Great new scuba diving event in Playa Del Carmen


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Great news everyone! We are preparing a very exciting new event, The Canon Riviera Maya Underwater Photo Contest. This event will be held from December 5th to the 12th and includes diving on the reefs, in caves and in the caverns in the Riviera Maya, a perfect scenario for this contest and it is sure to be a great success.

We have a lot of events planned for this week. First we have diving on the reefs in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Puerto Morelos. These are part of the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Participants also get the opportunity to dive in the cenotes; fresh water caverns unique to the Yucatan Peninsula. The purpose of the photo contest is to capture in photos, the beauty and uniqueness of the dive sites that the Riviera Maya has to offer.

As a dive center belonging to the Riviera Maya Dive Alliance, we are committed to protecting and conserving our diving environments. That’s why we encourage our divers to never stress or endanger marine animals for the sake of a photo; we want to convey a real world message in marine conservation. The Photo contest will teach people how to take great pictures without disturbing the reef or cavern environment.

During the event week, we will have a photo workshop, by Protec Dive Center, where their qualified instructors will point out important points for taking great underwater photos and enhance our underwater photo skills.

We are proud to announce Canon as the official sponsor for this event with their experts hosting an evening for all of our participants. They will review the lastest in underwater photography, cameras and housing. If you have questions, these are the people to ask.

Abyss Dive Center is in charge of a very fun and entertaining evening with a movie and a scuba quiz; Tank-ha Dive Center has a very special event planned for your entertainment. These activities will be detailed in later blogs.

To top off the week and to finalize the winners, the closing night will be held Hotel Tropical Casa Blanca, with our very famous BBQ chef Ubaldo, The man in charge of the wonderful food that will make everyone happy. During this final evening photo contest participants will watch a slideshow with all the participants photos, we will present the winners of each category and prizes and surprises will be awarded to all the participants, but there will be only one big winner which will get… a great prize sponsored by Canon. Watch out for a great grand prize…!!!

The photo contest is the first event held by Abyss Dive Center and Training Facility, Protec Advanced Training Facility and Tank-ha Dive Center, the Riviera Maya Divers Alliance. They are committed to encouraging good diving practices and promote quality diving in the Riviera Maya.

This photo contest is the perfect opportunity to discover all the amazing things the Riviera Maya underwater world has to offer. If you have any questions or want to book your spot, email us at and ask for our special package prices!

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