Posts Tagged ‘Riviera Maya’

World’s Best Cave, Cavern and Grotto Dive Sites

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Why do the Top 100 Readers Choice Awards, now in their 23rd year, still matter to divers? Because these are your picks, based on thousands of votes from the most experienced dive travelers on the planet. Why do they matter to us? Because every month you hear from our editors on what we think matters in the world of dive travel. For the January/February issue of Scuba Diving we get to listen to you, and we’re taking notes.

Here, we proudly present the No. 1 ranking destinations in the Best Cave/Cavern/Grotto Diving category of the awards. The full list of winning destinations is below.

Caribbean and Atlantic

1 MEXICO

An explosion in eco-adventure tourism has made the Mayan frontier an attractive destination for avid cave divers. Caverns as measureless as the imagination offer unique opportunities for novices, and miles of fresh exploration line present new adventures for seasoned explorers. Glass factories of intricate calcite ornaments fill passages with eye candy. Massive speleothems are stacked like wedding cakes left melting in the tropical heat. Swimming through nature’s time capsule, you’ll spot the exploration-line arrows of diving legends, and perhaps a few artifacts of cultures lost. Refreshing water and endless tunnels present hours of soak time every day. Accessible adventure, extraordinary beauty and a warm culture of colorful hospitality make Mexico the top of the list for cave divers. — Jill Heinerth

Go Now: visitmexico.com

2 Cayman Islands

3 Bay Islands

4 Belize

5 Bonaire

Pacific and Indian Oceans

1 PALAU

Adventurous (and properly trained) divers know that Palau harbors dark secrets ripe for exploration. Over the eons, salt-water erosion carved caverns, tunnels and other exciting structures into the Micronesian archipelago’s limestone geography. At such world-famous sites as Chandelier Cave, Siaes Tunnel and Blue Holes, those brave enough to enter will find thrills and mysteries galore.
Eric Michael

Go Now: pristineparadisepalau.com

2 Hawaii

3 Australia

4 Malaysia

5 Thailand

North America

1 FLORIDA

With crystal-clear water, Florida’s springs offer alluring portals that beckon divers into labyrinthine museums of natural history. Cathedral-size galleries, pristine fossilized remains and a playground of the natural variety make Florida’s caves a seductive attraction for cave divers. The freshening flow, tepid water and easy dive access make a return visit mandatory.
Jill Heinerth

Go Now: visitflorida.com

Sailfish Run 2016! Be Part of This Spectacular Adventure!

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Gerald Nowak/ Pro Dive International

Sailfish Run Safari at Mexico´s Yucatan

Pure action awaits during Pro Dive International – Mexico’s world-class Sailfish Run Safari! Grab your mask, snorkel and fins to meet the world´s fastest fish for its powerful sardine hunt! Explore vibrant reefs & relax on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of the Caribbean! Stay & Dive from US$ 1,546/person/week only!

Pure action awaits during Pro Dive International – Mexico’s world-class Sailfish Run Safari! Grab your mask, snorkel and fins to meet the world´s fastest fish for its powerful sardine hunt! Explore vibrant reefs & relax on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of the Caribbean! Stay & Dive from US$ 1,546/person/week only!

YOUR STAY & DIVE PACKAGE
• Accommodation at Catalonia Playa Maroma 5* Resort, 
• 7 nights in Garden View Double Room (double occupancy)
• All Inclusive meal plan
• 1 Sailfish Run Safari
• 6 dives
• Airport transfers round trip (ab 2 pax)

Upgrade to Privileged superior available
Single supplement USD 80 per night 
Cenotes Excursion (incl. transfers, guide, entry, snacks/ 2 tanks from your package required) at US$ 89 
Cozumel Excursion (incl. transfer & ferry, park fee, light lunch/ 2 tanks from your package required) at US$ 109 

February 01-29, 2016: US$ 1,581.- per person 
March 01-31, 2016: US$ 1,546.- per person

BOOKING CODE: PDM012016

Further tailor-made packages, group options, dates and hotels on request: reservations@prodiveinternational.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS
* Terms & Conditions apply
* Rooms based on double occupancy and subject to availability
* Offer not combinable with other promotions
* Excluding flights, airport transfer, scuba gear

The team of Pro Dive International is looking forward to welcoming you!

Price $1546

Package Validity – Start Date Feb 1st, 2016

Package Validity – End Date Mar 31st, 2016

Travel must be booked by Mar 15th, 2016

Website prodiveinternational.com

Booking Email Address reservations@prodiveinternational.com

Booking Telephone +52 (1) 984 745-0763

Cave Training Mexico

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Cave Training Mexico

As dedicated cave/cavern instructors and guides, we are willing to share the beauty of the Riviera Maya underwater cave/cavern systems, providing an enjoyable, safe and unique cave/cavern experience. We show you our real life during class and guiding. To Open Water divers with good buoyancy skills, we offer a well-organized, safe and fun cavern/cenote diving tour that will make you discover the Riviera Maya cavern systems and enjoy diving in clear fresh water. If attending a cave/cavern course, you will be asked to develop your knowledge and water skills in a serious and mature manner. To the trained cave diver, we will bring you into the mazes of the cave systems, following all the standards of cave diving.

Cave Training Mexico

Details

Information: cerrada de las quintas mza84 lt4 no145 entre av10 y av20 col quintas del carmen Solidaridad Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo77710 México
Phone: +521-9848762139
Email: cavetrainingmexico@gmail.com
Website: www.cavetrainingmexico.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CaveTrainingMexico

Stay & Dive Group Comps 2016/2017 – Pro Dive International Mexico

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Pro Dive International Mexico

Dive Vacation in the Mexican Caribbean with Pro Dive International Mexico

Free stay & dive packages for group leaders, best available rates on diving, up to 60% off hotel rates, combo-options Riviera Maya & Cozumel to experience the highlights of the Yucatan peninsula like Cenotes, diving with bull sharks and at Cozumel´s famous drop off´s, whale shark & sailfish safaris, free Nitrox at all our locations, and much more! Let our specialists tailor hassle-free dive vacations for your FAMILY, GROUP or CLUB in our divers paradise Mexico!

Complimentary stay & dive packages for group leaders, best available rates on diving, up to 60% off hotel rates, combo-options Riviera Maya & Cozumel to experience the highlights of the Yucatan peninsula like Cenotes, diving with bull sharks and at Cozumel´s famous drop off´s, whale shark & sailfish safaris, free Nitrox at all our locations, and much more!

Let us tailor hassle-free dive vacations for your FAMILY, GROUP or CLUB in our divers paradise Cozumel & Riviera Maya!

GROUP SPECIALS

  1. DIVING ONLY:

Every 6th DIVER gets a FREE DIVE PACKAGE in Sep/ Oct 2016 & 2017!!
Every 11th diver gets a FREE dive package year-round, valid for pre-booking at all our hotels
For dive packages only AND for combi packages with hotel booking
Best available rates on dive package
Unlimited FREE Nitrox at all our locations

  1. STAY & DIVE AT OUR OCCIDENTAL RESORTS:

2.1 Every 8th diver gets FREE accommodation (based on double occupancy) for stays between 17 August – 22 December 2016 >> FREE dive package for every 8th diver*

2.2 Every 12th diver gets FREE accommodation (based on double occupancy) for stays between 01 May – 16 August 2016 >> FREE dive package for every 11th diver*

2.3 Every 16th diver gets FREE accommodation (based on double occupancy) for stays between 03 January – 30 April 2016 >> FREE dive package for every 11th diver*

1 CHILD (0-12) STAYS FREE in room with 1-2 adults: On request for selected
hotels and at selected dates only. Please check details with us!

* Blackout dates might apply
* Rooms subject to availability

Additional discounts might be available! Request your proposal from our experienced group experts & specialists today, who are excited to create some memorable dive vacations for your group!

Package Validity – Start Date: Jan 3, 2016
Package Validity – End Date: Oct 31, 2017
Travel must be booked by: Jun 30, 2016
Website: https://prodiveinternational.com/group-specials/
Booking Email Address: reservations@prodiveinternational.com
Booking Telephone: +52 (1) 984 745 0763

Shark – Human Workshop Feb 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

SHARK – HUMAN WORKSHOP, FEB 15, 2016

SharkSchool™ is run by Dr. Erich K. Ritter Ph.D., a shark behaviorist and avid conservationist.

Bull sharks belong to the three most misunderstood species beside white sharks and tiger sharks: highly intelligent, inquisitive and very powerful. Yucatan is a place where you can get up close and personal with these animals. Interacting with bull sharks is very exciting due to their very small personal spheres and so they come very close when exploring divers. Learn more and book your ticket for SHARKSCHOOL™ at US$ 2,239/diver/ 7 nights now! Space is limited!

In 1996, ”Green Marine” (Global Green Marine, Inc.) established the SharkSchool™ in Miami, Florida. SharkSchool™’s main purpose is to bring humans closer to sharks, focusing on how to interact with these animals while emphasizing their crucial position and importance in the marine realm.

SharkSchool™ is run by Dr. Erich K. Ritter Ph.D., a shark behaviorist and avid conservationist. His teachings are largely based on his research in shark-human interaction where he examines factors that affect this
relationship

8 days/ 7 nights of SHARKSCHOOL™
TRAVEL DATES: 15 – 22 FEBRUARY 2016

Inclusions:

  • Return transfers Cancun – Playacar – Cancun
  • 7 nights accommodation at OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO PLAYACAR****,
  • Standard Superior double room
  • All Inclusive meal plan
  • 5 days of “BULL SHARK” diving with Erich Ritter & PRO DIVE MEXICO incl.
  • 2 dives, tanks, weights, Nitrox
  • SHARKSCHOOL™ Erich Ritter seminar, 1.5 hours daily (6 days) at the training room before dinner.

Further packages are available on request, including Sailfish Run Safari and/or diving in cenotes.

  • terms and conditions apply
  • excluding return flights, services that are not mentioned above, gratitude, personal expenses
  • Single room supplement OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO PLAYACAR

**** USD 37,- per person/night

Price: $2239
Package Validity – Start Date: Feb 15th, 2016
Package Validity – End Date: Feb 22nd, 2016
Travel must be booked by: Jan 15th, 2016
Website: https://www.prodivemex.com/the-first-sharkschool-riviera-maya/
Booking Email Address: reservations@prodivemex.com
Booking Telephone: +52 (1) 984 745-0763