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Cancun

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by Bpatrol55, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Bpatrol55

    Bpatrol55 Angel Fish

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    We are a family of 4, just certified OW with SDi. Heading to Cancun in mid December and plan to dive 4 to 5 days. Staying in the hotel zone at the new Royalton Suites. Any advice on which guides to use and where to go? Cenotes and Cozumel for a day looks good for sure.
     
  2. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

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    Any reason you're staying in Cancun if you plan to dive Cozumel and cenotes? Cozumel is gonna be a 1 hour drive to Playa, then a 45-50 minute ferry ride. Diveable cenotes are a 90+ minute drive from Cancun.
     
  3. Bpatrol55

    Bpatrol55 Angel Fish

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    We plan to dive locally in cancun also. Did a package deal on flights and hotel.
     
  4. 0321tony

    0321tony Angel Fish

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    I will be down there next week and will again be diving with Scorpio divers. Small outfit and small groups so no cattle boat. Last time I dove the Taj Mahal cenote and it was beautiful, also did the local reefs and the Kittywake and had a great time. The ride to the cenote from the hotel zone wasn't too bad. I also did a day trip to Cozumel to get in a few dives and was back by early afternoon. There is also options to go from Cancun to the Cozumel dive sites via a dive boat and forgo the drive and ferry all together.
     
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  5. Token

    Token Barracuda

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    I was told a few years ago by a Cozumel dive operator that there are no diveable cenotes on the island.
     
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  6. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

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    If you go diving in Cancun check out the underwater museum. It’s a nice dive to do.
     
  7. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

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    For Cenotes, look at Cenote Xperience out of Playa. Hands down one of the best dive ops I've ever dove with. Depending on the time of year, Choc Mool is one of the most beautiful dives I have ever done.

    For Cozumel, we like to dive with Aldora. ( 2-3 times a year for the last 5 years) With 4 divers, it will be just as cheap to charter your own boat so you can leave when you get off the ferry. Otherwise, their "normal" dive trips leave the downtown pier at 7:30. I believe there is a 6 am ferry from Playa.... it that would be a early day to make it.

    Safe travels,
    Jay
     
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  8. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    the Kittywake is off of Grand Cayman?
     
  9. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

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  10. caydiver

    caydiver Manta Ray

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    The Kittiwake is off Grand Cayman.
     

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