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Mayacharters - Nizuc Resort & Spa

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Mayacharters - Nizuc Resort & Spa

5 star hotel
Boulevard Kukulcan KM 12.8, Hotel Zone Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500, Mexico
274 rooms
FREE Internet

Mayacharters

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

Looking for a top of the range diving experience unlike any other in the Riviera Maya? 

  • Exclusive water sports specialists Mayacharters have partnered with multi-award winning Nizuc Resort & Spa, to form the most luxurious diving experience in North America
  • Explore mystical cenotes and ancient Mayan monuments, swim alongside giant whale sharks, search for bull sharks or dive secret dive sites which are not on the standard map
  • Check in to one of the 'Top 10 Resorts in Mexico', and winner of 'Hotel of the Year Latin America 2018' - enjoying 10% off all spa treatments and gourmet food and beverages 
  • There's never more than four couples on the state-of-the-art boats - think highly-personalized, comfortable liveaboard day trips and you'll have a good idea of what to expect

Sample Weekly Program

Day 1: Individual travel to Cancun International Airport, pick-up and complimentary transfer to Nizuc Resort and Spa, check-in

Day 2: After breakfast, you'll be welcomed by the Mayacharters team, given your options for the weekly program, an overview of weather conditions and introduction dive(s) 

Day 3: Secret reef dives and wreck dives and fresh ceviche on board from your own catch followed by an atmospheric evening at the resort indulging in oceanfront fine dining

Day 4: Seasonal highlights such as whale sharks and manta rays, bull sharks and/or sail fish tours, then time to review your GoPro shots from your sun lounger on the pristine beach

Day 5: Cenote tour and/or ocean dives, followed by the chance to experience true tranquillity at Nizuc's ESPA branded spa (the first in the Mexican Caribbean)

Day 6: More secret reef dives and wreck dives, before heading back to start your evening off with a signature cocktail and awe-inspiring sunset view from the resort or dive boat

Day 7: More dives, water sports and sightseeing e.g. Mayan Ruins, snorkelling in sparkling bays and/or a complimentary wave runner experience

Day 8: Departure or extension of stay at Hotel Nizuc Resort and Spa

*All packages are highly flexible and can be personalized to suit your interests and diving experience level with the Mayacharters team upon arrival

Group Bookings

  • If you book two rooms at once for the same week a discount of USD 1000 per room will be granted, if you book three rooms a discount of 2000 per room will be granted and if you book four or more rooms at once for the same week a discount of 3000 USD per room will be granted
  • Please contact our team if you would like to have an exclusive couple luxury experience with a private boat
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 13, 2020

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The whole staff has been trained on Corona precautionary measures and trained in hygiene. The diving ship and all equipment are disinfected after each use. Only small groups of up to 4 customers per ship are permitted.

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: If you cancel 30 days or more prior to arrival you will have a full refund, if you cancel between 29-15 days you will forfait 50%, if you cancel 14 days or less you will forfait 100%

Explore diving around the Mayacharters - Nizuc Resort & Spa

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving, thanks to an offshore reef that is rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 m/30 ft and the great visibility makes this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility, and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 m/130 ft are possible and the currents can be strong. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.
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Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even take a dip in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish for something a little different.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol the deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the bull sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting green turtles, loggerhead turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Exclusive private charter dive center Mayacharters offers diving, snorkelling, fishing and wave runner tours private or in small groups with a fun, experienced and highly-professional team
  • All PADI Travel guests are entitled to a complimentary wave runner experience as well as a sunset tour provided by the dive team as well as complimentary airport transfers
  • Scour the colorful reefs for creatures great and small. Encounter whale sharks, manta rays, different species of sea turtles and eels, bat fish, stone fish and large shoals of colorful fishes, star fish, sea horses, surgeon fish, nurse sharks, reef sharks etc.
  • Enjoy deep sea fishing and freshly prepared ceviche on board of the sport boats. Expect a limited number of guests aboard the boat, first-class facilities and deluxe cabins for relaxation
  • The Mayacharters fleet sail under UK flag and is regularly inspected by the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency from the UK

Description

Mayacharters is an exclusive diving operation in Cancun, also offering snorkeling trips, sunset tours and wave runner experiences for ocean-lovers of any kind. 

Diving around Cancun is splendid, with light-filled waters and a great diversity of marine life and dive site conditions. You can expect great visibility and calm conditions throughout the year for both experienced divers and beginners and snorkelers alike. Those in search of drift, wreck or cave diving will not be disappointed. A large diversity of healthy marine life is waiting for you.

This operator is one for those seeking true luxury - with a limited number of divers on the boat at any time, first-class facilities on board and a couple of deluxe cabins for relaxation, it's essentially liveaboard diving with the comfort of a 5* resort to return to. 

Mayacharters top-of-the-range sport boats are able to bring you to secret dive sites which you won’t find on a standard dive map. You will not meet other divers and you can enjoy fantastic swimthroughs, interesting wrecks, large fish shoals and plenty of marine sea life.

Encounter whale sharks, manta rays, different species of sea turtles and eels, bat fish, stone fish and large shoals of colorful fishes, star fish, sea horses, surgeon fish, nurse sharks, reef sharks etc. 

Enjoy deep sea fishing and freshly prepared ceviche on board of the sport boats. Expect a limited number of guests aboard the boat, first-class facilities and deluxe cabins for relaxation

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Activities

  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Jet Skiing

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Games Room
  • Heating
  • Equipment For Kids

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Beach Volleyball

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Nizuc Resort & Spa is an award-winning resort in Cancun's exclusive hotel zone, offering turquoise seas, sunny skies and first-class service.

Indulge in absolute luxury with sumptuous bedrooms, gourmet breakfasts and a complimentary sunset cruise for all PADI Travel guests. Diving around Cancun is beautiful, with clear blue seas, rainbow reefs and a spellbinding MUSA museum - an underwater sculpture park that can't be missed. 

All dive trips depart directly from the resort on private sport boat charters and once back at the resort, you can make the most of your 10% discount on spa treatments with a rejuvenating massage.

Enjoy a complimentary wave runner experience, sunset tour and use of a GoPro throughout your experience - your videos and pictures will be loaded onto a personal SD card for you to take home as a parting gift

Nizuc is home to the region's most creative dining with a selection of six gourmet restaurants ranging from contemporary Mexican to Asian with a modern twist.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Cancun, which is 10 minutes drive from the resort. 
  • Return airport transfers are included in the price of your package (advance notice required). 
  • Check in time is 3 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 pm noon. 
  • The resort will drop you back at the airport on the final day of your stay for no additional fee (advance notice required). 

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