Altar, worship house and sacred sundial — to ancient Maya, natural wells called cenotes were all these and more. Scuba diving in a cenote near Chichén Itzá, photographer Paul Nicklen snaps pictures of National Geographic Emerging Explorer and underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda as he explores an otherworld strewn with Maya offerings, from pottery to human bones.
Your dive vacation is one of the most important times of your year. You want it to be fun, carefree and exciting, and there's no better way to ensure that than by discovering the amazing dive destination of the Mayan Riviera. Watch this video to see the three reasons Phocea Mexico can make it happen.
The results are in. Based on the opinions of thousands of divers from across the globe, our annual Top 100 Readers Choice Awards showcase the best scuba diving in the world.
How did underwater photographer Christian Vizl capture the beauty of a free diver in Cenote Cistalino, Tulum, Yucatan, Mexico? He waited for the right moment and the right framing.
There’s a common misconception among divers that the Caribbean is all about sunny reefs and their jewel-colored (and -size) denizens — that for the large, dynamic predators and pelagics you have to head to the Pacific. Not so, we say.
The award-winning dive center is ramping up its multi-lingual instruction offerings.
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Journey to the depths of the Mayan underworld, through the caverns of Cenote Dos Ojos in Mexico’s Riviera Maya
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