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Cenotes / Caverns / Caves

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Propulsion Techniques:
The following description is one of the recommended techniques for cavern and cave diving the cenotes of the Riviera Maya.
Modified Flutter Kick

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The Cenotes of the Riviera Maya
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The diver is looking straight ahead, swimming horizontally and moving the ankles only in a casual, alternating style, bending the knees and holding firmly in place. The technique is the most common used in cavern and cave diving.

*No decompression.
*Penetration: max. 200 feet (60m) 
from opening.
*Depth max. 70 feet   (21m).
*Minimum visibility of 40 feet (12.5 m).
*Large with no restrictions.
*Area with ceiling and some visible 
Environmental Concerns:
Please help us to preserve these 
fragile cenotes. Dive gently!
*Take nothing.
*Reduce drag from equipment.
*No grabbing or pulling speleothems.
*Try not to touch sediments.
Buoyancy & Propulsion:
*Minimize weight and do a buoyancy 
check before the dive.
*Neutral buoyancy wanted.
*Gentle kicks from the knee and 
ankle, not the hip.
Body Position:
*Head down slightly, body horizontal
*Mid-water positioning, stay off
bottom and top.
Light & Hand Signals:
Our Certified Full Cave Guide will go over all signals with you before the dive.

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Special Cenote Dive Angelita:

You must be certified as an Advanced Diver and logged at least 20 dives. A unique feature of this dive is that a layer of hydrogen sulfide separates the fresh water from the salt water below. This mystical cloud is found at about 100 feet (30 m) and stretches down to 110 feet (34 m) We will descend to approx. 130 feet (40 m). An indescribable dive. You have to see it for yourself!
1 tank dive: Angelita           $100
2 tank dive: 1 tank Angelita, 1 tank Gran Cenote (Another exceptional cenote dive)                        $140

Advanced Open Water         $245
Cavern Course                    $360
Cave Course                     $1150

Cenote Tours
1 Tank Dive                       $ 70
2 Tank Dive                       $110
3 Tank Dive                       $140
1 Tank Cenote &
1 Tank Ocean same day      $120

Equipment, transportation, entrance fees into the cenotes, lights, sandwich and soft drinks.
Departure Time: Meet at the dive shop by 8:30 AM to prepare equipment. Depart by 9:00 AM. 
Early afternoon dives can be arranged.

Fun Facts:
* Longest Cave Dive - 8 hours, 5 min.
* Total number of known cave systems: 60
* Water Temperature: 25 C / 77 F
* Cenotes we visit in the top 10 longest cave systems within the Riviera Maya:
1. Nohoch Nah Chich (225,000 ft/68,182 m)
2. Dos Ojos (200,000 ft/60,606m)
7. PonDeRosa (49,275 ft/14,132m)
10. Chac Mool (27,000 ft/8,182 m)
* Deepest Caves 351 feet / 106 m 
* The 3 largest underground rivers in the world are all located in Quintana Roo.




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