Scuba Diving in Cenotes

Divers UnderGround offers cavern diving in the cenotes of the Riviera Maya. You can explore the underwater caves and caverns, swim through the stunning clear blue waters, and discover unique dripstone formations.

Sunlight Refraction underwater visual effects, fresh and saltwater fish, reptiles, ice age fossils encrusted in the limestone, haloclines, acid clouds, animal bones, and all kinds of cave formations are some of the things that make Scuba Diving in Cenotes fascinating,

As you navigate thru the cavern, you can see the sunlight’s refraction, illuminating the cave’s walls and your path. As you enter the freshwater cenotes, you will be immersed in a different world.

Divers UnderGround offers two different types of Overhead Environments Diving in Cenotes:

Recreational and Technical Diving:

Recreational is for those who want an easy-going dive in the cavern, where the focus is on enjoyment, not an achievement.

Technical cave diving is for those who want a serious challenge. It involves special training, technical diving gear, navigating through intersections and sometimes restrictions, and exploring the portions of the caves that are far from the surface.

Cavern diving in Mexico
Photo: Robert Stansfield

Diving in Cenotes

We can meet you in Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Chemuyil, and Akumal. If you are crossing from Cozumel Island, we can pick you up at the ferry pier.

** We cannot pick you up at the resorts, but we can drop you off**. Ask us for more details!

We will then drive to the jungle to dive in the cenotes. During your briefing, you will learn about the cenotes’ history and formation process and the importance of caverns for coral reefs and other ecosystems.

Before your first dive, you will learn general safety procedures applicable to all cavern diving. Team dynamics and light communication are essential, along with gas management.

Two or Three Fantastic Cavern Dives

After changing tanks, we can have a bite to eat while preparing for more “UnderGround” fun! 

Dives last 40-50 minutes, depending on the depth and length of the dive site. We have a light lunch onsite or at a nearby Mexican restaurant when you do three dives in one day. 

If you are visiting with someone who doesn’t dive, in some cenotes, they can snorkel while you dive! 

Cenotes are private properties. Visitors must preregister and pay an entrance fee in Mexican cash to enter.

The Riviera Maya offers many cenotes for cave and cavern diving in a relatively small area. Under the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, a completely different world opens up to scuba divers.

scuba diving cenotes from cozumel
Photo: Ivan Ayala

Cenote Diving: A Mind-Blowing Experience

Most Cenote dives reach a maximum depth of 15 meters / 50 feet, with virtually no current. There are also a handful of deep Cenotes in the area for experienced divers.

Some caverns have haloclines, where freshwater and saltwater join, creating a change in density and an incredible underwater visual effect.

There are passages where Divers swim UnderGround and travel between cenotes. For example, in Cenote Tajma Ha, you visit four Cenotes in one cavern dive. In Cenote Jardin del Eden, you traverse between two Cenotes.

Cavern Diving in Deep Cenotes

Advanced open-water divers can sign up for these adventure dives. However, we recommend doing this type of Cenote diving after at least one day of shallow cenote dives or open-water dives.

In the deeper cenotes, the Sunlight Refraction visual effects are mind-blowing! When you pass through the halocline layer, the change in temperature and buoyancy caused by the different water densities is noticeable. The sensation is entirely different from scuba diving in the ocean.

Diving in deep cenotes like Angelita, Orquidea, and The Pit is an adventure you can’t miss.

Chac Mool
Photo: Ivan Ayala

Cenote Diving from Cozumel

If you want to Dive in Cenotes while staying in Cozumel, we offer ferry pier pick up and drop off in Playa Del Carmen.

Snorkel in Cenotes

Some cenotes are excellent for snorkeling. Bring your non-diver friends and family to explore their beauty and relax in their fresh, clear waters while you dive.

Contact us, and we’ll help you pick the best cenotes for you and your group!

Chac Mool
Photo: Ivan Ayala

Scuba Diving in Mexican Cenotes


USD 150 x 2 dives in a day.

Cenote Angelita, Orquidea, The Pit and cenotes of Puerto Morelos + USD 15 (Advanced Divers Only).

3rd dive same day + USD 60 (Includes lunch at a local Mexican restaurant) **(Must be reserved in advance).

A typical day is from 8 am to 3 pm.


Cenotes Chac Mool x 2 Dives (Kukulkan & Little Bro’).

Cenotes Dos Ojos x 2 Dives (Barbie Line & Bat Cave).

Cenotes Jardin del Eden + Tajma Ha.

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Dive lights.

Transportation from the Dive Center, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.

Water, sodas, snacks, and sandwiches.

NOT Included

Diving equipment.

Cenote Entrance Fees

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