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Holbox Island is slowly becoming the whale sharks diving capital of Mexico.

Name Dive Site:Holbox Island
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Holbox Island or Isla Holbox is a 25km long island just northwest of Cancun. It is named after a small lagoon on the south side of the island which bottom is pitch black, hence its translation as 'black hole'. It is known as a quiet fishermen's island although tourism is catching up and some guesthouses and resorts are currently being built. The main town Holbox Village is a nice place to wander around, with very nice white beaches, relaxing cocktail bars, excellent fresh seafood dining and great sunbathing spots. You can easily reach it by the public ferry in Chiquila. The whole island has been included in the Yum Balam ecological reserve, making sure it is protected and maintained as a region as beautiful as this one should be. At Isla Pajaros or Bird Island and at shallow Laguna Yalahau, separating Holbox from the mainland, you will find flocks of pink flamingos, herons, pelicans and many other bird species.

Scuba divers will know this tropical paradise because of its whale shark encounters and emerald blue waters. Isla Holbox is readily starting to be the Mexican whale shark capital of Mexico. Although whale shark tours are the main event here, many dive operators in Cancun offer diving and snorkeling trips to swim with these magic creatures.

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- Pro Dive Mexico, Carretera federal, Playa del Carmen

Pro Dive Mexico

Pro Dive Mexico 5 Star Dive re...
 Carretera federal
Playa del Carmen

Pro Dive Mexico is a watersports service provider in Mexico with several PADI 5 STAR Dive Centers and PADI 5 STAR IDC Centers. All our centers have been awarded the prestigous NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIVE CENTER award. Main provider for several agencies like, LTU, best day, Arke and thomas Cook. Also Number1 on Tripadvsior.

Pro Dive Mexico offers several packages. 1) Stay & Dive packages for Cozumel and Riviera Maya 2) Professional traning at our IDC center. 3) Scuba multi day dive packages. 4) Whale Shark Safari excursions. 5) Snorkel excursions. 6) Cenotes (sweet water cavern system) excursions 7) Tortuga reef diving. And much more......
- mexico whale shark, holbox island, isla mujeres

mexico whale shark

swim with the whale sharks
 holbox island
isla mujeres

Experts on the whale shark tour through Holbox Island or Isla Mujeres.


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