With such a large country with multiple coasts, Mexico has lots to offer. The only thing you need to do is match your experience level and your interests with a location. From a diving perspective we have divided Mexico into three areas: Yucatan, the West-Coast and the South. A part of the Gulf of Mexico, including Isla Holbox, is included in the Yucatan chapter. The West covers the Sea of Cortez and the Islas Revillagigedo.
The Yucatan Peninsula is where most of the tourists go to and for a good reason. With the Mayan Reviera and Cozumel, it is a typical Caribbean destination with warm waters and beautiful reefs. Most popular areas are Cozumel, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen. A major attraction is the spectacular Cenotes.
The West-Coast is particularly interesting for encounters with large marine life. Described by Jacques Cousteau as “the world’s aquarium”, the Sea of Cortez is among the top places in the world to dive. Swim with Manta rays, Whales, Whale Sharks, Hammerheads, the Great White, Killer Whales, dolphins, sea lions, etc. And: in crystal clear waters.
The Pacific Islands are typical Liveaboard destinations. Isla Guadeloupe is famous for its great white shark cage diving and whale-watching. The Revillagigedos Archipelago (also known as Socorro) is often compared with the Galapagos Islands.
For the South Coast, Acapulco is the most popular and well-known destination.