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Incredible things you can see when diving in the cenotes of Tulum
Tulum, Mexico is known for its beautiful Caribbean coastline and impressive reefs. But what many do not know is that Tulum is also home to a network of impressive cenotes, part of the longest underwater cave system in the world, that offers a unique diving experience. If you are planning a trip to Tulum, do not miss the opportunity to explore these incredible cenotes. Here are just some of the incredible things that you can see when diving in the cenotes of Tulum:
The Clearest Fresh Waters
The water in the cenotes is extremely clear and transparent. This means that you can see an abundance of marine life and rock formations with amazing clarity. In addition, the crystal clear water creates a feeling of weightlessness that makes the diving experience even more impressive. FIY, visibility in the cenotes is about 100 meters, all year round.
Underwater Stalactites and Stalagmites
The cenotes are in fact flooded caves with impressive formations of underwater stalactites and stalagmites. These rock formations are the result of water seeping through the cave ceiling and deposition on the ground. The result is a dreamlike underwater landscape that you cannot miss. Some of the more decorated cenotes for scuba diving in Tulum are: Dos Ojos,Cenote Tajma Ha, Cenote Dreamgate. Some cenotes have unique rock formations like the Angel in cenote Angelita, the hell bells in cenote Zapote, and more!
Natural Light and Reflections
The natural light that penetrates the cenotes creates a magical effect in the water. The surface of the water acts like a mirror that reflects light and creates a stunning lighting effect. This effect of light and reflections is one of the reasons why cenotes are so popular with underwater photographers. Cenote the Pit is known to be the one with the most stunning light beams.
Unique Marine Life
Although cenotes are not a natural habitat for marine life, there are a large number of aquatic animals that have made these bodies of water their home. Among the species you can find are blind fish, shrimp, turtles and eels. In addition, some species of bats also inhabit the caves.
The Cenote Crocodile
Among the many creatures that inhabit these flooded caves are crocodiles. These impressive reptiles can be found sunbathing outside the cenotes during the data and lurking in the depths of some cenotes, making for a thrilling sight during a crocodile night dive. Crocodiles generally pose little threat to humans, preferring to keep their distance and hunt at night. For those brave enough to venture into the darkness, it is an unforgettable experience.
Underwater Fairy Flower Gardens
Cenote Carwash is an underwater paradise that boasts a stunning array of vibrant flora. Some commonly observed types include water lilies, algae, ferns, and mosses. These plants thrive in the nutrient-rich waters of the cenote and add to the stunning natural beauty of the underwater flower garden. The limestone walls and sandy bottom provide a perfect canvas for that.
Spooky Underwater River
Diving in Cenote Angelita is an adventure like no other. This cenote is famous for its “spooky” underwater river that runs through the middle of the cave. As you descend into the depths, you’ll witness an otherworldly sight – a layer of hydrogen sulfide that separates the freshwater above from the saltwater below, creating the illusion of a flowing river with decomposing trees and branches.
Never Ending Adventure and Exploration
Diving in the cenotes of Tulum is a unique adventure that takes you to places you could not explore otherwise. Each cenote is different and offers a unique diving experience. Additionally, many of the cenotes have tunnels and passageways that can be explored, adding an extra dimension of adventure to the experience.
Come Explore the Cenotes with Ko’ox Adventures
This is a unique diving experience that offers a combination of natural beauty, adventure, and exploration. From the impressive rock formations to the unique marine life and the magical effect of light, there is much to see and discover while scuba diving in Tulum’s cenotes. If you are planning a trip to Tulum, do not miss the opportunity to join us on our daily dive trips to the top cenotes in the area. We’ll help you select the best cenote for your diving level and take your there at the best time to jump in – so that you can have the ultimate cenote diving adventure. Ko’ox – let’s Go!
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