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Cenote Scuba Diving  Playa del Carmen

cavern diving playa del carmen mexico dos ojosThe word "Cenote" is pronounced, say-no-tay and is derived from  the Mayan word, "Dzonot" which means sacred well. A combination of  various geological events and  climate changes created an incredible and unique ecosystem in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. These caves and underground rivers were created  naturally over 6,500 years ago. Over the past 20 years, experienced scuba divers have explored these caves  discovering more than 300 miles of interconnected passageways and caves that make up this amazing one of a kind ecosystem.

These cenotes, only found in this part of the world, cenotes caverns in the riviera maya playa del carmen and tulumoffer certified divers the opportunity to explore something  different! Discover the tranquil beauty of these pristine windows to the underwater world and experience the dive of your life floating through  caverns full of crystal clear water,  stalagmites and stalactites.

Diving in a cenote cavern is an unforgettable experience, unique to this area of Mexico. Cenotes are cavern entrances to the underground river system of the Yucatan Peninsula. The maximum depth reached is 50 feet (16 meters), with excellent visibility, no current, and fresh water.

We conducts two tank cenote dives every day of the week. We visit the diver's choice from eight marvelous caverns that we have selected for our dives.

Transportation to the dive sites is in an air conditioned vehicle, and our two tank cenotes dives explore two different caverns. Dive groups consist of a maximum four divers per guide. All of Sealife Divers' cenote guides are certified cave divers. The maximum depth reached on the dive is 50 feet (16 meters), with excellent visibility, no currents, truly an unforgettable experience.

Meet at the dive shop at 8:30am. You must show proof of Open Water Certification to dive in the cenotes. You can read about cenote cavern diving techniques, see cenote cavern dive prices, and learn more about cenotes on our Cenote / Cavern / Cave page and see more photos of Cenotes.

Propulsion Techniques:

The following description is one of the recommended techniques for cavern and cave diving the cenotes of the Riviera Maya.

Modified Flutter Kick

proper posture while scuba diving in a cenote

Picture provided by S.Gerrard
The diver is looking straight ahead, swimming

 horizontally and moving the ankles only in a casual, alternating style, bending the knees and holding firmly in place. The technique is the most common used in cavern and cave diving.


  • No decompression.
  • Penetration: max. 200 feet (60m) from opening.
  • Depth max. 70 feet   (21m).  average 35 feet
  • Minimum visibility of 40 feet (12.5 m).
  • Large with no restrictions.
  • Area with ceiling and visible light. 

Environmental Concerns:

Please help us to preserve these fragile cenotes. Dive gently!

  • Take nothing.
  • Reduce drag from equipment.
  • No grabbing or pulling speleo themes.
  • Try not to touch sediments.
  • Avoid putting lotions or mosquito repellents before entering the water.
  • take the garbage that you bring out with you


Light and Hand Signals:

Our Certified Full Cave Guide will go over all signals with you before the dive and during the ride to the cenote.


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