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Geo-Quiz June 2014

By Scuba Diving Partner | Updated On February 1, 2024
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Geo-Quiz June 2014

Clue #1 The biggest fish in the world can be found here during the summer season (June-September).**

Clue #2 Stalagmites and stalactites are abundant when diving the freshwater sites.

Clue #3 Ancient archaeological sites offer cultural experiences for both the divers and non-divers who flock here.

Can you name this mystery spot? (Click for the Answers on Page 2)

This month's Geo-quiz is brought to you by: Phocea Mexico

The mystery destination is:

Yucatan Peninsula (Caribbean), Mexico

Clue #1

Whale sharks: The biggest fish in the world are well known for their size (up to 15 meters /45 feet). But these giants of the ocean eat only small organisms and they are totally harmless. Their main diet is composed of plankton and you can see these giants of the sea during the summer season from June to September North of the Yucatan Peninsula. Encountering a whale shark is a thrilling event and unique adventure for the entire family. It’s not a matter of being lucky or not! We are so sure that you will see and swim with them, that if for any reason it doesn’t happen, we will refund your money or re-schedule your trip for free. Swimming with the whale sharks is a family tour that divers and non divers can enjoy. The only pre requisite is to be able to wear a mask and that’s it.

Clue #2

The Cenotes are pearls of Yucatan, this underwater network is unique, featuring fresh water with unlimited visibility. We invite you to discover the mysteries of this mineral world. You will see stalagmites and stalactites, of course, but also huge underwater cathedrals and breathtaking light effects. Dos Ojos and Chac Mool are two of the most famous cenotes, but we also invite you to discover Angelita, a cenote in which decaying plants have formed a sulfur cloud which you will fly through as you dive.

Cenotes make for unforgettable dives, typical of this area of Mexico. The cenotes had a vital role for the Mayas in this dry land, but they were also a place of worship. The Mayas considered them as a way to communicate with the gods of the underworld, since the cave represented a mouth.

The cenotes are sinkholes in the middle of the jungle formed when the limestone ground dissolves and collapses above an underground network of caves and rivers. This geological feature is typical of the Yucatan Peninsula and creates natural wells that can be of large size. Some of them can have freshwater on the surface and salt water deep down. Between the two, is a blurry zone where waters mix, which is called “halocline”.

Clue #3

Phocea dive center offers two locations giving you access to more dive sites. One in Cozumel and the other ideally located in Playa del Carmen, in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, on the Riviera Maya - 40 miles south of Cancun International Airport. Under an hour from most major Mayan sites and interesting tourist attractions of the area. This destination is perfect for everybody, both divers and non divers. Phocea invites you to discover the archaeological sites through our self drive tours. You will discover the Mayan vestiges and share unforgettable experiences with the Mexicans. Don´t think twice, let our professional team help you discover the wonders of Yucatan and its friendly inhabitants.

Make this trip happen:

Phocea Mexico: Swim with the Biggest Fish in the World - 100 % Guaranteed!! Just north of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is where you can enjoy a swim with one of the largest concentrations of Whale Sharks on earth! This is a family activity that everyone can enjoy as this is a snorkel tour. Besides being one of the world’s most famous spots for whale shark snorkel activity, the Riviera Maya also has a lot more to offer: incredible reefs and the amazing dives in the Cenotes.


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This month's Geo-quiz is brought to you by: Phocea Mexico