The Mayan Riviera cenotes are a must! The world-famous cenotes are only found here, along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. These cenotes attract divers from all over the world. The history of these cenotes goes back more than 14,000 years with the recent discovery of the oldest human skull in North America. The formations of stalactites and stalagmites are unequaled.
A minimum level of Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is required. If you do not have this certificate, you can obtain it by following Open Water Diver course.
We have combined several cenotes that are ideal for the first dives on the Yucatan Peninsula. The possible cenotes for these 2 dives:
Chac Mool and Kukulkan
These two magnificent cenotes have superb rays of light. They are located next to each other near Playa del Carmen. Kukulkan will dazzle you with its sunrays and hundreds of stalactites. There is a halocline that gives the impression of navigating through gelatin.
It is a very large crescent-shaped well with a heavy and massive ceiling and incredibly clean water. You will see massive degradations decorated with fossils and crystalline formations. This fantastic cenotaph has beautiful colors and an amazing structure!
El Eden (Ponderosa)
A real paradise for divers and guides, this cenote is a real discovery. It is located 30 km from Playa del Carmen. A spectacular expanse of crystal clear water with rocks covered with moss and plants. There is a wide variety of fish, eels, turtles and abundant aquatic flora.
This cenote is known for the sunlight shining through the cave ceiling. The maximum depth is 12 meters. This cenote has a large number of different formations under the incredible sunlight that forms a strange pattern on a rather complex background. This cenote resembles a huge palace with many rooms and corridors.
This list is not exhaustive. Our instructors can offer you many other cenotes to visit (Calavera cenote, Casa cenote, etc…). The choice is made according to your desires, the weather and the level of divers.
- 2 dives in 2 different cenotes
- Entrance fees and taxes
- 2 tanks, weights and belt
- Professional multilingual guide
- Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
- Hotel pickup and drop-off for hotels in Playa del Carmen