An unforgettable diving experience in Playa Del Carmen

January 13, 2022
Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen

If you’re into experiences that break the routine and challenge you to explore the world from a new angle then you should definitely add a diving adventure in Playa Del Carmen in your “to do” list. Playa del Carmen is located in Mexico and there’s a reason why it’s considered the home of the scuba dive. Apart from all of the other amazing reasons to visit Mexico, this brilliant spot is a heavenly area that will quickly win your heart over. 

Imagine hot weather with an average temperature of 25 degrees, some of the best scuba diving conditions in the world, and gorgeous beaches that you can’t take your eyes off. Now that we’ve got your attention, let’s see why adding diving to your vacation is one of the best ways to explore Playa Del Carmen

A location perfectly designed for scuba diving

As we already mentioned, Playa Del Carmen offers some of the best beaches for diving. It’s located on the eastern Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and offers a number of stunningly beautiful beaches. It’s very close to Cancun, which makes traveling to the location easy and stress-free. There’s a bit of fun for everyone as you can relax and sip on mouth-watering cocktails or you can participate in different adventure sports. 

You will have the opportunity to explore a diverse and colorful underwater world and observe unique sights. The area is popular for its cenotes or water-filled sinkholes where limestone rock has eroded to create amazing microcosms. Everything about this place is like a scene from a movie where the waters are blue, the sun is bright, and the heart is warm.

Scuba diving conditions 

But let’s focus on the most important part – the actual scuba diving. Scuba diving can be practiced all year round, both in the ocean and in the cenotes. The average visibility in the ocean is more than 75 feet or 25 meters, while that in the cenotes is up to 328 feet or 100 meters. From January to March, you can experience some of the coldest water temperatures, which are around 78.8 ºF or 26 ºC. Between May and November, on the other hand, you can embrace the warmest water temperatures of 82-84ºF or 28-29 ºC. 

A lot of locals travel up and down the Yucatan Peninsula on a daily basis just to get involved in the diving experiences at the Playa Del Carmen. You can observe beautiful coral reefs offshore and at the nearby island of Cozumel.

Diving with bull sharks

If you are a true adventure seeker and you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, you can also take advantage of the opportunity to dive with bull sharks in Playa Del Carmen. Contrary to popular belief, bull sharks pose no threat to humans as we’re not part of their food chain. They’re one of the rare sharks that can survive in freshwater and as long as you abide by safety procedures, you can rest assured that you will be safe and protected throughout the journey. The best time to dive with bull sharks in Playa Del Carmen is between November and March. 

Once at the location, you can find instructors and start preparing for your dive with sharks. Choosing a high-quality and proven partner for your diving experience will guarantee that you remain unharmed and you can truly enjoy your dive to the fullest. 

Playa Del Carmen has so much to offer for those who are enthusiastic about alternative experiences, a bit of adventure, and adrenaline. Plan your trip in advance to ensure that you’re not missing out on any fun during your stay!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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