Chac Mool Cenote Dive

A cenote dive is a guided tour of a cavern in an overhead environment. All guides are minimum Full Cave Certified and equipped with full cave diving gear.

The average temperature of the cenote water is 77°F. Most caves sites are located within a 15 to 30 minutes drive from Akumal.

There are over 3500 cenotes in the Yucatan, but fewer than 25 are available for a cenote dive. Some are freshwater only, other are a mix of freshwater and salt water.

The entire group dove in two cenotes - Chac Mool and Ponderosa. Each cenote group was split into four divers, with one guide who wore two tanks and a dry suit.

These pictures are from the Chac Mool dive only. All underwater pictures were taken by our guide Aramis.

To see a map of Chac Mool, click here.

Here I am posing near the Chac Mool sign The stairway down from the parking area Getting instructions from our guide Aramis
Here I am posing near the Chac Mool sign The stairway down from the parking area Getting instructions from our guide Aramis
Waiting to descend into the cenote Group two descends into the cold water The entrance point to the Chac Mool cenote
Waiting to descend into the cenote Group two descends into the cold water The entrance point to the Chac Mool cenote
I check out the cenote with my light A diver (me) clears his mask in the streaming light The eerie, cathedral-like light streamed in
I check out the cenote with my light A diver (me) clears his mask in the streaming light The eerie, cathedral-like light streamed in
We needed to stay close together in the cenote Other divers are silouetted near the surface Some areas of the cenote were narrow and rocky
We needed to stay close together in the cenote Other divers are silouetted near the surface Some areas of the cenote were narrow and rocky