Why Cancun is the perfect place to dive?
Diving in Cancun is spectacular.
Incredible coral reefs, tropical fish, crystal clear blue waters, abundant fish, sponges overflowing the coral walls, rays, sharks, turtles and more make Cancun a perfect paradise for scuba diving.
Cancun, with its eternal summer due to its privileged location, is surrounded by abundant underwater landscapes that together with the clarity of its waters of more than 20 meters of visibility, allows you to appreciate a diversity of marine fauna, such as:
- Parrot fish.
- Sea urchins.
- Moray eels.
- Puffer fish.
All this, plus an incredible underwater museum by artist Jason deCaires Taylor using materials that are friendly to marine life and can support the growth of coral reefs. With sculptures installed at various depths you enter a wonderful attraction that houses over 400 life-size sculptures creating an incredible and surreal experience for divers who visit the site. 5 Recommendations for your first dive
5 Recommendations for your first dive
If you are already convinced that you want to live this incredible experience but you are still a little afraid of not being prepared, here are 5 recommendations to make you feel more confident when diving.
First of all you can be confident that this is a really safe activity but you can always take extra precautions:
1.- Verify that your instructor is really certified.
2.-Verify that your equipment is adequate and of the highest quality. Demand your equipment in perfect condition.
3.-Remember to follow the instructions of your instructor, do not try anything that is not indicated to you, a well guided dive is the key to live this experience in the best way.
4.- Respect the marine life, keep the correct distance from each species you see under the sea, only in this way we can preserve our beautiful reefs and live in a place where we are guests of the marine life.
5.- You can not dive: and fly the day after your dive, if you are pregnant, if you are under 12 years old. If you have any respiratory or heart disease or if you have had a recent surgery, consult your doctor. Now that you have more information about diving we hope you feel more confident and secure to live this unforgettable experience, remember that your instructor can solve any doubt you may have.
Can I fly after diving?
¿Puedo viajar en avión después de bucear?
When you have the experience of diving, instructors always tell you that you have to wait 24 hours before you can fly, but why, here we explain the reason.
The air we breathe is composed of 78% nitrogen, which is found in the blood and tissues of our body. Nitrogen remains in equilibrium in our body unless pressure changes.
This equilibrium is disturbed when diving, the atmospheric pressure increases rapidly and the amount of nitrogen increases according to the depth of the dive and the duration of the dive. For this reason, the divers’ ascent to the surface must be slow, so that the body can progressively eliminate as much nitrogen as possible accumulated during the dive.
Once the dive is over, it can be said that the body has eliminated most of the accumulated nitrogen, but as each body reacts differently, it is important to take the corresponding precautionary measures.
- If a no-decompression dive has been performed, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 12 hours before boarding a plane.
- Extend the interval between diving and flying to 18 hours after multiple dives over several days.
- Deep dives with decompression the recommended minimum is 24 hours.
In any of the cases the best recommendation is to wait at least 24 hours, so we recommend that you schedule your dive
considering this recommendation and do not fly to the airport.