Diving in the cenotes

The longest underwater cave systems in the world run beneath the surface of the Yucatan Peninsula and in many places ceiling indentations give access to these cave systems.

These intrusions are the cenotes. Diving in the cenotes DiveMex diving with friends.

The word “cenote” is derived from the Maya word “t’z oo not” for “holy well”. In Maya mythology, the “sacred wells” formed the entrance to a parallel underworld full of gods, spirits and demons.

The close area around the cenotes is the grotto area and we dive this with you. This grotto area is defined as daylight area and the maximum distance to the next surface must not be more than 60 m (in length). In total darkness and at a greater distance from the surface, we speak of cave diving and this is only allowed with cave training and cave equipment.

The grotto areas are mostly very open, wide spaces with crystal clear water and permanent guide lines. A basic diving license such as PADI or SSI Open Water Diver, CMAS * or something similar is required for cave diving in the cenotes.

Wonderful rock arrangements, fossils, amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations as well as spectacular rock crevices decorate these grottos. Fascinating light effects, triggered by the daylight entering the grottoes through crevices, will cast a spell over you.

A unique and extraordinary diving experience not to be missed !!!! The Cenotes DiveMex – German diving school in Playa del Carmen.

Cavern diving in the Cenotes

Diving in the cenotes is something very special. Every year thousands of divers travel to Mexico just to get this experience. Diving in the cenotes DiveMex diving with friends.

The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its interconnected underground river system. It stretches for hundreds of kilometers along the coast. Mystical sites of a long gone culture. The cenotes.

We drive the pick-up truck straight into the jungle. We have the equipment, bottles, weights, snacks and drinks with us. When we arrive at the cenote, we first take a look at the local conditions. This is followed by a detailed briefing about the safety regulations and the following dive. Then we prepare the equipment and start the first dive. Between dives we offer a snack with cold non-alcoholic drinks.

What makes cavern diving in the cenotes so special?

The crystal clear water gives you the feeling of floating in the middle of the room. The light is as intense as a natural laser show and the ancient formations are simply breathtaking. A must for every diver.

The Cenotes along the Riviera Maya

We have divided the cenotes into different difficulty levels for you:

very simple: ⭐️, simple: ⭐️⭐️, moderate: ⭐️⭐️⭐️, demanding: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and very demanding: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Diving in the cenotes – the region around Puerto Morelos:

  • Kin Ha (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx 30m, very little light)
  • Holbbox (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 30m, very little light)
  • Zapote / Hells Bells (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx 35m, very little light)
  • Siete Bocas (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 30m, very little light)
  • Maravilla (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 35m, very little light)

Diving in the cenotes – the region around Puerto Aventuras:

  • Chac Mool Kukulkan (⭐️, approx 14m, lots of light)
  • Chac Mool Little Brother (⭐️⭐️, approx. 14m, moderate light)
  • Chikin Ha (⭐️⭐️, approx. 12m, moderate light)
  • Ponderosa (⭐️, approx. 12m, a lot of light)
  • Taj Maha (⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 12m, moderate light)

Diving in the cenotes – the region around Tulum:

  • Dos Ojos – Barbie Line (⭐️, approx. 10m, lots of light)
  • Dos Ojos – Bat Cave (⭐️⭐️, approx. 10m, moderate light)
  • Nicte Ha (⭐️⭐️, approx. 10m, moderate light)
  • Tak be Ha (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 6m, little light)
  • Tak be Loom (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 6m, little light)
  • The Pit (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 40m, a lot of light)
  • Gloria (⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 12m, moderate light)
  • Dreamsgate (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 6m, little light)
  • Casa Cenote (⭐️, approx. 10m, lots of light)
  • Calavera (⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 15m, moderate light)
  • Carwash (⭐️⭐️, approx. 16m, a lot of light)
  • Angelita (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, approx. 40m, moderate light)

Tarifas buceo en Playa del Carmen, Cozumel y los Cenotes


  1. ZONA: Chac Mool (2 días), Chikin Ha (2 días), Taj Maha (2 días), Eden (2 días)
  2. ZONA: Edén, Taj Maha, Gloria, Tak be Ha, Casa Cenote
  3. ZONA: Dreamsgate (2 días), Dos Ojos (2 días), Carwash, Calavera, Nicte Ha, Tak be Loom
  4. ZONA: El Hoyo, Angelita, Kin Ha, Zapote, Siete Bocas, Maravilla