Yucatan Peninsula

Divers from all over the world come to Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to dive in fresh water cenotes, caves and second world largest reef of Cozumel Island. Yucatan Peninsula, separating the Caribbean Sea from Gulf of Mexico, gathered an abundance of sea life at its dive sites. Those who are eager to organize diving can lodge in both resort city Cancun and small and thinly populated Playa del Carmen. Settling in Cancun, divers will have an opportunity to have snorkeling with whale sharks at Holbox Island that is the closest to the city. While Cozumel Island is the closest to Playa del Carmen. The nature granted it generously with luxurious sandy beaches that are washed by clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Cuzumel is world-famous by a great number of coral reefs, tropic fish, warm and clear water. There are 150 dive sites at Consumel that divide the island into four zones. South-western part is the most popular. Diving is possible both from boats and off shore. Torpedo-boat Felipe Xicoténcatl С-53 was sunken there especially for wreck divers. Practically all diving at Cozumel is diving in currents. The business card of the island is the second world largest coral reef (about 700km/434mi). Check also prices for all Mexico liveaboardsLocation: South-west of Mexico What to see: Divers are also attracted by a possibility to dive with bull sharks (end of November – middle of March) and whale sharks (June – September). There are also a lot of tropic fish, turtles, dolphins, barracudas, morays, eagle rays, sea horses, scorpion fish, sea stars, mollusks, scallops, snails, blue and white marlins, sea snakes, anemones etc. Depth: 5-40m/16-131ft Currents: 1-2 knots Visibility: 20-35m/65-114ft Season for diving: All year round. The average temperature is 26-30C/79-86F

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