Find the dive guide for the different regions of the Riviera Maya
on the left.
Riviera Maya offers a great variety of diving opportunities.
Riviera Maya's Great Maya Reef boasts some of the best diving
offered in the western hemisphere. The marine life is abundant
and more than 450 species of fish can be found here
including turtles. With the diversity of dive sites both
novices and advanced divers will find something to suit
their needs here.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the local dive
center for safety, additional information, level required for
each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided above is purely informative for
our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average air temperature during the year range from 25°C
(77°F) to 30°C (86°F)
Average Water surface temperature ranges from is 26°C
(78°F) in January to 29°C 84°F in August.
Cenote water temperatures are around 24°C, (76°F) all
Visibility is average 25 metres (82 feet)
warmest time: April- May and September-January and also the
Possible to dive all year round
The Mayan Riviera goes from Punta Brava (south of
Cancun airport) to Tulum
and off it's coast is the famous
Cozumel Island. In this region you will find coral reefs
teeming with life, caverns (cenotes), caves and a large
network of underground rivers.
Cenotes are deep water-filled sinkholes in limestone
created when the roof of an underground cavern collapses creating
a natural pool which is then filled by rain and underground
rivers. The Cenotes, unique to the
Yucatan Peninsula and Mayan Riviera are more than 400 kilometres
and have spectacular rock formations called stalactites and
In the whole of the Riviera
Maya divers can enjoy spactacular reef diving, cave
and cenote (cavern) diving and some great wrecks
diving as well. The local dive centers operate daily to the
local reefs where divers can encounter turtles. Visits
to the cenotes close by are also organised as well as outings
to Cozumel's famous reefs. In the months of May to September
you can dive with the whale shark.
Cozumel, a world class diving
destination can be reached by taking the passenger ferry from
Playa del Carmen
across the Yucatan channel. Cozumel has numerous reefs and drop
offs with sites to suit both beginners and advanced divers.
For the experienced divers the coral covered tunnels of Maracaibo
on the southern tip of the island will be a special treat. The
rich marine life and corals in Cozumel make every dive worthwhile