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Go Diving in a Cenote

By Viator, June 2014

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The Riviera Maya region is a diver's paradise. Destinations such as Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are world famous for ocean life, barrier reefs (the second-longest in the world, after Australia's Great Barrier Reef) and easy-access diving.

Just inland is another diver's paradise - one that is much less famous and less crowded. Here you'll find the world's largest explored network of caverns and cenotes ('natural wells' or 'underground sinkholes' in Spanish), many of which are open to advanced divers on small-group guided dives. What makes these caverns and cenotes so unique for diving? For one, the water is fresh and crystal clear. Second, the familiar salt water corals and tropical sea life are replaced by towering stalactites, albino snakes, eyeless shrimp and freshwater spiders! For divers jaded on saltwater reef dives, a few dives in a cenote are enough to make you a true believer again.

You can organize cave dives through dozens of local dive shops. Be aware that reputable dive companies often require an open-water familiarization dive before heading into the cenotes.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Set out on an eco-adventure through the Cancun jungle via zipline and ATV on this exciting combo tour, including a visit to a refreshing cenote! Soar through ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Acanceh Ruins and Cuzama Cenotes Tour from Merida

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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Location: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Xenotes: Adventure Tour at Mayan Cenotes

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Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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