By tradition, cenotes are a distinctive insignia of the natural Yucatecan landscape. Sunlight filtering through the cracks in the rocks and projecting onto the transparent water is a visual banquet for nature lovers.
Cenotes vary in size and shape according to their location. They can be as irregular as the sunken ground which makes them possible. Some are open in the form of a lake or pool, other cenotes, are half hidden in the caverns, still other cenotes are completely enclosed except for the sprinkling of sunlight through the cracks above and some are only accessible by following underground passages.
Although no two forms are alike, it can be said that cenotes share certain characteristics. The water is cool and fresh since it emerges from underground deposits. It is clear and rich in flora and fauna giving rise to an ecosystem in almost perfect balance, and spectacularly beautiful.
For many years the cenotes of Yucatan have been the object of speculation and legend, since they played a determining role in the development of the Maya civilization. Immense communities grew up around them, making them the hub of the city. An abundant quantity of offerings and jewelry has been recovered from the floor of the cenotes, apparently thrown into the depths after human sacrifices. Ceramic remains and utensils destined for religious ceremonies have also been found.
As well as their exquisite natural beauty, cenotes have an important archaeological value and are perfect for ecotourism activities, such as cave diving, submerging and penetrating the cave depths, exploring sub aquatic galleries, and finding your way through the labyrinth of underwater tunnels is an unforgettable experience for any enthusiast. Besides diving and generally getting to know the place, there’s also rappelling and swimming to enjoy, while you take in the beauty and mystery which has taken nature tens of millions of years to shape.
Those who enjoy this fascinating sport can dive into these wonderful underwater galleries, live a unique and incomparable experience. Enjoy swimming and abseiling, surrounded by the beauty and mystery of cenotes of Yucatan.
1 DIVE, 45 MINUTES IN ONE CENOTE
The cenotes are full of myths and legends. Diving in the Yucatan cenotes is like diving in the past, it is to know part of our history. Getting into the clear waters of the Mayas is like floating in the inner space of our culture. Admire the whimsical formations of nature, enter the Yucatan jungle and enjoy these Paradise flooded places called cenotes enjoying the spectacle of light and shadow produce by sunlight. Entering the water is indescribable!
We invite you to enjoy this dive in a safe environment that is also full of adventure and fun.