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Deja que el mar te libere.

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En estos días de ansiedad e incertidumbre provocada por el Covid-19, en Dive Life estamos encantados de estar de nuevo en el agua y de contarte que oficialmente ¡abrimos!, con algunos cambios.

Seguimos todas las medidas de precaución de gobierno y los consejos de organismos internacionales especializados en nuestras actividades, y trabajamos para garantizar un ambiente seguro para todos en cada uno de nuestros centros de buceo.
 
Sabemos lo importante que es distenderseliberar el stress y cómo el buceo ayuda a lograrlo. Así también queremos ayudar a aquellos que se han propuesto en este tiempo cumplir el sueño de bucear o hacerlo más seguido.

Si aún no puedes visitar alguna de nuestras tiendas o prefieres no hacerlo, el equipo de Dive Life esta aquí para ayudarte. Para todo lo que requieras de buceo e información de como comenzar tus cursos en línea, por favor contáctanos en cualquier momento a nuestro whatsapp +52 155 1357 2569 o por email a info@divelife.mx o en nuestras redes @divelife.mx

A pesar de estos tiempos difíciles, esperamos que nos contactes y descubras nuevamente lo asombroso que el buceo tiene preparado para tí. Deseamos que estés bien de salud al igual que toda tu familia y amigos y te mantendremos informados ante cualquier situación.
 
Gracias por tu apoyo continuo,  

Te deseamos lo mejor y Deja que que el mar te libere
El equipo de Dive Life 

Open water course for you with DIVE LIFE

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Join our exclusive family of professional Dive Life divers and access this amazing LIMITED OFFER today to enter and certify in the OPEN WATER COURSE … What will you acquire in this sensational OPEN WATER course taught by DIVE LIFE?
  • Official PADI certification in just 2 days.
  • 6 dives in the sea (usually 4).
  • Orientation, support and permanent guidance.
  • 100% professional and personalized attention.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Absolute security.
  • Constant commitment.
  • Rent of diving equipment.
As one of the first 5-star dive centers and Instructor Development center in Mexico, with more than 18 years of experience, various branches in the Republic and on-site pools for your comfort and highly trained professionals by our PADI Course Director , we have the whole environment so that as of today you can be certified as OPEN WATER in an unforgettable way and at your own pace.

Come dive with Bull Sharks in “Dive Life Playa del Carmen”

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Come dive with Bull Sharks in “Dive Life Playa del Carmen” Bull sharks arrived in the Riviera Maya! This is good news for divers looking for intense emotions while interacting with Nature and its beautiful sharks. Luckily, DIVE LIFE presents this winter the perfect experience that connects adrenaline with underwater nature. WHY PRACTICE DIVING WITH TORO SHARKS? First, few activities offer you more adrenaline and amazement than facing a shark. While these animals are a mystery to some, many more divers are intrigued by the idea of swimming alongside bull sharks. In general, females visit shallow waters off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula between November and March. Here they find the perfect conditions to give birth to their young pups. Although bull sharks live mainly in salt water, they can also live in fresh water and have even swum great distances upstream. Even so, these large fish are found mainly in the clear and saline waters of the Mexican Caribbean. In addition, you can dive with the Dive Life team between mid-November and mid-March to see them right here in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. We will love to help you swim with these and other wonderful sea creatures, just as we do year after year with the whale shark or sailfish. HOW TO DIVE WITH BULL SHARKS To start participating in this underwater adventure with our diving equipment, you need to meet the following requirements: Being a diver with more than 20 registered dives; If this requirement is not met, do a check dive before diving with the shark. Have good air consumption. Have good compensation techniques. Listen carefully and follow the dive plan. Wear appropriate equipment (full wetsuit, only with dark colors). Maintain proper conduct for the safety of the entire group. In a next post we will tell you more about OUR EXCLUSIVE DIVING EXCURSIONS THAT WE HAVE FOR YOU AT DIVE LIFE … COME TO DIVE WITH “DIVE LIFE” WITH TORO SHARKS IN CANCUN AND PLAYA DEL CARMEN! IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT US, DO IT TODAY: WHATSAPP: +5215513572569

Why dive in the Mexican Caribbean paradise with DIVE LIFE?

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Why dive in the Mexican Caribbean paradise with Dive Life?
Today we are going to tell you some details about the wonderful Mexican Caribbean and why you have to dive with all the support of your DIVE LIFE friendly dive shop….

The diving in the reefs of the Mexican Caribbean is a practice that can be done by recreation or by sport, this beautiful aquatic activity invites us to marvel at the flora and fauna of the Mexican Caribbean.
The waters of the coast of Cancun and its surroundings, are known for their diversity and beauty in the coral formations and their reefs, on this coast the second longest barrier reef in the world develops, which extends from Quintana Roo to Central America.

THE WARM AND CRYSTAL WATERS
The warm and crystalline waters of the southern Mexican coasts are preferred by those who love diving on the reefs and snorkeling, and because of these characteristics it is much easier to enjoy this activity.
The color of the waters of the Mexican Caribbean, we owe it to the constant changes in the depths of the Caribbean Sea, the nearby barrier of coral creates different sand of uneven depths, giving us turquoise blue colors.

The transparency of the water, which occurs when the sea has little movement and few living organisms, gives us a beautiful turquoise blue much more intense when viewed from afar, but up close the sea is completely crystalline, perfect for water activities.
FLORA AND AQUATIC FAUNA
These coasts have 2 or up to 30 meters deep, where you can admire thousands of fish of all colors, green and purple brunettes, anemones, rays, shrimp, crabs and octopus, coupled with this there is a vast parade of corals: soft and stony in varied ways.

In addition to being protected by coral reefs, the Mexican Caribbean is considered one of the most important reefs in the world, the richest in marine fauna and a place full of color due to the fauna that resides in this place and is protected in these reefs
Reefs
SCUBA DIVING FOR BEGINNERS

If you practice diving for the first time, you must do it with the help of a professional to guide you and so you can enjoy this experience
In DIVE LIFE you can find the best professionals to make your first dive, leaving from Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Without a doubt, the marine life that awaits you will amaze you.
IF YOU WANT YOU CAN WRITE US WITH ALL YOUR CONSULTATIONS OR COMMENTS TO: proshop@divelife.mx
And we will contact you shortly.

The importance of regulators in DIVING

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The importance of regulators in DIVING

In Dive Life we have all your DIVING equipment and regulators are a very important part for your enjoyment and your safety.

Today we are going to tell you why these pieces are fundamental.
Here we go…

The function of the Diving Regulator is none other than to reduce the air pressure found in the tanks passing it to the ambient pressure at which the diver is. Of course, this environmental pressure will vary depending on the situation of the person at any time.
It is more than obvious to talk about the enormous importance of this element within the team. That is why it is convenient to know it well; know the options offered to us in the market, their characteristics, maintenance, etc.

TYPES OF REGULATORS
To begin, we will comment that currently the regulators are characterized by being “in demand”, that is, they give the diver the amount of air that he breathes or demands at all times, unlike the old or military regulators, which deliver the air so constantly which undoubtedly supposes an enormous expense of air in addition to a constant bubbling that hinders the vision of the diver.
Although in principle we can talk about two types of regulators: the bitrachea and monotrachea, the truth is that today the diving regulator used by the vast majority of divers is monotrachea with two stages, although at the beginning the only notable difference between the two is that the bitrachea has the two stages together, while the monotrachea has them separated by a low-pressure hose.
But without a doubt, the two-stage regulator is much more convenient to use thanks to its low weight, low volume, and high performance; so it is used in recreational diving.
Let us know the function of each stage in these regulators:

First stage: it is the high-pressure chamber. It reduces the high pressure at which the air coming from the cylinders reaches an average pressure.
There are two types of first stages: piston or membrane, later we will talk about them.
In this first stage, the valve is a seat made of a silicone-like material, which makes the necessary contact to let the air pass and cut it. This is where the friction occurs with the necessary air so that a sudden pressure change does not occur and so that the air temperature remains constant.
The second stage: regulates the average air pressure of the hose to the ambient pressure, which is set according to the depth at which the diver is at each moment.
The air reaches this second stage through a hose formed by several layers of rubber and fabric.
In it, is a piston that lets air pass at the required pressure.
This is the part of the regulator that is located in the mouth and this is where the safety mechanisms are located, which can be of two types: Upstream Valves or DownStream (most used this second); in such a way that if at any time a component of the regulator fails, the air that reaches more pressure than is due will leave as a continuous flow directly from the mouthpiece.

REGULATOR MAINTENANCE
In addition to being essential in any dive, the regulator is one of the most delicate pieces of diving equipment, so it is advisable to carefully monitor its maintenance.
The first rule that we must comply with is to wash it properly and with fresh water after each dive. Of course, before doing so, we will put the cap on the connection to the bottle to prevent water from entering. For this, it is not convenient to apply a high-pressure water jet.
When we are sure that we have removed any remaining saltpeter or residue, we will dry it and then hang it in the shade in a dry place. We will place it with the second stage down, to drain any possible remaining water that may have remained in the hoses.
When storing it, we will take special care that none of the tubes are bent in a forced way, since that would undoubtedly damage the regulator.

In addition to this, we must respect three golden rules in the regular use of the regulator:

For transport, keep it always separate from the rest of the equipment and with great care.
Never take the tanks by the regulator (even while in the water).
Never leave the regulator exposed to the sun or high temperatures.
Apart from this maintenance that we could define as daily, it is necessary that each regulator pass a series of more technical periodic inspections, necessary to guarantee a correct operation throughout its useful life and maintain the guarantee.

For an active diver who makes an average of more than 15 dives per year, an annual review is recommended. Between one review and another it never hurts to verify that the regulator does not send whistles or noises when we inhale since if it does it is a clear symptom that it needs repair. The attention we will also pay to the state of the first stage conical input filter if it is oxidized or has residues we must send the regulator to be repaired as soon as possible since that filter is a faithful reflection of the state of the whole equipment.

Where and when to see turtles in Riviera Maya with DIVE LIFE DIVING Store?

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Where and when to see turtles in Riviera Maya with DIVE LIFE DIVING Store?

Turtles are one of the great natural attractions of the Mexican Caribbean, in this beautiful sea you can enjoy these fascinating creatures… Most of the time, sea turtles that arrive at these Caribbean coasts, live in their natural habitat, the sea. But during pregnancy, they are seen along the coast to lay their eggs, and in the following months, we see the turtles being born and reaching the sea. In Riviera Maya, there are different places to see turtles spawn and participate in their release.

Where and when to see turtles in Riviera Maya?

Spawning season: The turtle spawning season is from mid-May to September. Up to the beaches of Quintana Roo arrive 4 species of turtles: white, loggerhead, hawksbill and lute. All marine species live in a fragile ecosystem and are protected. Season to release turtles: From July to November, according to the three-month period that turtles need to be born. The season is October being the peak month for the activity of turtle release. Riviera Maya beaches were to see the turtle nesting: Turtles arrive to spawn much of the coast from Cancun to Tulum, counting Isla Contoy, Isla Mujeres, Holbox, and Cozumel.
This means that on many beaches you can be surprised by a spawning turtle. On the spawning beaches, pens are usually created, where volunteers deposit turtle eggs for greater protection of the animal. Normally they spawn at night, and there are beaches where night access is not allowed (such as Xcacelito or Contoy Island, to give two examples), that’s why I talk about the best ones to see them spawn, not where they come from. Cancun hotel zone that connects Punta Cancun with Punta Nizuc may surprise you with the arrival of a turtle, an experience that no tourist forgets.
The most popular beaches to see them are Playa Delfines, Playa Marlín and Playa Chac Mool. Akumal is a Mayan word that means place of turtles, that already says a lot about the place, one of the best to enjoy these animals. Walking at night on this beautiful beach, we have seen turtles spawn several times, something that does not tire. The beaches of Tulum are another place where turtles tend to go out at night to spawn. The entire spawning process is more than 1 hour easily … they put between 100 to 120 eggs.

Seeing them return exhausted to the sea is overwhelming. In the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, you can see them if you stay in one of the exclusive hotels of the Reserve or camping in enabled areas on the beach, both great options. In the evenings the Reserve closes and you cannot enter. In the area of Puerto Morelos, in the well-known Punta Brava, you can see how they get to spawn in the sand. Corrals with turtle nests, Marlin Beach, Cancun, and Riviera Maya beaches were to release turtles: The activity of releasing turtles is done during the course of the night, to avoid natural predators of turtles such as birds. It must be understood that a newborn turtle is a piscolabis in the sea. Only 2% of the population reaches adulthood.

Stay tuned In the next article we will tell you more details about the Mexican Caribbean turtles…

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DIVE LIFE takes you to dive in the Tulum’s Cenotes

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When you think of Tulum, the first thing that comes to mind is the Mayan archeological zone, or chic boutique hotels and cabins, or in the beautiful colors of the Caribbean Sea with its wide white sand beaches and turquoise-blue waters. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, has become the ideal tropical destination, also houses incredible natural wonders, such as cenotes.

CENOTES, THE MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENON OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
Cenotes, tz’onot in Maya, are natural sinks that contain freshwater and cover the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Although all of them have not been explored and mapped, there are believed to be thousands. The cenotes begin as an underground chamber produced by the dissolution of limestone by the infiltration of rainwater and the type of land in the region. There are three types of cenotes, those that are completely open (like a lake), those that are partially covered and those that are cavernous or underground.

The ancient Mayan civilization thought that the cenotes were a kind of portals to the underworld. This is not surprising to us, since the cenotes are impressive, with their filtered light, stalactites and stalagmites, the roots of crooked trees, there are cenotes that have a lot of depth and it is said that all these are interconnected and have water currents. Many cenotes are full of fish, and other species of flora and fauna little known. You can also find valuable Mayan artifacts, and precious stones since some cenotes were destined to make sacrifices to the gods. The cenotes were not only important in the spiritual life of the Maya, but in their life in general since they provided the civilization with fresh water.

The cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula are connected by hundreds of miles of underground rivers that have just begun to be explored and mapped, but now we know that two of the longest cave systems are located in Quintana Roo, the Mexican state where they are located Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.

Imagine the excitement of exploring a cenote and all its mysterious contents. DIVE LIFE offers diving tours in three of Tulum’s most fascinating cenotes.