Exploring the underwater world is one of the star attractions of “Playacar.” For professional divers it is one of the most comprehensive destinations available, whether for viewing the coral reefs of Cozumel or diving in the cenotes (sinkholes) found throughout the region.
You can find cenotes to the west of Playa del Carmen. These are magical places carved out by nature from the porous stone, making great places to go diving.
The Dos Ojos cenote has the most extensive underwater caverns and caves in the world. It attracts divers with basic certification to come and explore the Mayan realm of cenotes and lost worlds. The experience of floating in the crystal clear waters of ancient natural caves is one of the region's unparalleled attractions.
More radical than going diving is attending an underwater wedding. In this area many couples do get married underwater, or they promise eternal love to each other between the coral reefs.
The Xcaret theme park five miles south of Playa del Carmen is an attraction for the whole family. Children can snorkel in caves with underground rivers, while their parents dive into the sea to see the reefs that line its shores.
Travel agencies and tour companies have all the diving equipment needed to go scuba diving in Playa del Carmen. Well-trained instructors offer very safe tours to go snorkeling or scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea.