diving offers the Mesoamerican reef, the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world with it's unique
formations of coral mixed with an abundance of sea life. Tulum
has a great diversity of diving, from easy dives to cave diving.
provides great diving for divers of all levels of expertise.
The visibility is good and the temperatures
comfortable (averaging about 26°C/78°F).
is pretty close to Playa del Carmen, for this reason
the sites visited may be the same. Some of the dive sites accesible
from Tulum are:
Ha situated north of Tulum. The depth is 12 metres/40
feet and is filled with soft and hard corals in the form of
caverns and bridges. There are lots of fish, turtles
and rays living in the caverns and
the display of colours is simply beautiful.
II is a site found at 23 metres/74 feet. This site
got it's name from the formation of it's coral which looks very
much like a turtle.
is south of Tulum and is a massive coral garden with plenty
of sea life and coral. You may encounter rays, lobsters and
crabs. The depth is 12 metres/40 feet.
as you all may already have heard tulum is famous for its cenotes,
cavern and cave diving. The Yucatan peninsula is basically
a huge limestone slab that was once coral reef. For millions
of years, rainwater carved the porous stone, creating beautiful
caves decorated with stalactites and stalagmites. The peninsula
is penetrated with miles and miles of cave systems which you
will dicover during your stay in Tulum.
can be small rooms inside a stonewall to huge entrances of big
cave systems. All the caverns are overhead environment so divers
cannot go directly up to the water surface.
The visibility in the crystal clear fresh water
is good, about 200 metres/656 feet or more, and the
temperatures average 25°C/77°F all year.
This allows you to enjoy swimmimg through stalactites (formations
growing from the roof downwards) and stalacmites (formations
growing from the bottom upwards) which are the marvel of natures
work over thousands of years. There is very little current and
there's the light from the sun rays going through the entrance
divers will also find a lot of thrills
in the cave systems here. The caves are in complete darkness
and the divers penetrate deep into the system with their torch
light. In each of the known caves there is a light nylon guideline
to help with navigation.
Cave diving is a specialty that only very well trained divers
in this field can undertake but the exploration of this magical
world is an extraordinary experience that will stay engraved
in thier memories forrever.