There are too many good reasons why the Riviera Maya is one of the most well-loved and most visited diving destinations in the world. Scuba divers worldwide make it their dream to be able to go to this part of the ocean.
From different types of diving adventures to the fun activities outside the water that both divers and non-divers can enjoy, there is really just so much to look forward to in the Riviera Maya.
This wonderful water world is of course known to the world because of the diving experience it offers. Given the excellent condition of the reefs in 20 dive sites, tourists make it a point to try reef diving.
Its clear and warm waters make it the perfect location for deep dives.
Cenotes diving is also something that more experienced divers want to try in the Riviera Maya.
It is the best choice for those who are into technical and deep diving.
Cenotes come from the Mayan word, “Dzonot.” They are actually sinkholes that were formed from the collapsed land of the last ice age.
Now, these have become cave systems and flooded underground rivers.
It is historically known that the Cenotes were actually believed by the Mayans to be the entrance to the underworld.
It may seem like this adventure is only for experienced divers, but there are highly trained dive guides available.
So for those who want to try this beautiful dive experience, they should be in safe hands.
Aside from reef and deep diving, the Riviera Maya is also a perfect location for wall diving. There is an outer reef from the 3 main reef systems of Puerto Aventuras. This outer reef is a 100-150 feet ( 30-40 meters ) wall, that drops way down to the deep blue ocean.
Facing Riviera Maya is also the world-famous Cozumel which is also well known for wall diving.
What tourists look forward to in the Cozumel is the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures and the Chankanaab, which is home to sea turtles, manatees, and dolphins.
Swimming with the Whales and Turtles
Snorkeling is also a fun activity especially when you get to be with the whale sharks. The feeding and breeding season starts in May and ends in September. This would be the best time to come and visit.
You can also dive with the sea turtles. Riviera Maya’s coastline is a nesting area for the loggerhead turtle and the green turtle. If you want to swim and snorkel with the fastest fish in the ocean, you can come during the winter season of the Mexican Caribbean. This is the place they call home during such season.
Fun for Non-Divers Tulum is also a popular place to visit any time of the year. It is the most popular archaeological site in Riviera Maya.
It used to be an ancient fortress city for the Mayans.
It is built overlooking the ocean, and the beaches are stunning. For non-divers, there are many events in Playa del Carmen. This coastal resort town has many parties.
There are also many shops, restaurants, laid back bars and of course, palm-lined beaches. The Riviera Maya is definitely the place to be any time of the year.