Cenote Chac mool

an extraordinary diving experience

 Cenote diving Chac Mool: Kukulcan and Little Brother

Cenote diving Chac Mool, located in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is a renowned diving destination known for its clear waters and stunning underwater formations. It features two primary dive sites: Kukulcan and Little Brother. These sites offer divers a combination of expansive caverns, intricate cave systems, and unique light effects.

Kukulcan Dive

8:00 AM – Arrival and Briefing: Arrive at Cenote Chac Mool and meet your dive guide. The guide provides a thorough briefing on the day’s dive plan, safety procedures, and specific features of the Kukulcan dive site.

8:30 AM – Gear Setup: Set up your diving equipment, ensuring everything is functioning correctly. Perform buddy checks to ensure safety.

9:00 AM – Dive 1: Kukulcan: Enter the water and descend into the Kukulcan cenote. This site is famous for its large, open caverns and incredible light effects created by sunlight filtering through the entrance. As you explore, you’ll see impressive stalactites and stalagmites. One of the highlights is the halocline, where freshwater and saltwater meet, creating a visual distortion effect. The dive typically lasts 45-60 minutes, reaching a maximum depth of around 14 meters. The clear water provides excellent visibility, enhancing the overall experience.

10:00 AM – Surface Interval: Exit the water and take a break. Enjoy some snacks and refreshments while discussing the dive with your group. Review any photos or videos taken during the dive and prepare for the next adventure.

Little Brother Dive

11:30 AM – Second Dive Briefing: Receive a briefing about the Little Brother dive site, a more challenging and intricate part of the Chac Mool system.

12:00 PM – Dive 2: Little Brother: Begin the dive at Little Brother, known for its narrower passages and more complex formations. This dive is more adventurous, with tighter spaces requiring careful navigation. One of the highlights of this dive is the “Air Dome,” a stunning area where you can surface inside the cenote and see impressive rock formations above the water. The dive also features beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, as well as unique areas where light penetrates the water, creating an ethereal atmosphere. This dive lasts about 45-60 minutes.

1:00 PM – End of Dive and Debrief: Exit the water and disassemble your gear. Participate in a debriefing session with the dive guide, discussing the highlights and any interesting observations from both dives.

Afternoon Wrap-Up

1:30 PM – Lunch and Relaxation: Enjoy a packed lunch or visit a nearby local eatery. Relax and reflect on the day’s dives, sharing experiences with fellow divers.


Diving at Cenote Chac Mool, exploring the Kukulcan and Little Brother sites, offers an unforgettable experience with its clear waters, stunning geological formations, and unique light effects. These dives provide a perfect blend of beauty and adventure, making them a must-visit for any diver exploring the Riviera Maya.

Important information

  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Daily Schedule: Pickup at 8:00am from Playa del Carmen
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Certification
  • Your last dive should be maximum one year ago


  • Transportation from a pickup point in Playa del Carmen Downtown
  • Entrance fee
  • Weights, Flashlight, Tanks
  • Snacks & Drinks | Lunch
This cenote do not allow cameras