Dive in Riviera Maya

Diving packages in Riviera Maya

5 Days - 2 Dives per day

Ocean diving We dive mainly in Akumal, 20 km north from Tulum. Please read more about dive sites in ocean diving tours section. Cavern diving There are around 14 caverns lines open for open water divers. Most of them are located few minutes drive from Tulum center. Read more about it in cavern diving tours section.

Discover scuba diving in mangrove nursery

This is a tour for those who never done scuba diving before. It is a great opportunity to discover local nature and beauty in one of Tulum's natural wonders. This unique large open lagoon called Casa Cenote or Cenote Manatee is brackish and a mixture of fresh and salt water life, named for the manatees who swam in its waters over the many years. The unique peaceful spirit and very surrealistic…

3 Days - 2 Dives per day

Ocean diving We dive mainly in Akumal, 20 km north from Tulum. Please read more about dive sites in ocean diving tours section. Cavern diving There are around 14 caverns lines open for open water divers. Most of them are located few minutes drive from Tulum center. Read more about it in cavern diving tours section.

Cenotes!

Have you ever wondered what does it feel to float in outer space?Do you want to enjoy the underworld in the Mayan Riviera?Then Cenotes are just what you are looking for. The dives start in a peaceful setting in the middle of the jungle, where you see a hole in the ground with water. And the journey begins through the underground rivers of the Yucatan Peninsula, where light beams come through the…

Cozumel directly from Playa del Carmen

Two dives in the amazing reefs of Cozumel! Direct departure from Playa del Carmen, no need to take the ferry and transfer to the boat whilst at the island of Cozumel.Package includes transfer to and from the island on a fast boat, full set of gear, entrance fee to the Marine National Park. Extra fee of 15 USD for rental gear, or 5 USD/item needed.The dives happen in the Marine National Park area…

Diving in Riviera Maya

 

From Cancun to Tulum, the Riviera Maya has world class diving opportunities for all levels to offer.

The most spectacular diving and snorkelling in the area are the Cenotes, a part of an underground river system of fresh water located inside the jungle, renowned for being the best cavern and cave diving in the world.  The best ones to start with are Gran Cenote or Casa Cenote for beginners.  Follow up with Angelita or Dos Ojos for more advanced divers. 

And reef diving in the area is great for snorkelers and all levels of divers.  From migrating whale sharks in the north, turtles and bull sharks off the coast of Playa del Carmen, or an abundance of sea life and colourful coral all along the Riviera Maya coastline, you’ll love every minute of diving here. A small tip: the diving gets cheaper the further south you go.

You'll find many dive centres in all major cities. 

(By Kelly Luckman)

 

Dos Ojos Cenotes

Travel to Riviera Maya

This tourist district stretches from Cancun to Tulum along the coastal Highway 307 in the state of Quintana Roo.  The highway has made the whole area quickly accessible from the international airport in Cancun by car, bus or colectivo.  It’s famous for its all inclusive resorts the size of small cities,  and for its pristine, white sand beaches.  It’s also a world renowned diving destination and the number one cave and cavern diving spot on the planet. 

There’s something for everyone along the Riviera Maya and for every budget too.  The whole area is rich in history and culture.  Traditional arts and crafts, fabulous food and wonderful people are all to be found, but only if you venture outside your hotel. Visit the ruins of Tulum, Coba or Chichen Itza or the many parks along the highway including Xel-Ha, Xcaret and Hidden Worlds.

You might be tempted to go all inclusive and spend your time only enjoying the entertainment in the resort but please trust me when I say you’ll be missing out on one of the most wonderful places in the world!  Hire a car and explore the area, you’ll never regret that you did. 

Eat tacos, tortas and tomalies until you can’t eat anymore!  See wonderful and unique flora and fauna that you’ve never seen before (and probably won’t again) and meet some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.  We hope you enjoy this part of the world and we’re sure you’ll find your perfect holiday moment somewhere along the Riviera Maya.

(By Kelly Luckman)

  • Tulum Ruins

    Tulum Ruins
  • Turtle

    Turtle
  • Akumal

    Akumal
  • Tulum Beach

    Tulum Beach
  • Cenote Carwash

    Cenote Carwash
  • Tulum Ruins

    Tulum Ruins
  • Playa del Carmen Reef

    Playa del Carmen Reef
  • Tulum Ruins

    Tulum Ruins
  • Puerto Aventuras Beach

    Puerto Aventuras Beach
  • Dos Ojos Cenotes

    Dos Ojos Cenotes
  • Tulum

    Tulum
  • Puerto Aventuras Sunrise

    Puerto Aventuras Sunrise
  • Tulum Ruins Beach

    Tulum Ruins Beach
  • Barracudas

    Barracudas
  • Akumal Beach

    Akumal Beach
  • Barracuda reef

    Barracuda reef
  • The Fifth Avenue, la Quinta, Pedestrian street

    The Fifth Avenue, la Quinta, Pedestrian street
  • Cerebros Reef

    Cerebros Reef