Cavern diving Cancun or diving in cenotes at Yucatan can be an amazing experience. Because of this, here is some information of what’s coming in your next diving trip. The cavern is defined as the ambient light zone at the entrance or a cave or cenote. The cavern zone is the transitional area between the open water area of the cenote and the dark zone of the cave. A Cavern dive is different from both an Open Water dive and a Cave dive. Cavern diving is a unique experience which gives you a taste of Cave diving while remaining safely close to the entrance and open water at all times.
Ambient Light must be visible from the entrance at all times. Some times no in front of you but it will take only a head turn to see it.
The large Cavern openings at most of the sites allow plenty of light Penetration, which means you can safely Dive the most extensive Cavern zones in the world while being guided by Squalodivers.
Maximum penetration from the nearest open water 60m / 200ft Unique to this area there are multiple entrances at most of the Cavern sites, which means that you can dive, long distances past various Cenotes while remaining safely in the Cavern zone close to an exit at all times. Typical dive timesÊare 45 minutes long. There are Guidelines for safety and your Guide will give you a Full Briefing about Scuba Diving in Cenotes.
Maximum Depth 30m / 130ft
The Caverns Cancun tends to be very shallow with average depths of 6 to 10m / 20ft to 25ft. This means that you can enjoy long dive times without having to worry about using up your air quickly, too short no decompression times or problems with nitrogen narcosis or oxygen toxicity.
Clear Water, Nature, Great Food & Spectacular dives can be done here while holidays or you Visit the Mexican Caribbean with Squalo Divers.
Warm water. Minimum Water temp in the Cavern is a high 25C / 76F all year round, so don’t worry about tick wetsuits or Drysuits … Let the guides use them
Great visibility. The water is crystal clear with average visibility is in the order of 60m / 200ft so that you can see more of what you came to see.
No season you can just come any time. The conditions in the caverns change very little throughout the year and can be dived all year round so you do not have to worry about planning your cavern diving trip around seasonal limits.
Cavern Diving is different from open water diving as you will be diving in an overhead environment without direct access to the surface during portions of the dive. For this reason it is very important that you only Cavern Dive with a properly certified guide who will give you a through pre dive briefing which will include the procedures and safety rules to ensure that your dive is both enjoyable and safe. If you wish to dive in the Caverns of Cancun without a guide then you will first have to complete a Full Cave Diver Course where you will learn all the skills and knowledge to dive safely in this environment. If you wish to Cave Dive then further training and specialist equipment beyond the Cavern Course will be required to do so safely. WE CAN DO YOUR FULL CAVE DIVING COURSE ! ASK YOUR GUIDE FOR MORE INFO.
THE ONLY DANGER IN CAVERN DIVING IS? YOU WILL WANT TO COME OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!