Cenote Chac Mool
Chac Mool Cenote Diving
Puerto Aventuras, Q. Roo, Mexico.
Chac Mool Cenote Scuba Diving
There are three Cenotes within 50 meters from each other in the same piece of land. Chac Mool is in private land, owned by a local family that takes care of the Cenote and keeps the whole area nice and comfortable. They even built concrete tables for divers to assemble scuba gear just a few meters from the water.
Cenote Kukulkan is the biggest one and the day’s first dive. We love it when the sun is up, and we get to see the light refraction show.
For the second dive, we enter Cenote Little Brother.
Lil’ Bro’ is a smaller entrance. From here, the Cavern takes across and under Cenote Chac Mool. After this spectacular site, we continue into “The Dome,” an air space where we can float around and see the roots of the trees piercing thru the ceiling as well as Speleothems and cave fauna.
Because of its large rooms, clear visibility, easy water flow, and a maximum depth of 12m, Cenotes Chac Mool is ideal for beginner and experienced Cavern Divers.
There are also long penetration caves for certified Cave Divers.
What are cenotes?
So what are cenotes?
To describe them, Cenotes are collapses of the limestone into the UnderGround river systems, which create an entrance into the water.
Yucatan has been under the Ocean’s surface multiple times; the last time the Peninsula raised above sea level, underground rivers carved cave systems. Today the caves flooded, allowing divers to swim around and enjoy these ancient formations. In some caves and caverns, we can even find ancient Mayan pottery and bones.
Half-flooded Cenotes are also accessible for snorkelers and other fun activities like zip-lining, kayaking, and swimming.
Scuba Diving into the Halocline
The top layer of water in the Cenotes in Quintana Roo is freshwater. When you scuba dive to around 14 meters of depth (depending on the Cenote), you reach the Halocline, a density change between freshwater and saltwater.
In Cenotes, located in the interior of the Yucatan Peninsula and around the city of Merida, in the State of Yucatan, Mexico, you have to dive even deeper to find the Halocline, sometimes well below 25 meters.
Price and duration:
USD 150 x 2 dives in two different caverns in a day.
3rd dive same day + USD 50 (Includes lunch at a local Mexican restaurant) **(Must be reserved in advance).
A typical day of two dives is from 8 am to 1 pm.
Cenotes Chac Mool x 2 Dives (Kukulkan & Little Bro’).
Cenote Tajma Ha as 3rd dive.
Transportation from the Center of Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Water, sodas, snacks, and sandwiches.
Cenote entrance fees.