|Mexico diving is very varied due to
the fact that part of it is in the Caribbean Sea and the other
part in the Pacific Ocean
Most of Mexico has sunny weather for a large part of the
year. Located between the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to the
east and the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California)
to the west and south, the country's climate is largely affected
by these large bodies of water as well as Sierra Madre mountain
ranges that extend along most of each coastline.The varied topography
explains the different climates of each region.
Average air temperature during the year: 16-49°c
Average Water surface temperature: 26-29°c. Recommended
wetsuit is a skin or a 3mm shorty for the hot months and from
3mm to 5mm full wetsuit for the colder months depending on the
natural insulation layer of the diver.
Visibility: 25m to over 60m depending on the region and
time of the year.
Coldest time: December to February
Warmest time: June to September
Possible to dive most of the year
Best time to dive:
Cozumel, March and August
Cancún, May to August
Mexico's Pacific coast, August to February.
The Cenotes, November to March
Worst time to dive: For all areas particularly in April/May
and September/October visibility can be affected by natural
The Yucatan is known for its famous spectacular cave
formations, the world famous cenotes and the amazing clarity
Playa del Carmen has lots of sponges and many turtles.
On the Pacific ocean side the Baja Peninsula of Mexico
is famous for encounters with mantas, whale sharks
and hammerheads. Isla Guadeloupe is also famous
for it's great white shark cage diving. Whale-watching
is also practically a year-round activity here.
wrote a few highlights but you can find more in the regional
pages or in the dive center and liveaboard websites.