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Calle Bahia Xcacel, Manzana 18 Lote 4, Local 3C, 77750 Puerto Aventuras, QR
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Product category: Diving Centers

Mexico's Cenotes

Planet Scuba Mexico is a professional scuba diving center specialized in cavern diving, cave diving and Cenotes diving in Mexico. As a hub for the international cavern and cave diving community, Planet Scuba Mexico is based in Puerto Aventuras, between Playa del Carmen in the north and Tulum in the south. 

What are Cenotes?
“Cenotes” are cool fresh water sanctuaries scattered throughout the green jungles and savannas of the Yucatan Peninsula. The entrance to magical caverns and cave passages below the earth, Cenotes in Mexico are created when the ceiling of a cave collapses leaving what is sometimes known elsewhere as a sinkhole. Many Cenotes have cavern systems which are great for exploring with snorkel gear. Venturing into a cavern or cave system, or any overhead environment, on scuba, alone is very technical and advanced, requiring specialized training and safety gear. The cavern and caves of the Yucatan are well known to and important for underwater cavern diving and cave diving explorers who come from all over the world to experience them.

Cavern vs. cave area, and the Planet Scuba Mexico expertise
The cavern portion of a Cenote is characterized by a number of points, mainly the availability of sunlight here and there, a maximum distance to the next exit of no more than 60 meters / 200ft and a yellow-colored cavern line laid out along the dive passage. For safety, it is obligatory to follow this line in and out of the cavern at all times.  At Planet Scuba Mexico you will have the chance to discover the cavern area of our Cenotes without special training – but only in small groups of maximum 4 cave divers and under the direct supervision of one of our experienced Cenote dive guides.

Before your first Cenote dive in overhead environment with Planet Scuba Mexico we make sure that your buoyancy, breathing and basic diving skills are up to date to ensure a safe and great time under water. The cave area of a Cenote in Mexico usually starts where the cavern area ends and is clearly marked with a warning sign. It is characterized by narrower passages, absence of daylight and a white-colored cave line. Going beyond the cavern area is strictly off limits for anyone but full cave certified divers with specialized equipment and training. With highly skilled cave instructors on staff, Planet Scuba Mexico is your stop to become a professional Full Cave Diver.

A typical day of Cenote Diving in Mexico @ Planet Scuba Mexico looks like this:

  • 8:15am meeting at the dive shop, last dive equipment check, loading the truck & small briefing before leaving for the cenote dive site
  • Arrival to the dive site, familiarization with the area, dive briefing & gearing up
  • 1st dive, dive time ca. 50min, always following the permanent cavern line in and out of the cavern
  • Surface interval, debriefing, drinks, food, changing to the 2nd dive site
  • Arrival to the cenote dive site, familiarization with the area, dive briefing & gearing up
  • 2nd dive, dive time ca. 50min, always following the permanent cavern line in and out of the cavern
  • Exiting the water, debriefing, loading the truck, drive back to Planet Scuba Mexico
  • Return between 3-4pm (depending on what Riviera Maya Cenotes are scheduled that day)
We always select our Cenotes dive sites carefully, making sure that each place suits our divers' experience level and expectations. Generally, we choose easier (but still beautiful!) Cenotes in the beginning of your dive vacation and the more challenging ones towards the end.

With Planet Scuba Mexico being in Puerto Aventuras, the Cenotes are just a stone throw away. The daily rides take just 10-40 minutes and will take you to the world’s most spectacular cavern and cave systems!

Please note: The owners of some Cenotes charge extra for bringing your cameras. Please contact us for more information

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Product category: Diving Centers

DIVEMASTER TRAINING

What could be better than turning a passion into a career, and than having the ocean and the cenotes as your main office? Planet Scuba Mexico is a PADI Five Star IDC Center in Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, and we can help you achieve any PADI Professional qualification you are interested in, from Divemaster to Instructor over all Technical Diving PADI TecRec instructor ratings. Become a diving professional with real professionals who will share their international diving experience with you. Furthermore, we are a part of the Dive-Careers network, and can assist you in building connections with dive destinations and centers around the globe.

DIVEMASTER TRAINING
As a PADI divemaster, you will achieve the first professional rating of your dive career, and will not only be allowed to assist instructors training new generations of divers, but will also get the opportunity to guide certified divers in a variety of different environments. The PADI divemaster rating is where your professional adventure begins!

At Planet Scuba Mexico, we can design a tailor-made program to take you from your current recreational diving level to the start of a professional career, sharing our experience and teaching you diving skills, dive theory, dive equipment and much more.

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Planet Scuba Mexico is a professional dive center specialized in cavern diving, cave diving and Cenotes diving in Mexico's world famous Cenotes (cenoten). As a PADI 5 Star IDC center, we also offer an entire range of dive professional trainings, including Technical diving ratings. As a hub for the international cavern and cave diving community, we are based in Puerto Aventuras, between Playa del Carmen in the north and Tulum in the south. Welcome cave explorers! 

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