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Tour: Cenote Diving

2 Tank Cenote Dive

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The Yucatan Peninsula is internationally distinguished for its cavern and cave diving. It is a huge limestone platform leftover from ancient coral reef, where water runs through underground caves. The peninsula alone has over 5,000 cenotes for cave explorers and divers to experience.

The underground tunnels and caves were formed during the times the ocean level was low. Rain water mixing with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere made carbonic acid . Since the Yucatan peninsula is made up of porous limestone, when it rained the water percolated into the ground, carving out the cave systems. Structures such as stalacites, stalagmites, and columns decorate the caverns and caves formed by dissolved limestone dripping over millions of years. When you see these beautiful formations on your dive you are looking at geological structures that are millions of years old! After the last ice age over 8000 years ago, the water level rose again, resulting in the underground river. In some cenotes, the bones of ice age fauna can be found such as sabre tooth tiget and extinct sloth. Ancient coral skeleton and marine fossils also decorate the walls of the cavern, leftover from when the stone was once a live coral reef over 40 million years ago.

The Mayan civilization believed that the rain god Chaak dwelled in cenotes. They made offerings to these sacred wells, perhaps in thanks for a good harvest, which can be found in cenotes today. In some cenotes these offerings are still intact, well preserved by the freshwater for thousands of years, can be seen on your dive!

Me Dive center is conveniently near many of the most renowned cenotes for cavern diving. With one of our professional cave divers to guide you, you will be in awe from the wonders of the Mayan cenotes. This tour offers two dives in a cenote to explore the diversity of cavern lines in the crystal clear water. Some potential sites include Bat cave and Barbie line at Dos Ojos, Air dome and Sugar bowl at Tajma Ha, and cavern lines at Chikin Ha.

Included

  • Equipment Rental
  • Transfers
  • Cenote Park Fees
  • Full Cave Diver Guide
  • Flash Light
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Note: Bring extra cash. towel and hat.

Price: $140 US p/p

Deposit: $70 US

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