Scuba Diving in Huatulco – the marine life of Oaxaca

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Diving in Huatulco

A few days ago we went for two dives in Huatulco, my favorite city in Mexico. Huatulco lays in Oaxaca on the Pacific coast and has plenty of interesting marine life. The water is lovely for snorkeling and great for diving. The visibility that we had was only about 7 to 8 meters, but that gave us no issues as the macro life is beautiful. The water temperature was about 27 degrees and with a maximum depth of 18 meters near the coast. We dove at two dive spots; El Laberinto and Morro Maguey. I liked the second spot better for the thousands of porcupinefish. Those creatures are simply adorable!

Fun dives in Huatulco

Huatulco Dive Center took care of us for these fun dives. They have an excellent operation running. The tanks were already awaiting us in the boat and the gear was selected very quick yet well. The rental equipment seemed rather new and worked well. I did think that the regulator was a bit overly easy on the flow, but that didn’t kill the fun. The guide that joined us was friendly and professional.

There are a few dive centers in Huatulco nowadays and of course it’s hard to make a decision on which one you will go diving with. We based our decision on the social media pages and their website, which looked very much taken care of. I also sent an e-mail to the dive center to see how they’d respond to my questions and also this was a professional and complete answer.

Check out my SCUBA DIVE VIDEO of Huatulco!

Don’t know who to dive with? Here’s a tip!

Send them an e-mail or call them up to see how they respond. Check the website information and if their page and social media accounts look up-to-date and taken care off. If they take care of their business online they probably also take care of their business on the spot. Even though this is not always the case, it does give a better idea of the company rather than one who has no information online at all or who hasn’t updated their pages.

Ready for some dive photo spamming?

Below you can find the pictures we took during the dives in Huatulco. Enjoy it and let me know your thoughts πŸ™‚

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Felimare agassizii Nudibranch

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Christmas tree worms

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Gulf Grouper

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Starfish

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Blackspotted pufferfish

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Spottail Moray

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Guineafowl Puffer fish

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Purple tube sponge

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Endoskeleton of a sea urchin

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle

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Long-spine Porcupinefish

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Fimbriated Moray Eel

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Long-spine Porcupinefish

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Purple tube sponge

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Long-spine Porcupinefish

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Long-spine Porcupinefish

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Flabellina Marcusorum Nudibranch

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Flabellina Marcusorum Nudibranch

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Spinyhead Blenny

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An Arrow Crab Spider on top of a Sea Urchin

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White Coral

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Coral shrimp

Did you enjoy taking a look at our photos?

Have you ever been diving in the Mexican Pacific? Perhaps even in Huatulco?

While you’re here, have a look as well at my blog about cenote diving and what about swimming with sea turtles in Akumal?

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Ever since I left my home country I felt at home at any other place I went to. I enjoy getting to know more cultures by talking to strangers and hearing their philosophy about life. Speaking with gestures when you can not find a shared language, finding places only the locals go to and learn about their customs and values. Hanging out with local people makes me happy. The experience of every new place is a step out of your comfort zone where I like to wander around until it feels like a second home.

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