Recently, La Media Luna Facilities joined the growing ranks of worldwide facilities integrating into the SDI Family.
SDI’s own National Sales Manager, Cris Merz (Cris.Merz@tdisdi.com) asked Saul Martinez to describe in his own words his unique Dive Resort. Hold on and get your passport ready, what you will read will have you booking your next trip by the time you read what Saul had to say!
We have been working for 36 years, providing and serving recreational and technical divers from Mexico and all over the world. Our services include: sales, rent and diving equipment maintenance, Instructor certified, air and Nitrox service, the best T-shirts and souvenirs from La Media Luna.
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“We are as proud to have you as you are to join us” stated Cris, “but tell us more about this unique site.”
Laguna de La Media Luna, Rio verde, SLP México
The lagoon: La Media Luna is at México´s center, more specifically at the middle zone of San Luis Potosí, between the mountains, at 3300ft above sea level, in the Rioverde valley. La Media Luna is a spring of GEO-Thermal waters with a very comfortable temperature that goes from 79 to 90 Fahrenheit, with a maximum depth of 118ft ideal for snorkeling, swimming, camping and diving all the time. Even at winter when the lagoon reaches it´s maximum temperature of 90F!
Temperature between 79 and 90 Farenheit
What mysteries does it have?
What is the history of the lagoon?
Did the lagoon exist 20,000 years ago? Some researchers believe so…
La Media Luna is an ecosystem that has housed several forms of life during thousands of years; there have been great archeological discoveries including the bones of a mammoth belonging to the Pleistocene fauna. It has been said that La Media Luna was a giant natural trap, in which some animals were caught thousands of years ago, thereby leaving their remains for us to encounter during the last 40 years in several expeditions made by Mr. Juvencio Martínez Flores; the INAH (INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGÍA E HISTORIA) for its acronym in Spanish, granted him the ward of the pieces and its preservation.
Thousands of Tiny Fossils
A pioneer diver in the country with a deep respect to the environment, Mr. Flores has preserved all of the archeological pieces under his ward. Owner and founder of Media Luna Hotel y Resort, all of the findings can be seen at the Mammoth museum, at Media Luna Hotel y Resort at (Carr. Rioverde-San Luis Potosí km. 3 esq. Canal de la media luna, CD. Fernandez, SLP México).
Juvencio Martínez Flores
There is no doubt that after the mammoth era around the year 650 A.C.-before the Spanish conquest-Rioverde was inhabited by the indigenous natives called the Pames, Otomíes and Grupos Chichimecas. The natives, who lived at the shore of the lagoon, left us some evidence of their inhabitance. These vessels were placed in the depths of the lagoon using free diving, arrow heads made form obsidian, figurines, pots, among other things from the Pame culture that have been found inside the lagoon. Thanks to the ceramic that was recovered, we know that this zone was of great value, dating back to 100 years after Christ.
Media Luna characteristics:
• 3300 ft. above sea level
• Temperature between 79 and 90 Fahrenheit
• Max depth of 118ft
• GEO-Thermal waters
• Cristal clear water
• No dangerous animals
• Endemic fish
• Thousands of tiny fossils
• Petrified trees
• Springs water
• No currents
• Pleistocene lagoon
• Prehispanic culture PAME
• Prehispanic culture PAME
The crystal clear water, the biodiversity and the colorful fauna create a calm, peaceful and beautiful underwater world. This place is one of México´s natural wonders. The amazing contrast that La Media Luna has to offer is in part thanks to its vegetation and waters. During a visit, try to envision all of the wonders and moments this lagoon went through and realize that we are just one being coexisting with this vast underwater world.
Now, it is time for action and to book your next “out of this world” unique adventure….
To do so you can simply contact the SDI/TDI Facility nearest you and simply ask them to book it! They will do so through Scuba Travel International (STI).
Visiting your local SDI/TDI facility will allow you to focus on the preparation for your trip or find the local diving facility near you.
For more information you can contact Saul directly:
Media Luna Hotel y Resort®
5 Star SDI/TDI Instructor Training Center #1003153
Boulevard El Refugio-CD. Fernández-Rioverde #650 Esq. Canal Media Luna CP 79650
CD. Fernández. S.L.P. México.
TEL: 01(487)872.1473 FAX: 01(487)872.8255
To learn more about SDI/TDI and the services that are offered please visit https://www.tdisdi.com or Contact Cris.Merz@tdisdi.com or call 207-7294201 xt 202