Diving in Cenotes

Cenotes,

Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. 

Scuba Diving in Cenotes with Divers UnderGround is unlike anything you have experienced before.

The world’s most extended cave systems stretch through Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, and Tulum. Thousands of sinkholes known as Cenotes allow us to enter and dive into these magical caverns.

open water diver in a mexican cenote
Photo: Robert Stansfield

Cenote diving is an entirely different experience.

The Riviera Maya offers a vast number of caves and cavern diving sites 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

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,

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; and 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 the deep cenotes like Angelita and The Pit is an adventure you can’t miss.

Chac Mool Cenote
Photo: Ivan Ayala

Cenote Diving from Cozumel

If you would like to go Cenote Diving from Cozumel, we offer ferry pick up and drop off in Playa Del Carmen.

Snorkel in Cenotes

Some cenotes are excellent for snorkeling. You can 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.

Cenote Chac Mool
Photo: Ivan Ayala

Scuba Diving in Mexican Cenotes

Investment

USD 150 x 2 dives in a day.

Cenote Angelita, Orquidea and The Pit + USD 15

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.

Combinations

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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Included

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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