December 2, 2023 -
 December 9, 2023

Playa del Carmen

Cenote City

Where we are diving

Right along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip lies Playa del Carmen, a small coastal resort town on the eastern tip of Mexico.

There are many reasons divers flock to Playa del Carmen, but the number one reason has to be cenote diving. Cenotes, or Mayan sinkholes are surrounded by the jungle and offer a sense of adventure paired with great visibility. You’ll be able to admire the limestone formations of the caverns while beams of light penetrate the surface.

We will be diving with Dressel Divers for a great dive getaway – friendly locals, good food, lively nightspots, great visibility and white sandy beaches. Also FREE NITROX!

Divers choose to travel with Diventures because we make everything easy for you while creating the adventure and experience of a lifetime!


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Trip Leader

Jim Sheets, Open Water Diver Instructor

Jim is a level 8 diver and has been diving since 2008. He knew he loved scuba from the first moment he took a breath off a regulator and had the realization “I’m breathing and I’m UNDERWATER!” Jim loves that he gets to share his passion for scuba diving with others. He loves sharing in a new diver’s excitement the first time they realize they’re breathing underwater or get to take their first breath in the ocean.

Doug Junge

Doug Junge, Open Water Diver Instructor

Doug has been diving since 2012 and is a level 6 diver. He has traveled throughout the Caribbean experiencing different reef systems and cultures.

Top 5 reasons you should travel with us to Playa del Carmen!


1. Priceless archeologic value

The cenotes were formed over thousands of years. They are important to the Mayan culture, where the Maya connected with their gods, participated in rituals and even lived inside.

2. Haloclines

When fresh water and salt water come together it is like a mirage in the desert. When this happens the temperature, density and light changes too.

3. Visibility

The visibility is as far as the light can reach. Crystal clear and truly amazing, see for yourself.

4. Light effects

From large pillars of sunray to haloclines, gas clouds and different coloring, the visual effects make for spectacular light shows for some of the best underwater pictures.

5. Decoration

Decorations such as stalagmites, stalactites, rim dams, flowstones, columns and soda straws fill the cenotes.

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Resort Details


Where we are staying

Iberostar Tucán is a 5-star all-inclusive resort inspired by local culture inside a tropical rainforest. It is located in the center of an especially attractive area due to its close proximity to the best recreational parks in Mexico and to the heart of Mayan culture, Tulum, which is less than one hour away from the hotel.

During the day, you can relax in the hotel’s four pools or keep moving with the entertainment activities organized by the Star Friends team throughout the day. And if you have more energy to burn, the hotel’s beach offers an array of water sports to enjoy the Caribbean to the max.

Dunbar Scuba group

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details



Ground only

  • Double Diver: $2,060
  • Double Non-Diver: $1,150
  • Single Diver: $2,600
  • Single Non-Diver: $1,690

Deposit and payments

  • 1st Deposit: $500 due at sign up
  • 2nd Deposit: $500 due April 7, 2023
  • Full payment due October 6, 2023
  • Pre-trip meeting: November 5, 2023

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 7 nights at Iberostar Tucán
  • All-inclusive
  • 1 ocean dive
  • 5 days of 2 dives in different Cenotes each day
  • Nitrox
  • Transfers

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Dive light

Recommended courses

  • Limited Visibility
  • Night Diving

What prior travelers say

“My travel experience with Diventures was amazing! After I signed up, everything was taken care of. Everyone was so informative and clearly had the experience to help any step of the way. This was the best trip I have ever been on and I can’t wait to pick out my next destination with Diventures!”

-Isaac Neiman

Know Before
You Go

Electricity – There are no adapters required. If you’re visiting from the States, you won’t need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer. 

Passport – Must be valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip. 

Money – U.S. dollar is widely accepted.. 

Temperature – Average air temperatures between 77º-82°F. Water temperatures around 80ºF. Cenotes water temperature range between 77-79ºF.

Language – Spanish is the main language spoken, but English is also widely used.

WiFi – WiFi is available at the resort.

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