The Yucatan Peninsula features destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Aventuras, Playa Mujeres and Isla Mujeres all with white sand beaches and warm Caribbean waters surrounding the second largest barrier reef in the world.
WHY WE LOVE DIVING THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
You might be lucky enough to see hawksbill turtle on every dive!
Eagle rays, whale sharks, mobula rays and sailfish aggregations can't be missed.
The Cenotes! So clear it's like diving in GIN!!!!
YUCATAN PENINSULA GALLERY
Diving the Yucatan Peninsula
This area was named by Jacques Cousteau as one of the Top 10 dive spots in the world. With multiple destinations to explore there's something for every level of diver. Whether you are newly certified or advanced, a photographers or observer, a lover of macro or perhaps the big stuff, you're sure to thoroughly enjoy your time underwater.
The Yucatan Peninsula is a huge limestone platform where fresh water runs like rivers through underground cave systems. Part of this land collapsed after the last ice age more than 8,000 years ago, creating sinkholes called Cenotes, derived from the Mayan word “Dzonot” which means sacred well. The cenotes were considered the entrance to the mythical underworld by the ancient Mayans and were sometimes used for sacrificial offerings. Today, three of the world's longest underwater cave systems can be found in this area.
Want to experience diving with Bull Sharks? During the winter months when the water temperature drops a little, between 2 to 10 of those solitary hunters can be usually seen in the area of Playa del Carmen. Our preferred diver operators give you the chance to enjoy this thrilled and fantastic experience by taking a closer look at these incredible creatures.
Winter average of 18°C / 65°F
Summer average of 32° C / 90°F
Rainy season May to October
Direct flight from LONDON
GMT - 5 hours
Easy to dive reefs, some great fun wrecks, fast drifts, and the Cenotes make this a spectacular dive destination.
25 to 28°C / 77 to 82°F average
12 to 27m / 40 to 90 ft average