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Mayan Cenote Diving - Puerto Aventuras

Duration: Half Day

Mayan Cenote Diving - Puerto Aventuras

No holiday in Mexico would be complete without discovering what lies beneath its crystal clear turquoise waters, and diving offers the perfect opportunity to do just this. Ideal for experienced open water divers, this tour will enable you to explore some of the best and most unique underwater seascapes in the world. The Riviera Maya on the Yucatan peninsula is world-famous for its cenotes (water-filled limestone sinkholes), so prepare for the undersea adventure of a lifetime.

The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist spots on the Yucatan peninsula, boasting lush jungle, white sandy beaches, tranquil bays and ancient archeological sites. In particular, this stunning stretch of coastline attracts diving enthusiasts from all over the world, who venture here for the ultimate underwater experience.

Separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan peninsula is famously dotted with hundreds of cenotes and ancient underground river systems, including the two longest underwater cave systems in the world, which formed during the collapse of underground caves during the Ice Age. These unique systems were used by the indigenous Mayan people hundreds of years ago to travel through the country, and now they offer spectacular diving opportunities for the adventurous.

Hundreds of cave divers have explored and mapped these cenotes since the 1980s, and they continue to do so. However, only some of these caverns are large enough to host supervised tours for qualified open water divers. The most popular include Cenote Carwash, Eden, Temple of Doom and Grand Cenote, all of which open up to underground flooded caverns that are adorned with magnificent red stalactites and stalagmites. The unique formations and light shows in these incredible underwater caverns are truly spectacular.

After a briefing on safety procedures and techniques, including light use, buoyancy control tips and air rules, your certified cavern guides will share Mayan history with you as you dive down into this fascinating undersea world. The cenotes were regarded as sacred by the Mayans and many contain remains of offerings to their gods. Century-old sacrificial pots can be seen at a depth of 145 feet.

Your guides will brief you about the history and beliefs of the Maya civilisation on the tour. You will also get the opportunity to drift dive along Cozumel's famous reef system. The largest island on the eastern coast boasts a tremendous variety of marine life, including manta rays, sea turtles, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, sharks, sea stars and hundreds of brightly-coloured tropical fish. This incredibly diverse tour will open your eyes to a whole new underwater realm.

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