You haven’t seen Mexico until you’ve seen it underwater!

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THERE’S A MEXICO you haven’t seen yet. A Mexico that starts beyond the 5,800 miles of shoreline, below the surface of the warm, clear ocean waters. The Mexico of Jacques Cousteau — but much easier to access than it was in his time. Grab a wetsuit, mask, regulator, and a couple of fins, carry the weight of a tank, and take one giant step forward More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Fifth annual Cozumel Scuba Fest set for June 20-25

COZUMEL — The Fifth Annual Cozumel Scuba Festival will take place June 20-25, Dive Magzine reports. Leading figures from the diving world including oceanographers, explorers, photographers and conservationists More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Peninsular environment notes

The state of Campeche administration of the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), which presides Alonso Julián Pacheco Ucán, has reportedly refused to disclose information about the actual damages that have More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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The natural wonders of Yucatan are appealing to Mexican travelers

They point out that it isn’t necessary to leave Mexico to find great natural sites like cenotes. MERIDA — In the United States, the marketing organization, Brand USA, warns about the fall of trips to that More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Wild animals invade Merida suburbs

Yucatan’s Secretary of Urban Development and Environment (Seduma), Eduardo Batllori Sampedro, acknowledged that the presence of wild animals in Merida’s suburban developments has become common, because More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 7th, 2017
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Sea Turtle Week marks beginning of protection season in Tulum’s sanctuary

TULUM — With the celebration of the Sea Turtle Week officially began the season of care and nesting protection in the Xcacel sanctuary, as well as in the tourist area of Tulum. Xcacel Sanctuary (Photo: Google) During More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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Mexico’s lower house of congress passes measure prohibiting dolphinariums

The reform to article 60 Bis of the General Law of Wild Life, was endorsed by 242 votes in favor and 190 against; it will pass to the Senate for analysis. The Chamber of Deputies approved the ruling prohibiting More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Cancun government to help protect sea turtles

Due to the nesting season of the sea turtle, the Municipal Department of Ecology coordinates with the hotel, business and student sectors, so that they can take the right measures to protect these animals. According More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Diving with turtles to be allowed in Akumal Bay

CANCUN — Federal environmental authorities have granted permits that will allow tourists to dive with sea turtles in Akumal Bay. The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, through the General Directorate More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Cozumel to host first Sea Turtle Festival

Event will include workshops and exhibitions related to art and nature. COZUMEL — On May 26 – 27, Cozumel Island will host the first Sea Turtle Festival organized by the Cozumel Parks and Muses Foundation More...