- Tulum, Mexico
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
Maybe you’re already a seasoned diver, but here in the Yucatán Peninsula, take your passion for the underwater world even further. Join us in Mexico for a diver’s paradise as you travel around the eastern edge of the country exploring tranquil waters and ancient caves. The interesting geology of the Yucatán Peninsula gives life to mysterious and stunning cenotes, the likes of which you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Dive through the active cave systems of these ancient pools and dare to discover lost Mayan treasure. Go even deeper still as you spend hours beneath the waves to earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Underwater Naturalist and more.
Snorkel alongside the gentle giants of Isla Holbox. This small island is famous for attracting whale sharks and those interested in swimming with them. You can soak in the exciting history of the island as you swim in an ancient King’s private pool, the site of which later became the home of a famous pirate. The Gulf of Mexico is perfect for experiencing famously beautiful sites up close. Dive off the coast of Cozumel and get cozy with the locals at the Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall, which includes barracuda, moray eels and toadfish, to namedrop a few. Take your diving skills to a whole new level and join experienced cave divers in the famous cenotes of Tulum. Filled with clear water, stalagmites and treasure, these natural pools are also brimming with historical importance and numerous stories to tell.
- Setting Description:
- Explore the caves of the groundwater system in the Yucatán in the form of magical cenotes. These sinkholes are a result of the asteroid that formed the Chicxulub crater, effectively triggering the mass extinction of dinosaurs. This stunning setting is where you will advance your scuba skills in natural underground pools and in the famous reefs off the Yucatán Peninsula. Go where pirates once frequented and dive below to explore the vibrant life of coral, fish and more along steep underwater walls and in the nooks and crannies of vast reefs. Stay out in the ocean to complete training for different scuba certifications, growing your skills over just 17 action packed days. Go ashore and taste test the local food or relax on a white sandy beach after climbing the heights of ancient pyramids, where you’ll get a view of all the peninsula has to offer.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Trip of my life11/03/18
Thanks to Broadreach, I had the most amazing summer of my life. I met a group of people who were strangers to me on the first day, and turned out to become my best friends over the course of the trip. We're even planning a little reunion soon! Besides
the people, we did so many incredible things that I couldn't wait to tell all my friends about. From diving in the reefs of Cozumel and the Cenotes of Tulum, to snorkeling with whale sharks and going kayaking to see the bioluminescence in Holbox, I can't imagine a better way to have spent my summer. I learnt so much in Mexico; we all got our advanced scuba certifications and some specialty certifications, but it never felt like hard work. Some highlights of my time on this trip include seeing turtles and nurse sharks during reef dives, spending a day learning to surf, spending time on the beautiful beach in Holbox; and, of course, the cenotes. I loved every minute of my trip to the Yucatan peninsula, and after all of this, I am definitely going on another Broadreach program next summer!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend