The Yucatan Peninsula is noted for its famous and spectacular underground rivers, that form a vast labyrinth of passageways and tunnels, flooded with amazing crystal clear water and connected to the exterior through the “cenotes”.
The cenotes are fresh water pools, the entry or window to the magic underwater marvels found only here in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Riviera Maya, an area situated between Cancun and Tulum, holds many of these windows, that allow us to enjoy these unique places.
Cenote Xperience are a team of experienced Diving Instructors, Cave Divers and Videographers, offering the best diving experience in the cenotes and coral reefs in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Fresh water, excellent visibility, stalactites, stalagmites and columns of unimaginable shape and size as well as light effects that will dazzle your imagination are some of the many reasons to dive and snorkel in the cenotes.
Many cenote dives allow divers to experience the halocline, the boundry where the shallower fresh water on the top mixes with the sea water below resulting in amazing mirror and light effects.
This place is good for
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- English available
- Parking on-site
- Restaurant or food for purchase
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Mexico, Mexico City
Reviewed 17 April 2018
I had thought that diving the cenotes would be pretty great, but I wasn't sure how different it would be to snorkeling. Well, it was a drastically different experience that blew my expectations out of the water (pun intended). You simply cannot see even remotely the same features while snorkeling as you can see while diving...exploring underwater to emerge in hidden bat caves, giant scorpion spiders floating by your face, sailing through gigantic stalactites, flying over white clouds of sulfuric acid, hazy moments of transition through the halocline (where the salt water meets the fresh water), and bent rays of blue and green light that behaves like a dynamic prism. It's simply an ethereal experience in the firmament. It is unique diving available no where else on this planet and one that no diver should miss, when awarded the opportunity. Cenote Xperience was a great small business to work with. Nicolas and Martin were extremely helpful and catered my experience to my specific requests, and then some. I had planned to do one day of diving the cenotes and one day of diving the reef near Cozumel. Due to unforeseen circumstances (strong winds and rough waters), the marina was closed and so we were unable to do the Cozumel dives. Martin offered a few different options and I chose to dive more cenotes, which did not disappoint. They refunded the money from the Cozumel dive via PayPal and Martin didn't even accept a tip from me. I plan to return with my family in November and we will be happy to use Cenote Xperience again. In fact, I plan to purchase an underwater camera to proper capture the experience. I won't make that mistake again (GoPro was good for video, but camera would be better for still photos and composition).This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.
Your kids have to be 10 years old to dive. However, many of these cenotes will offer swimming/snorkeling for children of any age. If you ask Nicolas and Martin about options, they would cater your trip to your needs and may even be able to help you find a babysitter if you do not want to take turns diving.
- Your kids have to be 10 years old to dive. However, many of these cenotes will offer swimming/snorkeling for children of any age. If you ask Nicolas and Martin about options, they would cater your trip to your needs and may even be able to help you find a babysitter if you do not want to take turns diving.
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