The name does say it all. This large cenote is one of the most popular diving and snorkeling areas in the Riviera Maya. Located on the highway to Coba just outside of the city of Tulum access could not be easier to this roadside destination. Snorkel inside of this huge cave system without ever diving under the water. Hugestalagmites, stalactites, and columns are yours to be seen by just sticking your face into the water. Cavern divers can enjoy this circular shaped cenote dive as they tuck behind and swim through this underwater wonderland. If your family would like to stay for a picnic you will find plenty of space and the perfect environment for some relaxing.
Come and experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life. These Cenotes / Caverns / Caves are found all over the Riviera Maya, near Playa del Carmen and Tulum.? Just 35 minutes by ferry from Cozumel. All you need is an open water certificate.? You will not forget this scuba diving experience.? Not only is it safe and fun but you will only dive in very small groups of 4 per guide.? Look at our photos of the cenotes and information on this amazing diving experience.
The word ?Cenote? is pronounced, say-no-tay and is derived from?the Mayan word, ?Dzonot? which means sacred well. A combination of?various geological events and?climate changes created an incredible and unique ecosystem in Mexico?s Yucatan Peninsula. These caves and underground rivers were created?naturally over 6,500 years ago. Over the past 20 years, experienced scuba divers have explored these caves?discovering more than 300 miles of interconnected passageways and caves that make up this amazing one of a kind ecosystem. These cenotes, only found in this part of the world, offer certified divers the opportunity to explore something?different! Discover the tranquil beauty of these pristine windows to the underwater world and experience the dive of your life floating through?caverns full of crystal clear water,?stalagmites and stalactites.
Gran Cenote gives something to do to the whole family, if you are not a divers you can still enjoy a great snorkel trip.? Specially in those hut summer months the cenotes are a great source of? cooling down.
Location: In Tulum take the road to Coba just under 4 kilometers. Right side of road
|Hours of operation: 10-5 / everyday of the week|
|Bathrooms: Yes at the entrance|
|Restaurant on site-no but there is a corner store selling sandwiches and hot food|
|Distance from gear up to water: very short walk and down stairs (easy) but wear shoes and walk carefully on the stairs and decking.|
|Gear tables: Yes just back your car up to the tables in the parking lot and there are plenty to choose from|
|Cavern Dives: Max depth 10 m / 33ft (cavern zone) easily a 40 minute dive or more on a cavern tour, permanent gold guideline in place.|
|Cave Dives: But of course. Ask your local guide for the best dives.|
Snorkeling: The whole family can find something to do in the water here. Shallow on one side and deep on the other. Large wooden deck area up entering makes a great entry point. One of the most rewarding snorkeling areas for adventurers of all ages.
Cenote Cavern Tours
|2 Tank Dive?||
|3 Tank Dive (only if booking for 2 or more people)||
|1 tank dive: Angelita ?(advanced divers only)||$140 USD|
|2 tank dive: 1 tank Angelita, 1 tank Gran Cenote (Another exceptional cenote dive)||$170 USD|
|3 tank dive 1 day: 1 tank Angelita, 2 tank Dos Ojos 2 completely different dives at the same cenote (Imax movie was done here)Transportation from Dive Shop to Cenote
Entrance Fees – Lights – Drinks
Lunch ( sandwiches )
Free Dive Guide of the Cenotes
Discount Packages if you are staying in playa
|Snorkel tour in the cenote (minimum 4 people)||$45 USD|
|4 for U?????4 ocean dives in Playa del Carmen||$130 USD*|
|Salt-n-Fresh?? 2 ocean and 2 cenotes dives||$165 USD*|
|6 Pack???????????6 ocean dives in playa||$175 USD*|
|Remember Cousteau??? 4 ocean 2 cenote||$240 USD*|
|Riviera Maya Special??? 2 ocean 2 cenotes 2 Cozumel||$230 USD*|
|SeaMonkey Special?????? 4 ocean 2 cenotes 2 Cozumel||$280 USD*|
|Sealife Special???????????? 4 ocean 4 cenotes 2 Cozumel||$385 USD*|
|???* prices don’t include equipment rental add $10 per day.Price includes:
Discount Dive Packages 2012
4 for U
Consists of 4 DIVES, two dives per day, visiting a variety of Caribbean reefs from Playa del Carmen.
Consists of 4 DIVES in two days. One day is spent diving in the sea departing from our beach club, and the second day is exploring the cenotes.
Consists of 6 DIVES on three separate days, two dives per day. See the Mexican Caribbean from Playa del Carmen.
Discover Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with 6 DIVES in 3 days, with 2 dives per day. In order of your choice, enjoy 2 days of diving from our beach club exploring the reefs in Playa del Carmen. Then take a dive unique to the Mayan Riviera and spend a day diving in the cenotes.
Riviera Maya Special
Discover Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with 6 DIVES in three days, with two dives per day. In order of your choice, enjoy one days of diving from our beach club exploring the reefs in Playa del Carmen. Then take a dive unique to the Mayan Riviera and spend a day diving in the cenotes and 1 day in cozumel with 2 dives.
Consists of 8 DIVES, two dives per day over five days. 2 days with 4 dives from Playa del Carmen, 1 days with 2 dives in the cenote caverns, 1 day with 2 dives from Cozumel.
Consists of 10 DIVES, two dives per day over five days. 2 days with 4 dives from Playa del Carmen, 2 days with 4 dives in the cenote caverns, one day with two dives from Cozumel.
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