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Whaleshark season 2012!

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 […]

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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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 event  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 […]

Scuba Diving is always in fashion!!

Scuba Diving is always in fashion!!

If Avatar is any indication of scuba diving inspiring the creativity of people on land, have a look at what we found for other scuba inspired fashion.  next week we will take a look at the movie Avatar and how Mr. Cameron used his scuba diving and underwater experiences as his source of creativity for […]

Very Cool Scuba Diving Tatoos

Very Cool Scuba Diving Tatoos

We have seen over the years some very cool tatoos that symbolize peoples experiences as a diver or reflect what they have seen underwater.  Call it the scuba tribe if you wish, or call it scuba art, but there are some pretty cool tatoos that people are wearing to show thier committment to or love […]

Start your SSI Open water course for free online!

Start your SSI Open water course for free online!

SSI, our diving certification partner has started a great online training program that we need to Shout Out!  Their theory and video portion of the the open water course for all those busy people out there is for free!  Yes you heard us, for free!  Here is how it works.  Go to our website, www.abyssdivecenter.com […]

Fish Fridays from the Riviera Maya-Four Eyed Butterfly Fish

Fish Fridays from the Riviera Maya-Four Eyed Butterfly Fish

Common Name: Foureye Butterfly fish Latin Name: Chaetodon Capistratus Location: Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas also Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda and Brazil Distinct Features and Information: Four-eyed Butterfly fish are deep-bodied and laterally compressed, with a single dorsal fin and a small mouth with tiny, bristle like teeth. The body is light grey, sometimes with a yellowish hue, […]

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What is the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in the Riviera Maya?

What is the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in the Riviera Maya?

‘Cause we all want to know. A biological corridor was defined in the 1980′s by Florida Scientists to encourage the continuation of eco support through large bodies of land.  What was discovered was the following.  When you disenfranchise pieces of property through new land development, or separation through large fences or buildings, you actually are […]

Mission Blue with Sylvia Earle

Mission Blue with Sylvia Earle

The video on this top says it all.  Sylvia Earle is an incredible woman who has dove the depths of the world and continues to educate others about the value of our blue waters. Watch the video and just listen.  I dont think there is any more to say. Watch Video 

Rivera Maya Dive Alliance Photo Diving Contest 2010

Rivera Maya Dive Alliance Photo Diving Contest 2010

The planning is underway and the 2010 event should be even better than what occurred last year!!! Here are the details so that you can start planning now!!! Where:     Playa del Carmen, Mexico Type of Diving:  Recreational and techincal diving all along the Mesoamerican Reef in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel and in the […]