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To book your dive with Dive Cenotes, just call or email: 

From Mexico
044(984)131-44-91

International
+52-1-(984)131-44-91

EMAIL
dario@divecenotes.com 

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Conservation

PRESERVING THE CENOTES

The cenotes of the Yucatan are an incredible natural gift. The beautiful formations - stalactites and stalagmites - were originally formed at the rate of 100 years for an inch of growth. Now that they are submerged, they do not grow any more. Any damage that we cause as visitors to this underground world is permanent and irreparable.

The archaeological sites that are found in these systems have been studied and dated between 10,000 and 50,000 years old.

It is our responsibility and privilege as divers to preserve this natural and cultural history.

Your part is this preservation includes diving to the best of your abilities (buoyancy control, swimming techniques) to avoid breaking the delicate formations.

It is forbidden to touch, move, or remove any natural formation or archaeological site from the cavern, even if it is already broken.

Please use biodegradable sunscreens and insect repellents.