Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whale Shark Season 2017: Don‘t miss it out!

Whale Shark season 2017 just started on June 1st. We are so happy to invite you to live this awesome experience

The Whale sharks is the largest of the fish species. They can grow around 40 ft in length and weigh 11 tons. 

We departure everyday from Playa del Carmen approximately at 5:00 am (pick up time dependes of your hotel location) in order to be on time in the marina that is located in Cancun at hotel Hyatt Zyva. 

We will go in our way to swim with the Whale Sharks pretty early in the morning, so we will be the first boat to arrive to the area. 

That is great so we can avoid huge crowd. The estimated time to get to the swimming area that is located close to Isla Contoy is 1:30 hours. 

Once we are in the swimming area we will be ready for snorkeling with the Whale Sharks after doing two-person teams. You are going to enter the water with your snorkeling buddy and you will have around 15 minutes to swim, after that you need to get back on the boat and the next team will be ready to get in the water. You will get in the water as many times as possible during the allowed time. 

If you are interested in spending more swimming time with these amazing creatures we recommend you a private whale shark excursion

Important rules you may follow:
  • No jet skis
  • No diving
  • No touching the Whale Sharks
  • No camera flash
  • No use of sunblock
  • Keep at least 3 ft away from the Whale Shark body and at least 10ft away from the tail. 

For more information about this amazing tour and bookings please do not hesitate to contact us to our email: or make a call to +52 (984) 879-3988.

Be part of the reefs and beaches cleaning team in Playa del Carmen

We invite all the community around the world to be part of this amazing job that we starting to do in Playa del Carmen. We are really committed with nature, the ocean, beaches and all the natural environment, that is why we invite you to be part of the reefs and beaches cleaning in Playa del Carmen. 

We are going to do it once a month, its going to be one Sunday of every month in our 2 tank dive morning trip. Or you can also participate cleaning the beaches and the meeting point is CTM Avenue and beach.

We will pick up all the trash that we see in the ocean during our dives.

Next dates for reef cleaning: 
*   June 25th
*   July 23rd
*   August 20th
*   September 24th
*   October 22nd

For more information please contact us to our email: and be part of this!! It is really important to keep our reefs and beaches clean so we can still continue enjoying!. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ramon Magaña winner of the underwater photography and video contest VERA SUB 2017.

Ramon Magaña winner of the underwater photography and video contest VERA SUB 2017.

Ramon Magaña important part of Phantom Divers staff since 1997, traveled to Veracruz during  June to participate in the underwater photograpy contest. 

During this contest he participated in different categories winning the 1st place in POINT SHOOT category and MACRO sub-category because his amazing golden tail eel photo.

Everybody knows Ramon because his passion of diving, sharks and photograpy. When you visit Phantom Divers if you are lucky you will have great pictures taken by him!!. He loves what he does and his bull shark pictures are stunning

Monday, June 12, 2017

Jorge Loría during his dives with Beqa Adventure Divers in Fiji

Chino Loria traveled to Fiji during May to live the lifetime experience to dive with Beqa Adventure Divers. During his dives in Fiji he has the opportunity to dive with up to 8 different shark species: Blacktip Reef SharksWhitetip Reef SharksGrey Reef SharksSilvertip SharksTawny Nurse SharksSicklefin Lemon SharksBull Sharks and the occasional Tiger Shark.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Semarnat Delegate in Quintana Roo diving with the Bull Sharks at Phantom Divers.

On March 4th 2017, we had the honor of diving with Renan Sánchez at Phantom Divers who is the Delegate of Semarnat in Quintana Roo. He accompanied us on our legendary Bull Shark diving, so he had the opportunity to live this amazing experience. We talked about the marine life importance in the ecosystem, including the Bull Sharks that visit Quintana Roo every winter. He knows about the big efforts of Saving Our Sharks for the protection and conservation of the Bull Sharks, and is really proud of all the work done. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fishing cooperative members diving with the Bull Sharks

Last Sunday February 26th, was such an honor for us diving with the members of fishing cooperatives in Quintana Roo. Along with Luis Lombardo of Saving Our Sharks and Jaime Gonzalez of CRIM the fishers came to live this lifetime experience: diving with the Bull Shark. They were so happy at the end of the diving because they have the luck to see 10 bull sharks during our legendary dive.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Four protected areas announced in Cancun

During COP 13 held in Cancun in December 2016 four new natural protected areas were declared by presidential decree. 

Now is more than 91 million hectares the total of land that have been desiganted for environmental conservation.  This area of the biosphere reserve of the Mexican Caribbean is half of the Mesoamerican reef system. 
The biosphere reserve of the Mexican Caribbean comprises the marine portion of the municipalities of Lazaro Cardenas, Isla Mujeres, Benito Juarez, Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar and Othon P. Blanco. 
Whit this new decree Mexico reaches 181 protected areas, almost 6 million hectares only in the Caribbean. The protected area is equivalent to the size of the state of Campeche. 
In Phantom Divers we are truly committed to the conservation of the environment so we are very excited about all this new protected areas in the caribbean.
An excellent video of the new protected area in Quintana Roo: Biosphere of the Mexican Caribbean

For this event we had the presence of Alejandro del Mazo Maza, commissioner of CONANMP, who is willing to collaborate with Saving Our Sharks in the management of the diving activity with the Bull Sharks, following the manual of good practices.