As you step down to the surface, all you see is blue clear water surrounded by a rock walls rising up 20 meters high. As you sink into the blue abyss, you will descend thru a thin halocline layer and below will see tree branches sticking out a tick white cloud which is actually a hydrogen sulfide cloud at 30 meters.
Past the hydrogen sulfide cloud, at around 35 meters depth, there are a few remaining animal bones from the last ice age, over 10 thousand years ago. This is where “El Pit I” and “El Pit II” skeletons of young adult males have been found, dating over 11,400 years, two of the oldest human skeletons of the American Continents.
As you start to ascend, you can see the clear markings on the wall where the water level used to be at different times in the last 2 million years. Ascending up under the sloping ceiling, you can see the two main cave entrances. Under this ceiling, there are stalactites of all shapes and sizes. From this point of the dive you get the best view of the light rays piercing through the cenote in the background contrasting with the thousands of stalactites hanging from the ceiling. Cenote The Pit is an excellent spot for uw photography.
Cenote The Pit is a multi-level dive and one of the greatest cenotes in this area.