Cenote Chac-mool and Kukulkan
Difficulty BeginnerDays Needed 1 DayDuration 4 Hs.Pickup Available Cancun, Cozumel-PDC Ferry Dock, Playa del Carmen, Tulum
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In Mayan language Chac-Mool means “Jaguar claw”. It is a very famous cavern dive thanks to its natural beauty. Crystal-clear fresh water, stunning light effects, breath-taking underwater landscapes, giant cave formations and fossils in the stones. One special feature of this dive is that we travel from one cenote to another and find the air pocket in between, where you can observe the growth of the stalactites and the roots of trees from beneath the ground. Chac-Mool is one of the first cavern dives open to the public, so it became a classic dive for scuba divers. Most importantly, the diversity of phenomenons makes it some of the best dives ever around Riviera Maya.
There’s also the possibility to do the second dive in Cenote Kukulkan which is found in the same park.
Kukulkan means in Mayan ‘’God of the rain’’. It’s a very easy and neat dive with a big open area surrounded by vegetation. In this freshwater cenote, we will find turtles and more marine life than other cenotes. We will get to see the sulfide hydrogen cloud on the bottom and admire the breath-taking underwater landscapes as the dive goes on.
We recommend Kukulkan for a first dive since it is the perfect introduction to cavern diving to get yourself used to the diverse mix of many different phenomenons that occur in the Cenotes.
The maximum cenote depth is 14 m and the average depth is 10 m
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 dive.
- Cavern diving.
- Similar to night dive.
- Fresh water marinelife.
- Small groups and private service.
- Certified cavern guide.
- 2 dives.
- Full gear and dive torch.
- 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.