The coasts of Mexico keep marine jewels that fall in love with any amateur or professional diving enthusiast, year after year divers from all over the world seek to get their airline tickets to Mexico to enjoy the underwater landscapes and explore them at leisure. If you already have some experience in diving, or are about to take your first steps in this exciting activity, here are some of the best places to explore underwater the wonders of the Gulf, the Pacific and the Mexican Caribbean.
Mesoamerican Reef, Riviera Maya
The Mesoamerican Reef is recognized as the second largest reef system in the world, after the Great Australian Barrier Reef, this extends from Mexico to Honduras and offers some of the most spectacular marine landscapes of the Caribbean. The best places to dive along this great reef are Isla Mujeres and Holbox, known for being sanctuaries of the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, but you will also find extraordinary experiences in Tulum and Cozumel.
Sea of Cortés, peninsula of Baja California
The marine wealth of the Sea of Cortés took it to be baptized as the aquarium of the world by the French scientist and explorer Jacques Cousteau, this area of the Pacific receives each year one of the largest migrations of gray whales in the world, plus an immersion in its waters offer the possibility of swimming with giant manta rays, turtles, puffer fish, octopus, eels and many other marine species. However, if we talk about specific sites to dive in the Sea of Cortez, we must certainly mention Cabo Pulmo and the Espíritu Santo Archipelago.
Diving in caverns, Yucatan
Cave diving is perhaps the most complex form of diving, and the best place to do it is the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula. Although the exploration of cenotes can only be done by specialized divers, there are safe alternatives to immerse yourself in the Mayan underworld, and after some courses you will be ready to make your first cave tour.
Veracruz Reef System
The Gulf of Mexico also has options for diving and the best example of this is the Veracruz Reef System National Park, the 17 reef structures of this system not only have a great biological value, but also have historical relevance, since they are a cemetery of sunken ships dating from the colonial era. Although not as well known, its high biological value makes it one of the natural wonders of Mexico and an excellent place to practice diving.
Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta has one of the best destinations for diving in the Pacific, Banderas Bay; here are the wonderful Marietas Islands, whose ecosystem has been researched by renowned oceanographers from around the world. Other points to explore diving in the bay are the underwater caves of El Morro and the area known as Los Anegados.
It is time to prepare your airline tickets to Mexico so that you can explore each coast of the marine paradises that hide under the crystalline waters of the extraordinary Mexican coasts and enjoy this experience without equal.