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7 reasons why you should dive

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Why do I need to dive? Good question. DIVE LIFE we do not want to convince you of anything, but we warn, diving is one of the most incredible experiences that exist. Today we are going to give you some reasons why we think you should go scuba diving. Let’s go there!

  1. Explore a world that many will never see: if 70% of the earth is covered in water, if your challenge and goal is to see the world and travel, yes or yes you will need to dive, otherwise you will see less 30% of reality. Your vacation will never be the same.
  1. The closest to experiencing weightlessness: We know that going to the moon is almost impossible nowadays, but diving undoubtedly allows you to feel the sensation of zero gravity, as if you were an astronaut navigating in space. But if you really want to have that wonderful experience, you can do it under the sea, a place where you can see the true sensation of flying.
  2. You will see unimaginable creatures: at the precise moment in which you immerse yourself, you will access a fascinating universe full of biodiversity, animals you have never dreamed of, brilliant corals and invertebrate creatures full of life. Each dive will be different, and you never ever really know what you are going to find.
  3. You will make new friends: this activity is a very social sport that will allow you to meet people from other cultures with whom you can share the same love for scuba diving, exchange moments and experiences. You will find people with the same tastes and concerns. And it is that diving strengthens relationships with others and fosters camaraderie and social integration.
  1. You exercise body and mind: if you have already seen that your mind and your senses relax, and the stress disappears, the body also gets in shape when you dive. In addition to improving coordination, space orientation and psychomotor skills. But not only that, your muscles are also toned and strengthened when diving.
  2. You will feel better about yourself: underwater the worries are diluted. The stress suddenly melts away and your senses focus only on enjoying and experiencing sensations. And not only that, you will feel better about yourself, it will improve your self-esteem and confidence.
  3. You will appreciate nature even more: if you were aware of environmental problems before, now you will be even more so. When you dive, you feel the need to protect the sea like never before, with each dive you will love more the sea and the marine ecosystem above all else. until next time!

how to correctly choose my diving suit

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how to correctly choose my diving suit

This will be the first of the doubts that we will encounter, and it is certainly one of the most important choices that we must make. Different thicknesses, materials, shapes … which one suits us?
The first thing we must be clear about is the usefulness of the suit. As you may well know, its main function is none other than to maintain the diver’s body temperature, limiting as much as possible the heat loss that occurs when entering a much colder environment, such as sea water.
In addition and as a second level function, the isothermal suit can free us from possible scratches, blows or bites of various animals.

In the market we will find three fundamental types of suits:

Dry: used in very low temperatures. It prevents the entry of water into it through a valve with which it injects air into the space between the diver and the suit itself, in addition to having tight adjustments in the ankles, wrists and neck to prevent the exit of air and the water inlet.
Wet: it is the most used. A certain amount of water (scarce) penetrates into it but does not allow constant renewal of it, so the body easily reaches its temperature without significant thermal deterioration.
These suits are made of neoprene, with different thicknesses (the thicker, the more it will protect from the cold), the most common thickness being from 5 to 7 mm. This material makes the suit have some buoyancy, which should be taken into account when monitoring the ballast used if we change our suit.
There are also finer suits (1 to 3 mm.) For warmer waters, as well as vests that can be worn under the suit for cooler waters.

Semi-dry: equipped with a waterproof zipper. They protect more than the wet ones, without reaching the extreme of the dry ones.
As you may well know, the suits are generally made of neoprene, a material that we can find with different finishes:

SMOOTH: neoprene treated so that the layer that will be in contact with the skin is smooth and adheres well to the body, facilitating its placement. They are the most fragile at breakage. This type of finish is very common to find on the wrist and ankle cuffs, in order to minimize the flow of water.
LINED: the neoprene has a lining that favors its placement. This lining provides great resistance to tearing. The lining can be nylon or towel, the latter being especially comfortable to put on because it has a mini curl that slides very easily on the skin.
TITANIUM: used in sheets, which are placed between the neoprene and the lining (exterior or interior) in order to minimize the cooling of the air from the neoprene microbubbles. In this way the internal heat is maintained for a longer time.

Paradises and Reefs to Dive in Mexico

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Diving is one of the most spectacular recreational activities you can do during your vacations or free time. The world under the sea is impressive and full of magic. And if we talk about territory, the Mexican sea is 2 times larger than the mainland of the country. This alone can give you an idea of the large number of opportunities that you can find when diving in Mexico.

But among all of them there are 3 places that stand out thanks to their spectacular landscapes and marine life, they are: Cabo Pulmo, Veracruz and Cozumel.

If snorkeling is not enough for you anymore, follow these expert tips to dive deeper….

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You don’t have to settle for watching the deep sea on TV. Now you may live this wonderful first-person experience.
Diving is one of the most captivating activities that can be done on the Blue Planet. But how is it possible to get the most out of it? Dr. John Reuben, a marine biologist, who has more than 500 hours of underwater expeditions around the globe, gives us the answers we need.

1 Don’t let your diving mask fog up

If the mask is new, rub the inside with toothpaste to reduce fogging. If it’s not new, spit inside to improve underwater vision.

2 Do not bother your hair
If you have long hair, tie it before the dive. The hair can become entangled in the mask and it is possible that water may enter there.

3 Do not use sunscreen

If you are going to dive do not put on sunscreen, it can be toxic and damage corals. Wear a vest and a hood to protect the skin from the sun.

  1. Clean your ears
    Go to a doctor to clean your ears with a syringe. This will facilitate the descent. Equalizing pressure is one of the biggest problems related to diving. The risk of an eardrum perforation must be avoided at all costs.

Diving in Mexico

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Mexico is an exceptional country. Due to its history and culture, but also thanks to its geographical position between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Mexico has beautiful rainforests, deep Cenotes and an exceptional density of underwater fauna. Few know it, but southeastern Mexico is the second largest barrier reef in the world. The coast of Mexico offers the opportunity to dive in some of the best dive sites in the world. Mexico has many exceptional dive sites.

Where to dive in Mexico?

There are two main diving areas in Mexico: The Caribbean and especially Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel and the famous Cancun with its unique underwater museum, MUSA.
Baja California or the Lower Pacific Ocean side known as the world’s largest aquarium said Jacques Cousteau.

Where to dive in Mexico?

The Yucatan Peninsula
Located in southeastern Mexico, this region is incredibly rich. There is an abundant rainforest and magnificent limestone formations, as well as cenotes, large natural wells carved into the rock. These cavities that contain hundreds of translucent freshwater wells can be explored by diving. Divers who have had the opportunity to explore that part of the planet will tell you that it is simply a magical experience. Prepare to see landscapes from another world, incredible lighting effects and even underwater rivers under the sea. The most famous cenote is Dos Ojos. Its cave system is the largest in the world. Other cenotes are also very popular like “The Pit”, Angelita and Chac Mol. The Yucatan region not only offers cave diving, but also offers the opportunity to do a great dive in the ocean, including the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Diving in Playa del Carmen
This small fishing village has become an important seaside resort. A cargo port for the neighboring island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has more than fifteen magnificent diving points that adapt to both beginner divers and experienced divers. Underwater photographers will also discover many photographic subjects with a beautiful palette of coral fish, sea turtles, and during good seasons also bulldog sharks and whale sharks. Do not miss the dive sites of Punta Venado, Los Arcos and the wreck of Mama Viña.

Dive Life tells you today … DIVING IN COZUMEL REEFS

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If you have a valid certification, we will take you to a depth of 85 feet (26 meters) and dive through one of the most impressive coral reef walls in the world.

Imagine the thrill of diving in the vertiginous vertical wall full of wonderful formations of colorful reefs, marine life and diverse fish. Try to visualize the magic of the place that awaits you while you are descending towards the reefs.

Remember to keep calm and breathe because surprise will take your breath away. Cozumel is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to dive and with Aquaworld we will take you to several first class dive sites.

Lovers of marine life and diving, know that Cozume Island has a special touch, you must visit its seabed and live a diving experience in Cozumel.

The island of Cozumel is located just in front of Playa del Carmen and they belong to the Great Western Atlantic Reef Belt, it is also known as the Great Mayan Reef, its coral forms are the most important in the world and it is the second one after the Great Barrier of Australian Coral.

Diving in Cozumel is the first on the list of many diving experts, thanks to the good structure and communication that the reef naturally has, in fact it was one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorites.

If you are in Playa del Carmen or Cancun you can reach the island of Cozumel by taking a ferry or using the air taxi services that leave from the airport.

If you already stepped on cozumeleño soil let us tell you that El Paraíso is divided into two zones; the South and the North. In South Paradise you will find three reefs located along the coast and its depth is not greater than 14 meters, meanwhile in North Paradise it is made up of two reefs and its depth is a little greater it has a total of up to 17 meters, in this The expansion of marine life has been sought through the sinking of shipwrecks.

The horseshoe belongs to the Palancar complex, it is one of the reefs with very clear waters and they are perfect for snorkeling and diving in Cozumel. The vision is incredible since without diving you can appreciate the beautiful coral heads and already submerged the discovery of the reef is even better. In the horseshoe there is a predominant curve of large formations and an extraordinary color and you can dive to a depth of up to 30 meters, this place is ideal for beginners who wish to dive in Cozumel.

This is one of the most famous reefs in Cozumel, here there are small coral masses that are called balls, they have coral heads between one and five meters wide and about three meters high. These coral spheres offer a show that complements perfection with marine life and the colors are indescribable.

In Chankanaab, you will find lightning rods, brunettes and lobsters. It is the ideal place for newbies in diving since the maximum depth is between 18 and 21 meters.

To make the dive in Punta Tunich you need to have experience in diving, at this point diving in Cozumel is considered fast since the currents are what mark the passage of the crossing, here there is no great abundance of fish, although formations explode in color.

The species with the greatest presence are groupers, turtles and green brunettes, the depth ranges from 15 to 40 meters.

And you already know that for all kinds of advice, questions, concerns about our exclusive official DIVING CERTIFICATIONS or to put together your diving equipment with DIVE LIFE, you can write to:

E-mail: proshop@divelife.mx
Direct WhatsApp: +5219842391249

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 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.
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

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.
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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.

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.

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.