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Photo Friday – Moray Eel in Playa del Carmen

Photo Friday – Moray Eel in Playa del Carmen

If there is one ocean creature we can guarantee in the Mayan Rivieria, it is the eel! Playa del Carmen divers can see small moray eels, green eels and in some cases, huge green moray eels where their head is a big as a scuba divers head! Sushi is not a big dish in Playa […]

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Scuba diving and dive travel trends for 2012

Scuba diving and dive travel trends for 2012

So what is the hottest, coolest thing to do in scuba diving other than to explore over 73% of planet? With changes to travel regulations, airline baggage rules and technology,scuba diving has stayed the same but how you make your scuba diving trips more efficient and easier seems to be the 2012 trend. 2012 Scuba […]

Mexico Monday – Count down for Whaleshark season 2012

Mexico Monday – Count down for Whaleshark season 2012

The countdown has begun for Whaleshark season in the Riviera Maya! June in fast approaching and we are hoping there will be a random siting when we are diving. Each year we have spotted at least one Whaleshark off the coast on one of our home reefs as the Whalesharks migrate to and from the […]

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Photo Friday – Lionfish in the Caribbean

Photo Friday – Lionfish in the Caribbean

We are not fans of the lionfish but they are a beautiful fish. One of our long time divers, Richard Gehrke took this dive photo last week while diving in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel for 10 days. Richard is an avid underwater photographer and he has shared his dive photos with us for over […]

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SSI and PADI may actually have scuba diving right

SSI and PADI may actually have scuba diving right

Remember back to you SSI and PADI videos when you were training as an open water diver. Every single dive student cringed at the SSI and PADI dive statements, Make friends, go places and serious diving, serious fun. Dive instructors have heard these lines a million times and the ’80 style videos were a bit […]

Mexico Monday – diving tips for divers in the Riviera Maya

Mexico Monday – diving tips for divers in the Riviera Maya

Some divers to the Riviera Maya are new to our open water diving in the Caribbean so we gathered some diving and dive vacation tips from ‘regulars’ who dive in Playa del Carmen on a regular basis. If you are thinking of coming to dive in the Riviera Maya, hope you get to this article […]

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Photo Friday – scuba diving in the Riviera Maya with Abyss

Photo Friday – scuba diving in the Riviera Maya with Abyss

Welcome to Photo Friday where you will see great photos, new and old that we have taken at the Abyss Dive Center. Photos could be underwater, photos could be above water, but they will be great photos that will either bring you back in time, recall a memory or have you itching to come diving […]

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Had contact with Lionfish? We can help.

Had contact with Lionfish? We can help.

Scuba divers should hold a no touch rule when diving in any waters. We have been teaching thousands of divers this rule for over 15 years and helped divers with buoyancy issues so they did not come in contact with the sandy bottom, the coral reef or fish. It happens, a diver loses a bit […]

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Abyss Dive Center just added online video streaming in real time

Abyss Dive Center just added online video streaming in real time

Miss the Riviera Maya? Want to see what is happening in Playa del Carmen even when you are not here! Well, we just added a new online video stream service to the Abyss line up of online tools for our divers so you always feel a part of the action! Last Friday May 11 2012, […]

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Abyss throws great events – May 11 2012 at Wah Wah in Playa

Abyss throws great events – May 11 2012 at Wah Wah in Playa

  Let the Party Begin in Playa del Carmen Look out! Abyss Dive Center has some news which will be announced at a new eventĀ  just announced on Facebook! Whether you are in Playa del Carmen or not, you can participate in this super fun, creative and informative event starring Dave Tomlinson! Live Stream of […]