C-Life invite you to this land based trip to Cancun and diving on Cozumel and the Cenotoes Caverns. Minimum recommended diver qualification is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent with 20 logged dives. Enriched Air Diver certification is an advantage Water temp 25-28c
Blessed with two coastlines, Mexico is one of the most diverse and exciting dive destinations in the world. Regaldive’s programme is concentrated on the Caribbean side, where warm tropical waters, miles of white sand beaches and a wealth of world class diving offers incredibly varied diving. From the world famous reefs of Cozumel to the once in a lifetime experience of diving the Cenotes, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula offers tremendous diving, and an amazing array of topside attractions - it really has it all!
The Yucatan Peninsula sits at the very tip of the world’s second largest barrier reef. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef stretches south for over 1000kms, and is considered unique in terms of both its vast length, and its stunning biodiversity. Fed by the nutrient rich currents, the reef is a teeming city of corals, sea fans, whips and sponges, inhabited by more than 500 species of fish.
Cozumel is Mexico's largest island, located 10 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, and easily accessible by ferry or air. In contrast with the mainland resorts, Cozumel offers a more relaxed and laidback feel and is in keeping with what one might expect from a true Caribbean island.
The southern end of the island is a protected national marine park and home to the famous Planacar Reef, named by Jacques Cousteau as one of the best scuba diving spots in the world. The island is separated from the mainland by a deep oceanic trench, creating a funnel for the consistently nutrient rich currents that guarantee exhilarating drifts and dramatic wall dives.
About 1hr 20mins hour’s drive south out of Cancun’s International Airport lies Puerto Aventuras, and just 30 minutes north of the famous ruins of Tulum, is a private gated community resort with an easy going yet sophisticated lifestyle. Built around a stunning marina, the resort also offers a good selection of restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques.
The beautiful white sandy beaches along this section of the ‘Riviera Maya’ give way to large swathes of flat reef tops, buzzing with marine life. This is easy and relaxed diving - ideal for novices and snorkelers, or a great starting point for those who have been out of the water for a while. The strong currents add interest and excitement, attracting pelagic species, and making for great drift dives.
It takes a 10 minute boat ride to reach the Tortugas Reef between Playa Del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. This is one of the most exciting deep dive sites in the area (max depth is 26m) and a well-known habitat for turtles (tortugas), hence the name. There are usually masses of turtles to be found here, munching their way through the sponges that cover the surface of the flat reef plateau. There’s also plenty of fish life to spot here – from barracuda to jacks of many species, cubera snappers, stingrays, green and spotted morays.
The Mama Vina is an old shrimp boat that was sunk intentionally in 1995 to create an artificial reef. The boat lies almost intact at around 28m, with its bow facing the predominant south-north current head on. The strong currents can make for a challenging dive here. There is plentiful coral growth and a wealth of interesting inhabitants including barracudas, stingrays, green and spotted morays and large schools of tropical fish hanging in the blue.
This incredible experience is only available during the Winter months (November – February) and is a special excursion. Dive with these incredible solitary hunters with specially trained Instructors. This is most definitely a dive for advanced and experienced divers only.
Head inland and south from Playa del Carmen and more experienced divers will relish the chance to explore one of the longest submerged cave and cavern systems in the world. The Cenotes are justifiably known as the jewel in the crown of Yucatan diving. Float in gin clear fresh water amongst stalagmites and stalactites, bathed in shafts of light filtering through the jungle canopy above.
Cenote diving is undoubtedly the highlight of any Mexico diving holiday and day trips are available to the Cenotes from Puerto Aventuras, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Find out more about Diving the Cenotes here
Located within the laidback lifestyle community of Puerto Aventuras, the Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa occupies a prime position between a beautiful white sandy beach and the stunning yacht filled marina village. This hotel is an ideal base from which to dive the Riviera Maya, explore the Cenotes or visit the many nearby cultural attractions.
The Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa offers 423 spacious rooms, decorated and furnished in keeping with the Mexican Caribbean’s fresh and exotic style. Each air-conditioned room provides a private furnished balcony or terrace and is equipped with a king size bed or two double beds, plus en-suite bathroom. There is also a cable flat screen TV, hairdryer and a safe within each room. Extra beds and children’s cots are available on request.
We offer Garden View Rooms as standard. You can choose between one king size bed or two doubles. The maximum occupancy per room is four. Privileged Superior rooms are also available upon request.
At Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa the all-inclusive plan offers all of the national alcoholic beverages and foods, cocktails, along with unlimited refreshments in the restaurants, hotel snack-bars and discotheque. Additionally, you can enjoy three à la carte dinners in any of the five themed restaurants for each week of your stay, per person. There are a total of seven bars and lounges, including a beach bar and a sports bar.
The resort offers a choice of five swimming pools, fitness centre and spa, tennis court and beach volleyball. Guests also have free use of a variety of activities and non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. A 9-hole golf course is a short walk away. There is a full programme of day and evening entertainment, as well as the popular Kids Club offering supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years.
Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa is a 60 minute transfer from Cancun International Airport and a 15 minute taxi ride away from the main nightlife and shopping district of Playa Del Carmen. The Resort is located in the private gated community resort of Puerto Aventuras, home to a stunning marina and a good selection of restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques. Regaldive guests dive with the Pro Dive Mexico dive centre which is located next door at Dreams Puerto Aventuras.
Yucatan Explorer Package - 8 dives, (4 local, 2 Cenotes, 2 Cozumel). And extra day to either book more diving, book a tour or use hotel facilites.
Return flights from Gatwick on a Monday 15-22nd January 2018 to Cancun, transfers, - 7 nights twin share Garden View on HB basis, tanks, weights, FREE Nitrox and guide. Many PADI courses can be taught on this week away such as EanX, Deep and Wreck. Or before you depart.
Recommended vaccinations are yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, tetanus and meningitis C.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure with your local GP or travel clinic.
Transfer from Cancun to Catalonia Riviera Maya for 7 nights All Inclusive basis. Diving from 14th November.
All you need to do now is contact the office for the booking forms and return
£900 Holiday Deposit payable to Regal Dive. Kit hire fee payable to C-Life Ltd. Confirmation of the flights etc will be forwarded. Balance required 10 weeks prior to departure. C-Life Ltd is acting as an agent for Regal Dive
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