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Cavern diving in the Cenotes of Yucatan

Discover the Cenotes of Yucatan Mexico underwater

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The Cenotes of Yucatan offers to divers the possibility to experience a unique type of dive: cavern diving in the Cenotes.

Diving in Cenote will give you a hint of what cave diving looks like in case you are yet undecided to become a cave diver or just want to enjoy the experience once.

What is a cenote?

The word “Cenote” comes from the Mayan “dzonot”. Cenotes are sinkholes created by the collapse of the limestone rocks, filled with crystal clear water.

The Yucatan penninsula is covered with Cenotes. They are found almost everywhere, some remain undiscovered deep in the jungle and others are right in the center of cities and villages. Furthermore they can have all sizes and shapes, some have underwater passages, some offer large pools while others are vertical pits. The Maya considered the Cenotes were sacred doors.

Diving in the Cenotes of Yucatan

Diving in the Cenotes is an exciting experience. You will enjoy the best diving conditions you can imagine. The water is crystal clear and the visibility is incredible, there is very little current and the water is warm all year around (25°C/76F). The underwater caves feature lots of speleothems (stalactites, stalagmites, columns, flowstones…) and stunning sunrays penetrating the darkness of the cave through small openings in the ceiling.

What certification is needed to dive in a Cenotes?

To discover the cavern part of the Cenotes on most sites you will only need an Open Water certification or equivalent, good buoyancy skills and a great level of comfort.

And if you want to go further you will need to get cave diving training and your guide can give you all the necessaries informations.

Formations of the Cenotes

These unique formations are due to a sequence of geological and climatic events. Several million years ago, the Yucatan penninsula was submerged by the ocean and arrised during the glaciation period, when the sea level drops.

Cenotes are formed by dissolution of rock creating a void bellow the bedrock  and the subsequent collapse. These collapses occur during periods when the water table is below the ceiling of the void, since the rock ceiling is no longer buoyantly supported by the water.

What are speleothems?

Speleothems are cave formations resulting from mineral deposits. They take various forms, depending on whether the water drips, seeps, condenses, flows, or ponds. The most known speleothems are:
• Stalactites: hanging from the cave ceiling
• Stalagmites: the “ground-up” counterparts of stalactites
• Column: when stalactites and stalagmites meet or when stalactites reach the floor of the cave
• Drapery, curtain or bacon are thin sheets of calcite hanging downward
• Flowstone: covering floor and walls of a cave
• Soda straws: very thin but long stalactites having an elongated cylindrical shape

You will observe all of these mineral formations and many more in cenotes.

What is the halocline?

A halocline is a type of chemocline caused by a strong, vertical salinity gradient within a body of water. Because salinity (along with temperature) affects the density of water, it plays a role in its vertical stratification. In Cenotes, you will discover this very characteristic and fascinating phenomenon of Haloclines. And you will observe it particularly cleary in Tajma Ha Cenote and Eden Cenote.

The phenomenon is very visual and the demarcation between fresh water and salt water is very clear. In the presence of a halocline, when ascending from the salt water layer (below) to the fresh water the diver can have the feeling of floating in air over water.

In which Cenotes can we do cavern diving?

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Here is a list of the most reknown cenotes in the Riviera Maya. There are many more to be discovered and for the most adventurous divers wanting to experience new dive sites consider a trip to the Cenotes Yucatan around Mérida  and add the culture and the culinary experience to your diving.

The Pit

Depth: 40 meters/ 120 feet
Difficulty: Difficult

The Pit is one of the deepest Cenotes of Yucatan (130 meters) and is part of one of the biggest cave system in the world. You will enjoy the amazing light beams going all the way down to the sulfide layer at 30m.

Taj Ma Ha

Depth: 15 meters/ 50feet
Difficulty: Moderate

The Cenote Tajma ha is located 5 km south of Puerto aventuras. A fairly demanding dive due to the multiple depth changes, you will be rewarded by the stunning beauty. You will observe lots of stalactites, stalagmites and fossils, 3 other Cenotes on the way with amazing light effects and come accross the halocline a few times.

Cenote Angelita

Depth: 40 meters/ 120 feet
Difficulty: Difficult

AngelitaThe Cenote Angelita is one of the deepest cenote in the Riviera Maya. It is particularly known for its sulfuide layer looking like an underground river flowing around a small island whith a few trees. Under the cloud, you will experience total darkness. This is an exceptional dive full of sensations and is for experienced divers only.

Cenote Car Wash

Depth: 16 meters/ 50 feet
Difficulty: Easy

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Aktun Ha better known as Car Wash is located near Tulum. Its name come from the fact that people used to come to this cenote to wash their cars. In summer the open water pool is covered by a thick and dense layer of algae bloom whith very reduced visibility. Below this layer the water is crystal clear with subtle green brightness. You will meet turtles, fish and possibly a small crocodile. And you will enjoy the amazing beauty of the water lilis.

Cenote Chac Mool and Kukulcan

Depth: 14 meters / 50 feet
Difficulty: Easy

Cenote Kukulkan, cavern dive in the winter morning light
Cenote Kukulkan, cavern dive in the winter morning light

The Chac Mool Cavern Line leads you through a large well lit Cavern Zone with very impressive breakdown formations and spectacular views of the jungle from underwater. You will see tree roots growing down into the water along the edge of Main Entrance and dive a hypnotic halocline passage.
Halfway through the dive you can surface in a beautifully decorated air dome before continuing on through a cathedral of speleothems.

Cenote Kukulkan offers in winter one of the most amazing light show you can imagine.

Cenote Eden

Depth: 15 meters/ 50 feet
Difficulty: Easy

The Cenote Eden also known as Ponderosa features beautiful light effects and a wonderful halocline. In the open water pool you will observe many colorful fishes.

Chikin Ha

Depth: 15 meters / 50 feet
Difficulty: Easy

Cenote Chikin Ha - Map of the cavern dive
Cenote Chikin Ha – Map of the cavern dive

Chikin Ha means “Western Water”  it is a very large half moon cenote with crystal clear water.

The permanent guideline begins in the open water of Chikin Ha and traverses over to Cenote Arcoiris (Cenote Rainbow) through a large halocline tunnel. On the way back to Chikin Ha you will see fossils, crystal formations and speleothems.

Dos Ojos

Depth: 9 meters / 30 feet
Difficulty: easy

Dos Ojos is probably one of the most known Cenote dive thanks to the I-max movie “Amazing Caves”. The cenote offers two different dives,  the Barbie Line, a circuit with massive columns and stalactites. The Batcave Line is more like a dark cave as you swim around an air bell with very little light entry. All along you will enjoy the variety of its delicate formations.

Pet Cemetry

Depth: 7 meters / 30 feet
Difficulty: Moderate

As the name suggests, you will see along your dive, at the bottom, some animal skeletons. And above all this is not even the hit of these dives! This cave is amazingly decorated with white speleothems. the nearby surface will offer stunning reflexions of these formations. Just hold your breath and enjoy! And if you need more look between the roots for blind fish 🙂

Dreams Gate

Depth: 7 meters / 30 feet
Difficulty: Average

Dreamgate requires really good buoyancy skills as it is very shallow and has very low ceiling. Very decorated with delicate formations, make sure you dive close to the line to limit the impact of your bubbles or an unfortunate fin kick. We love the place and want to enjoy it for a long time.

Zapote

Depth: 40 meters / 120 feet
Difficulty: Very difficult

Zapote is one  of the most demanding Cenote dive as it is deep and fairly dark and you will also encounter a sulfide cloud. But most of all it is very rewarding as, out of this cloud, you will face very special formations, in the shape of a bell. Keep in mind that not only they are very surprising but the are still new to science.

Casa Cenote

Depth: 8 meters /  30 feet
Difficulty: Easy

Casa Cenote - Cenote Manati - Tank Ha

Casa Cenote is one of the easiest cenote dive. You will dive directly under the mangroves and get the chance to meet some marine life since the Cenote is directly connected to the ocean. Most of all you will swim across a dense halocline and observe some beautiful lights effects.

 

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We offer high quality training in technical diving and cave diving in Playa del Carmen, all the Riviera Maya and in Yucatan, Mexico.

We strive to provide the best learning experience. The objective is to achieve the highest level and learn from each moment. Then by using what you learn you will improve your performance and the safety of your diving.

There is a minimum days required by standards for technical and cave diving training, but be aware that you will personnaly need to meet the diving standards.

All training is based on skills mastering. We do our best to share our experience and knowledge with you and ensure the efficiency of your training but technical or cave diving certification is not garanteed.

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Is Cenote diving for Me?

You are planning a dive trip to the Yucatan Penninsula in Mexico? Then you might have come accross some amazing pictures of the beautiful Cenotes. Once stunned by these pictures you probably want to see it with your own eyes and live the experience.

But this question keeps popping up: is Cenote diving for me?

  • What are Cenotes?

Deep Cave diving in the Cenotes of Yucatan, Mexico
Deep Cave diving in the Cenotes of Yucatan, Mexico

Cenotes are sinkholes distributed all over the Yucatan Peninsula. They are the window to the underwater caves and caverns. And they are one of the main dive attraction in the area and one of the top dive destination in the world.

Those caves are highly decorated with stunning formations such as stalagmites and stalactites which makes them very unique.

Your first Cenote diving experience will probably be a cavern tour. You are not required to have a cave diving certification as you will not be technically entering the cave.

  • What is a cavern dive?

A cavern dive is the exploration of a natural overhead environment while remaining within sight of natural light.

When diving in the Cenotes you will always see natural light and have a sight of a direct way out of the cavern. However do not underestimate safety by thinking it is an easy dive. And here are some thoughts to consider before going for a cavern dive.

  • Will I be swimming in tight places?
Gran Cenote - Cavern diving in Tulum
Gran Cenote – Cavern diving

No you won’t!

It is a requirement for all cavern dive in the Cenotes to go through areas where two divers can fit side by side at all time. You will not swim in any tight areas.

Should any problem arrize you will be able to swim side by side with your guide to exit the cavern.

  • Can accidents happen while Cenote diving?

Yes, it can happen…

Your cavern guide should be a qualified divemaster or instructor in teaching status and a certified cave diver. Of course the more experienced the better the guide can react to a bad situation. And the more he/she knows the site, the better he/she can handle the situation.

Cavern diving by the book, is really safe. The conditions are optimal: shallow dives, no current, great visibility, group size limited to 4 divers maximum per guide and all divers should be experienced.

We recommend you to choose carefully your dive operator or guide. And remember the most experienced the guide the better he/she can show you around and yet commit to safety and conservation.

  • Is it dark down there?

Yes it is!

Safety Rules for Cavern diving in the Cenotes
Basic safety rules

Some parts in the Cenotes are very dark and darkness can alter your sense of orientation, and you a feeling you could get lost easily. This is why everyone is diving with a dive light.

Your guide should be carrying all his/her full cave gear that includes a bright and long lasting primary light used for showing you around and for communication as well as 2 back up lights. And yourself should carry at least one dive light.

The waters in the Cenotes are crystal clear, and will stay that way if all divers follow the basic rules: maintain good buoyancy, swim using non silting kicking techniques and follow the guideline.

  • Will I be able to find my way?

Yes, as long as you follow the Guide Lines

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Installing a guideline

One of the main safety rule in cavern diving in the Cenotes is referencing the guideline at all time. Your guide will explain how to identify it, how to use it and where to position yourself at all time. The same guideline will show you the way out. You should also be able to rely on your guide to follow them at all time.

We strongly recommend to dive the Cenotes. It is a unique and magical experience. Always make sure you dive well within your limits and remember the golden rule: anyone can call the dive, at any time, for any reason. So, do not hesitate to do so whenever you don’t feel comfortable.

When comes the time for you to book your dive tour to the Cenotes, remember that safety is important. Cenote diving is for advanced divers and you should be sharp on your dive skills, so don’t hesitate to refresh them by a couple ocean dives before you head for the cenotes.

Enjoy your Cenote dive 🙂

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Cenote Kukulkan, cavern dive in the winter morning light
Cenote Kukulkan, cavern dive in the winter morning light

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Deep Dark Diving provides personalized service for your diving in Yucatan, Mexico. Private guiding for individuals and special packages for groups.

Highly committed to safety and conservation we specialize in Cenote cavern, cave and Tech diving. We offer guiding and training for recreationnal divers and for advanced technical and cave divers.

We have a passion for diving, a passion for caves, a passion for cave diving and we’d love to share it with you and make sure you get the most out of your scuba diving experience.

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First step in the Overhead environment. You will learn all safety protocols within the daylight zone. 

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That’s it! this is the first step in the dark caves. You will learn how to do simple cave dives beyond daylight zone

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CAVE DIVER

Caves can be complex, especially in Mexico, you will now combine previously learned skills with complex navigation, and more.

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INTRO TO TECH

Basics for tech diving in Backmount configuration: dive planning, water skills, gear configuration, streamlining, buoyancy and propulsion techniques

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SIDE MOUNT

Get familiar with the side mount for Tec divers wanting to learn the configuration or recreational divers taking their first steps into the Tec or cave diving world

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The Razor Side Mount course covers the basics for tech and cave diving further than basic courses. Then you can focus on the core of subsequent training in your Razor.

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A first approach to technical diving and the use of mixtures. And for those already Nitrox certified diver it is the opportunity to thoroughly review the basic principles and fundamental laws of physics used in diving.

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You will learn the physics and physiology for diving with gas mixtures containing more than 40 % oxygen. This is the opportunity to further extend of your dive time without going into decompression limits.

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In this course you will learn to plan and execute dives with decompression, choose your gas and the development of emergency plans.

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Exciting dives down to 55m/180ft but helium is nowhere available? you will learn how to safely do these dives using air and deco gases.

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Congratulations! you reached the top level of Open circuit training. Use mix with less than 17% O2 and as deep as 100m/330ft. And be among the most elite divers.

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The decompression procedures course is an exciting step further into your dive career.

Decompression ProceduresYou can train in your properly configured recreational gear with just an extra stage for the deco gas. You will only need and extra regulator and stage rig and you can still join regular dive operation which is a great advantage.

If you already are an Intro to tech or Sidemount diver you can use this configuration with an extra deco tank.

You will get the best out of this training if you already are an Advanced Nitrox diver or if you combine Decompression Procedures and  Advanced Nitrox.

These courses will be the foundation of all other technical courses.

Objectives of the Decompression Procedures Course
  • Extend your bottom time
  • Safely execute decompression dives
  • Dive deeper
  • Look deeper into the decompression theory
  • Extend your diving techniques
Duration
  • 3 days minimum
  • Dives: 4 dives minimum (including 2 below 30 metres / 100 feet)
  • Adv. Nitrox + Deco Procedures: 6 dives minimum
Limits
  • Depth: 45 metres/150 feet.
Course prerequisites
  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, or equivalent
  • 25 logged open water dives
Equipement
  • Primary cylinder(s), Independent or isolated back-mounted
  • Decompression mix cylinder(s) (with submersible pressure gauge and Labeled)
  • Depth gauge and bottom timer and / or dive computer
  • Regulator(s)
  • Buoyancy compensator device(s) (BCD) adequate for equipment configuration
  • Line cutting device
  • Ascent reel with lift bag /surface marker buoy
  • Oxygen (O2) analyzer; may be supplied by the instructor
  • Exposure suit adequate for the open water environment
  • Underwater slate
What will you learn?
  • Choosing the Decompression gas
  • The use of dive Tables and personal dive computers
  • How to set Emergency and contingency plans  (in order to face equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)
  • Decompression diving procedures
  • Choosing the equipment and configuration
  • Pre-dive checks and drills
  • Stress analysis and mitigation
  • Following a decompression schedule
  • Gas switching
  • Team awareness and communication
  • SMB/lift bag deployment
  • Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques
  • Emergency procedures (in case of equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)
  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures
 What’s next?

Nitrox     Advanced Nitrox     Extended Range     Trimix

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Razor Side Mount Course

The Razor Side Mount Course allows you to experience the freedom and flexibility of diving Side Mount at its best.

The Razor Side Mount System was designed by expert divers and explorers Steve Bogaerts and HP Hartmann.

Many years of experience and many hours of side mount cave diving and exploration have led to the development of the Razor Side Mount System. And along with it appeared the necessity of developping a course program to be taught by experienced instructors comitted to high quality standards.

During the course you will learn proper adjustment of the harness, cylinder configuration, regulator configuration, proper weighting and weight distribution for the best trim, regulator switches with one hand, different propulsion techniques, equipment failures handling (bungee, bolt snap, tank clamps, bat wing, regulators, etc.) as well as other general sidemount skills adapted to the use of the Razor system.

Train with the best using years of experience shared with you through the Razor Side Mount course

But be aware… Once you go Side Mount, you never go back!!

Prerequisite:
  • Razor Side Mount CourseCertified Advanced Open Water Diver
  • 25 logged dives beyond training dives
  • Course has to be in your own Razor Side Mount System complete as some the skills are specific to the equipment
Course Duration:
  • 4 days
  • 6 dives
Why Razor? and why a Razor Side Mount course?
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When Steve Bogaerts and HP Hartmann come together to design from scratch a full set of gears and make it evolve to what it is today you can expect something really efficient and of high quality! And it really is!

Many years of experience and many hours of Side Mount Cave diving have led to the Razor Side Mount System and further on to the Razor Side Mount Course program.

And today we are really proud to be part of the team of Razor Instructors (Géraldine Solignac, Razor Side Mount Instructor) and to be able to share that knowledge with you and share as well all the fun that goes with it.

What you will learn?
  • Proper adjustment of the harness
  • Cylinder configuration
  • Regulator configuration
  • Proper weighting, weight distribution for the best trim
  • Regulator switches with two hands and one hand
  • Different propulsion techniques
  • Equipement failures (bungee, bolt snap, tank clamps, wing, regulator…)
  • Out of Air procedures
Why is the Razor Side Mount Course a bit longer than other Side Mount courses?

Because this is how long it takes to get a new side mount diver to master the skills the way they will be used your entire diver career and your Razor harness and wing will take all those steps with you.

 

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Advanced Nitrox Course

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A stepping stone to greater diving!

The use of oxygen and oxygen enriched air mixture is critical to advenced applications in diving. This course will arm you with the knowledge and understanding of the risks and benefits associated with these gases.

You have been enjoying your recreational diving and you are ready to go a step further. Then the Advanced Nitrox course is a great introduction into the world of Technical Diving. During your course you will complete dives to 130ft/40m in the safest manner possible with no stage decompression and using Nitrox up to 100% oxygen. You will tune up your buoyancy control in a new configuration and of course work on stress mangament and problem solving. And also very important in technical diving you will start planning your dives.

This course combines perfectly with the Decompression Procedures course. This will be the foundation of your technical diving career and of course give you a better understanding of technical diving.

It is just the beginning of the progression into more advanced applications in diving.

Objectives
  • Extend your dive time safely!
  • Ideal for scientific divers, photographers or divers simply wishing to stay underwater longer
  • Use mixture containing up to 100% oxygen.
  • Entry level tec course
  • No need for big configuration changes: only one extra tank

Two direct applications

  • Hyperoxic mixes significantly increase bottom time at moderate depth
  • Mixes of high Oxygen considerably accelerate decompression
 Prerequisites
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Minimum certification: Nitrox Diver or equivalent
  • 25 logged dives
Course duration
  • 3 days
  • Number of Dives: 4 minimum (>100′ bottom time)
  • Theory: 6 hours minimum
Limitations
  • Maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet
  • No decompression
  • Nitrox mix up to 100% Oxygen
What you will learn during the Advanced Nitrox Course
  • Physics and physiology relating to diving with gas mixes containing more than 40% oxygen
  • Gas planning, dive tables, dive computers, oxygen and nitrogen limitations
  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, gas blending procedures, and oxygen service ratings for using gases with more than 40% oxygen
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  • Polishing of buoyancy and swimming techniques
  • Good awareness and team oriented dive practices
  • Free flowing regulator, valves shut down, and regulator switch
  • Safety stop in neutral buoyancy
  • Share air with buddy
  • Position, trim, streamlining
  • Stress analysis personal and other team members

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Nitrox Course

The Nitrox Course is an entry level to start utilizing enriched air nitrox as a breathing gas.

Scuba diving nitrox gives you more no decompression time, meaning more time underwater especially on repetitive dives.

This simple one-day course can be done in a matter of hours, and it is in fact “dry course”. You can technically complete the course without going underwater even though, you probably don’t want to miss the fun part?!

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Double benefit : More time underwater, where you like and shorter surface intervals !
 Objectives of the Nitrox course?
  • Learn more about nitrox mixtures
  • Extend your bottom time
  • Less surface interval
  • Do repetitive dives
  • Move forward with technical diving education
Course prerequisites:
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Minimum certification of open water diver or current enrollment in an open water diver course
What you will learn:
  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • The benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22 through 40 percent oxygen content
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures
  • Manage oxygen exposure.
  • Analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

Structure of the Nitrox Diver Course:

  • There are two options for this Course:
    Option one: Standard Course
    Option two: Course with 2 Cenotes Nitrox dives
What gear will you use?

Your Instructor will help choose and let you know if your gear meets the requirements.

  • Regular modern scuba equipment
  • Dive computers
  • Scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air.
  • Oxygen analyzers
  • Special cylinder decals.
Next Step

Now that you earned your certification and will extend your dive time, you might consider moving to the next level

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Cenote Entrance Fees for Cavern & Cave Diving

 

Cenote Entrance fees to be paid before Cavern or cave Diving
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Here is the list of the entrance fees to the Cenote for Cavern Diving and Cave Diving in the most comon dive sites and training sites in the Riviera Maya – Mexico All prices are given in $ Mexican Pesos We do our best to keep the list up to date, but there might change on the last minute due to landowner decision.

Cenote Entrance fees

Chac Mool/Kukulkan (2 dives): 250$

Chikin Ha (2 dives): 250$

El Eden-(PondeRosa): 300$

Taj Ma Ha: 250$

Dos Ojos Barbie Line & Bat Cave: 380$

El Pit: 570$

Dos Ojos/Pit combined: 760$

Dreams’ Gate: 300$

Calavera (Temple of Doom): 300$

Gran Cenote

Carwash (Actun Ha): 250$

 Angelita: 300$

Zapote: 300$

Kin Ha: 200$

Pet Cemetery (Sac Actun): Closed for divers 🙁 but snorkeling is still worth a go!!

  • might be accessible to cavern divers on special request, entrance fee: 600$

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