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Diving in Yucatan Peninsula and Isla Mujeres

Where to dive in Mexico: Yucatan Peninsula and Isla Mujeres

Diving in Yucatan Peninsula and Isla Mujeres

There is no need to recommend Mexico to seasoned travellers because they probably visited this country as one of the first. Most associate it with spicy cuisine, popular all over the world drinks and typical for the Hispanics lifestyle. It is worth to know, however, that diving in Mexico will be for lovers of underwater tours certainly a time well spent. But if you love cave diving and don’t know where to dive in Mexico, diving in Yucatan Peninsula and Isla Mujeres is great idea.

Diving locations in Mexico:

  • Cenote Dos Ojos
  • Cozumel
  • Veracruz
  • Punta Cancun

Diving conditions:

An average air temperature in Mexico is less than 24°C in June and in January of 16.2°C. The water is the coolest, with thermometers indicating about 22.4°C, in February, while the warmest in August and September – 29.3 °C.

Pacific Kelp Forests, hidden reefs of the Gulf of California, or the numerous shipwrecks, are just some of the attractions here. Level of diving skills is also not an obstacle in this country. It is worth noting that the diving is done mainly with speedboats, though it is also possible from the shore, for example, in the cenotes. These natural pit caves, characteristic of Yucatan Peninsula, are a real work of nature. Crystalline water clarity goes hand in hand with visibility up to even 80 m, the majority is located in private lands, which is why it is necessary to pay additional fee, in the case of diving. Isla Mujeres, i.e. from the Spanish Island of Women, is also worth a visit. It is a small town, situated on the island of the same name, with a rich history and traditions. Once a place of fertility goddess cult worshipped by the Maya.

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Łukasz Głowacki

I’ve been diving for almost 10 years. The underwater world won my heart quite quickly. From the very beginning I wanted to be a good diver and partner, so I kept practising until I got a Master Scuba Diver PADI degree. I dive in hot and cold waters around the world. The thing I like most about diving is the sense of weightlessness and possibility to dive in the depths. I’m not too demanding when it comes to the landscapes, although I do enjoy their diversity, so I like diving in different places and conditions.

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