Power Foods to eat before Diving in Cancun

Do you usually feel famished after diving? We’ve been there too! Just like any other physical activity, the food you eat before will be essential in creating the energy and stamina you need to feel strong and alert while diving.

Plan your pre-diving lunch! Doughnuts and coffee won’t really help you on your diving days, so we came up with a list of pre-dive foods that will power you up for that diving in Cancun trip.

The Power Foods

We strongly suggest you take your Power Foods 2 hours before your diving trip. By then you’ll have already digested everything!


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Bananas are an amazing intake for calories and even better to prevent cramps. Apples are good cos of their fiber! If you combine these with natural sugar, your energy gain will last longer.


Whether you like them scrambled, boiled or poached, you can be sure they’ll provide you with the protein and power you need to pick up the extra calories that you’ll burn by diving.


Meals high in omega-3 are some of the best things you could eat before diving in Cancun or anywhere else! Plus the high amount of protein will prevent you from feeling hungry again soon. The vitamins found in salmon meals will give you much more energy.


pre dive power foods

Popeye wasn’t lying, this leafy green veggie has so many benefits for divers. Spinach is easily digestible and it will help you feel good. Magnesium in the spinach prevents cramps which is very useful when you are exploring the depths of MUSA Cancun Underwater Museum.

Brown Rice

Carbohydrates anyone? You’ll need them because your body will be burning a whole lot more calories when submerged! You’ll work hard to maintain body temperature even in tropical waters. Brown rice is an excellent source of carbohydrates so don’t skip that meal!

Diving in Cancun

Diving in Cancun or the Riviera Maya is one of the main reasons why people visit us. There are gorgeous places to dive in! If you’re a newbie beginner, we recommend taking the DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) or an Open Water Certificate to get you started! Both PADI and SDI certificates are available with us.

If you’re a much more experienced diver with a few certificates under your belt, you can challenge some of the best diving excursions in the Caribbean! These include a wreck dive resting 90ft below the surface, curious night dives and of course the most famous reefs of Cancun and Riviera Maya.
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These are some of the dives that depart from our Aquaworld Marina! You can easily find us within the Hotel Zone or we can arrange a pick up if you’re staying in the Riviera Maya. Hit us up, we’re the largest Marina in all of Latin America!

Get ready for a new adventure at the bottom of the sea, Book your dive now!