Chac-Mool cenote / Mexico

Chac-Mool cenote
Chac-Mool cenote is 22km/13mi to the south of Playa del Carmen. The entrance to Chac-Mool cenote has two passages that lead inside the halls. The first hall is relatively large, with good lighting that runs through the holes on the top. In the second hall, half of the shielding has collapsed over the air dome and thanks to it, divers can enjoy two levels of beautiful stalactites.
Trunks and branches of the trees go under the water along the open surface of the main entrance. Here one can see an amazing light show in sunny days. Chac-Mool is one of the cenotes that have halocline – the mixture of salt and fresh water creates miraculous visual effects.
Large halls at maximum 12m/39ft depth are perfect for any beginner cavern diver. Being the home of the largest collection of underwater stalagmites in the world, Chac-Mool cenote also suggests long cave dives.

Location: North-eastern shore of Yucatan Peninsula, 30km/18mi south of Playa del Carmen

What to see: Passages and halls, stalactites, fossils, halocline, light show

Depth: 10-12m/32-39ft

Currents: None

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year round. The average temperature is 24-25C/75-77F


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