The warm, clear waters of Playa del
Carmen seem custom-made for scuba
diving, with a huge variety of
marine life including frequent
sightings of sea turtles, as well as
rays, nurse and reef sharks, moray
eels, giant groupers, and huge
schools of tropical fish. When
diving Playa del Carmen, you'll have
opportunities to dive on wrecks,
dive in amazing caverns (cenotes),
dive at night, or even take a side
trip to Cozumel to dive it's famous
reefs. There is such a huge
variety of sea life that the area's
many dive sites are all a special
treat. All our dives are done
with small groups of no more than 5
divers, for a personal and uncrowded
Q: WHAT IS THE WATER
TEMPERATURE IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN?
A: The water temperature is normally between 86°F
(30°C) in the summer and 78°F (26°C) in the winter.
In the summer you probably won't even want to bother
with a wetsuit. In the winter, a 3mm suit might be
warranted. The temperature in the cenotes is
normally about 74°F (24°C) to 77°F (26°C), so we do
recommend a 3mm full wetsuit for cenote dives.
Q: WHAT WILL THE VISIBILITY
A: While of course, conditions vary day to day
and from site to site, on the average, visibility is
between 60 feet and 90 feet (20 to 30 meters) on the
reefs, and virtually unlimited in the cenotes.
Q: DO I NEED TO BE
CERTIFIED TO GO SCUBA DIVING?
A: If you are not certified, then you will need
to take the Discover Scuba Diving course, which will
entitle you to dive with a divemaster on this trip only
for depths of up to 30 feet. However, it will not
certify you to dive in Cozumel, in the Cenotes, or at
night - you'll need to be certified to do those type of
dives. Get Certified in Playa del Carmen!
Q: DO I NEED TO BE
CERTIFIED AS A CAVE DIVER FOR THE CENOTES?
A: No. Your divemaster is cave certified -
you only need to have open water certification.
These are caverns, rather than caves.
Q: ARE THERE STRONG
A: Most dives in Playa del Carmen are drift
dives, which means you can just relax and float with the
current, watching the underwater world go by. When
you're ready to surface, the boat will be there to meet
you - no swimming against the current necessary.
Q: HOW MANY DIVERS DO YOU
TAKE AT A TIME? CATTLE BOATS MAKE ME CRINGE.
A: We go out with a maximum of 5 divers per boat.
No cattle boats here, just personal, uncrowded, and