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.
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.
We have divided the cenotes into different difficulty levels for you:
very simple: ⭐️, simple: ⭐️⭐️, moderate: ⭐️⭐️⭐️, demanding: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and very demanding: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2 dives in the morning or at noon at the local reefs in front of Playa del Carmen.
2 dives at local reefs in front of Cozumel. The dive trip starts in Playa del Carmen with a speed-boat.
2 dives at local reefs in front of Cozumel. The ferry is included in the rate.
1 dive at or close by the shark point in front of Playa del Carmen. There is an extra fee of 5 USD for the organisation “Saving our sharks”.
2 dives in one cenotes of 1. zone. Those cenotes have usually two different circuits.
2 dives in two different cenotes of the 1. and/or 2. zone.
2 dives in two different cenotes of the 1., 2. and/or 3. zone.
2 dives in two different cenotes of the 1., 2., 3. and/or 4. zone.
Guided diving in the caves (only for trained cave divers)