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Diving & Snorkeling


The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef begins north of Cancún, runs all the way to Honduras and is touted as the world’s second largest (after Australia’s Great Barrier). The Yucatán has always been popular with divers and snorkelers, and one of the main diving hubs is Akumal, particularly its scenic Half Moon Bay. Families with younger children should try the Yal-Ku lagoon, which has almost no current and kid-sized life jackets for rent – a perfect place for first-time adventurers to get their feet wet. From May to September, don’t miss the incredible opportunity to swim with migrating whale sharks, gentle giants that often exceed 30 feet in length.


Written by Simone Girner

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