Where are the best places for scuba ?

Water, dive, diving, divers, cave, caving, caves, cavern are the words which come in our mind when we see or hear the words scuba. But for those who don’t know it yet, we invite you to read till the end.

What is scuba diving and caving exactly ?

Scuba is an acronym from "Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus."Scuba diving is a swimming underwater activity.Caving is a combination of diving and caving exploration.Of course we need water for this activity, but also scuba gear. Divers and cavers need safety equipment such as dry suit (Waterproof, keep water out and it’s for cold climate.) wetsuit or “wetty”, spring suit (short wetsuit), steamer (long wetsuit).Wetsuits protect your skin and keep you warm. Cylinder tank (contains gas), mask, fins, snorkel, breathing gas, Weights: Integrated Weights and Weight Belts …

How far can diver go?It depends on the area, the cave, the cavern (open cave within light from the sun) , the depth and many factors (Equipment, water pressure, training …).The maximum and safely depth that human can reach doesn’t require specialized training, it’s around 40 meters or 130 feet. However, divers can explore deeper, 200 feet or more, but that involves special skills, specific technical and equipment.

The diver duration

The duration is determined by various conditions including the activity, breathing skills, diver’s technical, gas management and more factors.To prolong the dive, some techniques for conserving air are possible. Specialized divers, for example, can use mixed gasses, special gear and accessories. So, a long and deep diver requires specialized expertise. Diving certified courses can provide technical training to develop the knowledge and skills of divers and cavers.

Where is the best place for cave diving in Mexico?

Do you know that Mexico is the best choice of divers? There are 7,000 cenotes around the world, and 6,000 of them are in Mexico. Its cenotes are the best cave diving place in the world. Its water depth is 11.5 meters or 37 feet on average. There are many good places for scuba diving but if you want to have a good adventure and experience, the Yucatan Peninsula jungle is known as a perfect place where you can find the three types of cenote (open, semi-open and cave cenotes). Those are some list of other best scuba diving in Mexico:Socorro Island, Guadalupe Island (shark capital) , Banco Chinchorro, Playa del Carmen, San Carlos, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, La Paz, Riviera Maya Cenotes, Isla Mujeres, Isla Guadalupe, Northern City of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas & Cabo Pulmo, Isla Guadalupe,


Do you know what cenote is?

Cenote, pronounced as “seh-no-tay” is from Maya word “ts’onot” or “d’zonot” converted into Spanish.It’s a flow of spring water localized in some geologic depressions.It’s a natural swimming pool formed by limestone, located in a cave or cavern and has different forms.

Is there a difference between a cave and cavern? Yes, a cave is a closed and thrilling cenote contrary of the cavern which is an open cave, exposed to the sky.

Some rules define a cavern diving: It’s always illuminated by sun light, so at night of course there’s no light. The maximum depth in an aerial zone should never surpass 30 meters (100 feet)…

Cenote have three different forms: cave cenote, open cenote and semi-open cenote.

Cave cenote is located underwater, it’s closed and dark.The open cenote is totally exposed to the sky, lighted by the sunlight, it’s like a natural swimming pool. Semi-open cenote is partly closed, but we can partially see the sky.

Famous cenotes in the world

Divers can find many impressive cenotes in different countries. Such as Devil’s bath situated in Canada. There are fascinating caves in Sardinia (Europe) where cavers can discover.If you want to know about the puzzling story of Sacred Emerald Lake in Lampang, you can go to Thailand.There are also many famous caverns and caves in Hawaii.Some fascinating cenotes with natural spring in Mexico and more beautiful caves and caverns in other places.

Advices for dive beginners

As it’s the first scuba diving, there are many emotions like fear, excitement, nervosity, tension, and adrenalin … Swim calmly, without moving too much to keep energy and conserve air.It’s easier to dive in warm conditions. Having many emotions is normal, but it can be dangerous because if you are not calm you may lose energy and air.Before you go to dive, it’s better to do some deep breath and relaxing exercises like yoga or meditation which will help you to have breathing technical.The best is to swim with calm attitude to enjoy the fascinating adventure.Check your equipment, make sure that all the accessories are good. Protect your skin. The most harmful sun’s rays can damage it when you are exposed to the sun, so wear sunscreen. Don’t go for a dive when you don’t fill ok if you don’t want to have a bad experience for your first scuba. Start with an easy destination.