Riviera Maya stretches along the Yucatan Peninsula, and it’s one of the most beautiful natural places in the world. If you’re planning a vacation, you may be looking into scuba packages in Riviera Maya, and wondering about the different options available to you. There are a few things that you should definitely consider as you look at the different packages.

Cenotes

One of the biggest things that draws divers to purchase scuba packages in Riviera Maya are the cenotes. There are thousands of these natural entrances to the underground river that runs under the jungle. If you’re interested in one of the scuba packages in Riviera Maya, look for one that offers at least one opportunity to dive in a cenote. You’ll need to demonstrate excellent buoyancy skills in order to do this, but a great instructor will get you ready for this amazing experience.

The cenotes allow you to explore underwater caverns with a certified cave diver as a guide. You can do this with your basic open water certification, and it’s a great way to add an extra level of challenge to your diving vacation. You’ll be able to improve your skills while enjoying yourself in Riviera Maya.

Boat Dives

Another great option that is part of most scuba packages in Riviera Maya are boat dives to visit the beautiful and healthy coral reefs. The colorful ocean fish are a sight you don’t want to miss. The heavy populations of sea turtles are another draw for divers all around the world. Additional sea life such as rays and squids are spotted all along the reef at Riviera Maya. There are also some interesting formations in these naturally plentiful reefs, and a good instructor can help you find them. For example, there are a couple of interesting wreck dives, some intense drop offs, and some shallow caverns to explore beneath the waves.

Whale or Bull Sharks

For many divers, the ultimate experience in the Riviera Maya come with a trip to swim with the gentle and slow-moving whale sharks or the exciting bull sharks that populate the area during certain times of the year. If you go on a dive trip in Riviera Maya in the summer, be sure to find a package that gives you this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Swimming with the largest known fish species in the water is unforgettable!

For more information about scuba diving in Playa del Carmen, we invite you to contact us today! Here at Diversity Diving, we are always happy to help you plan the perfect dive package for your upcoming Riviera Maya vacation.