Scuba diving in Chac Mool Cenote

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 39.36 ft
Current
No currents.
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
This cenote is essentially a technical dive. Most of the dive is dark so light is required. There are 3 different water entrances to Chac-Mool system. On the side entrances there are Little Brother cenote and Kukulkan cenote. Coming through the main entrance it is possible to go directly to the Dome Room. Diving at this site is most suited for CMAS ** / AOW divers.

When to go

It is possible to dive Chac Mool Cenote throughout the year. The average air temperature stays between 25-30C/77-86F. The average water temperature remains around 24-25C/77F.

What to see

In the Doom Room a portion of the ceiling has collapsed and divers can surface and admire a lot of beautiful stalactites and some fossils. Coming from Kukulkan side, in sunny days, divers can see an amazing light show.

Reachable from

Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Merida

Liveaboards with trips to Chac Mool Cenote

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

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