Majahual, Costa Maya
Majahual (also written Mahahual) is located in southern Quintana Roo, Mexico, in a long coastal strip known as Costa Maya. Natural continuation of the Riviera Maya, the Costa Maya has all the attractions of the former, but without the overcrowding. It's full of virgin places, deserted beaches, estuaries, lagoons and coral reefs in perfect condition, thanks to the local environmental awareness. It is incredible that Majahual is still a well-kept secret.
Being among the first to discover it is a must, especially if diving is your passion. From Punta Herrero to Xcalak there are countless dive sites that have no name and have yet to be explored. Here you will not see other bubbles that of those your buddies. If this wouldn't be enough, the Banco Chinchorro awaits 31 kms - 17 nautical miles offshore. Chinchorro is the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere and one of the least dived in the planet. So, What are you waiting for?
The Reef The Mesoamerican Reef is the largest barrier in the northern hemisphere and the second in the world. It rises 1,000 kilometers over the clear waters of the Caribbean, from the Bay Islands (Honduras) to the island of Contoy, (Mexico). Some segments of the reef are up to 4 million years old. This is the habitat of more than 65 species of hard corals, 350 species of mollusks and 500 species of fish.
It is also a vital refuge for many endangered or protected species, among which are to be found the sea turtles (green turtles, hawksbills, loggerheads and leatherbacks), the queen conch, the Caribbean manatee, the American crocodile, the Morelet's crocodile, the Elkhorn coral and the black coral.
Best dive sites in the area: Mesoamerican reef and Chinchorro Bank.
List fish commonly seen in the area: In any given dive you are likely to see turtles, moray eels, nurse sharks, rays, lobsters, barracudas, groupers and the rich display of Caribbean tropical fish: angelfish, butterfly, parrot, wrasse, hogfish, damsel, surgeon, blue tangs... swimming in schools, approaching curious or playing hide and seek among the coral gardens.
Best time to dive: Year-round.
Shallowest dive: 8M/26F.
Deepest Dive: 40M/132F.
Any Wrecks: Several Wrecks.
Suit required: Long Wet Suit 3mm.
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