Oct - 2021

How COVID affect divers?



A person’s history with COVID-19 is a significant factor to consider when establishing if they are fit to dive or not. This is especially so when considering the hyperbaric and underwater environment as well as the physiological demand of diving. Research has shown that there are structural changes following a COVID-19 infection. These changes can lead to gas trapping, increasing the risk of pulmonary barotrauma.


Note, if you are ongoing any symptoms of COVID-19, they are likely to affect exercise capacity especially aerobic fitness which may make it more challenging to cope with physical demands such as strong current or an emergency during diving. And we know that damage to the lungs can take a while to heal after the initial infection. Hence, divers with COVID-19 symptoms must go back to their normal level of fitness with no evidence of hypoxia (low oxygen) on exertion before they get back into the water.
Although our understanding of the COVID-19 pathogen and its long-term effect on the body is still limited. As such, as the number of people returning to diving after a COVID-19 infection increases, divers must get vaccinated and seek medical advice before going back to the water.


If you have had a positive COVID-19 test, even if you were asymptomatic, there is still a risk of underlying damage to your lungs. For these reasons, several medical personal have agreed that it is safe that such a person does not dive for a minimum of 3 months. After this period, you much have an exercise test with pulse oximetry to check that your level of oxygen has not decreased when you exert yourself. Please note, safety is a priority when diving, even though it may interrupt your diving plans. If you are in doubt, please speak with your local diving referee or AMED for more info about when it’s safe for you to dive.



Feb - 2021

Cave Diving in the Riviera Maya is one of the most amazing activities you can do if you are a cave diver or you want to become one.


We have plenty of caves where is possible to dive in, cave access is normally simple and the mazes inside are spectacular, with endless variations of formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, soda straw, bacon strips, rim pools, helictites and columns, clear water, low flow, and shallow depth.


Cave diving along the Yucatan coast was discovered in the middle 1980s when cave divers began diving the Cenotes ( meaning natural well ). The exploration of the cenotes exploded as more cave systems were found, surveyed, and mapped, every year since then new caves are found and the number of underwater caves is growing and growing.

We have the world‘s best cave diving, the most extended underwater systems, basically a wonderland for cave divers.

Be prepared! Scuba diving in underwater caves presents a variety of hazards.


General hazards are, water-filled, water temperature and natural daylight cannot penetrate inside the cave than you are in complete darkness.

How to avoid that, carry the right amount of gas based on the rule of thirds or more conservative, fit a proper diving suit to be comfortable underwater for long periods, carry at least 3  powerful diving lights.

Specific hazards:

-water flow ( not in our region as we have low flow systems)

-silt, can be very easy to disturb if you are not properly trained in trim and buoyancy techniques

-haloclines can disturb the visibility pretty much, be aware once you dive in.

-mazes, here we have some kind of swiss cheese caves involving the cave diver in very complex navigation

-Large passageways, can easily create confusion in the direction

-Line traps are not common but you need to check your line to avoid them

-fail to run a continuous guideline, connected to the exit of the cave can result in a fatality

-diving to deep

-diving over the personal and certification level limits

-new places and do not use a map


CAVE DIVING can be pretty safe if you follow the rules, our special advice is to hire a local guide, will be safer, you will enjoy your dive more and he will guide you in the most amazing places you can find.

For noncertified cave divers, our caves are the best to receive a top world training in back mount or side mount, we can teach all the cave diver levels and most Instructor.


Cave Diving



Jan - 2021

If you’re a fan of recreational diving, then you should know that cave diving is an entirely new world. You will need to take different equipment as well as approach if you want to cave dive in Mexico successfully. It is because cave diving in Mexico is challenging and intrinsically more dangerous. Sounds scary? Well, it might be at first because it’s healthy to respect the dangers of the cave. However, the right training and sticking to the rules, you have nothing to worry about even when a difficulty occurs. Here are some things you need to know before you go cave diving in Mexico. 


1. Cave diving stress 

There are a lot of cave courses in Mexico, some of which are more stressful than the others. And as such, it is essential to stay calm, especially when you’re in a stressful situation. There are so many scenarios that could arise while cave diving that could cause stress. For example, problems with equipment, running out of air, visibility problems, losing the line, being stuck, or a combination of the above are known to cause panic in divers. So, in order to get divers prepared, drilling them in such extreme situations before the actual diving is essential. Because in a real case, it will most likely take a while before help comes, so being able to keep calm in the drill will help a lot if a situation arises in the real cave dive. 


2. Scuba Diving training

Another essential skill to have before thinking about cave diving is scuba training. Playa del Carmen scuba diving is a popular and ideal place to start scuba diving training. Why is scuba training so necessary? Well, because in most cave diving, divers use double tanks or rebreathers. So, if you do not have any idea how this equipment works, scuba diving is like a foundation for a start. Additionally, you’d also need buoyancy control and propulsion control for maneuvering in cave diving, which you will master from scuba diving. 


3. Cave diving equipment

Understanding cave diving equipment is also an important thing to know before cave diving all year long: Mexico, an ideal place to start cave diving, with the best season from November till February. However, whenever you decide to cave dive, ensure you get familiar with the equipment and choose the one that you feel most comfortable using. 


cave diving in Mexico

cave diving in Mexico



Oct - 2020

Female divers and male divers seem to view the world a little differently. Many male divers feel that the experience must be intense in order to “count” for something. For example, they may state that it is not a dive unless it has a strong current involved or unless a dangerous sea creature makes an appearance. Men tell stories to impress but seem to forget that a regular dive is also a valuable experience. A dive does not have to be dangerous in order to be exciting. Mandy Shackleton, who works as a marine scientist at Hull University, released a research study several years ago and included her reasoning behind why women are better at diving than men. Are her findings valid? Is it true that women excel in this area, and why is that the case?


Hormonal Advantages

Men are typically thrill-seekers. They are interested in finding something new and exciting while diving, so their bodies give off more adrenaline, testosterone, and cortisol during the experience. As a result, they may engage in riskier behaviors. This same concept applies to driving; Dr. Magnus Johnson, a professor at Hull University, believes men may engage in riskier driving in front of a female companion in order to look good to her. Women, however, are different and are more cautious while driving.



Women pick up on non-verbal cues and are able to use what they see to help determine what they should do. Because divers cannot use their words to convey meaning, non-verbal communication is essential under the water. Women, therefore, seem to have a natural advantage in this area, something that both Nancy Briton and Nigel Forman discussed in their research. As a result of this, women seem to be more efficient divers and are able to deal with any changes as they arise.


According to Michael Messner, who works for the University of Southern California, men typically have less body fat than women. Therefore, women have more natural buoyancy, something that can be corrected with additional weights. It does give women several advantages in the water, however. They don’t expend as much energy, and they stay warm even when the water is very cold.

Leg Strength

Women are more adept at using their legs than men. Male drivers tend to focus on using their upper body to help them in the water, while women are able to tap into their lower-body strength. Richard Hinrichs and Scott Mclean determined that when a man and a women swim the same distance, the man usually kicks more. Women, therefore, are more efficient than men in the water, particularly when using fins that help them go longer distances with fewer kicks. They also take in less air because they are not working as hard. Along these same lines, women’s lungs are smaller. For this reason, they also don’t use as much air as men, even when not in the water. Therefore, their dives are able to last longer and they tend to have more air available for longer periods of time.


Spatial Awareness

Women look at the whole rather than the parts. This means that their spatial awareness skills are strong, which helps them in the water. Taking into account everything else mentioned above as well, women, therefore, do not disturb coral as much as male divers.

When you go diving, watch your friends closely. Do you notice a difference in how men dive versus how women dive? Who do you think are the more efficient divers? Regardless of your observations, we can all improve from one another, so it is always a good idea to watch and be open to tweaking your diving style.



Men Or Women


Men Or Women



May - 2020

Cave diving in Mexico is one of the main delights of Mexico. And it is even more fascinating if you are the kind of person that feels drawn to the thrills of challenging untouched underwater experience. Although cave diving expeditions are thrilling and captivating, the truth is that it can be quite dangerous. To ensure you are well geared and prepared for what lies ahead, this guide to cave diving in Mexico will answer critical questions and enlighten you.


1. Dangers of cave diving


Do not get it twisted, because cave diving is dangerous. Even in the introductory course of the Open Water Certificate, you will be taught how to handle stressful situations. In other to get ready for cave diving, you need to master a lot of drills, including:
● How to handle a situation when your tank runs out of air.
● How to handle equipment failure
● How to deal with losing a dive buddy
● What to do when your dive buddy gets tangled in the line
● What to do if you ever lose the line that connects to the exit of the cave.


2. Certificates and skills needed for cave diving


If you are that determined to cave dive, then you need to tick off some steps before you go on your first adventure:
● You must have completed an Advanced Open Water Course with a minimum of 130 feet dive.
● You must complete a specialist course related to cavern diving that will allow you to experience low-light conditions and overhead environments.
● You will also need to complete a night dive course


3. Diving techniques


It is all good and well to have all the required certificates and to know all the right caves to dive. But that is not enough, as you will still need to possess instructor-level buoyancy control, and perfect multiple propulsion techniques, including:
● Helicopter turns
● Back kicks
● Flutter kicks
● Frog kicks


4. Cave diving equipment


So far, we have highlighted cave diving is a highly specialized activity. So, having the right equipment is crucial to a successful dive. For example, get a single tank with K-valves with two separate on/off valves and regulator first stages. What this means is that if your valve-to-regulator O-ring should rupture, and the regulator starts to free-flow, you can still turn it off, and use the second tank. Most of the equipment you will be using will be reconfigured to ensure any risk of entanglement and silt kick-up is reduced. So, all inflator hoses, gauges, and regulars and fitted on the suit tightly.



Apr - 2020

Tulum is an all year round destination with lowly crowded sites, great visibility, and also access to both beautiful inland dives and sea dives. Tulum’s scene for diving is a mix of unique reefs and cenotes. The area view is also unique with amazing white sand beaches, incredible cenotes and reefs suited to offer perfect conditions for both beginners and expert divers, as well as to give you an exciting scuba diving in the crystal clear the Caribbean Sea. Diving in Tulum is quite an amazing experience you will never forget. Book a diving session with us, and you get to discover stunningly beautiful cenotes, incredible stalactite formations, and also stalagmite formations. Scuba diving in Tulum is suited to fit beginners and also diving experts. 


Diving Packages in Tulum


Diving in Tulum comes with different diving experiences, all aimed at giving you that amazing diving experience. The packages are of two types; December to April and also May to November. 


1. Within  December and April, the water is usually within the range of 25 and 28 degrees giving the diver a very cool feeling and an awesome view of nature. Large animals also come out to enjoy the cool water giving you an awesome diving experience.    


     2. For the best water diving experience, the May to November package is considered the best because it combines an unforgettable experience of diving and the beauty of nature. Green turtles and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches, giving you a beautiful view of nature and enjoyable diving experience. We have in place, all the beautiful diving experiences you ever dreamt of having: snorkeling tours, diving in the beautiful sea with whale and bull sharks, giving you an unforgettable experience. 


Scuba Diving Tulum


Scuba Diving Tulum


Scuba diving in Tulum is the best holiday treat you can give yourself and your family. Our staff is always ready to give you and your family the best diving experience for your holidays. So book us today and enjoy the special packages we have for you and your family. Scuba diving Tulum is the place to be for you and your family holidays.


Cenote Tulum Diving 


Diving around the Cenote isn’t too extreme, unsafe, or anything near being heroic. If you want the best diving experience, then let us take you on that adventure. Allow us to show you the incredible beauty hidden in this world. We can guarantee you safety, and a relaxing dive in unique underwater passages. We believe giving at the Cenote Tulum is simple. 



Mar - 2020

Scuba diving is a wonderful way to get up close to the underwater world. People love to scuba dive and they will be able to in Mexico. Enjoying the sights is remarkable and there are many people that scuba dive on a regular basis because it is so enjoyable.


Playa Del Carmen Scuba Diving Unique Scuba Diving


Known for its tremendous opportunities, the Playa Del Carmen, unique scuba diving is some of the best that people can get a chance to do. Here are some places that they will want to try for great scuba diving in Playa Del Carmen:


1. Bull Shark Diving

Scuba diving in Playa del Carmen is fascinating, to say the least. A person can scuba dive for $120. They will also want to take note that they will be contributing $5 for Saving Our Sharks at Bull Shark Diving. A diver will want to know that even if they only dive once, the rate is the same. People come from all over the world to enjoy this type of scuba diving because it is so awesome.


2. Cenotes

Welcome to a unique experience. Diving the amazing caverns of the Riviera Maya. The cenote is a part of a cave ceiling, which collapsed leaving a natural entrance to the underground river system. The Mayans call them “Dznot” sacred well
Full of stalagmite, stalactite, and fossil they offer a unique experience


3. Jardines Reef

The Jardines Reef is a great place for beginner scuba divers to practice their skills but also for experienced divers that love all kinds of “critters”. Seeing huge green moray, crab, lobster, and stingray is what divers will see in an hour of time. Enjoying every minute of it is what a lot of people have to say about the experience that they loved.


4. Pluto Dive Dive Center

Pluto Dive is a place where people love to scuba dive with. Small group with 5 divers and 1 instructor and personalized service. The rates may change from time to time but it is worth every penny for all that a diver gets to see while they are enjoying the underwater world.

Scuba diving is something that many people enjoy. They are pleased with what they get to enjoy up close and they will always want to find even better places to dive at. Scuba Diving in Playa del Carmen is some of the very best in the world.


Playa Del Carmen Scuba Diving



Feb - 2020

Cenote cave diving playa del carmen

The Wonders Of Cenote Cave Diving

Those who enjoy the thrill of discovery that is part and parcel of the SCUBA experience are continually on the lookout for the next experience that will live in their memories for years. One of the experiences that are growing in popularity is the opportunity to explore the unique underwater environments of the Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula’s Riviera Maya.

Cenotes were formed by the erosion of limestone by acidic rain that, over millennia, gradually led to the formation of underground caves. These caves are fed by rivers that flow through the limestone. In time the weight of the roofs and the continued effects of that slow growth of the caverns has led to the roof collapsing. The result has been some of the most visually stunning lagoons, many deep in the jungle.

Cenote cave diving playa del carmen


These lagoons are continually fed by above and below ground freshwater streams and rivers – however, there is another source of the water which fills them – and one that has divers in search of adventure flocking to plunge into one of the many Cenotes which dot areas such as the Playa Del Carmen. That other source is saltwater which flows up the course of the underground rivers and contributes to filling the Cenotes. This leads to the formation of a zone in the Cenotes called the ‘halocline’. This is a zone where the salt and fresh water meet. For those diving the Cenotes the Halocline is clearly visible – and one of the most fascinating sights available to SCUBA divers.

For experienced cave divers, Cenotes are also often the entrance to vast underwater cave systems – some well worth exploring. For instance, the Sistema Sac Actun is the longest underwater cave system in the world.

Cenote cave diving


The attractions of the Cenotes are almost too many to mention. With more than 7,000 to choose from in Yucatan, the diver (or snorkeler) is spoiled for choice. The Cenotes boast unique ecosystems with exotic fish species and flora. the settings of the Cenote are as close to paradise as possible. Colorful birdlife and dense jungle shelter these unique natural features. The waters are often crystal clear and visibility is incredible.

For the ancient Mayan culture in the Yucatan Cenotes were revered as places of worship. It was here that they could commune with Gods and receive the blessings of the clear blue-tinged waters.

Today divers from all over the world are rediscovering the wonders of the Cenotes. Cenote cave diving in Playa del Carmen is an experience that should be on every divers bucket list.



Feb - 2020

Sharks are familiar to practically everyone thanks to movies like “Jaws” and the sensational TV documentaries on them that fill up Shark Week every year. Despite this prominence, lots of the “facts” everyone knows about shark behavior are, in fact, misconceptions. If you find yourself fielding shark questions from non-diving friends and you feel the need to set the record straight, here are three apocryphal sharks “facts” you can debunk for them.

shark in Playa del Carmen

1) Human Attacks by Sharks Are Common

No shark in the world tries to kill humans or hunt them as prey. Human flesh isn’t even appetizing to sharks. In the overwhelming majority of shark-on-human attacks, the violence is ultimately caused by a case of mistaken identity. The shark simply mistakes a person for a natural prey animal, like a seal or turtle. A shark will bite a human because its mouth is one of its strongest sensory organs, but it will virtually never try to consume human flesh. However, with larger species of shark, even one “exploratory” bite might prove fatal.

2) Have To Swim Constantly To Stay Alive

Forward motion is important for sharks because of the way they get oxygen. They absorb it straight from the water through capillaries in their gills, so maintaining a constant flow is necessary for their survival. Not all shark species, though, rely on continuous swimming to meet their oxygen needs.
Several shark species, including angel sharks, nurse sharks, and wobbegongs, have mastered a skill called buccal breathing. These sharks suck water into their mouths and then push it out through their gills, allowing them to get oxygen while stationary. Sharks that are capable of buccal breathing spend lots of time lying motionless on the ocean floor.
Other sharks solve their breathing problem by swimming into areas that have strong currents. They let the motion of the water itself move it through their gills, remaining (mostly) stationary. This behavior is especially common in reef sharks in the Caribbean and great whites on the South African coast.

3) Sharks Live Only In The Ocean

The world’s oceans are home to 400 different species of shark. At least two of them, though, can survive in brackish tidewaters and even freshwater rivers. One of these is the rare Byzant river shark or spear tooth shark, which can be found in coastal waters and rivers in New Guinea and northern Australia. The other freshwater-capable shark species is the bull shark, found all over the world. The bull shark, like all fish, is capable of osmoregulation, keeping the concentration of water in its body constant. What sets the bull shark apart is its ability to adapt its osmoregulation to account for the salinity of the water around it. This allows it to thrive in river mouths and even swim upstream into freshwater.

In reality, sharks are hardly the deadly hunters they are portrayed as in the media. Sharks are fascinating sea creatures with complex and curious biologies. Learn more about sharks and help educate your non-diving friends by dispelling the misconceptions discussed above. We hope that this post can help you to something more about shark behavior.

young shark



Jan - 2020

Scuba Diving in Playa del Carmen is a good starting point to investigate whether you like diving because nearby Playa del Carmen there are many places with impressive diving points.

Scuba diving in Playa del Carmen


Recent researches have shown that diving helps divers derive happiness and long-term satisfaction. Improving your skills and virtues in an activity you like can help boost your well-being. Diving can improve your sense of well-being as it enables you to learn more about yourself, other people and the underwater environment around you. There are  Five Major Benefits of Diving:

1- Increase the Knowledge of the Sea

Diving offers many opportunities for divers to increase their knowledge of the sea. This knowledge starts with learning how to dive and continues with improving diving skills after the initial qualification. Also, diving enables divers to know a lot about underwater. This knowledge can help a diver know how to be comfortable under the sea. Diving also helps a diver to know about the unique and marvelous marine life he comes across.

2- Diving Gives A Diver the Opportunity to Travel

Traveling is a good way to increase knowledge and skills through cultural emersion and new experiences. Traveling also results in positive experiences. According to research, positive experiences helps a person get “the good life”.

3- Divers are More Likely to Protect the Environment

People who like diving are more likely to be environmentally aware and undertake pro-environmental behaviors. Apart from protecting the underwater world, divers also protect the environment they live in as they know the importance of caring for the natural environment.

4- Promotes Personal Growth

Diving promotes personal growth as divers share experiences with other divers, bond with fellow divers and what academics refer to as “serious leisure” (leisure activities that promote self-expression, self-enrichment, self-actualization, rediscovering or recreating yourself, creating social connections and a feeling of belonging).

To participate in these activities, a person needs special knowledge, skills, and proper training. People who participate in serious-leisure activities can reach a point where the activity they participate in becomes a central point of their lives and they may start strongly identifying with the activity. I am sure that most of us consider the diving possibility when choosing a travel destination.

5- Creating a Community

As a diver, the friendships you create with your fellow divers will help you grow. Diving helps divers create shared experiences, learn from one another and get out of their comfort zone. Diving together also helps divers grow as families. Research has proven that positive experiences such as socializing and learning are so great that they outweigh negative experiences like poor visibility and bad weather conditions.


Scuba diving in Playa del Carmen

In this snapshot, you can see me after Scuba Diving in Playa del Carmen with a student of mine. We were both happy with what we have seen during our drive.

Finally, I can say that we dive because this activity enables divers to engage in positive experiences. The satisfaction extends beyond deep waters. Divers feel satisfied even when they return to the surface. Diving makes divers happier and makes them flourish. Diving is very enjoyable. So, let us dive some more.