Cenote Dos Ojos

an extraordinary diving experience

Cenote dos ojos

Cenote Dos Ojos, located in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, is one of the most popular and stunning cenotes for diving enthusiasts. Its name, which means “Two Eyes” in Spanish, comes from the two adjacent cenotes connected by a large underwater cavern, creating a unique and mesmerizing dive experience.

                                           The Cenote

Cenote Dos Ojos is part of one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world. It offers crystal-clear water with visibility often exceeding 100 meters, allowing divers to fully appreciate the intricate limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. The cenote is known for its light penetration, especially during midday when sunlight beams through the water, creating ethereal, blue-lit environments.

                                        Diving Experience

Diving in Cenote Dos Ojos is suitable for both beginner and experienced divers, though cavern diving certification is recommended. The cenote offers two main dive routes: the Barbie Line and the Bat Cave Line.

  1. Barbie Line: This route is popular for its easy navigation and stunning visuals. It takes divers through wide passages, illuminated by natural light, showcasing impressive rock formations and fossilized remains embedded in the cave walls. The route is named after a Barbie doll found at one of the entrances, adding a quirky touch to the dive.
  2. Bat Cave Line: This route is more challenging and requires a guide. It leads divers to an air-filled chamber populated by bats, hence the name. The dive involves navigating through darker, narrower passages, providing a more adventurous experience with a mix of light and shadow creating dramatic underwater scenes.

                                Safety and Conservation

Diving in Cenote Dos Ojos is conducted under strict safety protocols to protect both divers and the delicate cave environment. Divers are advised to follow guidelines, such as avoiding touching formations and maintaining proper buoyancy to prevent silt disturbance. Conservation efforts are crucial to preserve the cenote’s pristine condition and unique biodiversity.

Unique Features

Cenote Dos Ojos is not only a diving spot but also a site of archaeological significance. Divers can explore ancient Mayan artifacts and fossils, adding a historical dimension to the underwater adventure.

In summary, Cenote Dos Ojos offers an extraordinary diving experience, combining natural beauty, adventure, and historical intrigue, making it a must-visit destination for any diving enthusiast.

Important information

  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Daily Schedule: Pickup at 8:00am from Playa del Carmen 
  • Prerequisite open water diver certification
  • Your last dive should be maximum one year ago

 Included 

  • 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