Join Steve from Brisbane Scuba on this
must do trip to Mexico in August 2025.

The diving – Reefs and Cenotes – are magnificent and the whale shark day trips can include up to 7 whale sharks at one time. Add to this the amazing Catalonia Riviera Resort with its meal and beverage package and we know that you will be as happy as can be!

Mexico, is the most southern country of North America. It is bordered by the USA to the North, Guatemala and Belize to the South, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to the East and the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez to the West. Look forward to amazing diving, fascinating Mayan & Aztec history, great food & stunning scenery .

Home to the second largest barrier reef as well as the renowned Cenotes of the Yucatan, there is something here for everyone. Cave divers are welcome and can source more complex cave dives, no cave dive certification is required to dive the Cenotes which are over 6500 years old.

The caves are filled with crystal clear water and open into hidden spaces forming an intricate underwater system- They are a must dive.

The Reef system of course is just as breathtaking, expect healthy reefs with active marine life and good coral growth. Your itinerary includes a whale shark day trip which is one of the very best in our destination portfolio.

Because we know how amazing this destination we have created an optional extension staying and diving at Playa De Carmen.

Single rooming and room upgrades are availbale
Flight upgrades for those wanting a little extra comfort available

Key highlights of diving Cancun :

Cancun, located on the northeastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is renowned for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and, notably, its exceptional dive sites. Some of the key dive sites and locations in Cancun include:

  1. Underwater Museum (MUSA):
    • Description: The Cancun Underwater Museum, or MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte), is a unique dive site featuring over 500 life-sized sculptures submerged in the waters between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Created to promote coral growth and reduce pressure on natural reefs, this site has become a popular attraction for divers and snorkelers.
    • Depth: 8 to 10 meters.
    • Highlights: Sculptures are designed to encourage coral colonization, creating an evolving underwater gallery teeming with marine life.
  2. Manchones Reef:
    • Description: One of the most popular reefs near Isla Mujeres, Manchones Reef offers a vibrant underwater landscape with abundant marine life.
    • Depth: 10 to 12 meters.
    • Highlights: Coral formations, schools of fish, sea turtles, and various invertebrates make this a favorite spot for divers of all levels.
  3. Punta Nizuc:
    • Description: Located at the southern tip of the Cancun Hotel Zone, Punta Nizuc features clear waters and a variety of coral formations.
    • Depth: 6 to 12 meters.
    • Highlights: Rich biodiversity, including colorful reef fish, nurse sharks, rays, and occasional sightings of dolphins and manatees.
  4. La Bandera Reef:
    • Description: Known for its clear waters and impressive coral structures, La Bandera is a picturesque dive site.
    • Depth: 10 to 18 meters.
    • Highlights: Large coral heads, schools of tropical fish, and the occasional eagle ray or barracuda.
  5. C-58 Minesweeper Wreck:
    • Description: A thrilling wreck dive site, the C-58 Minesweeper is a World War II-era ship that was intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef.
    • Depth: 21 to 24 meters.
    • Highlights: The wreck is home to large schools of fish, barracudas, and often eagle rays. The strong currents make this dive suitable for more experienced divers.
  6. Cenote Dos Ojos:
    • Description: While not directly in Cancun, the cenotes (sinkholes) of the Yucatan Peninsula are a short trip away and offer a unique diving experience in freshwater caverns.
    • Depth: 5 to 10 meters.
    • Highlights: Stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, crystal-clear waters, and the thrill of cavern diving. Dos Ojos is one of the most famous cenotes in the region.
  7. Cenote Tajma Ha:
    • Description: Another popular cenote near Cancun, Tajma Ha is known for its intricate cave system and light effects.
    • Depth: 5 to 15 meters.
    • Highlights: Beautiful light beams penetrating the water, intricate cave formations, and the unique experience of diving in a cenote.

Cancun’s diverse dive sites offer something for everyone, from the stunning underwater museum to vibrant coral reefs and thrilling wrecks. Whether exploring the shallow reefs or venturing into the depths of cenotes, divers can experience the rich marine biodiversity and underwater wonders that make Cancun a world-class diving destination.




SINGLE Premium Room : ADD $1275
UPGRADE: Premium Deluxe Room ADD $165 pp Twin share

Non Diver



Return Flights Brisbane to Cancun via San Fransisco
All airline taxes & fuel surcharges


11 Nights Premium room – Twin share
All meals
All standard drinks inc alcoholic excl Top Shelf
Free Resort WiFi & Return airport transfers

DIVE Cancun Mexico

8 Cenote dives
6 Local Reef dives
2 Reef dives, Cozumel inc Lunch / Snacks / Park fees
Tanks Weights Airfills & Dive Guides


Full day Trip – Divers & non divers
Includes Transfers / Lunch /Snacks / Parks fees

Full Day Tour inc Lunch, Guides & Transfers
World Heritage Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza *
Optional entrance to archaeological zone $31 USD pp payable locally

Visit Kukulcan Pyramid
Swim Authentic Mayan Cenotes
Visit Colonial Twon of Valladolid


Staying at the Catalonia Riviera Maya Beach Resort & Spa offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure in a stunning Caribbean setting. Nestled within the tranquil gated community of Puerto Aventuras, the resort provides luxurious accommodations with modern amenities and breathtaking views of the ocean or lush gardens. Guests can enjoy a wide range of dining options, from international buffets to specialty à la carte restaurants serving Italian, seafood, and Mexican cuisine. The resort’s five swimming pools, full-service spa, fitness center, and various recreational activities ensure that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, exploring the vibrant local culture, or indulging in a relaxing spa treatment, the Catalonia Riviera Maya Beach Resort & Spa promises an unforgettable vacation experience.

For diving enthusiasts, the Catalonia Riviera Maya Beach Resort & Spa serves as an ideal base to explore the rich underwater world of the Riviera Maya. The resort’s proximity to some of the region’s best dive sites, including the famous cenotes and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, allows divers of all levels to experience thrilling underwater adventures. Guests can arrange diving excursions directly through the resort, which partners with reputable local dive shops to provide guided dives, equipment rental, and PADI certification courses. The clear, warm waters teem with marine life, offering sightings of colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner eager to explore the underwater wonders, the Catalonia Riviera Maya Beach Resort & Spa offers the perfect combination of luxury accommodation and world-class diving opportunities.

Dive Cancun, Mexico

Diving in Cancun, Mexico, offers an exhilarating experience for both novice and experienced divers, thanks to its crystal-clear waters, diverse marine life, and unique underwater attractions. One of the most renowned dive sites in Cancun is the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA), featuring over 500 submerged sculptures designed to promote coral growth and create an artificial reef. This site provides a fascinating blend of art and nature, making it a must-visit for divers and snorkelers alike. Additionally, the vibrant coral reefs of Manchones and Punta Nizuc teem with marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, rays, and nurse sharks, providing unforgettable underwater encounters in relatively shallow depths, ideal for all skill levels.

For those seeking more adventurous dives, Cancun offers thrilling wreck dives and deep-water exploration. The C-58 Minesweeper Wreck, a World War II-era ship intentionally sunk to form an artificial reef, lies at depths of 21 to 24 meters and attracts large schools of fish, barracudas, and eagle rays. The strong currents at this site make it more suitable for advanced divers. Beyond the wrecks, divers can explore the famous cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, such as Dos Ojos and Tajma Ha, just a short trip from Cancun. These freshwater sinkholes offer a unique diving experience with their crystal-clear waters, stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, and mystical light effects, providing a stark contrast to the saltwater dives of the Caribbean Sea. Overall, Cancun’s diverse dive sites offer something for every diver, ensuring an unforgettable underwater adventure.