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Best Diving Destinations in Yucatan
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Yucatan
Punta Sur Must see
Holbox Whale Shark Tour Must see
Cenote Dos Ojos Must see
Kukulkan Cenote Must see
Santa Rosa Wall Must see
Angelita Cenote Must see
The Yucatán Peninsula is a famous dive region in Mexico due to its great diving conditions and several unique dive sites. Divers of any experience level can find ideal places here. There is no area in the world with as many underwater caves as the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya. This coastal region, stretching from just south of Playa del Carmen to Tulum, has over 100 different cave entrances. The Peninsula is also world-famous as a unique place for cenote diving. Cenotes are sinkhole-like cave formations where you can dive through caverns with amazing stalactites, stalagmites and marine fossils, with a visibility of up to 150ft/50m, and where even the halocline or freshwater/saltwater interface is visible. There is also the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which is the second largest coral reef system in the world. Over 60 types of hard corals form a vast network of reef that in turn provides a habitat for over 500 fish species and five species of marine turtles, and attracts one of the world’s largest congregations of whale sharks.
Most popular dive sites
Many divers arrive in Yucatan to dive in the unique natural phenomenon - cenotes, some of the best include Dos Ojos, Pit Cenote, Angelita, Chac Mool, Gran Cenote, Kukulkan Cenote. Some other really worth visiting dive sites are Punta Sur, Santa Rosa Wall, Palancar reefs, Ultrafreeze Wreck, Manchones Reef, Los Arcos. Also Mexico Whale Shark Tours will not remain anyone indifferent.
When to go to Yucatan
Diving is available year-round with good water conditions. The high diving season is considered to be from December to May.
Air temperature averages 23C/74F in January and 28C/82F in July.
Water temperature averages 26-30C/79-86F.
In most areas, the water is crystal clear, with visibility around 20-35m/65-115ft.
What to see
The variety of marine life to be observed includes sharks, manta rays, stingrays, barracudas, marlins, toadfish, killifish, Yucatán mosquitofish, eels, catfish, thimble jellyfish, queen conches, sponges and sea turtles