Scuba diving in Cancun: Tips for beginners

Here you have some tips for beginners for scuba diving in Cancun to make your first diving excursions are simple and wonderful.

Look for the best location


There are a variety of factors you must consider in order to choose the best place for diving.
The first of these factors is the appeal, because under the sea there are many things to observe like shipwrecks, coral reefs, caves and the marine fauna.


A great place for diving is Cancun, Quintana Roo, in Mexico. If what you like is nature, this destination is ideal because it has a tropical climate, white sand beaches, a turquoise sea and a diversity of animals and plants.


Besides, in Cancun you can find the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA), where you will see sculptures by British Jason deCaires Taylor, recognized because much of his artwork is exhibited under the sea.

Consider a good visibility and appropriate depth


Visibility is another factor you should consider when it comes to choosing the best place to dive, as this may vary according to the amount of meters deep.


This factor may be affected by weather and sea conditions. Tropical climates are ideal for good visibility for even you may see the sunlight at almost 30 meters deep.


Another factor you should consider is the depth, because if you want to make recreational diving you should not dive more than 39 meters without advanced equipment and have had no special training.
The more you immerse the more experience you will need, plus you’ll have less visibility, which can be stressful if you are a beginner in diving.

Go for a good temperature


Often professional divers use wetsuits, which help protect them from cold temperatures.
If you want to dive in a warm climate like Cancun you will just need a swimsuit and you can enjoy the spectacle beneath the Caribbean Sea.

Tips for scuba diving in Cancun

Take into account the water conditions


Aspects such as waves and current are among the basic conditions of the sea you need to know before diving.


In some places currents tend to be strong and there are areas only for experienced divers.
If you’re a novice diver you can make a ‘drift dive‘, where the water flow helps you advance to have a little extra fun.


In addition to this, you must be guarded in a boat whose driver must follow as the bubbles rise to the surface.

Know the wildlife


This may be the most beautiful experience of diving as long as you know the animals you must avoid during your scuba dive.


The basic thing is to try to know the main marine fauna you might find in the place you are visiting and if you should take any precautions.


Aquaworld has a wide variety of tours at excellent prices for tourists visiting Cancun, from snorkeling tours, scuba diving, fishing, excursions to Isla Mujeres, hoverboard and much more.
Just visit our tours section and choose the one you like the most.

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