Mexico

Mexico is the place to explore, immerse and enjoy the underwater world.

Mexico’s western coast and Yucatan Peninsula are some of the most dynamic and popular destinations offering the perfect mix of diving opportunities, shopping, cultural experiences and adventure.

Insider’s View

Home to two beautiful coastlines, Mexico’s seascape awaits, a paradise on earth for divers that will not disappoint. Known as the United States of Mexico, it is its own country situated in the southern region of North of America. Encircled by a plethora of rich seas abundant with marine life, caves, reefs, and lands steeped in history it really should be on every traveller’s bucket list.

On the Caribbean side, warm tropical waters offer divers thriving reef ledges, drop-offs, a wide variety of marine life and just a short trip away the breath-taking underwater museum of Musa where you can marvel at an array of underwater Statues. Just of the east coast you will find the island of Cozumel, another outstanding diving destination and the beautiful infamous freshwater Cenotes. As well as the bustling town Playa Del Carmen, known for its pedestrianised Quinta Avenida which runs parallel to its palm tree lined white sandy beach littered with trendy shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Switch to the west side of the country and the Pacific Ocean is cut off by the fascinating peninsula of Baja California, home to the splendid Sea of Cortez, here divers can experience schools of hammerhead sharks, sea lion colonies and mating grey whales. Enjoy a liveaboard trip out to Guadalupe to experience some Great White diving, or The Socorro’s Island for Galapagos sharks, Humpback whales and Mantas depending on the season!

OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTS

All Levels

Pelagic

Nov-May

Mexico

UD Rating – 5 Star

Socorro Aggressor

Mexico, Cabo San Lucas

The Socorro Aggressor is a spacious 41-metre-long yacht with a wide beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 10 knots and has 220-volt power.

  • Maximum 26 guests
  • 4, 5 and 8 night itineraries
  • Dive from tenders
  • Up to 3 dives per day
  • Nitrox available onboard
  • Dive Socorro & Guadalupe

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Nov-May

Mexico

UD Rating – 5 Star

Socorro Vortex

A small, elegant 14-passenger diving liveaboard in Mexico, Socorro Vortex caters to sophisticated divers offering a high quality, first-class dive experience in deluxe accommodation. Visiting the Socorro Islands all-year long.

  • AC cabins and en suite
  • Nitrox available & mandatory
  • Full board & complimentary bar
  • Snorkel with humpback whales
  • Maximum 14 guests
  • Modern and spacious

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Nov-May

Mexico

UD Rating – 5 Star

Belle Amie

Nautilus Belle Amie is a 42 metre boat that will take you to the top dives sites in the Revillagigedo Archipelago consisting of San Benedicto, Roca Partidad Socorro and Guadalupe for 6, 9 and 10 day itineraries.

  • Maximum 30 guests
  • Up to 5 dives per day
  • 6, 9 and 10 day itineraries
  • Dive Socorro & Guadalupe
  • Dive from tenders
  • Nitrox available

Expert

Sharks & Mantas

Nov-May

Mexico

UD Rating – 5 Star

Explorer

Mexico, Cabo San Lucas

Nautilus Explorer is a 35 metre boat and is the smaller sister ship to Nautilus Belle Amie. She offers 6, 9 and 10 day itineraries to top dives sites like Socorro and Guadalupe in the Revillagigedo Archipelago.

  • Maximum 24 guests
  • Up to 5 dives per day
  • 6, 9 and 10 day itineraries
  • Dive Socorro & Guadalupe
  • Dive from skiff
  • Nitrox available

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Nov-Mar

Mexico

UD Rating – 4 Star

Solmar V

Mexico, Cabo San Lucas

Solmar V is a 34 metre boat that takes you to the top dive sites around the Socorro and Guadalupe Islands departing from Cabo San Lucas or Cruiseport Marina depending on the itinerary.

  • Maximum 22 guests
  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • 5, 9 and 11 day itineraries
  • Dive Socorro and Guadalupe
  • Dive from pangas and main boat
  • Nitrox available

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Nov-May

Mexico

UD Rating – 3 Star

Nautilus Under Sea

Mexico, Cabo San Lucas

The Nautilus Under Sea offers fabulous trips around the Socorro and Guadalupe to take in the variety of pelagic animals resident in the area. Socorro is highly recommended for those with a passion for big stuff.

  • Max 14 guests / up to 4 dives per day
  • Full board inc soft drinks
  • 9 night trips to the Cocos islands
  • Pelagic action
  • Suitable for advanced divers
  • Sister boat of “Nautilus”

4 Stars

Nov - May

10.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1295

Allegro Cozumel Resort

Mexico, Riviera Maya

The Allegro Cozumel Resort is situated right on San Francisco Beach on the famous island of Cozumel where two worlds of adventure co-exist, the fun in the sun and the amazing undersea world.

  • Located on Cozumel Island
  • Private sandy beach
  • All Inclusive resort
  • Free NITROX
  • Pro Dive Mexico on-site
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Located on Playa Del Carmen
  • Located on Playa Del Carmen

4 Stars

Nov - May

10.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1250

Allegro Playacar

Mexico, Riviera Maya

The Allegro Playacar is located on the best stretch of white sand beach in Playa Del Carmen, surrounded by lush tropical gardens looking out to the crystal clear and rich waters.

  • Located on Playa Del Carmen
  • All inclusive resort
  • Family friendly
  • Free NITROX
  • Fantastic beach location
  • 286 rooms available

4 Stars

Nov - May

10.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1495

Catalonia Riviera Maya

Mexico, Riviera Maya

The Catalonia Riviera Maya is a beachfront resort with thatched-roof rooms, acres of greenery and only 300 meters from the marina in the gated community of Puerto Aventuras.

  • Located on Puerto Aventuras
  • All inclusive resort
  • Family friendly
  • Free NITROX
  • Fantastic beach location
  • 425 rooms available

All levels

Apr - Jun

Reefs & Pelagic

From £5895

18 Nights

Belize, Cancun, Bogota and back

Belize, Belize City

This itinerary was inspired by 2 amazing ladies that have travelled and dived the world with Ultimate Diving. Putting this itinerary together was a very welcome challenge as it allowed us to combine the very best of 3 destinations!

  • World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef
  • 3 nights in the cosmopolitan city of Bogota
  • Dive Lighthouse & Turneffe Reef
  • Dive famous Cenotes site

Mexico and Grand Cayman Adventure

Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman

This itinerary allows you to make the most of the sun-kissed days and vibrant nights Mexico and Grand Cayman have to offer. The way to explore two Caribbean destinations on one diving trip!

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Xel-Ha Park, Mexico

It is located in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and since 1995 it is a model for sustainable tourism development, with unique family attractions.


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Chichen Itza

Sacred Center for the Mayans.


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Xcaret Aviary

Xcaret Aviary aims to create conservation and reproduction programs for species in danger of extinction. They are able to fund this from visitiors.


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Destination Fact File

Mexico is the place to explore, immerse and enjoy the underwater world.

Mexico

Climate Information

Wildlife Calendar

Destination Key Information

Currency Mexican Peso
Time Difference GMT -6
Vaccinations It is recommended that primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain as well as consulting with your doctor or practice nurse 6 to 8 weeks prior to your travel date.
Tipping Up to 15% of your bill
Passport & Visas To enter Mexico, all tourists need to have a permit called Customs Form for Tourists (tourist card), which is valid for 180 days. This document is available on arrival by completing an immigration form available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico. A 6 month valid passport and returned ticket is required.
Taxes As of 1999, a Non-immigrant Tax (DNI) is charged in Mexico, which is intended to promote tourism and improving immigration services. This tax must be paid upon leaving the country. It costs 294 pesos. For more information, visit the National Immigration Institute’s webpage at www.inm.gob.mx
Flight Routes Direct to Cancun from London Gatwick and via New York and Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas from Heathrow
International Flight Durations 9.5 hours direct flight to Cancun from London Gatwick and 12 to 13 hours to Cabo San Lucas from London Heathrow
Luggage Allowance 20KG hold plus up to 5KG hand luggage. TUI will give you an extra 5kg baggage allowance free of charge when you show your diving certificate at check-in. If you’ve got more equipment, you can check it in for an extra charge.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort
Transfer to Playa Del Carmen Cancun to Playa Del Carmen: 30 minutes by road
Tranfer to Puerto Aventuras Cancun to Puerto Aventuras: 3 hours by road
Tranfer to Cozumel Island Cancun to Cozumel Island: 3 hours by road and ferry
Transfer to Cabo San Lucas Port Cabo San Lucas Airport to Cabo San Lucas Port: 30 minutes
Dive Season Diving Mexico is pleasant at any time of year, just like the rest of the Caribbean there is no cold season. Late August is the hurricane season and although you will find plenty diving opportunities still available, we recommend that you avoid travel at this time of the year. The rainy season runs between March and September. This is not an issue when you are diving and it will not make a difference to your diving experience but if you plan to do land based activities as well as diving you may want to consider this fact.

Riviera Maya ranks among some of the best destinations in the world to dive with astounding visibility. The warm and clear turquoise waters that gently run along the coast offer 36 metres plus visibility year round.