If you fancy joining us, we’re going for one week, 10-17 November 2012. We’re diving with Phocea Mexico dive centre. One of our instructors, David, dived with them last year and had an amazing time. That’s David in the photo, diving at the Cenotes. If you don’t know what a Cenote is, then let Wikipedia explain it for me:
“A cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico and Central America, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula, and some nearby Caribbean islands, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya, to mean any location with accessible groundwater.”
So when you dive the Cenotes you’ll be guided through crystal clear waters through the cavern. It’s probably the closest you can get to cave diving, without actually cave diving…if you know what I mean! It’s so good that we’re going to spend a couple of days at the Cenotes. You’ll even be able to do your PADI Cavern Diver speciality course if you fancy it.
Another dive that we’re very excited about is diving with bull sharks. November marks the start of the bull shark season in Mexico. We’ll dive to the sandy sea bed at about 20 metres and after a few minutes the sharks should appear. Sharks are naturally very curious and so they’ll probably pass within a couple of metres of us. There’ll probably be around 15-20 bull sharks in total! Cameras at the ready for this one!
As you know, we love wreck diving, so we had to fit in a wreck dive here. We’re going to dive the C56 wreck at Puerto Morelos. The wreck lies on a sandy bottom at 28 metres. I’ve been told that during November we’ll be able to see big stingrays hidden in the sand. We’ll also be able to admire the majestic ballet of spotted eagle rays! Apparently the best thing to do is settle on the deck of the wreck and watch! We’ll also do dives at Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.
We’re counting the days till 10 November!
If you’d like to join us on this trip then take a look at our website for more info: http://www.divingleisurelondon.co.uk/trips/marvellous-mexico