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Cavern / Cenote Diving

 

What you can expect

Crystal- clear water, no current, shallow depths, relaxed diving without time pressure, water temperature constantly at 24°C/ 75F (throughout the year).

Limits of Cavern Diving

To sign in for a cavern dive, you have to have a Open Water certification, recent dive experience and good buoyancy control.
The limits of cavern diving were established internationally and are accepted by our community and are the following:

  • within natural daylight zone
  • 60m/ 200 ft maximum distance from the nearest surface point
  • 21m/ 70ft maximum depth
  • 15m/ 50ft minimum visibility
  • no restricton smaller than where 2 divers can comfortably pass
  • no decompression diving

in addition the APSA limits:

  • group ratio 4 divers per guide maximum
  • within arm length distance of the guideline
  • not beyond warning signs

In addition the limits of www.diving-caves.com, my personal ABC rules:

  • Awareness: your level or awareness must have reached already the point where your focus is not on the basic diving skills. Be proficient with fin kicks, trim and your position in the water column, good equalisation techniques. We always start easy and I explain all, so no worries that you are not able to enjoy some cavern dives. As a good guide, I will take care of you and guide you from the beginning through the proper procedures.
  • Buoyancy skills appropriate to dive site; there are places that are good to start your experience in cavern diving, so do not worry that I will take you into the dark cave! There are more open caverns close to the daylight and later we go to the darker ones, more decorated, more sediment etc.
  • Conservation; no littering of the outside which I hope I do not need to point out the importance, but also no vandalism in the cave; purposeful touching of formations or collecting things are unacceptable for me.