Great Diving in Mexico and the Caribbean

Great Diving in Mexico and the Caribbean

 
Cozumel- A Mexican Heart and Caribbean Feel
Ringed by 40 different dive sites, Cozumel Island is a diver's dream since it sits on the 2nd largest reef in the world.  There are a number of resorts to choose from (American chains, all-inclusives and boutique hotels), a lively bar scene at night once the cruise ships are gone and a small Mayan ruin to visit when you want to stay dry.  If you've only been to Cozumel on a port stop, you will find there is so much more to this island once you explore.  Even I hate the aggressive vendors inside the port and the cookie cutter Diamonds International like stores. You can take a direct flight to Cozumel or fly to Cancun and take the ferry over from Playa for more air connectivity.
There are more than 150 dive sites surrounding Grand Cayman.  Touted as the "world's best 12-foot dive" by the destination, Stingray City allows divers the chance to swim with more than two-dozen "tame" southern stingrays. Wreck divers have a brand new attraction to explore off Seven Mile Beach with the sinking of the Kittiwake, a 251-foot, 2,200-ton, five-deck decommissioned naval vessel.

Turks & Caicos is considered to be one of the top diving in the world, with protected natural reefs, crystal-clear waters and an amazing range of incredible undersea sights. For novices or families, Beaches Turks & Caicos is perfect since SCUBA diving is included in the all-inclusive rate for everyone over 10 years old. If you're not certified they offer a resort course and kids introductory programs for additional fees.

Belize is along the same reef system as Cozumel so also boasts some of the best aquatic life in the western hemisphere.  What you won't find in Mexico is the famous 'Great Blue Hole', Belize's signature dive.  The Discovery Channel ranked this as number the number one most amazing place to dive.

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