Cenote Overview

Cenote Overview

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Cenote diving in Gran Cenote - Abyss Dive Center

Taj Mahal

TAJ MAHAL (named after the Indian temple as this is truly a temple)

Location: 1 km south of Puerto Adventuras off the main highway

Description: Halocline, very small but delicate formations, great for those with good buoyancy.

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The Pit

THE PIT

Location: in the system of Dos Ojos off the main highway

Description: Advanced dive for cenote enthusiasts. Check dive required prior to entering this system. This cenote goes to 119 meters but recreational divers can only dive to 30 meters. As named, the Pit is a straight tube cenote where divers descend and check the formations and come back to the surface. there is not overhead environment on this dive but interesting surroundings with fossils and great formations.

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Angelita

ANGELITA (The Angel)

Location: 4 km south of Tulum off the main highway

Description: Advanced dive for cenote enthusiasts. Check dive required prior to entering this system. Contains a natural sulpher layer that resembles a cloud.

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Dos Ojos

DOS OJOS (The Two Eyes)

Location: 48 km south of Playa Del Carmen/3 km south of Xel-Ha/On right 4 km down dirt road.

Description: Part of Nohoch Nah Chich cave system. Fresh water system only. Includes tours in on the barbie line and in the bat cave. Great formations and lots of natural light.

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Car Wash

CAR WASH (Aktun Ha/Water Cave)

Location: 8 km from Tulum on the road to Coba

Description: Can drive right up to the cenote approximately 30 m (100 ft). Local stories say that people used to wash their vehicles here. Fresh water only with a top algae layer and lots of cenote Molly fish.

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Gran Cenote

GRAN CENOTE (Sac Aktun/White Water)

Location: 5 km from Tulum on the road to Coba on the right.

Description: Ladder steps lead to half moon shaped cenote decorated with small passages & openings. Famous for brilliant speleothem decorations & crystal clear water. Fresh water only.

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Temple of Doom

TEMPLE OF DOOM (Calavera/Skull)

Location: 2 km from Tulum on road to Coba on right

Description: 3 holes in ground (one 30 ft & two 4 ft in diameter) create a skull shape, hence the name. Has the infamous halocline, which is a mix of fresh and salt water.

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Tak Be Ha

TAK BE HA (The Church)

Location: Location: 48 km south of Playa Del Carmen/3 km south of Xel-Ha/On right 4 km down dirt road

Description: This cenote has just been opened to the public and is close to the Dos Ojos system. The entrance to this cenote is unique making it very different from the other cenote entrances. The dry portion of this cenote is a large with many formations to be seen before you get into the water. Once diving in the cavern, divers will see finite formations in this unique system.

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Tak Be Lum

TAK BE LUM (Hilario’s Wall)

Location: 48 km south of Playa Del Carmen/3 km south of Xel-Ha/On right 4 km down dirt road

Description: Another new cenote just opened to the public for diving. This entrance is small but the cavern is large and beautiful. Part of the Nohoch Nah Chich cave system and a great fresh water dive that displays incredible formations and a unique cavern diving experience.

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Dreamsgate

DREAMSGATE (no Mayan name for this cenote)

Location: 12 kms from Tulum, 48 kms from Playa del Carmen

Description: Dreamsgate has been a highly sought after cenote dive for many years with only a few guides granted permission to enter this cenote with divers. The road into the cenote is an adventure but truly worth the drive. Huge caverns, one of the most decorated systems of all the cenotes and is for experienced divers only. Dreamsgate requires approval from your guide before you enter this dreamy cavern

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