Cenote Calavera ( Temple of doom ) + Casa Cenote
Difficulty BeginnerDays Needed 1 DayDuration 5 Hs.Pickup Available Cancun, Cozumel-PDC Ferry Dock, Playa del Carmen, Tulum
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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.
The most impressive feature of this cenote is the very clear water especially below the halcyon layer which is very dense and defined. The halocline layer is the point where the fresh and salt waters mix and here in Calavera, it is very dense making clear visible layers.
In addition to the halocline layer, you also get some great light beams coming in from the holes into the cenote. Some of the best times to get light beams is from mid-morning until mid-afternoon when the sun is not obstructed by the trees surrounding the cenote.
Another thing you’ll notice when diving in Calavera Cenote is that the water appears green, especially in the area around where the cenote holes are. At the end of the dive during the safety stop is a great time to get some photos of the light beams, which on a sunny day are very strong and pronounced.
For second dive we will explore the famous Casa Cenote surrounding by mangroves and open water ,Others know it as Cenote manatee as they used to come Manatees to swim in the beautiful and clear water lagoon, This place is the Cenote in all the area with more marine life due to the short distance to the ocean and the tunnel underground that connects the ocean with the the fresh water lagoon. Tarpon fish , Blue crabs and grunt fish are among the marine-life, Don’t miss your chance to meet Panchito , the small alligator that lives in the cenote. Enjoy the light beams when the sun rays hits the water and creates the light curtains underwater. A place full of adventure , secret passages and a little cavern to explore . No doubt Casa Cenote will be some of your best dives ever.!!
Get to see the Halocline phenomenon that occurs when the ocean water and fresh water meet and create a dense layer that seems to be like oil trapped into the water. You can choose to be above the layer on the fresh water or below the layer in warm ocean water or Dare to be right through the layer and experience a unique effect that only happens in fresh water places
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.
- Shallow diving.
- 1 Cavern diving.
- Halocline layer.
- 1 open Cenote with mangrooves.
- Marine life.
- Similar to night dive.
- Fresh water marinelife.
- Small groups and private.
- Certified cavern guide.
- Stunning light effects.
- 2 dives.
- Entrance Fee to Cenotes Park.
- Full gear and dive torch.
- Lunch & drinks.
- Open Water Diver Certification
- 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.