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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

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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