Cenotes, cavern and caves in Tulum, Yucatan, Mexico
Cenotes Mexico Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in the peninsula Yucatan: the unique diving and snorkeling experience. Explore a fascinating fairytale landscape with its unique stalactites and stalagmites, the magnificent cave vaults, float in crystal clear water and experience Heloclines, where sweet and sea water mixes. Certainly a must do for all scuba divers.
Cenotes Mexico Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Tulum
The freshwater cenotes are unique! Experience the tropical underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean and the secrets of cavern and caves! Cenotes (waterholes), subterranean rivers and caves provide 24°C warm, crystal clear water, infinite visibility and shallow diving depths. Propably one of the best scuba diving and snorkeling you can ever experience!
Mecca for Scuba Divers
120 km south of Cancun lies Tulum. A mecca and insider tip for passionate divers who want to experience something special. Yucatan is the offshore strip of land with the official name “Quintana Roo”. There is not only one of the largest Mayan ruins in Mexico, but also one of the largest cave diving areas in the world. Not far from the turquoise blue sea with its white beaches, in the middle of the jungle, are the Cenotes.
The cave system consists of solution caves. Here, the rainwater washed caves into the limestone on its way into the Atlantic ages ago. As parts of the resulting caves became too large, the ceilings collapsed. This is how the Cenotes in Mexico or sinkholes formed.
Depending on the season, the air temperatures range between 21 and 38, and sea water temperatures between 28 and 33 degrees. In the Cenotes Mexico prevail year round 24 degrees water temperature with infinite visibility and crystal clear water.
Maya ruins in Tulum
In the footsteps of the Mayas: in Tulum one of the largest Mayan ruins can be visited.
A fascinating experience!
Best time to travel for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Cenotes Mexico
The best travel time is from September to November.
Yucatan’s cave systems have shallow diving depths averaging 8 – 16 meters, maximum depths of 28 meters and are famous for their stalactites and stalagmites. Because of the depths, visibilty and caverns are also ideal for snorkeling or scuba diving beginners.
Over 60 km of cave route have been explored in Mexico so far. Gigantic dripstone caves allow for miles of diving in the midst of spectacular rock formations. Fascinating cavern and caves, such as Sac Aktun, Cenote Calavera, Aktun Ha or Dos Ojos make every diver’s heart beat faster. Scuba divers or snorkelers, who do not really like the caves, can dare to scuba dive or snorkel. Scuba diving in the Cenotes Mexico means that you are always immersed in the entrance area of the cave systems, not more than 60 meters from the entrance and always in daylight.
Tropical reefs Quintana Roo
The Mexican peninsula Yucatan is not only known for cave and scuba diving – the nearby location on the Mexican Caribbean offers a varied diving program. The tropical reefs in front of Quintana Roo will remain an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Playa del Carmen
An hour’s bus ride from Tulum is Playa del Carmen. There you will find the usual tourist offer with shops and bars. Incidentally, Tulum is an ideal starting point for excursions into the surrounding area.
Destination airport for the arrival to Tulum is Cancun / Mexico.
The Mexican cuisine is very varied and tastes great.
In Tulum you will find not only luxurious hotels but also very affordable accommodation with good value for money. Further information can also be found on the website www.idtc.ch.
Information about immigration formalities can be found at the embassy in your country. Country information can be requested through your local travel agent.