Cenote Diving, Mexico. In the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, there is a mysterious world open to adventurous divers. The planet’s longest underground cave systems stretch along the Mayan Riviera offering certified divers a glimpse into these sinkholes’ ancient and mystical past. Cenote diving is cavern diving and offers a totally different world to certified divers. Experience diving through lush mangrove jungles, blinding white limestone caverns, mesmerizing sun rays permeating crystal clear water, ancient crystal formations and fossils, mystifying and mind-bending optical effects. The cenotes will take on a mind-blowing trip through time in the tunnels of Xibalba. The Mayan Riviera is home to the most diverse and ancient caverns in the world which makes it the absolute best place for cave and cavern diving. Join us today for a fantastic experience will never forget, it’s a promise !
A cenote ( SAY-no-TAY) is a naturally created sinkhole in the Yucatan Peninsula. Cenote comes from the Mayan word: T’zonot, then the Spaniards gave it a Latin twist.
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Most healthy people can swim and snorkel in them.
Open Water certified divers can cavern dive them.
Full Cave divers can cave dive them.
In geology, a cenote and a cavern are the same, both are entrances to a cave.
In diving, a cavern reaches a max distance of 200ft/60m from open water with other specific rules.
The cave goes beyond the cavern limits & rules and can only be entered by properly trained FULL CAVE DIVERS.
As any activity involving any amount of risk, rules and safety standards must be strictly obeyed.
Divers will receive a full briefing on safety and diving procedures to make sure all divers are knowledgeable and safe at all times.
Divers must be Open Water certified with sufficient experience for the cenotes’ different levels of difficulty.
Divers must demonstrate proper buoyancy and diving skills.
Light from an exit must always be visible.
No more than 200ft/60m away from any open water exit.
No more than 130ft/40m in depth.
No more than 4 divers per Full Cave certified cavern guide.
Have constant physical access to the yellow cavern guideline while in an overhead environment.
No touching or disturbing the cavern environment.
The water temperature is about 76F/25C year-round.
A 3mm full wetsuit is recommended and included with our trips.
A 5mm full wetsuit is recommended for people who get cold easily.
Most cenotes are quite shallow with a max depth of 50ft/15m and an average depth of 25ft/8m. Only 4 cenotes go deeper than 130ft/40m: El Pit, Angelita, Zapote and Kin Ha.
Dive time vary from 45 to 60 minutes.
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