Playa del Carmen scuba diving
Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya) sits along the second largest barrier reef in the world. Under the crystal clear waters, visitors will find one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, with an impressive array of tropical fish. Famous for its abundance of fish life and variety of dive sites, Playa offers amazing dives for all levels. The fantastic drift dives are famous for big animal life such as turtles, groupers, barracuda, and tarpon. The macro-lovers will also be pleased as treasures abound on Playa’s reefs such as seahorses, pipefish, fire worms, and all sorts of tiny shrimp and crabs.
The water temperature (78-85 F, 25-30 C) and clarity (with a visibility of 20 to 40 meters), allow for scuba diving all year round. The depth of the dives is usually between 10 and 30 meters (33 and 100 Ft.).
Depending on the seasons you can see tarpons, sharks and other large fish are common encounters.
A gentle current will drift divers along the dive site and it'll be just like flying underwater.
In this page you can find all the informations about scuba diving and dive sites in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya with Scuba Planet Mexico.
Playa del Carmen dive sites:
Punta Venado & Islote, Mama Viña Shipwreck, Tortugas, Barracuda, Sabalos, Jardines, Shangri-La, Chunzumbul, Cueva del Pargo, Moc Che, Moc Che Deep, Pared Verde, Los Arcos and Cerebros.
Dive sites informations
Max. depth: 50ft / 14m
Current: moderate to strong
Skill level: intermediate
Description: can be pictured as a hand with five finger like outcroppings. The small caverns and over-hangs are filled with large schools of grunts and snappers with hidden treasures of giant morays, tiny seahorses, and resting turtles