The Yucatan Cenotes are natural underground rivers whose flow has formed magnificent caverns and a cave system that attests to the evolution of the Earth´s geology.
Then as sea levels rose and the fresh water began to float and flow above the salt, the Yucatan caverns were submerged and only those who cavern dive could gain access to the spectacular underground galleries that house these unique geological structures that have formed over millenia.
Each Cenote tour includes all transportation, entrance to the cenote, two dives (except when diving Angelita) soft drinks and snacks, gear, flashlight and wet suit.
The Cenote tours usually take around 5 hours. The meeting point is in our facility at 8:45 a.m. or we can pick you up at your hotel. These cavern dives do not require special qualification, to dive the cenotes all you need is the open water certification.
El cenote es un espacio que da testimonio de la evolución de la Tierra. En sus interiores se pueden observar fósiles marinos correspondientes a los periodos pre-glaciares, cuando la Península de Yucatán se encontraba sumergida.
El buceo en caverna es considerado como un buceo recreativo que se puede practicar con la certificación básica open water. La profundidad máxima es de 12 metros/36 pies, siempre dentro del margen de luz de entrada natural a la vista.
El buceo se realiza en espacios amplios y siguiendo la línea permanente que muestra la ruta. Cada buzo cuenta con luz propia y el guía cuenta con lámparas de reserva. La temperatura del agua fluctúa entre los 24 a 26 ºC por lo que se recomienda usar un traje largo de neopreno de entre 3 a 5 mm.
El tour incluye el transporte, entrada al cenote, 2 tanques, bebidas y snacks, equipo, lámpara y wet suit, duración aproximada de 5 horas. El punto de reunión es en nuestra locación a las 8:45.
Dos Ojos, known forsifs multiple shallow dives
Dos Ojos, known forsifs multiple shallow dives, gives divers plenty of bottom time to enjd, e beautifully decorated system. ln 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 stalactites. Be ready for some exciting surprises on this dive. Remember to look occasionally towards the entrance for great backlit effects. With shallow dives, crystal clear visibility, and great decoration, Dos Ojos is spectacular for cavern and cave diving.
Dos Ojos Bat Cave
The Bat Cave dive is the darker of the two ddives in the system "Dos Ojos".
It is a series of rooms and passages underneath an air filed v abave ivy which only little daylight enters. Here an ascent is worth while to marvel at the stunning decorations and bats hiding between the stalactities. if ybuoyancy control is required, as you will virtually be flying through passage filled with beautiful and fragile speleotherms.
Cave divers can plan many different dives and continue miles in either direction into this extensive cave system. With about 60 km of explored length and connected to over 25 cenotes, Dos Ojos is one of the longest systems on the Yucatan Peninsula up to date. For non-divers, the two eyes are the perfect locations for snorkeling and swimming closely to these fantastic formations. IMAX movies chose this location to shoot parts of the IMAX film "Journey into Amazing Caves" released in 2001.
A large and beautiful cenote, it is like a swimming pool in the middle of the jungle. Big rocks covered by mosses and plants on the bottom of the cenote are home to a variety of fish, freshwater eels and abundant aquatic plant life. This makes
Ponderosa a perfect place for snorkeling and swimming as well as for diving courses on days the ocean is too rough to dive. For inexperienced cavern divers this cenote is ideal. The rooms are very large and the main part of the dive takes the diver alongside the nearby cenote Coral Garden. Here, breathtaking light shows await the diver. A halocline stretches through the cenote at 33fU10m. For cave divers there are many different passages to explore, often connected to nearby cenotes.
Tajmaha is decorated with stalactites and stalagmites and plentyiof-hgidden fossils can bespotted
The cavern tour, takes the diver from the entrance into a wide room underneath an air filled bat cave. Here light enters through holes in the ceiling and penetrates the water like laser beams during the summer months. Along the cavern floor you will find hundreds of stalactites lying in the sediment. Perhaps,the·result of a catalytic event?
Contuining the dive you enter the sugar bowl, a second small cenote where you can see an amazing light show on sunny days. Tajmaha is decorated with stalactites and stalagmites and plentyiof-hgidden fossils can bespotted if you look for them. Haloclines in the deeperqareas create interesting mirror-like effects, as divers penetrate the layer of saltwater, which is below the freshwater. For cave divers there are upstream and downstream possibilities. Ask your cave guide to take you to the Chinese Garden.
Chac-Mool is one of the caverns which has a halocline
Chac-Mool cenote is one of the caverns which has a halocline. This is where salt and fresh water come together creating fascinating visual effects. With its large rooms and maximum depth of 12 m, Chac-Mool cenote is perfect for any novice in the cave diving. It also offers long penetrations for cave divers and is home to the largest underwater stalactite in the world.
Chikin Ha cenote is well set
with bathroom facilities and a trail leading from the entrance to the cenote. During the dive, you will be making your way to the nearby Rainbow Cenote. Upon reaching a depth of about 10 m. strange visual effects, can be seen as salt water and fresh water start to mix. This is what is called a halocline.
Descend a couple of meters into the salt water and experience a comfortable change in temperature, as salt water is warmer than fresh water. Surfacing at Rainbow Cenote there is the chance to see the never ending search for water in the jungle, as the roots of many plants grow through the rock and stretch to the waters’ surface. Always keep an eye towards the entrance, for spectacular light effects on sunny days.
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