Diving in Yucatán Peninsula

Diving in the Yucatan Peninsula is a thrilling experience. This region is especially known for its cultural richness. Visit the island of Cozumel, declared by Jacques Cousteau “the most spectacular dive site in the world“ for its beauty and unique wildlife. This island is only accessible by ferry boat or airplane. Every part of your trip to Cozumel will be full of adventure as you go wall diving and explore countless swim-throughs. You can also expect to see vast marine life in Cozumel with countless reefs. Cancun and Playa del Carmen are diving paradises ideal for descent diving. No matter which spots in the Yucatan Peninsula you decide to visit, this is a dream destination and a region perfect for adventure seekers. Ancient, mystical, crystal-clear watered cenotes, also known by the Mayans as “the passage to the underworld” await you. In order to arrive at the cenotes, you must first go through the jungles of the interior area; once there, you can explore miles of underground rivers. Some of the cenotes you can visit are: Ik Kil, Yokdzonot, and Chihuán. Take some amazing photos in Holbox and Isla Mujeres, at the top of the peninsula, and go snorkeling with migratory whale sharks.

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Underwater life in Yucatán

The Yucatan Peninsula’s marine life is awe-inspiring and very colorful. The region offers warm water and tropical diving. Cozumel is one of the Caribbean’s most popular diving destinations. Hundreds of brilliantly colored fish species, elegant turtles, nurse sharks galore and many ray species fill Cozumel’s reefs. You can also expect to see whale sharks during certain times of the year. Explore different types of ancient cenotes on the mainland such as cenote caves, open cylinder cenotes and fully open cenotes where you will see plenty of freshwater fish.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Bass
Eel
Perch
Catfish
Crayfish
Loach Goby
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Marine Iguana
Alligator
Sharks
Whale Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
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Freshwater Fishes
Bass
Eel
Perch
Catfish
Crayfish
Loach Goby
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Marine Iguana
Alligator
Sharks
Whale Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus

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