The deep blue sea has always been a mystery to us humans. Since time began we have always tried to explore and explain what lies beneath. Not knowing exactly what is down at the bottom of the sea is what calls divers from all over the world to Tulum on the Riviera Maya in Mexico.
Scuba-Diving is an excellent way to find out more about underwater life and all the secret treasures it is hiding. With creatures such as manta rays, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins and sharks at Tulum most of the year, you can never be sure who you might be swimming next to. The variety in this area never ceases to amaze its visitors.
The Yucatan Peninsula offers excellent diving opportunities on the Great Maya Barrier Reef. This reef stretches from the north end of the Yucatan Peninsula all the way down to the Belize coast and Honduras. Although Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Cozumel are some of the more famous spots for scuba diving, Tulum is the perfect location for divers looking for a less hectic environment.
The peninsula is a great sponge where rivers flow under the earth, rivers of water as clear as anywhere else you’ve seen. Tulum is especially famous for its pyramid in front of beautiful beaches, crystal clear water perfect.
On the Yucatan peninsula, the cave system is effectively a giant underground river cutting straight through limestone. The cenotes – mysterious circular holes in the bedrock – were sacred sites to the ancient Maya, and are often surrounded by verdant jungle. They provide interesting dives, where thrill-seekers can swim through cloudy hydrogen sulphide layers and soar around eerie stalactites.
October is a great time to dive in Tulum. The sea is calm so you can reef dive most days. And with the variety of other dive sites available in the Peninsula, there is something to suit all levels of experience. With visibility usually in excess of 100 metres, beautiful light effects and geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, these are some of the best caverns for diving in the world and truly an experience not to be missed.
Scuba diving can be an unbelievable experience that will forever transform you. With the warm jade colour sea, relaxed Caribbean atmosphere and paradisiac beaches, Tulum is the perfect place for people who love to discover.