Mexico is a country of unrivalled natural beauty and holiday fun. Some choose to explore the deserts, snow-capped mountains, pyramids or rainforests of Mexico, but its main attraction to explore is the amazing world under the sea. For a country that has 6000 miles of coastline and access to the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, it’s hardly surprising that some of the world’s best diving spots can be found here.
Diving holidays are a great choice for families, friends and couples alike when traveling to Mexico. Whether you’re a diving enthusiast or simply somebody who wants to learn in a fantastic place, checking out Mexico’s diving hot spots is a top idea for a water sports holiday.
You can choose a diving experience to suit you in Mexico, thanks to the variety of diving situations on offer. The four key diving hot spots in Mexico are Cozumel, Cancun, Mexico’s Pacific Coast and The Cenotes. Mexico cave diving is one of its unique attractions and the Cenote cave offers amazing diving experiences. The Yutacan peninsula provides access to the 200 mile long Great Maya Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world and home to a huge variety of species.
Cenote diving is one for more experienced divers, with the aid of leadership by a qualified diver, this is because the caves have areas without any open water, or air above it, so you need to make sure you’re safe and can deal with these new challenges. However, the Cenotes provide more than enough payoff for these different experiences with unique marine diversity and closed eco systems, allowing for fish and plantlife unlike that anywhere else in the world.
Cozumel is another popular dive spot because of the two main coral reef systems surrounding the area. It’s also a really accessible place to start diving or for a family diving holiday, as there are dozens of scuba diving operators offering daily dive trips and diving holiday tours.
Cancun is similarly suited to a more novice diving crowd. An already popular tourist beach and party resort, holidays in Cancun are great for families, couples and friends alike who have either a collectively mixed experience of diving or are all learning for the first time. Cancun has several training facilities so you can get certified while diving in year-round tropical waters and amongst some fascinating sunken shipwrecks.