Angelita and Car wash

Cenote dive Angelita and Car Wash cenotes in Mexico offers unique and thrilling underwater experiences that captivate divers.

Angelita Cenote

Is renowned for its mesmerizing underwater river. At around 30 meters deep, divers encounter a dense layer of hydrogen sulfide. This creates an illusion of a submerged river flowing through a cave. Above this layer, the water is fresh, while below it is saltwater, resulting in a fascinating mix. Moreover, the eerie, otherworldly atmosphere is heightened by the haunting tree branches submerged in the hydrogen sulfide layer. Consequently, Angelita provides a must-visit spot for adventurous divers seeking a unique and surreal experience.

Car Wash Cenote

On the other hand, Car Wash Cenote (also known as Aktun Ha) offers a different but equally captivating dive. This cenote got its name because taxi drivers used to wash their cars there. Being more open and bathed in sunlight, it creates beautiful lighting effects. Additionally, the shallow areas are perfect for spotting turtles, fish, and aquatic plants. Nevertheless, Car Wash Cenote also has deeper sections and a cavern zone for more experienced divers. Furthermore, it is famous for its clear waters and diverse underwater life. This makes it a favorite among underwater photographers and nature lovers.

In contrast to Angelita’s eerie depths, Car Wash offers sunlit waters that are equally compelling. Both cenotes provide unique diving experiences, showcasing the natural beauty and geological wonders of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Therefore, whether you seek the mysterious allure of Angelita or the vibrant ecosystem of Car Wash, these cenotes promise unforgettable adventures. In conclusion, divers can explore contrasting yet equally fascinating underwater worlds, making these sites a must-visit for diving enthusiasts.

Important information

  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Daily Schedule: Pickup at 8:00am from Playa del Carmen
  • Prerequisite advanced open water diver 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
Some cenotes charge a fee to introduce cameras