Typical Cenote Diving Tour (description below)
Proof of Padi Open Water Diver Certification or Equivalent.
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Detailed Tour Description:
Participants are limited to four certified divers with (at least) the first level of training (e.g. “Padi open water”). Pickup begins at the client’s respective hotels between 9 and 9:30 A.M., by an SUV 4x4, which has been loaded with:
The chauffeur is a bilingual diving instructor certified in Cave diving. The guide will welcome the client and briefly review the itinerary of the day (and offer water). Along Highway 307 between Playa del Carmen and Tulum there are several cenotes to choose from, all located within a 20 to 45 minute drive.
In the car, the divers will listen to a “briefing” or diveplan, complemented, upon arrival, with more information, including Q&A session, all while checking the cenote in the middle of the forest.
The divers are offered water again while they put together their equipment. All equipment is supplied, including underwater lights.
The first immersion takes approximately 45 minutes at an average of 35ft depth. Extremely crystalline fresh water gives the sensation of flying among the formations such as stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Always within the natural light and never enters narrow tunnels (restrictions) reserved alone to the cavedivers.
In general, a dive in a cenote is different than dive in the sea which is why the tour turns out to be very educational. There is no other place in the world where to do this activity. It is a unique experience. The caverns and tunnels that are visited they are quite spacious and illuminated, and the flora and fauna of the place is very interesting.
Before the second dive, a light lunch and beverages are served during which a review- synthesis of the previous dive is done (“debriefing”). The Second dive is generally similar to the first dive. It can be another route inside the same cenote or may include in a totally different cenote. The divers will arrive back at their respective hotels with their log books signed and sealed between the 2:30 and 3:30PM.