The Sacred Waters in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Many ceremonies and initiations during ancient times are believed to have taken place in these underwater caverns from the Riviera Maya. The Mexicans call them cenotes, caves and underground rivers created naturally over 6,500 years ago, resulted from the combination of various geological events and climate changes. What we can see now is an incredible and unique ecosystem with crystal clear water, stalagmites and stalactites.
Some information for the divers:
- you need an open water certificate
- only dive in very small groups of 4 per guide
- the diver should look straight ahead, swimming horizontally and moving the ankles only in a casual, alternating style, bending the knees and holding firmly in place
- these caves have more than 300 miles of interconnected passageways
- penetration: max. 200 feet (60m) from opening
- depth max. 70 feet (21m)
- minimum visibility of 40 feet (12.5 m)
Here you will find more particularities of the cenote, as well as information concerning reservations and costs.