My guest on the podcast today is a diver from Playa del Carmen. In 2000, Vicente Fito came to the Riviera Maya, from Majorca Spain, for a one-year work assignment in a dive shop and has happily lived in Playa del Carmen ever since.
In 2004, Vicente opened the Playa Diving Center in Playa del Carmen to assist the booming cave diving market to explore cenotes.
He has a wife and 2 kids. Families can take the kids to the cenotes. They learn to swim safely in the fresh water. His dive center offers high-quality, entry-level scuba courses. He says people who aren’t interested in certification can get a 3-hour course to try it out. This way they can visit controlled areas within the cenotes, for a natural experience.
3. Cenote Azul
4. Cenote Manatee
5. Dos Ojos
For an Authentic Mayan Experience During Your Visit
1. Visit the Chacchoben Ruins.
2. Go to Merida City.
3. Relax on the Caribbean beaches South of Tulum.
Vicente also details his recent trip to the pristine waters near Mahahual on Chinchorro Island. He was filming a spot for a TV show which shows the life of local lobster fishermen. There are many animals living there that you don’t see often plus a lot of crocodiles. He says you can snorkel with the crocodiles, stay overnight with the fisherman and they even have wifi!
Vicente’s Favorite Places in the Riviera Maya:
● Bacalar— Quiet, calm snorkeling along the 60 km long lagoon.
● El Cuyo & Isla Holbox — Los Colorados — Amazing beaches, no people only turtles and flamingos.
● Sian Ka’an — Camping on the beach.
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