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Ocean Diving

XOC-Ha: Your Gateway to the Mesoamerican Reef

Ocean diving in this part of the world tends to get somewhat short shrift, and frankly, we cannot think why. True, the caves are magnificent, and a lot of things pale in comparison. The Mesoamerican Reef is also "only" the second-longest barrier reef in the world, and is always eclipsed by the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia. There's also the undeniable fact that ocean diving = salt water = need to rinse gear = pain in the proverbial. But really, with the cenotes as a stopping-off point on your way home, that's truly not an issue. 

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The Mesoamerican Reef is truly a wonder to behold, and it's right on your doorstep when you stay with us. It extends nearly 700 miles from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula down through the Honduran Bay Islands. It comprises a breathtaking variety of corals, which provides shelter and succor to countless fish species, marine turtles, and sharks. Here at XOC-Ha, we can arrange dives off the mainland, from the towns of Akumal or Playa del Carmen, or even make a trip over to the island of Cozumel, just 20-45 minutes away on the ferry. We'll happily guide you, but if you prefer to be more independent, we will point you in the direction of dive boat operators that we know and trust.