Dive Cenotes Mexico (Playa del Carmen)
Duration: The cenote tour or cavern diving is an expedition into the jungle with a duration of 4-5 hrs.
What's included? This tour includes 2 tank dive in the cenote, guide, transportation, entrance fees, snack, and drinks.
The cenotes had a temperature of 79-80 F / 27-28C all year long, visibility of a more than 300F / 100m, depths between 20-30ft / 8-10m, this tour you can appreciate rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns, beautiful rays of light coming thru the entrances, is just a unique experience.
For this tour, you need an Open Water Certifications with at list 10 dives of experience. If you don't have any, don't worry. Contact us and we will find the best solution for you.
We are a team of a highly experienced Cave Divers, Instructors, Explorers, Photographers & Videographers intimately familiar with all of the dive sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
This October / December 2018
Prerequisites: Open Water Certification
Includes: Transportation, 2 dives, Guide, Tanks, Weights, Entrance fees, Snack and drinks
Price: $150 (USD)
Equipment rental $15 (USD)
Learn more about Cenotes
The cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole appearing from the collapse of limestone bedrock that reveals water underneath the ground. The Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico is especially associated with the term. At this location sometimes the ancient Mayan did sacrificial offerings.
The word cenote derives from a term used by the low land Yucatec Maya, "Ts'onot" to refer to any place with accessible groundwater.
Cenotes are well-known geological forms in low latitude areas, especially on coastlines, islands, and platforms with young post-Paleozoic sedimentary rocks that have limited soil development.
Cenotes are surface connections to underground water masses. While the most popular cenotes are large open water pools reaching tens of meters in diameter, the biggest amount of cenotes are smaller sheltered places and do not positively have any surface exposed water.
The water is often very clear, as it comes from rain filtering slowly through the ground. The natural pits around the world attract cave divers who have discovered extensive underwater cave systems through them, some of which have been documented for lengths of more than 100 km.
Cenotes are formed by resulting subsurface void and the dissolution of rock, which may or may not be connected to an active cave system.
Where a cenote, or the flooded cave to which it is an opening, provides deep enough access into the aquifer, the interface, called halocline, between the fresh and saline water may be reached, which means a sharp change in salt concentration over a small change in depth.
The Yucatán Peninsula has almost no rivers and only a few lakes, and those are often marshy. The widely distributed cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water of the Yucatán Peninsula.