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Diving in Playa del Carmen
When to go to Playa del Carmen
Diving in Playa del Carmen is good all year round. Due to the tropical climate, the temperature difference between summer and winter is only slight. The warm season lasts from June to September, with an average ambient temperature of 87F/31C. The cold season lasts from December to February, with an average ambient temperature of 82F/28C. Average water temperature in winter 80F/27C, while in summer it’s 83F/28C. Currents vary from weak to moderate.
What to see
Divers will be amazed with the diversity of marine life, that include bull and nurse sharks, hammerheads, tarpons, angelgish, moray eels, scorpion fish, lizard fish, groupers, rays, turtles, corals and huge barrel sponges.
Scuba diving in Playa del Carmen
The city is located at the beginning of the Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean. Cancun International airport is located in 92km/57mi from it. Diving in the wonderful freshwater cenotes in Playa del Carmen is an unforgettable experience. Another marvelous option is to explore the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest in the Atlantic Ocean, with an amazing variety of marine life in myriad colors and shapes. Playa del Carmen offers great opportunities for drift diving.
Among the great dive sites here are Pit Cenote, Cenote Dos Ojos, Kukulkan Cenote, Chac Mool Cenote, Tajma Ha Cenote, Sabalos, Tortugas, Los Arcos, Pared Verde, Moc-Che Deep, Moc-Che Shallow, Chun-Zumbul and Jardines. For experienced divers, there is also an interesting dive site: the artificially flooded fishing boat Mama Viña (the current in this area is strong and requires a certain skill). Divers can also book a Mexico Whale Shark Tours.
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