Scuba diving in Angelita Cenote

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Access
From Shore
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 30 m
Maximum: 60 m
Current
No currents
Visibility
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

Cenote Angelita or Little Angel is a unique site where divers can dive in the "clouds" at 30m/100ft and see upside down trees. First half of the cenote, until 30m/100ft mark, is filled with fresh water, while the other half, with salt water. The two halves are separated by a thin layer, about 4m/10ft, of hydrogen sulfate, which has a zero visibility, but creates a unique mirror effect. Beneath the layer, which looks like a dense cloud from the top, the water is clear again, but divers are advised to have a good scuba diving lights, since the cenote gets quite dark after divers pass through the hydrogen sulfate layer.

When to go

It is possible to dive Angelita Cenote all year long. The average air temperature stays within 25-30C/77-86F. The average water temperature stays around 20C/68F.

What to see

While on this dive, visitors can explore a swim through, some interesting fossils, an underwater tree and the unique mirror effect, created by the light reflected off the surface of the hydrogen sulfate layer at 30m/100ft depth.


Reachable from

Tulum, Merida, Cancun

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Reviews about Angelita Cenote

  • 8.5
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  • 5
    Sealife
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