When they say let’s go to Tulum, what do you think?
When you think of Tulum the first that comes to mind is the Mayan archaeological zone, orBohochic boutique hotels and cabins, or in the beautiful colors of the Caribbean Seawith its wide white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, has become the ideal tropical destination, it is also home to incredible natural wonders, such as cenotes.
CENOTES, THE MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENON OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
Cenotes,tz’onotin maya, they arenatural sinks containing fresh waterand that cover theYucatan Peninsula in Mexico.Although all of them have not been explored and mapped, it is believed that there are thousands.The cenotes begin as an underground chamber produced by the dissolution of the limestone rock by the infiltration of rainwater and the type of land in the region.There are three types of cenotes, those that are completely open (like a lake), those that are partially coveredand those that are cavernous orunderground.
The ancient Mayan civilization thought that cenotes were a kind of portals to the underworld.This is not surprising to us, sincethe cenotes are impressive, with its filtered light,stalactites and stalagmites, the roots of crooked trees, there are cenotes that are very deep and it is said that all of these are interconnected and have water currents.Many cenotes are full of fish, and other little-known species of flora and fauna.You can also find valuable Mayan artifacts, and precious stones since some cenotes wereintended for.make sacrifices to the gods.The cenotes were not only important in the spiritual life of the Mayans, but in their life in general, sinceThese provided civilization with fresh water.
The cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula are connected by hundreds of miles of underground rivers that we have just begun to be explored and mapped, but now we know thattwo of the longest cave systems are found in QuintanaRoo, the Mexican state where they areCancun, the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Imagine the excitement of exploring a cenote and all its mysterious contents. Aquaworld offers diving tours in three of the most fascinating cenotes in Tulum.
SCUBA DIVING IN CENOTES
Diving in Cenote Dos Ojos
Two eyesIt is the most famous cenote in the area.This dive includes acave divingduring which natural light will allow you to see huge column formations, stalactites and stalagmites.
Diving in Cenote Chikin Ha
ChikinhaI t is a cavern type cenotethat connects with several cenotesand offers bright light inputs.The cavern is mostly open and perfect for divers with little experience or for those who are curious about trying a cavern dive.
Diving in Cenote Tajma Ha
One of the sections inTajmaHaIt is full of stalactites, and the route leads you through another cenote, which has bright rays of light that produce a fascinating color effect.
The Open Water Certificationit is enough to do all these dives, but if you have not dived in the last 6 months or do not have many logged dives, then we recommendmake apre-refresher diveor diving in shallow waters before cavern diving.
Cenotes are one of the natural phenomena that make theYucatan peninsulabe unique.Explore these wonderful places by reserving one (or more) ofthethree dives in cenoteswhat offersAquaworldin Tulum.