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Phocea Mexico is based in Playa del Carmen, a charming village on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula, and also on the island of Cozumel, another paradise for divers, an underwater site whose reputation has been a fact for a long time. Moreover, it is with pride and for your greater pleasure than we will open, in February 2015, a dive center in La Paz (Baja California).

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Phocea Mexico website presents you our “basics”. Please, keep in mind that you can imagine your own mix : Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, for a day trip or a longer visit, you add the cenotes with an excursion or you can as well decide on a training course. You are welcome to get in touch with us any time, all you have to do is tell us your most personal desires and we’ll do the impossible to give you full satisfaction.

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PHOCÉA MEXICO offers you the best dive spots in Mexico.

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Diving in Cozumel

You will discover the legendary sites of Palancar, Colombia and Santa Rosa (made famous by the Commander Cousteau in 1954). Cozumel reefs are popular worldwide for their reliefs and coral formations, as well as their visibility, which is often extraordinary. Almost all the reefs are inside a protected Marine Park.

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Diving in Cozumel

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Diving in Playa del Carmen

The famous « Tortuga Reef », « Barracuda Reef », « Moc Che Profundo », and « Punta Venado » are just a few of the most popular dive sites along the coast of Playa del Carmen. We invite you to discover them all…
All the reefs are easily accessible by boat, only a few minutes from our departure point.

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Diving in Playa del Carmen

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Diving in La Paz (Baja California)

Program, the largest island of “Espiritu Santo”, “Los Islotes” paradise sea lions, dry “El Bajo”, a group of underwater needles known worldwide for the “big” (manta rays,, sharks whales and hammers) and the green morays, “Las Animas” and caves with their guitars-rays and giant fish-writing, “Cerralvo” island wrecks and remnants of the Ming Fang.

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Diving in La Paz

Cenotes Diving

The cenotes, pearls of the Yucatan… This underwater network is unique in the world. In fresh water with an unlimited visibility, you discover the mysteries of this mineral world. You will see stalagmites and stalactites, of course, but also huge underwater cathedrals and breathtaking light effects. Dos Ojos and Chac Mool are two of the most famous cenotes, but we also invite you to discover Angelita, a cenote in which decaying plants form a sulfur cloud that makes you feel like you are flying when diving through.

Cenotes Diving

Swimming with the Whale Sharks

It is unique and magical, since it makes it possible to swim with the giants of the sea in full safety, as they are inoffensive. We have here the greatest concentration of whale sharks in the world, with regroupings of more than 400 specimens at the same place, in high season. Moreover, we carry out this outing in clear waters, making it possible to perfectly observe them and to get a maximum benefit from this single spectacle in the world.

Swimming with the Whale Sharks

Swimming with the Sailfish

Even if done with basic equipment (fins, mask and snorkel), this really extraordinary and amazing exit is addressed to a more “sportive” public. Departure is around 6 o’clock in the morning towards Punta Sam (north Cancun). Boarding on fast boats to get as fast as possible to the zone, at 60 miles offshore (approximately 3 hours by boat). The captains locate the birds in order to know where are the school of sardines and thus the sailfish.

Swimming with the Sailfish

Diving with the Bull Sharks

Who has never dreamed of coming across one of those sharks during a dive? Well, with Phocea Mexico it is possible every year, from November to March. During the season, Phocea Mexico organizes every day at the beginning of the afternoon, one exit to admire them.

Diving with the Bull Sharks

Belize Diving Tour

Belize (formerly British Honduras) is a small State of 22,964 km² (8,867 square miles, just a little smaller than Belgium), located on the north-eastern coast of Central America, bordered to the north and the northwest by Mexico, to the east by the Caribbean Sea and to the south and west by Guatemala. The name Belize (Belice in Spanish) comes from the Mayan language and it means “road towards the sea”. With a population estimated at 230,000 inhabitants, Belize has a low population density.

Belize Diving Tour

Yucatan Cenotes Expeditions

Discovering the Mayan world through almost unexplored cenotes. This out of the ordinary adventure leads us to dive in the farthest cenotes of Yucatan; incredible rarely visited cenotes, lost in the middle of the jungle through paths opened with a machete. A total immersion in the Mayan world, meeting extraordinary people, who only speak Maya, but have a golden heart and will be able to communicate their love for their land, their culture, and their cuisine to you. A unique experience, so if you are ready, let’s go!

Yucatan Cenotes Expeditions

Recreational Diving Certifications

Phocea Mexico is a PADI Gold Palm IDC Center, the highest level of recognition in diving, which allows us to guarantee safe trainings supervised by professionals in our 3 locations.

Recreational Diving Certifications

Become a Tek Diver

This Mexican coast has a particularly well-adapted climate for diving; the water is warm and crystal clear, which allows diving almost all year long in excellent conditions. Dives are diversified and well-adapted for Tek Diving: from «El Cantil», the drop located between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, all the magnificent falls in Cozumel or the magical Yucatan cenotes, so numerous in this area of Mexico and also close to the Dive Centre.

Become a Tek Diver

PADI Professional Trainings

You live for diving and want to live from it too; we offer PADI professional trainings that will allow you to share your passion. We offer professional trainings from the Divemaster to the PADI I.D.C Staff and obviously the IDC (Instructor Development Course) that reunites the AI (Instructor Assistant) and the OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor).

PADI Professional Trainings

VIP Phocéa Mexico

We welcome you to our VIP Dive Center in a relaxed and friendly environment. You will enjoy these magical moments with your family and friends. We are ready to fulfill your most demanding requests. Phocea Mexico VIP has designed a brand new range of personalized services, fulfilling all your expectations. We organize your vacation at your own pace. You want a personalized service – we are ready to offer you the best of our services.

VIP Phocéa Mexico

Self Auto Tours Yucatan

The Riviera Maya is the historical heart of the Mayan civilization and the land of an extremely rich culture. From Playa del Carmen, you may visit the different archaeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula. On your way you will visit colonial cities founded by the Spanish conquerors, and ancient Mayan cities deep in the tropical jungle. The geographical location of the Riviera Maya will also enable you to discover virtually virgin places. This is why we offer self-drive tours, from 3 to 7 days, depending on your wishes. We book your car, your accommodation, we design an itinerary according to your wishes, and you are ready to travel on your own through the roads of Yucatan.

Self Auto Tours Yucatan

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