For divers, the Caribbean Sea is an inexhaustible source of beauty and warmth when exploring its waters. With a hot temperature, and with unique biodiversity in the world, the Caribbean offers a wonderful setting for those tourists who travel to the Caribbean. There are those who go to the Caribbean countries only for aquatic tourism. On the other hand, there are tourists who carry out diving there occasionally during their trip, and, finally, there are those who have never tried diving and decide, right there, to be baptized in its waters. All these options are available for those who want to dive in the Caribbean.
For those of you who have doubts, diving is not the same as snorkeling, but if you are clear that diving is not your thing but snorkeling in Caribbean waters, do not miss our recommendations based on the report from Rogues in Paradise to practice it, and for those of you who are clear that you love diving or would like to try it, you should know that diving in the Caribbean is one of the most interesting tourist activities that you can do there, as you will witness tropical species of marine fauna and flora and you will prowl the most amazing coral reefs.
Mexico is well known for its ideal places to practice water tourism with the family. If you are looking for a place to snorkel with small children, you will love the natural parks of Xel-Ha and Xcaret . For those who are already more expert and have decided to dive in the Caribbean, we recommend that you go to Cozumel, considered the diving capital par excellence of the Caribbean.
Not only are its waters warm and transparent to make diving more enjoyable, but its seabed is a world-class spectacle for lovers of the underwater world. In fact, sport divers go to Cozumel to carry out intensive practices because the average visibility is chilling. 30 meters to enjoy the more than 200 species of fish that live among the Caribbean coral reefs in the area surrounding the Yucatan!
The MUSA (Underwater Museum of Art) located in the National Marine Park, just off the coast of Isla Mujeres in the Riviera Maya region (Mexico) is a site of undoubted interest for lovers of diving who are neither beginners nor experts. The origin of this wonder that awaits more than 400 life-size sculptures under the waters dates back a decade ago with a single objective: to protect the underwater world.
The creation of the sculptures (carried out by renowned artists) results in the preservation of an artificial reef that prolongs the life of the various coral species. At the same time, the MUSA is an undoubted tourist attraction for divers from all over the world who come there to enjoy an unforgettable spectacle: diving in the Caribbean in the most educational way.
As you will see, Mexico is the Caribbean destination with the most places of interest for all types of divers who seek to alternate their favorite sports activity with the best climate, gastronomy and archaeological tourism that you can imagine.
Recommended for intermediate level divers, the underwater excursion through Cenote Dos Ojos, in the Riviera Maya, is a magical and truly surprising route that will amaze you. With interconnected passageways and caves, whose total length exceeds 500 kilometers, this cenote will serve as a link for a journey through mythical time where you can learn more about the geology of the authentic Mayan culture.
An important point to keep in mind in the dives and aquatic routes through the Mexican cenotes is that it is also possible to go through them practicing snorkeling, so those who do not like diving in the Caribbean too much, should not worry because you will not leave the Cenote Dos Ojos without getting to know its stalactites and stalagmites up close, as well as all its nooks and crannies.
For divers who dare to submerge in its narrow marine corridors, it is advisable to take into account the recommendations of the dive master, since they are very different from any other type of diving to which you are accustomed. Normally, you have to go through the cenote in single file, very close together, and even with a headlamp underwater to improve visibility. Although Cenote Dos Ojos has some point of access to the outside, the scarce natural light that enters is sometimes not enough, not only to get your bearings, but to enjoy the underwater scenery.