Mexico is an exceptional country. Because of its history and culture, but also thanks to its geographical position between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Mexico has beautiful Tropical Jungles, deep Cenotes and exceptional underwater fauna density. Few know it but, southeast of Mexico is the second largest barrier reef in the world. The coast of Mexicos offer the opportunity to dive on some of the best dive sites in the world . Mexico has many exceptional dive sites .
There are two main areas for diving in Mexico:
The Caribbean and especially Playa del Carmen , Tulum , Cozumel and the famous Cancun with its unique underwater museum, MUSA.
Baja California or Baja side the Pacific Ocean known as the largest aquarium in the world said Jacques Cousteau.
The best time to dive in Mexico depends heavily on the region, east or west, where you plan your diving holiday.
On the East Coast , the best time to dive in the Caribbean is from November to April . Hurricane season is from July to November and the most tourist season from December to March .
On the West Coast, the best time to dive in Baja California is from May to November for hammerhead sharks or whale sharks . From December to May , you can dive with Whale in Sea of Cortez ( Baja) but the water will be colder and less visibility.
Diving conditions in Mexico are excellent.
Visibility: West Coast, Happy March to September, 30 to 35 meters. Average from September to March, East Coast, visibility from July to November, 25 to 30 meters. average or poor visibility the rest of the year.
Current: West Coast: Low to strong. Depend heavily on the exact region (See the diving destinations in the bottom of this page for more information). East Coast: Low to High. Depend heavily on the exact region (See the diving destinations in the bottom of this page for more information).
Difficulty: Overall, Mexico is a very accessible destination to start but the difficulty is very variable depending on pongée sites. To the west, most sites Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are accessible to all levels of diving but some sites like especially to Playa Tortugas have strong currents and are more technical. We recommend you consult a specific region at the bottom of page for more information.
The water temperature in Mexico is generally always greater than 26 °. However, in Baja California, the water temperature can drop to 20°c in winter.
Mexico has an extraordinary and diverse underwater fauna. To the east, in the Caribbean Sea, you will enjoy the second world's largest coral reef, magnificent underwater museums like the MUSA in Cancun, amazing wrecks as the Felipe Xicotencatl, Cenotes of clear water to the surroundings of Playa Del Carmen, or the unavoidable coral towers over 50 meters south of Cozumel like Palancar, Punta Sur, Colombia and Maracaibo. You will probably dive with many reef fish such as green morays, groupers, lobsters, fish, limes, triggerfish, wrasses, cows, fish ... In the West, in Baja California, the Sea of Cortez is famous for its sea lions, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, octopus, kingfish, rays, tuna ... The biggest aquarium of Cousteau is a real meeting club for pelagics.