Cenote Cocom

On August 31 of this year my friend and colleague Vicente Fito from Playa diving center published on Facebook that the Cocom cenote was already open to the public, this system is located north of Playa del Carmen, the entrance is almost in front of the Tres Rios hotel.

This cave system was explored by him and named after the last name of the owners.

Seeing what Vicente had published, I contacted him to find out more details, in the conversation he told me that the easiest thing was to organize a day or two in the afternoon trips to the cenote with groups of local cave guides (friends and colleagues) so as not to having to repeat the details over and over to each one separately.

Once Vicente set the dates and posted the details of the meeting on Facebook, the only thing that followed was to wait for the date, Vicente proposed September 3 and 4 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the parking of Home Depot as a meeting point.

I signed up on September 3-2019, I let Alberto Salvini and Pablo Bayardo know about the appointment and they joined the group.

That day, several friends and colleagues from the cave community of Playa del Carmen appeared, Tristan Termat, Alessandra Figari, Peter Broger, Martin Gaspar, among others attended.

It took about 35 min. to get to the place from Playa, when entering the property first meets the house of the owners of the cenote and at the end of the road is the cenote.

It is a large collapse but more than 70% is mangrove, unfortunately the owner clean and remove all the mangrove so there is only one muddy surface.

The entrance to this cenote can become a bit technical due to the conditions, there is a solid staircase to go down with large steps, there is a platform that is a pallet on which you can lean but are not fixed so they move every time you step on.

Finally, it took me 15 days to be able to visit this new cave, at this time I asked my friend Berny (Bernadette Carrión) if she wanted to go diving and meet a new cenote, she said yes!

During the explanation that Vicente had given us and details of the diving, he commented that there were very large rooms with lots of formations & decorations and white walls, as well as mentioning the blackness of the cave in the line that goes down stream.

On September 19-2019 Berny and I found ourselves at the entrance of the Advance Diver Mexico facilities at 8 am to go diving to Cenote Cocom.