Some of the world's best scuba diving is right in our backyard. On Mexico's
coastline, just south of the border, you can find prime diving for all. Which
destination will best suit you is the hard part, here is a brief description
of four wonderful destinations for both the beginner and advanced divers.
This is Mexico's largest inhabited island, and home to some of the world's
best diving. Cozumel offers 18 miles of reefs, 200 species of tropical fish,
and an underwater visibility of 100 feet. Most of the diving here is easy
drift diving which follows a gently current. Explore the underwater caves and
caverns which homes many different species of marine life. Popular dive
sites: Maracaibo Deep, Santa Rosa Wall, Paraiso Reef, San Francisco Reef and
CABO SAN LUCAS
This is the best place to find a variety of marine life, in fact, in this
water lover's paradise, you can find over 850 species of tropical fish and
other mammals such as whales, porpoise, manta rays and hammerhead sharks.
Visit the breathtaking site of Sand Falls or Gordo Banks.
La Paz Mexico attracts scuba divers because of it's deserted beaches, calm bays, and
offshore islands. You can find more than 800 species of fish and 2,000
species of invertebrates. The best time to dive here is between June and
November when the water temperature is 80 degrees and the visibility is
great. Swim with hammerhead sharks and sea lions at many wonderful sights,
such as, Los Islotes, Salvatierra, and El Bajo.
San Carlos is a popular destination for Arizona residents looking for a quick
diving getaway. San Carlos is becoming a more populated resort destination.
Divers can enjoy the warm water in the summer and the abundance of marine
life. Popular diving spots: explore the wreck of the tunaboat, San Pedro
Island, and the Diaz Ordaz.
Best known as the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But don't believe there is no diving here. There are a number of excellent dive centers with the local knowledge to team you up with a great experience. The best season to dive in Mexico's Pacific coast is between August to February. From March to July the visibility is reduced from plankton blooms.