A guide to cavern diving in the Riviera Maya

Are you looking for a guide to cavern diving in the Riviera Maya because you are coming to visit us soon? If you decided to spend your hard earned vacation time in Mexico doing some scuba diving you can’t miss the magical cenotes.


The Riviera Maya is a great tourist spot and a resort district in Mexico running along the Caribbean Coastline of Quintana Roo, in the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula.


Although Riviera Maya has many different attractions for the tourists, it is basically popular for coastal and water activities, and one of the most popular among them is scuba diving in caverns and cenotes.


The popularity of diving in these water filled caverns is increasing among tourists. Some of the cenotes have thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and columns, and when the sun’s rays peep through them, some beautiful shadow patterns and reflections are created, which increase the overall experience of scuba diving in these caverns and cenotes.

stalactites and stalagmites in cenotes - Riviera Maya

Scuba diving in Tajma Ha Cenote


The cavern diving tours by Aquaworld take you to the Tajma Ha cenote which provide great opportunities for divers to see a beautiful place and any diver, new or experienced would simply be mesmerized by this experience.


This cenote is located 3 miles south of Puerto Aventuras. The depth of water goes to a maximum of 130 feet, and this makes it one of the most popular places to enjoy scuba diving in Riviera Maya.
This cenote witnesses the most spectacular light shows during some hours of the day, especially when the sun’s rays peep through the holes to create some amazing shadow patterns. Apart from these, you can also see some old fossils in walls and ceilings of this cavern.


This are some other cenotes where you can go along with a trained instructor of Aquaworld to enjoy scuba diving in the Riviera Maya.

Gran Cenote


One of the most popular cenotes in Riviera Maya, it is located 2 kilometers from Tulum. The Gran Cenote has some amazing geological formations and the diving tour takes a natural arch along these formations. The maximum depth is less than 30 feet and you can see everything in the crystal clear water.
Diving in Gran Cenote

Cenote Dos Ojos


Dos Ojos is the perfect place for scuba diving and a snorkeling trip can also be taken in this area with two spectacular caverns. Although this cenote is a little dark and you may see bats here, it is perfectly safe and adventurers will love it.

Jardin Del Eden


This is also a popular place for scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling. Some amazing light effects on water can be seen when sun’s rays hit the water with full intensity. The maximum depth in this cenote is 50 feet. You may even be able to see the reflections of the trees in the water if you spend some extra time in this cenote.

Want to visit another cenote?


Aquaworld also organizes private tours with a minimum of 4 people to many other cenotes in the Riviera Maya, so if you want to explore one of the cenotes mentioned above or even a totally different one, you can contact the staff and let them know your requirements. They will put together a great customized tour for you!