Diving the Cenotes

The Mayans thought the Cenotes were portals to the underworld. These mystical places are ancient limestone sinkholes with crystal-clear waters that are perfect for a unique freshwater diving experience. Over 6,000 cenotes exist in the Yucatan Peninsula. The most advanced cave divers can explore the hundreds of miles of underground rivers in the area. The two most important departure ports for diving trips are Cancun and Playa del Carmen. You can also decide to only explore the sinkhole area of the cenote, which requires you to have an Open Water certification. Take into consideration that some of the cenotes might require divers to hike long distances through the jungle, which is an adventure itself. Diving in the cenotes of Mexico is definitely a breathtaking experience.

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