Diving in Mexico is one of the best in the Americas with famous diving spots such as Yucatan peninsula, Cozumel Island in the Caribbean Sea and Baja California on the Pacific side. The most famous dive sites are the cenotes of the Riviera Maya and Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. Mexico is a great destination for scuba divers who love cave diving and shark diving. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Acapulco or Puerto Escondido on the Pacific side, and Banco Chinchorro in the south of Yucatan.
The marine life in Mexico is mostly about whale sharks, sea lions, manta rays, turtles, hammerhead sharks, bull sharks and moray eels. It’s the right place to go for both beginners and experienced divers. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 5 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from October to May, but the cenotes can be dived year-round. The best dive sites can be reached by boat or from the shore.
Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Mexico. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Mexico is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.