Dive into the crystal clear Casa Cenote

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Explore the underwater heaven of Casa Cenote

If you are looking for exciting diving or snorkeling experience near Tulum, Casa Cenote is the right place. The unique peaceful spirit and exotic scenery of Casa Cenote will enchant divers of all levels. The emerald green crystal waters, the play of light and the mangrove forest will leave you with unique memories. You will explore outstandingly beautiful natural caves hidden in the jungle and the astonishing Mayan flora and fauna. This makes Casa Cenote into the perfect diving and snorkeling destination throughout the whole year

Casa Cenote, also known as Cenote Manatee, has its name from the manatees which used to swim there many years ago, but can rarely be spotted thses days. It’s located on Tankah Tres Bay in Mexico, 10 km north of Tulum, 70 km south of Playa del Carmen and only 10 minutes from our dive shop.

Casa Cenote is a unique, wide, open pool of water, one of the few surface rivers on the Yucatan Peninsula. It lays in the middle of the mangrove field, which gives divers the feeling of diving underneath a jungle. It connects one of the longest underwater Cave Systems in the world Sistema Sac Aktun (partially Nohoch Nah Chich) with the ocean. With its open areas, this cenote is a great diving and snorkeling site. Just where its ends reach the sea, is one of the most popular spots for photo shoots, one definitely needs to be the early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

The mixture of warm sea water and cool fresh water of the cenote forms a mixing zone called halocline. It appears at various depths creating wonderful visual and lighting effects. The combination of salty and fresh water has led to an amazing diversity of marine life including blue swimming crabs, green moray eels, barracudas, snapper and tarpon fish. Huge rocks overgrown with mosses and green algae decorate the bottom. There is much to see outside the waters of the cenote as well.

Here is one of the best places for a discover dive – to teach beginners how to dive, as one has to concentrate on their buoyancy pretty much the whole dive.

For the experienced divers there are multiple swim throughs including mangrove tunnels, passages and rocky overhangs as if you are diving into the jungle itself.

Casa Cenote Detailed Information

  • Why visit: large open lagoon, connecting Nohoch Na Chich with the ocean, emerald green waters, one of the few surface rivers
  • Gives the feeling of diving underneath a jungle
  • Natural rock formations and waters beaming with life: shrimp, blue crabs and fish
  • Suitable for: snorkeling, cenote diving, cave diving
  • Accessibility: all year long
  • Average water temperature: 25-28C (78-84F)
  • Average air temperature: 25-30C (77-86F)
  • Water visibility: 10-20m
  • Water depth: 8m (20ft)
  • Dive duration: 40 minutes
  • Tanks: 1
  • Diver certification level: Open water
  • Good buoyancy required for diving
  • Casa Cenote one of the best spots for a discovery dive or Open water certification course

Check the prices for Casa Cenote adventures

Casa Cenote toursPrices USDDuration
1 dive in Casa Cenote$1598 – 11:30am / 1 – 4:30pm
2 dives in different locations (we recommend: Casa Cenote & Dos Ojos)$1898am – 12:30pm / 1 – 5:30pm
3 dives in different locations (we recommend: El Pit & Dos Ojos & Casa cenote)$2398am – 4pm
1 cave dive in Nohoch Nah Chich (Casa Cenote entrance)$1898am – 1pm / 1 – 6pm
Snorkel tour: Casa Cenote$798-11:30am
Snorkel tour: Casa Cenote & Dos Ojos$998am – 12:30pm
Snorkel tour: Casa Cenote, Dos Ojos & Gran Cenote$1398am – 2pm
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course in Casa Cenote$1498-11am
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2-4 people small group visits – every day, meeting points available: Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras
Open water certification or equivalent is required for scuba diving.
Cave diving certification is required for cave diving.
For private tours, please contact us, so we can provide an exclusive offer for you.
Prices include:
Transportation to and from the meeting point
High quality dive equipment rental: full dive gear set, tanks, air, 5mm wetsuit, boots, fins, bcd, dive computer and torches
Free GoPro & video lights rental
Insurance for you and your belongings
Prices are fixed, regardless of the number of people in the group.