Riviera Maya is one of Mexico’s most desired destinations for scuba divers and snorkelers. Not only does the destination boast the Great Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second largest coral barrier reef, and one of the world’s largest systems of cenotes, but the diving experts in the region are committed to catering to all levels of diving experience to ensure all visitors to the Riviera Maya can partake in the sport.
Cenotes (pronounced, “say-no-tays”) are a system of underground, freshwater rivers believed by ancient Mayans to be the entrances to the underworld. The crystalline water of the cenotes allows divers extraordinary visibility of the underwater ecosystems and stalagmite and stalactite formations to be found in the caverns.
Additionally, a hub for marine life, The Great Mesoamerican Reef provides the perfect setting for snorkeling and diving. The Riviera Maya’s abundant fish and marine life population is protected, which allows divers an awe-inspiring variety of marine life to discover within the reef, including vibrantly colored tropical fish, stunning coral reef formations and the majestic, but endangered, sea turtles.
In addition to Riviera Maya’s first-class aquatic offerings, the destination also features abundant cultural experiences, exciting nightlife, and many other activities. Accommodations for visitors range from charming boutique hotels to luxury modern all-inclusive resorts, and many of them offer tour concierges to arrange any watersport or other activity excursions for their guests. With all of what it has to offer, the Riviera Maya is an ideal vacation destination for all types of travelers, including scuba divers.
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