Riviera Maya, Mexico | Attractions | DiveMex
Divemex is situated in Playa del Carmen. This professional diving school offers tours to small groups of both professional and amateur divers. They always dive with a maximum of four people or you can choose from a one-on-one session or two-on-one to achieve optimum results, which is ideal for a beginner diver.
Playa del Carmen offers a wide variety of beautiful reefs to discover. Cerebros is the northernmost dive in Playa del Carmen, which takes its name from the many brain-corals underneath the water. The maximum diving depth is 14m, which is perfect for beginners.
Los Arcos is a beautiful deep dive with a number of walls and arches to make your way around. The walls are covered in corals, sponges and sea ferns and if you’re lucky you may see some sea turtles, great barracudas and schools of mackerel. In winter you can even see large bull sharks. However, due to strong currents this is recommended only for experienced divers.
Furthermore, Chun-Zumbul is the longest reef in the area of Playa del Carmen. The middle section of the reef is made up of great ferns and coral overhangs. The depth of this dive is 10m which makes it ideal for beginners.
Tortugas, which is translated to turtles, is the most-visited dive site in Playa del Carmen. Here you will find a large number of turtles, moray eels and snapper fish. The maximum depth of this dive is 14m.
There is also the opportunity to swim with Whale Sharks, which can be as long as 12m and weigh 12 tons! However, these are gentle giants so you will have nothing to fear, as they feed on microscopic plants and small fish.
DiveMex also offers tours to Chichen Itza, the colonial city of Merida, Uxmal and Izamal. DiveMex makes sure you get to see not just the main tourists sites but also how the locals live.