Pit and Nicte Ha

Cenote diving

Cenote The Pit

Cenote The Pit, located in the Dos Ojos park near Tulum in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, is renowned for being one of the deepest cenotes in the region, with depths reaching over 120 meters (400 feet). This impressive depth offers a unique and exhilarating diving experience for advanced divers. The Pit is characterized by its dramatic vertical drop and crystal-clear waters, providing incredible visibility and allowing divers to witness the stunning geological formations and light effects created by the sunlight penetrating the cenote’s depths.

One of the most captivating aspects of diving in The Pit is the halocline layer, where fresh and saltwater meet, creating a visual distortion that is both fascinating and surreal. Additionally, at around 30 meters (100 feet), divers encounter a cloud of hydrogen sulfide, which adds to the otherworldly atmosphere of the dive. The combination of these features makes The Pit a thrilling and visually spectacular diving site, ideal for those seeking adventure and exploration.

Cenote Nicte Ha

Cenote Nicte Ha, also located near Tulum, offers a more serene and accessible diving experience compared to The Pit. This cenote is known for its shallow depth, with a maximum of about 10 meters (33 feet), making it suitable for divers of all levels, including beginners. Nicte Ha is celebrated for its beautiful, clear waters and vibrant aquatic life, including various species of fish and turtles.

The cenote is surrounded by lush vegetation, adding to its tranquil and picturesque setting. Divers can explore the underwater landscape, which includes stunning rock formations and underwater gardens filled with aquatic plants. The shallow depth and excellent visibility make Cenote Nicte Ha an ideal spot for underwater photography and snorkeling as well. The peaceful ambiance and natural beauty of Nicte Ha provide a relaxing and enjoyable diving experience, perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the serene environment of the Yucatán’s cenotes.

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 | LunchLUDED
Some cenotes charge a fee to introduce cameras