Diving Playa del Carmen is a great option if you want Caribbean diving but would prefer the amenities and ease of travel you’ll get with Mexico to a remote island destination. Here we take a look at diving Playa del Carmen, and what you need to know.
This diving area on the Riviera Maya just across the waters from Cozumel has the most amazing cavern / cenote diving in the world. These caverns have no current, the water is crystal clear, the water temperature is 25 Celsius (78 Fahrenheit) and the average depths is 35 feet (10 meters ) all this makes for a very easy and comfortable diving experience. One that you will never forget. The biggest misconception is that you need a special certificate. All you need is an open water certification to experience the pristine cenotes / caverns Check out our Diving packages
Not everyone realizes that Playa del Carmen is near some of the premier diving spots in the world. The 600 mile-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef , the second largest continuous coral reef in the world, sits just offshore from Playa del Carmen. The reef, with its beautiful coral and abundant sea life, offers a myriad of diving and snorkeling experiences. The reef is home to thousands of amazing sea creatures, from tiny shrimp to large sea turtles and fish of every size and color imaginable. It is an underwater world which has to be seen up close and personal to be believed.
JJ Divers in Playa Del Carmen strives to educate our guests every day. The ocean environment and the animals contained in it are precious and need our help. In October we welcome the Bull Sharks who have returned for mating season prior to heading off o the deep ocean to give birth. There are still many mysteries surround the habits and patterns of these incredible animals and we would love to educate as many people as possible about them. Bull Shark Diving in Playa Del Carmen is an incredible experience and JJ Divers would like to do our part to help.
I myself prefer avoiding all-inclusive (there’s so much good food to be had both in Cozumel and Playa if you are willing to explore). But if you want to do one in Cozumel, Scuba Club Cozumel is pretty popular among scuba divers. Last time I was in Cozumel I went with Opal’s Dream (what is used to be called Scuba Mau). I didn’t have any problems with them, although if you look around the Internet you’ll most likely find an accident associated with the shop and causing the death of one of the owners of the old Scuba Mau. Still, I’m putting it out for your consideration.