In addition to giant moray eels, crabs, eagle rays in the winter months, there is often the possibility of bull sharks or sailfish in the deeper waters.
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For certified Divers- daily Trips in Playa Del Carmen
Morning : 8:30
Afternoon : 12:30
2. Tanks, Weights and Water.
2 TANKS: 85USD
Rental Equipment: 20 USD