Scuba diving in Mexico is suitable for divers of all experience levels. The Pacific Coast offers some great shark dives and you can even go cage diving with great white sharks, whilst the east coast which is edged by the warm Caribbean Sea offers a more colorful range of scuba experiences. There are also opportunities for wreck diving, exploring caves with fans and tropical fish, as well as diving in the cenotes in the area.
What to Expect When Diving in Mexico
Cenote & Blue hole
Lake & Dam
When to dive
Temperate and tropical
Visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. Drug-related violence in Mexico has increased over recent years. Make sure you research your destination thoroughly.
Health and Safety
There’s a lot of great diving to be had around Mexico, for every type of scuba traveler. When choosing your destination, make sure that you consult with local dive pros and pick the right area. For instance, diving in the Yucatan Peninsula is going to be very different from diving in Baja.
Mexico is generally very affordable, but the Yucatan is slightly more expensive than other parts of this country. Budget travelers can survive on around $30 - $40 per day. The price for 2-Tank certified dive excursion starts from $75.
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