Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The limestone bedrock that underlies Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is pocked with freshwater-filled sinkholes called cenotes, marking the region with fantastic dives that hearken back to legends passed down from the Mayan era. One of the best-known cenotes is the 48-foot-deep Cenote Taj Maja, just south of the Caribbean coastal town of Playa del Carmen. The guys at PADI Five Star IDC Resort Dive Aventuras in nearby Playa Aventuras can help you to access a wealth of cenote dives along the vast coast.
Photo courtesy of Karen Doody