Scuba diving in Cenote Dos Ojos

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 26.24 ft
Maximum: 32.8 ft
Current
No currents
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 131.2 ft

Dos Ojos is one of the top ten largest cave systems in the world, situated about 14km/9mi south of Tulum. The name “Dos Ojos” means two eyes, and refers to two neighboring cenotes which connect into a very large cavern zone shared between the two. The huge system need two different dives to be discovered. The first dive, Barbie Line, contains plenty of daylight, while the other dive, Bat Cavern, is a dark cave, where lots of bats can be seen. Generally, this geological formation is more than 6,000 years old and consists of meandering passages, whose exploration began in 1986, and since than, only 61km/38mi have been explored. Spectacular snorkeling and diving, available fo all diving levels can be done here. Even in an IMAX film “Journey Into Amazing Caves”, in 2002, some of the caves from this system were featured.

When to go

It is possible to dive Cenote Dos Ojos all year long. The average air temperature stays between 25-30C/77-86F. The average water temperature is around 24-25C/77F.

What to see

The crystalline waters of the site give the feeling of flight, while giving divers a chance to explore the world of limestone caves, stalactites, stalagmites, collapsed sinkholes and the play of light and colors on the walls of the cavern. There are a few varieties of fish living in the cavern and two types of freshwater shrimp.


Reachable from

Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Merida, Cancun

Liveaboards with trips to Cenote Dos Ojos

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Playa del Carmen DiveMex

    Diving in Cenotes

    Half day diving excursion with 2 dives in the famous cenotes. The diving in the cenotes is something very special. The Yucatan peninsula is famous for this wide cross-linked, underground river system, and each year thousands of divers come to Mexico just to have this experience. Hundreds of kilometers extend along the coast. Mystical places of a bygone culture. The cenotes. To get there, we take the pick-up truck directly into the jungle. Having arrived at the cenote we consider the local conditions, and provide a detailed briefing about the safety regulations and the dives. Then we prepare the equipment and start for the first dive; there are usually two. Between dives we offer a snack with cold, non-alcoholic beverages. After the second dive, we have lunch. What makes the cavern diving in the cenotes something special? The crystal clear water gives you a feeling of floating in the middle of an underground room. The light has a laser intensity and the ancient formations are breathtaking. A must for every diver. The rates for the Cenotes depend on distance, entrance fees and double entrance fees (115 USD - 165 USD)
  • Playa del Carmen Fantasea Dive and Adventures

    Playa del Carmen plus Cenotes Package

    2 days / 4 dives, accommodation is available on request
  • Playa del Carmen CenoteXperience

    3 Dives in Cenotes

    Cenote dives for certified divers. It is required 2 divers to do the 3 dives packages
  • Playa del Carmen Cenote Diving

    Cenote Diving Level A (by Days, 2 Dives per Day)

    Diving in level A cenotes (Kukulkan + Chac Mool / Dos Ojos + Bat Cave / Chikin Ha / Tajma Ha). Price of one day might vary with number of days you order. This product is for certified divers only
  • Puerto Aventuras Planet Scuba Mexico

    5 Days/10 Dives Silver Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Playa del Carmen Blue Life Diving

    Taste of the Riviera Maya Package

    Diving. This product is for certified divers only. Playa del Carmen has a number of terrace reefs located directly in front of its beaches. Although just a stone’s throw from the shore, all sites are accessed by boats, to avoid swimming through heavy boat traffic. The current is always moving north, but is significantly stronger at some sites, providing varying levels of difficulty for the sites. Cozumel is known for its world class diving. The walls here drop to an incredible depth of 3000 ft/900m and are covered in marine life. Since it is so deep, it is common to find large pelagic animals swimming near the reefs. There are also thousands of smaller creatures hiding within the shelter of the coral. If you pay close attention, you may find nudibranchs, eels, batfish, and other strange but beautiful looking critters. All of the dives on Cozumel are drift dives because the current here is usually very strong. Because of this we recommend and prefer for divers interested in this dives to have more than just basic diving experiences. The entire Riviera Maya looks like Swiss cheese when seen from above. There are thousands of holes on the ground providing access to the underground rivers. These holes, called “cenotes”, provide a very unique opportunity for scuba divers to explore a new environment. The cavern dives between Playa del Carmen and Tulum are absolutely amazing. They range in difficulty to accommodate beginner through expert divers. At Blue Life, we have an impeccable safety and customer service record. To ensure you have an incredible time, you will dive in a group with no more than 4 people and with a very experienced guide that will take care of all your dive needs.
  • Playa del Carmen Fantasea Dive and Adventures

    Playa del Carmen plus Cenotes plus Cozumel or Puerto Morelos Package

    3 days / 6 dives, accommodation is available on request
  • Playa del Carmen Aqua Excursions (The Royal)

    Cenote Diving (2 Dives)

    Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the real Mayan world. The largest and most incredible cavern and cave system in the world is in the Riviera Maya! These water holes or "cenotes" have a great cultural and historical importance as they were considered sacred by the ancient mayans who believed they were the entrance to the underworld. They also feature stunning rock formations that took millions of years to form and numerous fossils in the walls as witnesses of time. The cenotes provide fresh water to many communities and are necessary to keep the natural equilibrium of the Yucatan peninsula. Discover the amazing underwater world where you can unveil the ancient Mayan secrets. You do not need to be a very experienced diver, our professional staff of cave divers will safely guide you into this mystical world. This cavern system is not a 100% overhead environment so, during the dives in the cenotes you will always see light and find multiple big open exits, absolutely nothing to worry about! You do not have to be a very experienced diver, however you need to be Open Water diver certified or equivalent to do this activity. Cenote on Special request: Pit, Angelita, Calavera, Gran Cenote.
  • Playa del Carmen Aqua Excursions (Porto Real)

    Cenote Diving (2 Dives)

    Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the real Mayan world. The largest and most incredible cavern and cave system in the world is in the Riviera Maya! These water holes or "cenotes" have a great cultural and historical importance as they were considered sacred by the ancient mayans who believed they were the entrance to the underworld. They also feature stunning rock formations that took millions of years to form and numerous fossils in the walls as witnesses of time. The cenotes provide fresh water to many communities and are necessary to keep the natural equilibrium of the Yucatan peninsula. Discover the amazing underwater world where you can unveil the ancient Mayan secrets. You do not need to be a very experienced diver, our professional staff of cave divers will safely guide you into this mystical world. This cavern system is not a 100% overhead environment so, during the dives in the cenotes you will always see light and find multiple big open exits, absolutely nothing to worry about! You do not have to be a very experienced diver, however you need to be Open Water diver certified or equivalent to do this activity. Cenote on Special request: Pit, Angelita, Calavera, Gran Cenote.
  • Playa del Carmen Aqua Excursions (Viva Wyndham Maya)

    Cenote Diving (2 Dives)

    Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the real Mayan world. The largest and most incredible cavern and cave system in the world is in the Riviera Maya! These water holes or "cenotes" have a great cultural and historical importance as they were considered sacred by the ancient mayans who believed they were the entrance to the underworld. They also feature stunning rock formations that took millions of years to form and numerous fossils in the walls as witnesses of time. The cenotes provide fresh water to many communities and are necessary to keep the natural equilibrium of the Yucatan peninsula. Discover the amazing underwater world where you can unveil the ancient Mayan secrets. You do not need to be a very experienced diver, our professional staff of cave divers will safely guide you into this mystical world. This cavern system is not a 100% overhead environment so, during the dives in the cenotes you will always see light and find multiple big open exits, absolutely nothing to worry about! You do not have to be a very experienced diver, however you need to be Open Water diver certified or equivalent to do this activity. Cenote on Special request: Pit, Angelita, Calavera, Gran Cenote.
  • Playa del Carmen Aqua Excursions (Grand Palladium)

    Cenote Diving (2 Dives)

    Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the real Mayan world. The largest and most incredible cavern and cave system in the world is in the Riviera Maya! These water holes or "cenotes" have a great cultural and historical importance as they were considered sacred by the ancient mayans who believed they were the entrance to the underworld. They also feature stunning rock formations that took millions of years to form and numerous fossils in the walls as witnesses of time. The cenotes provide fresh water to many communities and are necessary to keep the natural equilibrium of the Yucatan peninsula. Discover the amazing underwater world where you can unveil the ancient Mayan secrets. You do not need to be a very experienced diver, our professional staff of cave divers will safely guide you into this mystical world. This cavern system is not a 100% overhead environment so, during the dives in the cenotes you will always see light and find multiple big open exits, absolutely nothing to worry about! You do not have to be a very experienced diver, however you need to be Open Water diver certified or equivalent to do this activity. Cenote on Special request: Pit, Angelita, Calavera, Gran Cenote.
  • Akumal Aqua Excursions (Grand Sirenis)

    Cenote Diving (2 Dives)

    Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the real Mayan world. The largest and most incredible cavern and cave system in the world is in the Riviera Maya! These water holes or "cenotes" have a great cultural and historical importance as they were considered sacred by the ancient mayans who believed they were the entrance to the underworld. They also feature stunning rock formations that took millions of years to form and numerous fossils in the walls as witnesses of time. The cenotes provide fresh water to many communities and are necessary to keep the natural equilibrium of the Yucatan peninsula. Discover the amazing underwater world where you can unveil the ancient Mayan secrets. You do not need to be a very experienced diver, our professional staff of cave divers will safely guide you into this mystical world. This cavern system is not a 100% overhead environment so, during the dives in the cenotes you will always see light and find multiple big open exits, absolutely nothing to worry about! You do not have to be a very experienced diver, however you need to be Open Water diver certified or equivalent to do this activity. Cenote on Special request: Pit, Angelita, Calavera, Gran Cenote.
  • Playa del Carmen Blue Life Diving

    3 Day Cavern Package

    Cavern diving. This product is for certified divers only. The entire Riviera Maya looks like Swiss cheese when seen from above. There are thousands of holes on the ground providing access to the underground rivers. These holes, called “cenotes”, provide a very unique opportunity for scuba divers to explore a new environment. The cavern dives between Playa del Carmen and Tulum are absolutely amazing. They range in difficulty to accommodate beginner through expert divers. At Blue Life, we have an impeccable safety and customer service record. To ensure you have an incredible time, you will dive in a group with no more than 4 people and with a very experienced guide that will take care of all your dive needs. Day 1: 2 Dives at Chac Mool; Day 2: Grand Cenote and Calavera; Day 3: The Pit and Dos Ojos

Reviews about Cenote Dos Ojos

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