Scuba diving in Gran Cenote Cavern Cave In the Riviera Maya Near Tulum, South of Playa del carmen

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. Hugemap of gran cenote scuba diving or snorkel at amazing cavern in the riviera mayastalagmites, 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. this is part of the cave system not the cavern but you get to see this beauty from our scuba dive in the cenoteThese 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.

snorkeling at gran cenoteCenote

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?
$130 USD
3 Tank Dive (only if booking for 2 or more people)
$170 USD
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
$250 USD

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:

  • Transportation from dive shop to cenote
  • Entrance fees to cenote
  • Sandwich & drinks (non-alcoholics)
  • Tanks – weight belts – lights
  • Instructor or Divemaster fully certified to take you to the cenotes
  • Max number of people 4 per instructor? or DM

 

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.

Price:

  • $120 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $105 with your own dive equipment

Salt-n-Fresh

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.

Price:

  • $185 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $165 with your own dive equipment

6 Pack

Consists of 6 DIVES on three separate days, two dives per day. See the Mexican Caribbean from Playa del Carmen.

Price:

  • $195 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $175 with your own dive equipment

Remember Cousteau

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.

Price:

  • $245 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $240 with your own dive equipment

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.

Price:

  • $260 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $230 with your own dive equipment

SeaMonkey Special

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.

Price:

  • $320 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $280 with your own dive equipment

Sealife Special

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.

Price:

  • $415 with our equipment (mask, fins, BCD, regulator, wet suit)
  • $370 with your own dive equipment

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Educational Packages

Double Dip

Take both the Open Water Course and Advanced Open Water Course and save $100 of the price.

Learn Spanish and go diving


These programs were designed for those who would like to learn and/or perfect their Spanish while also taking advantage of one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas in the world. The second largest reef in the world is located in Playa del Carmen (the Mayan Riviera), and the Yucatan Peninsula also offers cavern diving to those who have their Open Water certification.


Scuba Diving Package 1

This package includes: one week of private Spanish lessons held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in Solexico, inscription fee, materials, transfers from and to Cancun International Airport, PADI Open Water Diver Certification in 4 days during the mornings.
Price: $750 USD

Scuba Diving Package 2 (Only for certified divers)

This package includes 15 private Spanish lessons in one week held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in Solexico, inscription fee, materials, transfers from and to Cancun International Airport, eight DIVES in total (two per day over four days)?six dives in Playa del Carmen and two dives in the “cenote” caverns.
Price: $698 USD

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