What is a Cavern Dive?
In the area of riviera maya you can experience diving in fourteen different caverns from cenotes. Cavern is basically a beginning of cave define by three important rules:
1. Always you diving with natural light.
2. You are not penetrated more than 50 meters from surface.
3. No restrictions, always enough space for turn
around or swim aside.
Everything behind those limits is a cave. So we take you to see how the cave
looks like but still on save side.
Our guides are certified as full cave divers.
What to see in the cenotes?
Stilictite, stalagmites and columns - is a speleothems creating during ice ages by chemical and physical
Magical light rays - open parts of cenotes provide us an espectacular view of light refraction (changing angles of light traveling throw water). This effect changing due to weather and daytime. While your eyes are accustomed on darkness you enjoy stunning view of beating light.
Halocline - is an interference of salt and fresh water doing refraction of light. When stable looking like another surface underwater, if mixed, makes blurry vision.
Hydrogen sulfide cloud - Is a natural gas disolved in water produced by discomposing process without oxygen of biological material fallen into the cenote. By divers experienced as a thick cloud in depth about 30 meters.
Fossils - The peninsula Yucatan is made-up from limestone which was created by coral reef grown during forty millions years. Due to this in the limestone is printed lots of fossils of ancient organisms.
Marine life in cenotes - In open parts of the cenotes is an habitat of fresh water fishes like Catfish, mexican Terta and Mayan Goby. Further from opening are species adopted to living in darkness. These organisms lost vision and pigmentation. There are shrimp, fish, beetle and eel.
Come with us to enjoy espectacular dives in cenotes!