Why Tons of People Love to Dive in Mexico

 By: Darren Bates
Every year, thousands of tourists from various parts of the world come to dive in Mexico. It is one of the celebrated diving locations in the world. The turquoise colored water, the lagoons and the underground rivers made Mexico the destination for a number of people, who love diving. Fun lies in discovering the ruins of the ships, sprawled across the coastline of Mexican gulf.

When a dive in Mexico can fetch so many fun-filled experiences, it's difficult to stay away from it. Be amateur or expert, diving lovers from all corners of the world prefer diving in the Gulf of Mexico. A long time back, Mexico was occupied by Mesoamerican people. The large sinkholes containing groundwater were named 'dzonot' by them. In today's time, these are known as cenote. Because of those cenotes, dive in Mexico is awesome fun.

Other than cenote diving, there are various other activities like snorkeling, scuba diving that can amaze divers who dream of exploring the pacific coastline of Mexico. Snorkeling is basically for amateur divers, the snorkelers don't delve deep into the water, rather swim across the surface water. Scuba diving is also an activity packed with fun for those, who love diving.

However, the most interesting experience, for which dive in Mexico is widely known, is diving in the cenotes. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is largely known for the presence of numerous cenotes. Depending upon the cenote's structure and the depth of water level, divers decide whether they would go for scuba diving or cavern diving. The star attraction of Yucatan Peninsula is the large and expanded coral reef called Riviera Maya. Many of the cenotes in Yucatan area are found there.

For an enjoyable dive in Mexico, divers first need to have an idea about the diving destinations and what type of diving will fit in which destination. Merida, a diving destination is ideal for cavern diving because it has many underwater caves and the foundations of rocks and sinkholes are pretty impressive there. For an amazing and safe dive in Mexico, diving in Acapulco is must. Its specialty is that it's a perfect place for all kinds of diving and swimming activities such as scuba diving, cave diving and snorkeling.

Banderas Bay gives diver a fantabulous experience. It's a worth mentioning diving spot in Mexico. During the summer, diving becomes awesome fun here as water level's visibility comes between 80 and 120 feet and temperature stays below 30 degree. Dive in Mexico is incomplete without diving in Banderas Bay. Cancun and Cozumel are also great diving destinations. The best time to dive in Cancun is May to August and in Cozumel it is March to August.

Before going on a dive in Mexico, divers should go through a fact sheet that contains some valuable details. First of all, to maintain safety, cavern divers shouldn't go deep and always take help from the guide. September and October aren't suitable months to have a dive in Mexico as the visibility of water level is quite poor in these months. In the Caribbean coast, diving could become fatal during September as it's the stormy season there. If divers take proper precautions considering these facts, their diving experiences would be fun and safe.
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