Cave & Cavern Guiding Tours
Guiding Caverns in the area of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
It is a fun way to experience some overhead diving using normal Open Water SCUBA Equipment. With your basic Open Water Certification and some experience, you can enjoy diving in crystal clear water passing formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites and Columns.
If you liked your first Cenote Dive you can continue to explore some other Cenotes like Gran Cenote or Dos Ojos and many more.
Your Cavern Dives are limited to the entrance of the cave within daylight and limited penetration into the cave this is for your safety. To go beyond the cavern zone you need professional cave diving training.
The guided cave diving service includes Sidemount and Backmount, Stage Tanks and the use of Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV).
The guided cave diving in the area of Playa del Carmen and Tulum provides cave dives with durations of 60 to 80 minutes with Nitrox 32%, higher mixes are available at cost. Water temperature is 75 F / 24 C constant during the year.
Average cave diving depths in Mexico are between 40 feet 12 meters and 60 feet / 18 meters. The Sidemount Configuration provides the advantage of the Single Cylinders that are safer and easier to move and the ability to attach heavy equipment in the water.
Regardless of the configuration Sidemount or Backmount, the cave dives are planned within the limits of normal cave diving including the use of the Long-Hose. If you like to take advantage of the Sidemount Configuration but happy in the normal range of cave diving a Basic Sidemount Orientation Course is recommended. For more advanced cave dives a Sidemount or DPV Certification is necessary.
More Guided Diving Options
Guided Cave Stage Diving
The Cave Stage Dives are longer and more complex cave dives with duration of 120 to 160 minutes and require a Cave Stage or Cave DPV Certification.
Guided Cave DPV Diving
The Cave DPV Dives with duration of 120 to 160 minutes extend the penetration of the Cave Stage Dives with the use of the underwater scooter (DPV) with three times the normal penetration speed or faster. Cave DPV Dives also prevent or reduce decompression in the cave. Cave DPV Dives include the DPV and one Stage double Stage Cave DPV Dives are possible on request with added cost.
Guided Cave Sidemount Diving
The Cave Sidemount Dives are an advanced form of cave diving that require the Cave Sidemount Certification. With the removal of one or all cylinders we can pass through major restrictions. Moving along small passages and restriction where low visibility can be expected the experience and skill of the diver is matched to the cave.