Mexico

Aug. 07/13

Each June and July near the full moon, the northern Gulf of Mexico hosts a mysterious gathering of whale sharks.

Dozens of the hulking black sharks with white spots glide about with mouths agape as they skim the water’s surface during a 12-hour tuna egg buffet of sorts.

A decade ago, records of these unusual gatherings existed only in fishermen’s tales.

Scientists have spent the past decade piecing together an understanding of the fish’s existence in the northern Gulf and tracking these gatherings that have also been reported in other parts of the world.

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Date: 
Dec. 14/12
Location: 
Phocea México
calle 10 entre ZFM y 5a avenida (meeting point)
Playa del Carmen 77710
Mexico
20° 30' 18.8604" N, 87° 3' 40.1652" W

As a close up of the MSDT Prep we are performing with our recently certified instructors, we organize a beach cleaning between our dives to enhance the magnificence of the white tropical sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Feel free to contact me to sign up....

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Date: 
Sep. 12/12
Location: 
Xcalak Pier - with XTC Dive Center
Beach Road Xcalak Main Pier
Xcalak, ROO 77015
Mexico
18° 16' 27.0588" N, 87° 49' 56.6004" W

XTC Dive Center Annual International Beach Clean Up

 

XTC Dive Center in conjunction with the local school kids, CONANP (Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas), and visiting XTC guests, will be holding a Beach Clean Up on Wednesday September the 12th at 9am at our local pier.  XTC Dive Center in support of the International Beach Clean Up Day (Sept 15 & 16), decided to hold it´s own special event.

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Aug. 13/11

ScienceDaily (Aug. 13, 2011) — A thriving undersea wildlife park tucked away near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has proven to be the world's most robust marine reserve in the world, according to a new study led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

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