Cenote Scuba Diving Cancun Mexico
Prices: 180 USD – 240 USD
A cenote is a natural pit or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings, now, they are very famous tourism sites to enjoy differents activities and one of them is cavern scuba diving or cenote scuba diving Cancun!
The term derives from a word used by the Mayans – ts’onot. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water filtering slowly through the ground, and therefore contains very little suspended particulate matter.
Diving in cenotes or caverns in Cancun you will find beautiful ceiling and floor decorations called stalactites and stalagmites, when they meet they create columns. When light enters the water through cavern openings, it creates beautiful beams of light which photographers love. In some cenotes sites, it is possible to view a zone of water known as the Halocline, it is the meeting point of fresh and salt water creating a blurred vision effect. Another phenomenon found under water in the cenotes is a Hydrogen sulfide cloud, hydrogen sulfide is a common chemical compound, it is a colorless gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs and it looks like cloud under water. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy these cavern scuba dives! These are spectacular dives and make for a truly unforgettable diving experience.
These dives are available only for certified divers and conducted with the guidance of a fully certified cave diver.