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The Yucatan’s Cenotes are the result of millions of years of geological and oceanic activity on the submerged limestone platform, upon which the peninsula is located.

The resulting caves, underground passages, stalactites and stalagmites are what make the Cenotes world famous. Diving here is beautiful, safe and unique, in that you can dive or snorkel parts of the 300+ miles of interconnected passageways with just an Open Water certification. You are always within 60 metres of direct access to air and daylight and dive groups feature a maximum of four divers per guide. Water temperature is a constant 24C and a 3mm wetsuit is recommended. Expect haloclines and spectacular scenes as the natural sunlight beams down through the clear water especially at Dos Ojos and Chac Mool, two of the most well known Cenotes. It's a unique experience.

A further attraction is that, unlike the ocean, diving the Cenotes is not dependent upon weather conditions – diving here is year round in this incredible and unique eco-system! 

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This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Cenotes & Reefs

This dive adventure includes turtle encounters on the reef and a unique, breathtaking experience as you discover the crystal clear water, caves and passages of the world-famous Cenotes in Mexico.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,835 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Snorkel the Cenotes

Snorkel with turtles, explore pristine Caribbean reefs, and revel in the unique experience offered by the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula. This is a snorkelling adventure like no other.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Chac Hal Al Waterfront Apartments

Located in Fatima Bay, Puerto Aventuras, these fully serviced one and two bedroom luxury beachfront apartments offer the perfect location for your ocean and Cenotes diving adventure.

Omni Puerto Aventuras

This boutique property, located in Puerto Aventuras, boasts a great location for all your diving needs, as well as other local activities and sites such as the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum.