Cenote Zapote must be the world’s weirdest dive site. From the surface, this enticing orb loaded with crystal clear water and lush plants reveal nothing of the mind-blowing formations called Hell’s Bells found within. If you assemble your scuba gear and slip below the surface down the hourglass to a depth of 28 meters, what you see will knock your fins off.
Cenote Zapote is named after the Sapote trees growing nearby. It is located on the “Ruta de los Cenotes” the old road from Puerto Morelos to Valladolid. Zapote has quite a deep drop from the land surface to the water surface of 6m/20ft but its access is easy via stairs. The walls will rise above you like a fortress and once you start your descent they become narrower until a depth of 20m/66ft before starting to open back up again.
This is a dive for experienced divers because of the depth and excellent buoyancy control essential to avoid uncontrolled descents or ascents. Once you reach a depth of 30m/100ft you will be above the talus cone in a bell-shaped chamber with a narrow skylight in the top through which you just descended. Halocline and a thin misty layer of Hydrogen Sulfide floating on top of it, as well as some of the most amazing and incredible formations, will guarantee a memorable dive.
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 deep.
- Unique bell shaped cave formations.
- Incredible light effects.
- Underwater halocline and clouds.
- Remote cenotes in Mayan jungle.
- Crystal-clear fresh water.
- Small groups and private service.
- Certified cavern guide
- 2 dives.
- Entrance Fee to Cenotes Park.
- Full gear and dive torch.
- Lunch & drinks.
- Advanced Open water.
- Previous Cenote experience.
- 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.
- Previous Cenote dive experience.