(To dive in this cenote you need the Advance Open Water Card)
Cenotes (pronounced sen-o-tays) are ancient sinkholes that exist throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. For many years, these caverns have been a major scuba diving attraction in Mexico.
Because of a recent split in the definition of cave diving, cenotes are now accessible to a wide range of divers. As long as you maintain a minimum of natural light, cenote diving is defined as cavern diving, and anyone holding a basic scuba certification can head into this subterranean environment.
Come and join us, take a giant leap into the sinkhole where a crystal-clear world unfolds before your eyes. Once inside, you’ll follow a guideline and the light of your dive leader into the many halls and tunnels of the cavern. Incredible secrets are waiting for you in the depths.
Do keep in mind that cenote diving is not for everyone. If you have just completed your Open Water training, are afraid of the dark or tend to get claustrophobic, we don’t recommend that you try this type of diving.
* 2 Tanks 6:30 am to 14:00 pm
* Personal instructor (max 4 divers per instructor)
* All diving equipment included, dive light and wetsuit.
* Roundtrip transportation
* Snacks and waters during trip
* Lunch on the way back
* Certified divers only from any official certifying agency (minimum 6 previous dives)
* People with hypertension, asthma, heart or respiratory tract (ears, nose, lungs) problems cannot dive unless they bring medical authorization.
- Dive information:
* Depth: 30 to 40 feet depending on the cenote
* Current soft
Cenote Angelita “Little Angel”
Is a classic sinkhole cenote with the typical hourglass profile, a maximum depth of 60m/200ft, and a prominent Talus Cone (debris mound) rising up in the center of the cenote to a depth of 27m/60ft. This is a dive for experienced divers because of the depth and good buoyancy control is essential to avoid uncontrolled descents or ascents. Descending further an island complete with skeleton trees surrounded by swirling mist will appear below you. As Angelita is quite far inland the halocline is much deeper, all the way down at 30m/100ft. Sitting on top of the halocline is a dense cloud like layer of Hydrogen Sulphide 2m/6ft thick which is formed by the bacterial decomposition of organic material that has fallen into the cenote. The top of the talus cone emerges from this layer of Hydrogen Sulphide giving it the appearance of an island surrounded by thick swirling cloud. Truly diving Angelita is an unforgettable experience, like taking a step back in time to an era of myth and legend.
It got an unusual name as years ago local Taxi drivers used to take their cars there to wash them. Its proper Mayan name “Actun Ha” means Cave Water. The entrance of the Cavern is very wide with a lot of light penetration and has a screen of dead trees in front of it creating the cool effect of a drowned forest. Looking back out of the entrance from the Cavern through the silhouette of the trees at the green or red light streaming through the opening is a stunning sight and very popular with photographers. The rest of the cavern zone is very nicely decorated with many different types of formations that are chestnut brown/caramel in color. If you are very lucky you may get to see the ghost like albino Blind Cave Fish during your cavern dive. Back out in the open water Carwash has a large population of Tetras that like to shoal and play in diver’s bubbles. Also look out for the small crocodile and turtles that make carwash their home. Often you will see them sunning themselves, sometimes together, on the far bank.
Cenote has quite a deep drop from the land surface to the water surface of 6m/20ft but its access is easy via stairs. The walls will rise above you like a fortress and once you start your descent they become narrower until a depth of 20m/66ft before starting to open back up again. This is a dive for experienced divers because of the depth and excellent buoyancy control essential to avoid uncontrolled descents or ascents. Once you reach a depth of 30m/100ft you will be above the talus cone in a bell shaped chamber with a narrow skylight in the top through which you just descended. Halocline and a thin misty layer of Hydrogen Sulfide floating on top of it, as well as some of the most amazing and incredible formations will guarantee a memorable dive.
Car Wash Cenote
Zapote (Hells Bells)
The name "Dos Ojos" means "Two eyes" and originated for the two circular shaped Cenotes which are located very close to one and another. Dos Ojos known for its multiple shallow Dives gives divers plenty of bottom time to enjoy the beautiful decorated system. In the Cenote called "the First Eye" two very different cavern dives start and end. The Dos Ojos Cavern Dive leads the diver mainly along the opening of the "Second Eye" where there is plenty of daylight. It also gives divers a lot of space to swim around huge columns and Stalictites. Be ready for some exciting surprises on this dive. Remember to look occasionally towards the entrance for great backli effects.