The Yucatan Peninsula is a large plain of limestone and cavernous rock where the maximum elevation does not exceed 50 meters above sea level. The lack of mountains and other elevations causes that the water does not form currents, therefore in the Yucatan Peninsula there are no surface rivers. The rainwater penetrates the limestone rock of permeable nature forming deposits and underground currents.
Erosion effects beneath the earth’s surface formed intricate caverns and tunnels. In some cases the erosion was so severe that it caused the roof to collapse exposing the river to the outside in certain areas that the Maya have called “cenotes” for hundreds of years.
Recently, these oases in the jungle began to reveal their secrets to expert cavers, archaeologists and geologists, who gradually unravel the history, both natural and human, and have discovered that it is an infinite network of interconnected tunnels, admiring their beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
Today many cenotes open to the general public to visit and to divers
certificates to explore.
Diving in the cavern
The cave diving is carried out all the time in spaces with access to the exit and / or air spaces, at all times you are safe under the supervision of our expert certified guides. Groups are not larger than 4 divers per Guide. You need to be certified as Open Water.
Se requiere un entrenamiento especial y certificación como intro to cave o full Cave.