Monday, March 12, 2018


Dear fellow divers, 

As you may already know, many people are still very scared of Sharks, thanks to some famous movies that contributed to their bad reputation. The truth is that they should be more scared of humans, than humans of them. Each year more than 100 million sharks are killed for their fins, and in many countries shark finning is still very common. Shark finning refers to the terrible practice of removing a shark´s fin while the shark is still alive, then the shark is discarded in the ocean again. Unable to swim they are condemned to die slowly of suffocation or eaten by other predators.
For these reasons, nowadays it´s becoming more and more difficult to see a shark while diving.

This is a cruel and wasteful practice that happens daily around the world being a terrible threat to the health of the ocean and the entire marine ecosystem, which is made up of very intricate food webs. Sharks are at the top of these webs; as apex predator they help by removing weak and sick fish as well as keeping the balance with competitors, helping to ensure species diversity.
They are considered to be the “keystone” species, which means that removing them will cause the entire structure´s downfall.

In Playa del Carmen, Phantom Divers collaborates with the association Saving our Sharks (SOS), with the main goal to know and protect our sharks, in order to keep our ocean as healthy as possible and raise awareness for these extremely important creatures. 

The main focus are the lords of the ocean that visit our waters every year and keep attracting tourists and divers from all over the world to the Mayan Riviera: the legendary Bull Sharks. For every dive you book with these magnificent creatures, you are given an orange bracelet representing your support and donation to SOS. So we would like to thank all the people that joined us this awesome season and see you back in November. 

Dive Fun - Dive Safe - Dive Phantom

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

How about diving with Bull Sharks?

Cageless Baited Bull Shark Diving:

If you're up for an adventure of pure adrenaline, join us on this trip of a lifetime!

This season is on fire!

While most divers around the world seek to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a colorful coral reef, others seek a unique experience such as diving with the extraordinary bull sharks.

Bull Sharks visit the coasts of Playa del Carmen in Mexico every winter from November to March.  Females arrive in a pregnant state to give birth to their young and deposit them in the coastal lagoons and mangroves, where they will feed on the nutrients until they reach the juvenile stage and then make their way to other waters. This is where Phantom Divers, pioneers in the Mexican Caribbean with more than 20 years of experience, have developed their own technique to make this a safe, educational, and unforgettable dive.

Increase your adrenaline level with this great scuba diving experience and get ready to be surrounded from 8 up to 25 large pregnant females, admiring nature upfront and at it´s best. Below you can see the explanatory video of this dive.

If you are ready to change your way of seeing nature forever, take the first step by sending an email to INFO@PHANTOMDIVERS.COM to get more information about how you can also live the adventure of your life.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tips to plan your diving vacations

Adventure is our middle name…..only because SAFETY is our first.

Scuba diving is one of the most mesmerizing experiences on this earth.  As divers we love to explore the depths of the ocean and allow nature to surprise us every time, but we also know that planning in advance plays a very important part in having a better and safer experience. This can be the key to any successful scuba diving trip.
These are a few essentials we recommend you to consider when planning a scuba diving trip.

DO SOME RESEARCH. Look up activities to do at your vacation site and book in advance to save time at your arrival. Remember to book in advance so you don´t risk missing a spot on the daily dives during high season. 

Here are a variety of trips you can book with us.
All year round:
Diving in cenotes, reefs in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, MUSA in Cancun (Underwater Museum), ship wrecks.
Special seasons:
Diving with Bull Sharks (November-March)
Snorkeling with Whale Sharks (June-September) and Sailfish (January-March)

FIND OUT ABOUT THE LOCAL MARINE LIFE. Study your marine life, this way you will identify  the animals and corals you will see and make the experience even more exciting by putting together your own marine life-sighting booklet. We can provide you with a previously elaborated booklet to mark off all the species you see during your dives. It´s greatly recommended that you find out about possible poisonous corals and animals in the area to avoid them. Remember, diving has the same rules as a museum- do not touch!

CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST. The weather is fairly unpredictable as is the rest of nature, but finding out when are the best seasons to visit a site can save you on surprises and allow your trip to be more enjoyable.

CHECK IN WITH YOUR DOCTOR. Diving can be dangerous if you have certain medical problems. If you’re considering the sport, ask your doctor how diving may affect your health. Yearly checkups are greatly recommended. Remember to book your dives at least 12hrs previous to your flights. 

CHECK YOUR GEAR. If you don´t have equipment or will only bring a few essentials, we have full equipment rental and ready for your use. If you are going elsewhere to dive, be assured that the gear is in good conditions and the maintenance check is up to date.
BOOK ACCORDING TO YOUR SKILLS. As we said before, scuba diving is one of the most mesmerizing experiences on this earth, and to have fun it´s always good to take your safety precautions, even if you are a certified diver. If you haven´t dove in a while it would probably suit you more to do a couple of practice dives before heading out for the bigger ones. Ask the diving team about the sites they will take you: their conditions, difficulty, and visibility.

If you´re an experienced diver you can widen your certifications with our different specialties. If you´re not certified, scuba diving is also for you! You may take our Open Water Diver or Advanced Open Water courses to get world wide recognized certifications and continue your diving adventures anywhere, anytime. If you are not looking to get certified and would only like to live the experience, with our Discovery Scuba Diving course you´ll be cruising the ocean floors in a day´s time. The course includes all your gear, a 30 min class where you will learn the diving basics and do the necessary exercises before heading out to the crystal clear waters to fully enjoy this experience. Your instructor will be with you at all times. 

So plan your vacation and always remember the most important thing- DIVE FUN, DIVE SAFE, DIVE PHANTOM.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whale Shark Season 2017: Don‘t miss out!

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

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

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

We will be on our way to swim with the Whale Sharks pretty early in the morning, so we are the first boat to arrive at the area and avoid a 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 you will be ready for snorkeling with the Whale Sharks after doing two-person teams. Once you enter the water with your snorkeling buddy 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 may get in the water as many times as possible during the allowed time following this routine.

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

Important rules to 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´s body and at least 10ft away from it´s tail. 

For more information about this amazing tour and bookings please do not hesitate to contact us via email: or make a call at +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.