Cenote Angelita + Calavera (Temple of doom )
Difficulty IntermediateDays Needed 1 DayDuration 5 Hs.Pickup Available Cancun, Cozumel-PDC Ferry Dock, Playa del Carmen, Tulum
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Cenote Angelita or Little Angel is a unique site where divers can dive in the “”clouds”” at 30m/100ft and see upside down trees. This dive site is a must do for advanced divers who are looking for something different. The name means “”little angel”” in English and there may not be a better way to describe this magical dive site. The setting is perfect, as you walk a short distance through the jungle to the rather large secluded cenote. To describe it simply this cenote does nothing else but go straight down 200 feet. Freshwater with unlimited visibility makes up the first one hundred feet and salt water the other half is separated by a mystical layer of hydrogen sulfate. This layer in the middle appears as a dense cloud from the top and strange colored hue from the bottom. Bring your dive lights, as you will need them if you are going to penetrate through to the bottom. There are not many dives in the world where you can dive in the clouds at 100 feet and see trees, but this is one. The deepest point of this cenote is at 200 feet, so go with the proper gasses in your tanks but more importantly go with the right guide who can show you the best and safest dive possible.
Cenote Calavera is a ‘Cántaro’ or jug type of cenote where the roof of the cenote has broken away revealing the water below and the opening is narrower than the main cenote. There is no dry place to stand inside of Cenote Calavera, once inside it is full of water and you must swim. The depth directly under the hole is around 15-20 feet (5-6 meters). To get out they have installed a long ladder that brings you back out of the cenote.
While this cenote may look small from the surface it opens up considerably below the surface. Arms of this cenote stretch deep under the surrounding Mayan jungle, however, most of the permanent dive lines run only the perimeter of the main cenote body.
Max depth 30 m/100 ft
It is important to do cavern diving with a certified and experienced local guide.
We choose the Cenotes based on the experience of the group.
We have small groups of 4 divers for each guide.
We recommend a refresher dive for beginners that have not been diving for over a year.
We go 2 times a day at 9:00 am or 11:00 am.
- 2 cenotes.
- 1 Shallow dive.
- Deep dive.
- Incredible light effects.
- Cavern diving.
- Mystic underwater halocline and clouds.
- Cave formations stalactites and stalagmites.
- Similar to night dive.
- Crystal-clear fresh water.
- Small groups and private service
- 2 dives.
- Full gear and dive torch.
- Advanced diver
- Open Water Diver Certification +10 dives.
- Good buoyancy control.
- We recommend a refresher dive for beginners that have not been diving for over a year.
- Rest well and do not drink alcohol the night before.
- Don’t fly 18 hrs after diving.
- Bring extra clothes and towel.