Cenote (Cavern) Diving
The Yucatan Peninsula is world
famous for it's Cenotes or sinkholes. Many of the
Cenotes are connected and form the largest underwater cavern
system in the world. The subject of several National Geographic
specials, this unique diving experience is a once in a lifetime
opportunity and is unforgettable.
Known for their crystal clear water, you will have the
illusion of floating in air. Notice in the
photo above the diver in the sunlit area
in the background.
Your Cenote dive or snorkel includes hotel
pick up and drop off, transportation in a van, all equipment,
expert guide, your lunch is included, and refreshments too.
Cenote Dive Cost: $145 USD. Reserve
Cenote Snorkel Cost: $98 USD
CENOTE CAVERN DIVE
What is the difference between cavern diving and cave diving?
Cavern diving is defined as any dive conducted within the light
zone of a cave. Cave diving is any dive conducted beyond the
light zone of a cave. The light zone of a cave is defined as
that part of the cave from which natural light illuminating the
entrance is visible at all times."
Also according to PADI "penetration dives are limited to within
the light zone and within 40 meters / 130 feet from the surface,
vertical and horizontal distance included."
The cenotes or caverns near Cancun do meet the PADI standard.
We are beginners is a cenotes cavern dive for us?
Absolutely yes! A cenote cavern dive here in the Yucatan will be
one of the highlights of your diving experiences. You will not
forget it. Imagine going in a cavern with stalagmites and
stalactites but you are in crystal clear water.
When doing the cenotes diving do you use lines and reels?
There are permanent lines in place in the caverns. You will not
need additional lines or reels.
Are diving lights supplied (or would we need to bring our own)?
Dive lights and all equipment (mask fins, snorkel, BC, tank,
weights, wet suit) are provided, but feel free to bring as much
of your own gear as you desire.
Can a snorkeler go too?
Since the water is clear as air, snorkeleres will also have a
great time and any non-divers in you group are encouraged to go
on this once in a lifetime trip. See the price above for
All equipment is included for snorkelers too.