Mexico Underwater Cave Diving Experience
Search the marine life and with the adventurous diving memories in amazing underwater world of longest diving system in mexico.
Cave diving is different from any kind of diving you’ve probably ever done. With literally thousands and thousands of dive sites across the World, each with a unique underwater landscape and marine life, not to mention sites yet to be discovered, it’s near impossible to say with absolute certainty that a particular dive site is No.1! Plus, everyone has different ideas about what makes “the best” dive site. There are few better places on earth to explore underwater life than Mexico’s lagoons, coastal waters and rivers. Over the last decade Mexico has become a playground for cave divers with hundreds of caverns and caves to explore. Discover the stunning coral reefs of the Parque Marino Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel, part of the world’s second largest coral reef and home to an important ecological sanctuary in the Caribbean. Jacques Cousteau famously called the Sea of Cortez the aquarium of the world. Honouring its name, the wide variety of marine life there has drawn researchers, and those who simply want to marvel, from all over the world. For the more intrepid, the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific offer divers the chance to visit sunken ships.
Underwater Cave Diving Sites in Mexico
Cenotes and Caves of Mexico
The by far most beautiful underwater caves and Cenotes on the planet are located here in Mexico either in the Riviera Maya, the area around Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum or within the large, mostly unknown and unexplored area of the the Central Yucatan Peninsula around Merida, Homun and Tizimin.
Yucatan underwater cave diving
The Yucatan is noted for its famous spectacular formations and the amazing clarity of the water. In the Jungles nearby the ancient city of Tulum lie the 2 longest underwater cave systems known on earth. Creatures found nowhere else on the planet have been discovered in these caves. The Yucatan peninsula was originally under the ocean and the region’s limestone foundation is fossilized coral beds and ocean floor. There are no above ground rivers in this area, all of the ground water sinks through the porous limestone and travels to the sea in underground rivers. Parts of the limestone weakened over time and collapsed, leaving sinkholes filled with water – a cenote.
Cancun scuba diving
Just south of Cancun lies a mass of underground cavern systems that are one of the largest fresh water sources in the world. These underground cavern systems are called Cenotes here in Mexico. This complete ecosystem was formed by dripping rain water that created an underwater fantasy of magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. Sunlight penetrates multiple openings that make this the best place in the world for cavern diving and snorkeling. Discovered just a little over twenty years ago, there are miles of interconnected tunnels and caves that make this the ultimate location for cave diving. With water as clear as air, divers will have visibility of over two hundred meters plus.
Mexico Cave Diving in Riviera Maya
The unique underground water system of the Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico has made this area a diver’s Mecca for cavern and cave diving since 1987 when exploration of Dos Ojos started. In the jungles nearby Tulum lie the three longest underwater cave systems (Ox Bel Ha 238 km; Sac Aktun 215 km; Dos Ojos 82 km) known on earth. The coastal region has over 100 different cave entrances and miles upon miles of passageway…most of it is just spectacularly beautiful! According to the diver’s certification and experience, so will be the diving. With more than 500 miles (800 km) of guide lines, the area offers an unlimited number of cave dives for divers with technical certification of Full Cave. From the famous Room of Tears in Carwash, the Chinese Garden in Tajmahal or the Cuzan Nah circuit in Sac Aktun, to the traverses of Dos Ojos, Naharon-Mayan Blue, Ponderosa-Chikin Ha, Kalimba or the visit to the incredible mammoth bones in Tuxchcupacha.
Purificacion Cave System, Tamaulipas, México
In 1971, American speleologists carried out explorations in the northeastern part of Tamaulipas and discovered a number of caves and wells. It wasn’t until 1978 that the Purificacion Cave System was documented as the longest cave in México, being 20 kilometers (12.4 mi) long, and having the steepest descent in the world (820 meters/2690 ft). After more than 30 years of intense exploration, the Purificacion is known to be more than 93,755 meters (307,595 ft) long and 953 meters (3,126 ft) deep.
Playa del Carmen diving
Learning to SCUBA dive with Blue Life in Playa del Carmen is easy and fun. There are great reefs and cenotes in the area that will allow you to get a ton of different diving experience in just a few days. Once you are done with the Open Water Diver course, you can dive anywhere in the world!