CAVE DIVING | CENOTE XPLORE
Sac Aktun (The White Cave) and Ox Bel Ha (Three Paths of Water) are the two longest underwater cave systems in the world, both are within a 40 – 50 minutes drive of our Playa del Carmen facility. There are 70+ other systems within a 20 – 30 minute drive. Guided cave diving is available only for certified cave divers. The number of divers in a cave is limited to two for each certified guide.
This region is home of the most easily accessible, extensive and prolifically decorated water-filled caves found anywhere in the world. Nowhere else can you log two cave dives a day within a twenty mile radius for more than a week without visiting the same cenote twice!
Due to the low elevation and climate of the Yucatan Peninsula, water flow in the caves is low. Consequently, divers can commonly swim distances exceeding 3,000 feet. Unaffected by flooding or seasonal variation, all sites are continuously accessible. Visibility is virtually unlimited throughout the year.
It is highly recommended because the local guide’s knowledge of the sites maximizes client”s enjoyment and bottom time during the dive, increases the safety and conservation of the cave through detailed plans, and makes the logistics easier (double tanks or sidemount set, first aid kit, etc., are provided).
Guiding allows the cave diving customer to see the most of what the cave systems have to offer, relax and enjoy with a knowledgeable and well informed guide. The only thing you have to do is dive and enjoy, we take care of everything else.
Diving with us means you don’t need to deal with the drama of renting a vehicle, and trying to navigate unfamiliar territory.
Diving with a guide doesn’t mean that you are blindly following someone, or even that the guide always leads from the front.
With us, you will be expected to dive as an equal part of the team. We know the caves, we know the lines, we know what will suit your current level of diving and interests, but we expect you to contribute to the planning and execution of “our” dives. All dives will be progressive in nature, with the aim of preserving the cave environment, systems and lines are chosen according to team capacity. Think of it more as mentored diving, we think of it as diving with friends.
With us all divers can safely enjoy the unique cave and cavern world of Yucatán, and get an unforgettable experience. After all, Yucatan is the only place in the world where this is possible.
We will be glad to answer any questions or set up a meeting at your convenience.