|Site Type:||Cave Dive|
|Location:||Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico|
Diving cenotes on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula gives you access to some of the finest, clearest, cavern diving in the world.
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has an extensive subterranean river system with several sinkholes or cenotes (pronounced sen-o-tays) with openings that provide access to some of the finest, clearest, cavern diving in the world.
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, allowing access to confident open water divers.
Depending on which cenote you choose, the dive may begin with a kilometre or more of lugging dive gear through the jungle. Then it’s a giant leap into the sinkhole into a crystal-clear world.
Once inside, follow a guideline and the light of your dive leader into the many halls and tunnels of the cavern.
Of the more than 6,000 cenotes in Mexico, most accessible to Open Water divers are scattered between Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.
Most cenotes feature one or two dive paths meaning you could spend a full day diving any one cavern.