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Q: What else is there to do in the area?
A:The Riviera Maya is one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in Mexico, and is becoming very popular on a worldwide level. There are plenty of things to do besides diving, including other water sports, golf, tennis, exploring Mayan ruins, jungle tours, and in the night time there are plenty of bars, discos, restaurants and other spectacles to fill your time. You may never care to leave! For more information, have a look at PlayaInfo.

Q:What's the deal with lodging?
A:Playa del Carmen, and its surrounding area, offers nearly limitless options from low-cost, simple accomodations to world-class luxury and pampering. For more information, visit PlayaInfo.

Q:Are there any recompression chambers?
A: Due to the large amount of divers and popularity of the sport in this area, we have not one, but three chambers available, located in Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.

Q:When's the best time of year to visit?
A: Quintana Roo is a beautiful coastline bathed in the Caribbean Sea which enjoys favorable weather most of the year. The rainy season is strongest during September and October. The summertime can be quite warm, reaching 40 °C or more, with high humidity. The cool waters of the cenotes are never far away and they maintain their temperature within a degree year round.

Q:Do I need to bring my own gear?
A:Dive gear is a very personal thing for most people, and most divers prefer to bring their own equipment when traveling to the region. For this reason, TEKBLAU's prices do not include equipment. However, ALL equipment is available for rental for courses or guided diving. You'll find our gear to be of very high quality from the major brand names in backplates, harnesses, regulators and other pieces of gear. We DO recommend that you bring your own mask, fins, and wetsuit, in any case, as these items can make all the difference in your personal fit and comfort.

Q:So, how many cenotes are there?
A:Who knows?! The whole Yucatan peninsula is like a piece of Swiss cheese under the surface, with thousands of tunnels and subterranean passages which open to the exterior here and there, forming what we know as cenotes. To date, there are more than 4000 know to exist with many more ready to be discoverd.

Q:What are the little blue and white things on the background of your site?
A:Those are helium atoms, ready to help us go more deeply, safer, into the beckoning darkness.

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