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Where to dive in October

I'll be in the Cancun area in mid-October. I haven't decided where to stay yet, and will do so based on the best diving locations. The location needs to be within an hour and a half of Cancun. I'm hoping to mostly do shore dives (keep diving as cheap as possible), but can afford to do a few boat dives as well. Our main goal is to see wildlife, but we'd also like to do a cenote or two.

Experience level: I'm an experienced diver, but I'll be bringing my husband who is getting certified right now.

Any suggestions?

Nick F

1 vote

the absolute MUST in the region are the cenotes dives. The visibility is infinite, just google it. We dived there from Playa del Carmen. I strongly recommend it as it's one of the only spot in the world to provide that kind of diving.

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Alla Zakharenko

1 vote

+1 to Nick's comment, but you need to be aware that water temperature in the cenotes is much lower than in the sea. I was so frozen after the first dive that I had to skip the second despite it was already paid for. So, boots and hoodie are a must there

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Alla Zakharenko

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Unfortunately it is not the best season in October - whale sharks season lasts up to mid September while it is bot yet bull shark season. You can try heading to Playa del Carmen or Cozumel and dive there, Playa will be more affordable.

Victoria Felt

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Thanks. Hopefully I’ll get to go another tine as well.

Victoria Felt

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Thanks guys! Good to know Alla--I'll definitely bring proper exposure gear.

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