Yucatan Dive Trek

 

Destination: Mexico

Locations: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexican Caribbean, Various Extensions

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Yucatán Dive Trek Quick Pitch

Offering unique, tailor-made tours to suit your budget and preferences, Yucatán Dive Trek makes sure you do not miss anything out on your dream dive vacation. Let them know what you want, and they will make it happen!

  • Wide multi-destination dive travel options to the Mexican Caribbean and broader Yucatan Peninsula
  • The trips are tailor made to suit your needs, wants & budget
  • Focus on nature & wildlife encounters
  • Technical Diving Instructor courses also available at XTC Dive Center
  • XTC Dive Center: multi-awarded PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center
  • Perfect for travellers seeking authentic experiences

 

Dive Overview

Cave and cavern diving, big animal encounters (sharks, whale sharks and even crocodiles), tek diving and more! Scroll down to find out more about the services offered by Yucatan Dive Trek.

 

About  Yucatán Peninsula

Despite being best known for cenotes diving, this area also offer excellent reef dives, bull shark feeding dives, crocodile dives and more. You can get there through the Cancun (CUN) airport or Cozumel (CZM).

[Read More: Yucatan Dive Travel Guide]


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Pricing

Yucatán Dive Trek helps you make an itinerary that suits wants, needs and budget. Check out the tour options section or simply tell us about the dive vacation you want, and we will gladly assist you!

 

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Banco Chinchorro Diving

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Overview

Banco Chinchorro is the largest stand-alone reef in the norther hemisphere which gets very little visits, and therefore is very pristine. The Biosphere Reserve there boasts the largest biological marine diversity in Mexico and in the Caribbean.

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Highlights

Reefs, Wrecks and American Crocodiles. Dive and discover highly diverse coral reef formations, plenty of shipwrecks, american crocodiles and endemic iguanas.

 

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Xcalak Diving

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Overview

From trenches that cut through the Barrier Reef and house very large schools of very large fish (tarpon), to large, cavern-like formations within reef walls, beautiful, intricate swim through formations with clouds of silver sides lit up by beams of sunlight to deep walls perfect for Technical diving, Xcalak has a great deal to offer to divers of all skill levels, from non-divers looking to get certified to the most advanced Technical divers.

 

Tarpon

There is a one of a kind dive site in Xcalak called “La Poza” which is home to a very large school of large (5-7ft) tarpon (250-350 individuals). There it is also common to see large schools of dog snapper, jacks, goliath grouper, eagle rays and much more.

 

Manatees

Chetumal bay, behind Xcalak, is home to one of the largest populations of manatees living in the wild. Often, due to reasons not yet fully determined, these manatees go out to the ocean and swim amongst the reef.

 

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Tek Diving & Sidemount

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Overview

At certain dive sites in the Mexican Caribbean, the continental shelf and the reef wall meet, creating sheer drop-offs that make for amazing Technical diving sites where one can finish off a 120 meter Trimix Dive on a shallow reef at 12 meters.

 

Services

Yucatan Dive Tek is a division of Yucatan Dive Trek, offers custom itineraries for the tec aficionado in the Mexican Yucatan, tailor-made to the needs of each individual including guided cave diving, technical and rebreather diving and instruction at all levels, up to and including hypoxic (full) Trimix instructor and everything in between. 

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Cavern/Cave Diving

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Overview

The Yucatan Peninsula is home to the greatest number and variety of cave and cavern diving sites in the world. Divers can spend an enjoyable day learning about cenote diving, or they can easily spend an entire week cenote diving without running out of dive sites.

 

Services

From guided cave and cavern tours for all levels of divers to TDI Cavern and Cave Training in the overhead environment to divers of all levels. TDI is a world-recognized technical diving organization that provides top-level training to those interested in entering the overhead environment.

 

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Diving with Big Animals

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The waters off Mexico´s Yucatan Peninsula are wildly bio-diverse and offer keen divers the opportunity to encounter not just one but often several species in one trip, depending on the season.

 

Whale Sharks

Explore the waters off Isla Mujeres towards Isla Contoy to encounter the world’s largest congregation of Whale Sharks (in hundreds!). You can also see giant mantas, schooling mobulas and more. Diving Season: May through September, with peak season being June, July and August.

 

Sailfish

Experience a serious adrenaline rush as you witness schooling sailfish hunting for baitballs of sardines.  Season: in the wintertime, specifically between November and March, with peak season being December, January and February.

 

Bull Sharks

You can find a group of large, usually pregnant female Bull Sharks in the waters in front of Playa del Carmen. They are usually there November through March with the peak season in December, January and February.

 

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Cultural Extensions

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Overview

Made up of the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche, the Yucatan Peninsula is not only known for the underwater attractions but also for its very rich cultural and onland natural diversities. From the massively important Mayan civilization to Colonial towns to topside natural attractions.

 

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Yucatan Dive Trek offer pre and post-trip extensions, or day trips for non-divers while the rest of the group dives, to some of the lesser known, but not less spectacular cultural, archeological and natural wonders that the Yucatán has to offer. 

 

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Tour Options

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2 Day Whale Sharks (1a)

About a 45-60 min boat ride north of Isla Mujeres lies the “Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve” where the world’s largest congregation of Whale Sharks takes place every summer between the months of May and September.

Pricing: $729.00 for 2 pax  - $729.00 for 3 pax  - $718.50 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Arrive in Cancun (no transfer included)
  • Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Whale Shark Experience (Lunch included)
  • Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 3  
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Whale Shark Experience (Lunch included)
  • Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Transfer to Cancun Airport

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3 Days Sailfish (1b)

Between the months of December and February (inclusive) we are able to locate schools of Sailfish that are pack-hunting sardine baitballs, sardine-run style. This event happens in the same general area off Isla Mujeres where the Whale Shark migration takes place in the summer months. It is a fast- paced, high adrenaline free diving experience.

Pricing: $1,056.00 for 2 pax  - $1,170.00 for 3 pax  - $1,035 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Transfer to Cancun Aiport
  • Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Sailfish Encounter (lunch included) Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 3  
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Sailfish Encounter (lunch included) Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Sailfish Encounter (lunch included) Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 5
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Transfer to Cancun Airport

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3 Days Bullsharks & Sailfish (2)

Between the months of November and February, a group of large, pregnant Bull sharks gather around the sandbar just in front of Playa del Carmen. We run a feeding dive that is considered one of the world's premier bull shark dives.

Pricing: $993.60 for 2 pax  - $1,084.80 for 3 pax  - $960 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Start in Playa del Carmen
  • Hotel Fiesta Banana
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Bullshark Feeding
  • Dive Transfer to Cancun
  • Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Sailfish Encounter (lunch included) Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 3  
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Sailfish Encounter (lunch included) Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Sailfish Encounter (lunch included) Hotel Aloft Cancun
  • Day 5
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Transfer to Cancun Airport

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3 Days Cenotes (3)

The Mayan Riviera is home to the world’s largest underground river systems, with thousands of kilometers of passages. There are several sinkholes, or “cenotes,” with openings that provide access to some of the nest cavern diving in the world. With no swell or current and crystal clear water, these dives are available to any certi ed diver with good buoyancy and trim skills.

Pricing: $801.00 for 2 pax  - $828.00 for 3 pax  - $778.50 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Arrive in Cancun, Mexico
  • Transfer to Puerto Aventuras
  • Villas Picalu Puerto Aventuras
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast 2 Cenote Dives Cenote Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Villas Picalu Puerto Aventuras
  • Day 3
  • Hotel Breakfast 2 Cenote Dives
  • Cenote Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Villas Picalu Puerto Aventuras
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast 2 Cenote Dives
  • Cenote Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Depart Puerto Aventuras

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4 Days Xcalak (4)

The Xcalak Reef National Marine Park and the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve are two of the Caribbean’s last hidden, unspoiled gems. XTC Dive Center is the only dive operation in Xcalak, with exclusive access to over 20 kilometres of protected reef. that feature several one-of-a-kind dives, such as “La Poza”, with hundreds of tarpon gathering there in the summer months, manatees on the reef and unique topographical formations. Banco Chinchorro is the Northern Hemisphere ́s largest reef, and home to the world ́s largest population of American Crocodiles, over 100 wrecks and over 100 Km2 of healthy reefs in an atoll setting. Truly breathtaking.

Pricing: $1,106.40 for 2 pax  - $1,142.40 for 3 pax  - $1,016.40 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Rental Car 5 days
  • Drive to Xcalak Hotel in Xcalak
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • 2 Dives in Xcalak Reef National Park
  • Lunch
  • Hotel in Xcalak
  • Day 3
  • Hotel Breakfast Daytrip to Banco Chinchorro - 2 dives (Lunch inc.)
  • Hotel in Xcalak
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • 2 Dives in Xcalak Reef National Park Lunch
  • Hotel in Xcalak
  • Day 5
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • 2 Dives in Xcalak Reef National Park Lunch
  • Depart Xcalak

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3 Days Belize (5)

The Great Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef is a big bucket-list item for many divers around the world. What many of them don ́t always realize is that Belize also has a rich and diverse culture. A Belize extension on a YDT trip will feel like an entirely different trip unto itself (because it is). Listening to English being spoken with a Creole accent, the pastel colored wooden houses and the Reggae beats make an amazing backdrop to a Blue Hole trip from Caye Caulker, which is about a 2 hour boat ride from Xcalak.

Pricing: $1,230.00 for 2 pax  - $1,128.00 for 3 pax  - $969 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Start in Xcalak
  • Transfer to Caye Caulker Island Magic Beach Resort
  • Day 2
  • Blue Hole Daytrip - 3 dives (inc Breakfast & Lunch) Island Magic Beach Resort
  • Day 3
  • 2 Local Dives in Caye Caulker Transfer to Xcalak
  • Hotel in Xcalak

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4 Days Calakmul (6a)

When people think of Mayan ruins - big, ancient ruins in the middle of the jungle come to mind. However, when visiting the main tourist attractions of Chichen Itza and Tulum, the reality is very different. The jungle is gone and it has been replaced with Starbucks, Burger King and tourists. Calakmul is one of the last few remaining major archaeological sites that hasn’t been developed. It is located within a Biosphere Reserve and is the country ́s only mixed heritage (cultural and natural) UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its location, this extension is only available from Xcalak

Pricing: $540.00 for 2 pax  - $574.80 for 3 pax  - $450.00 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Rental Car 5 Days
  • Start in Xcalak - Drive to Calakmul
  • Visit Batcave in Calakmul
  • Hotel Puerta Calakmul
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Ruins of Calakmul
  • Hotel Puerta Calakmul
  • Day 3
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Ruins of Calakmul
  • Drive to Valladolid Hotel Meson
  • Del Marques
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Izamal & Valladolid Hotel Meson Del Marques
  • Day 5
  • Hotel Breakfast Visit ruins of Coba
  • Drive to next destination

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4 Days Valladolid (6b)

The Yucatan ́s cultural appeal is twofold. There is of course, the Mayan heritage, but there is also the Spanish colonial heritage. Its unique assimilation of Mayan people and culture result in what has become the modern-day Yucatan. Valladolid is Yucatan State ́s second-largest city, behind Merida. It is home to monasteries built atop Mayan ruins that were themselves built on top of sacred sinkoles - in a quaint, colonial-town setting. Multiple unique day-trips are also possible from Valladolid.

Pricing: $294.00 for 2 pax  - $296.40 for 3 pax  - $222.00 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Rental Car 4 Days
  • Start in Puerto Aventuras or Akumal
  • Visit ruins of Coba
  • Drive to Valladolid
  • Hotel Meson Del Marques
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Izamal & Valladolid
  • Hotel Meson Del Marques
  • Day 3
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Flamingos in Celestun
  • Visit Merida
  • Hotel Luz en Yucatan Merida
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit ruins of Uxmal
  • Drive to next destination

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4 Days Merida (6c)

Merida is the Yucatan ́s largest city and a cultural behemoth. Its colonial downtown is full of museums, galleries, restaurants and theaters. It boasts a world-class Mayan culture museum and is a gateway to myriad of day-trips to restored Haciendas, centuries-old artisan villages and natural attractions.

Pricing: $309.00 for 2 pax  - $316.80 for 3 pax  - $237.00 for 4 pax

  • Day 1
  • Rental Car 4 Days
  • Start in Cancun - Drive to Merida Hotel Luz en Yucatan Merida
  • Day 2
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Flamingos in Celestun
  • Visit Merida
  • Hotel Luz en Yucatan Merida
  • Day 3
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit ruins of Uxmal
  • Drive to Valladolid
  • Hotel Meson Del Marques
  • Day 4
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Visit Izamal & Valladolid Drive to next destination

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