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Riviera Maya Cenotes

There are over 3,000 cenotes in Mexico. Cenotes are sinkholes or natural pits, result of collapsed limestone bedrock that expose the water that normally flows beneath the surface

Located in the Riviera Maya on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this freshwater system of limestone sinkholes (cenotes) and caverns are nothing short of spectacular.

The largest cenote is El Grande Cenote, which is a huge collapsed cavern with its centre completely filled in. The visibility here is superb. The stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and other fascinating formations are on full display here.

Cenote Sac Actum that reaches maximum depth of only 14 meters (45 feet) is filled with chandeliers and thousands of columns from very thin ones to massive pylons.

Cenote Dos Ojos, the name means in Spanish Two Eyes, and refers to two neighbouring cenotes that connect into a very large cavern zone shared between the two. has remains in the top 10 longest underwater cave systems in the world. Dos Ojos contains the deepest known cave passage in Quintana Roo with 118 meters (396 feet )of depth located at The Cenote Pit. The documented underwater extend of the cave system is at least 61 km (37 miles).

Depth m/ft

14-27/45-88

Visibility m/ft

30-40/98-131

Water Temperature C/F

25/77

Riviera Maya Cenotes dive sites
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El Grande Cenote (photo by Spirit Carver)
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Cenotes Dos Ojos (photo by Mercedes Diaz)
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Cenote Riviera Maya (photo by Eco Colors Tours)
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