Mexico Diving Holiday
Reefs, Cenotes and a lot of Bull
2nd to 13th February 2019
MEXICO offers some of the best and most varied diving found anywhere in the world. We have timed our trip to coincide with the best weather, bull sharks (optional) and sailfish season. Our twin centre holiday means that you can dive on the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef as well as the Cenotes, the world’s largest cavern and cave system. There are optional trips to dive with the bull sharks and snorkel with Sailfish, you can also expect to see plenty of turtles, loads of different tropical fish and possibly even a ray or two.
The crystal clear blue waters around Mexico, stunning scenery, friendly locals and unique food and drink makes this a brilliant holiday for divers and snorkellers. Mexico is amongst the TOP 10 dive destinations worldwide.
1st Stop – Cozumel
A great location as we will be staying right inside the famous National Marine Park so we can reach the best reefs in only minutes by boat. The reefs are covered in soft and hard corals which attract many colourful species of marine life including turtles, barracudas, eagle rays and possibly the odd reef shark or two. Here scuba divers can drift along the coral covered walls of the famous Cozumel Marine Park and explore the famous Palancar Caves and Palancar Garden with its excellent tunnels and swim throughs. Named by Jacques Cousteau as one of the best scuba dive spots in the world.
Stop 2 – Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
This is within easy reach of the Cenotes cave/cavern system. A cenote is a natural phenomenon, a sinkhole in the Earth’s surface. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has an estimated 7000 cenotes and they are an ideal playground for scuba divers. With fresh clear water divers often feel like they are floating in space and the amazing contrast of blues provides a spectacular light show as the suns rays filters through the tops of the caverns. No previous cave diving experience is necessary and there are no tight swim-throughs.
The Bull Shark safari will take us to the heart of the migration area for these magnificent creatures. Measuring over 3m in length, they are the one of the largest sharks in the sea. Swimming with these gentle giants is an experience that provides happy life-long memories. There is also an optional snorkelling trip to swim amongst sailfish, one of the fastest fish in the ocean and normally only ever seen far out at sea.
To end the trip we have planned a trip to the world famous ‘Chichen Itza’, one of the new 7 wonders of the world, alternatively you can spend your day on the beach or by the pool, soaking up the sun and sipping a few magaritas.
A couple of videos to ‘wet’ the appetite!
Scuba Diving in the Cenotes Video
Diving in Cozumel
SHARKSCHOOL Riviera Maya 2016 from Pro Dive International on Vimeo.
|Day 1||Arrive Cancun 16.30. Transfer to Occidental Resort, Cozumel
takes approx 1 1/2 hours
|Day 2||2 afternoon dives – relax by pool /beach in the afternoon|
|Day 3||2 morning dives – relax by pool /beach in the afternoon|
|Day 4||2 morning dives – relax by pool /beach in the afternoon|
|Day 5||2 morning dives – relax by pool /beach in the afternoon|
|Day 6||Ferry to Playa Del Carmen – takes approx 45 mins.
Chill by the pool in the afternoon
|Day 7||2 Cenote dives|
|Day 8||Bull Shark safari or chill out by the pool|
|Day 9||2 Cenote dives|
|Day 10||Chichen Itza day trip, Sailfish trip or chill out by the pool|
|Day 11||Depart Cancun 18.55|
5 nights at the 5* Occidental Grand Resort on an all inclusive basis
Located on the beautiful island of Cozumel, overlooking the Mexican Caribbean Sea is the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Cozumel. This resort is surrounded by a tropical mangrove, offering a beautiful tropical landscape and perfectly manicured gardens.
- 6 Restaurants including a Beach Club, 4 bars and a disco.
- 3 swimming pools including a kids pool
- Superb location for diving enthusiasts with dive vacation packages available
- Fitness Center and Boutique with sauna
- Land and Water Sports including scuba diving lessons in the pool, tennis, kayaking, snorkeling, water polo and windsurfing
- Day and Night time entertainment
- Spa with great services.
5 nights at Allegro Playacar all inclusive resort
The Caribbean Sea’s turquoise waters can be seen from this hotel-paradise. Come and get ready to spend some unforgettable days in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, surrounded by marvelous landscapes and seductive, white sand beaches.
From the rooms you can fully enjoy the Caribbean sea, all are on the outside and come with a balcony or terrace. All of the rooms are also spacious and very comfortable, thanks especially to their double or King Size beds.
7 restaurants and 7 bars offer you variety, quality and great service. Discover authentic Mexican cuisine or savor the best of international cuisine. Enjoy our theme restaurants: Asian cuisine, steak house, creperie…In addition, you can choose from a wide range of Caribbean cocktails, refreshments, juices and snacks.
- Disco (for Melvin)
- Free wifi
- Shops (for Alison)
- 7 bars
- Golf simulator
- 7 restaurants
Flight Times – British Airways
|Outbound Flight||2nd February 2019||Depart London Gatwick 13.00||Arrive Cancun 19.05|
|Return Flight||13th February||Depart Cancun 18.35||Arrive London Gatwick tbc (+1 day) 08.45|
The price including 10 nights all inclusive accommodation, lounge pass in Gatwick, airport transfers, ferry transfer, return economy flights from London Gatwick with British Airways, VIP lounge access in Gatwick and ‘Tour T-shirt’:
Divers: £2,500 which includes 8 boat dives in Cozumel, 4 Cenote dives and 1 bull shark dive. This trip is open to divers of all levels and courses can be completed on the trip for an extra fee.
Upgrades for flights and accommodation are available. Please note that prices and availability are subject to change and are outside of our control.
NITROX – Free
1 day Sailfish safari – £170 This is open to non-divers as only includes snorkelling
1 day Chichen Itza – £125
Single room supplement – on request
If you need to hire equipment then it is £125 from us for the duration, or you can hire it in Mexico. Diving courses are available but extra charges will apply.
All prices are subject to availability and may change. The earlier you book the less chance there is of a price increase!
Please contact us directly…
A £500 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance is due on 1st October 2018.
We hope you are able to join us for this amazing Caribbean adventure.