The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its unique underground conditions. Its limestone soil has percolated rain water over millions of years to give place to the world’s longest underground river system. Parts of the surface land have collapsed over the years creating sinkholes called Cenotes, windows into this amazing underground world.
Diving in a Cenote is a unique experience. These caverns are windows to the world’s largest underground river systems and were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. Their water is so clear with over 500 feet visibility that it will make your cavern diving adventure unforgettable. In some Cenotes you will see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, amazing light effects as the sunlight shines through cracks in the ceiling and halocline effect.
There are many cenotes in the area, all different and special. With an Open Water Diver certification, it is possible to dive in these incredible caverns. For your first dive in cenotes, we will take you to the classic cenotes. Once you are familiar with diving in cenotes or if you are more experienced, we can take you to some special deeper cenotes. You can check the link below “which cenotes do we dive?” for more information.
- Daily tour from 8 AM to 3 PM.
- Departure from the dive center.
- Certification card
- Biodegradable sunblock
- Fill up our PADI Medical Questionnaire. This form is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. If any of the items in the Medical Questionnaire apply to you, you must consult a physician prior to participating in scuba diving.
- Infinite visibility
- Dive in fresh water
- Geologic formation
- Unique Experience
- The cave diving community conventionally defines the cavern zone as an overhead environment where:
– natural daylight is always present (a night dive in the cavern zone is a cave dive!),
– maximum penetration from open water is 200ft/60m,
– maximum depth of 70ft/21m,
– minimum starting visibility is 50ft/15m,
– there are no restrictions (parts of the cavern where two divers cannot swim side by side),
– all dives are within no decompression limits.
- An underwater cave is an overhead environment beyond one or more of the above limitations. Further training is required before you can safely entering the cave area. Click here if you wish to know more about becoming a cave diver.
- Classic Cenote: Chac Mool, Kukulkan, Dos Ojos, Chikin Ha, El Eden/Ponderosa, Tajma Ha, Casa Cenote, Dream Gate…and others by request.
- Special Cenote: The Pit, the Pet Cemetery, Angelita, Car Wash, Gran Cenote. Diving in these cenotes has a different price ($165 usd) because they are deeper and more difficult to access.
- Two cavern dives on two different cenotes
- Dive tanks and weights
- Rental of flashlights
- Round-trip transportation from our dive center to the Cenotes
- Cenote Park Entrance fees
- Professional and multilingual certified full cave guide
- Bottled water
- Lunch in a traditional Mexican restaurant
- Equipment: if you prefer to travel light, we rent quality diving equipment. Daily rental is $15 usd for the complete diving set (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel). Click here to know more about our rental equipment.
- Photos and Videos: Turn your dive adventure into a photo shoot. Please reserve this service in advance.
- Transfer from your hotel: for guests staying in the nearby Riviera Maya Resorts, Mexico Blue Dream provides you with a shuttle service to and from the dive club for a small charge. Please reserve your hotel transfer in advance. Click here for our Shuttle Service Price List
- All prices are per person.
- All prices are in US Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
- Our prices include 16% sales tax.
- We know that things can happen before or when on vacations. We are 100% honest and transparent with our refund and cancellation policy. Please read our Terms & Conditions before you book.