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Gran Cenote (Sac Aktun) - Mexico

Gran Cenote (Sac Aktun) is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Tulum, Q.roo, Mexico. This dive site has an average rating of 4.20 out of 5 from 5 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m. The average visibility is under 5ft/2m.

Amazing Cave Features!

Located just outside of Tulum Gran Cenote lives up to its name, it is both amazing and grand! To find it take a right off of Highway 307 when you get to the second traffic light in Tulum. You want to head towards the Coba ruins, and go about 3 kilometers where you will see a sign for Gran Cenote on your right. Pull into the parking area, and there will be a gate where you can pay your entrance fee. You will walk on a short, well-maintained path until you get to the stairs that bring you down into the cenote. There are wooden decks and ladders to allow easy access to various points of the cenote.

This is a hugely popular spot for cave divers so you are more then likely to see a diver or 5. My favorite thing to do is to track them with my snorkeling mask as they glide across the bottomless abyss with their dive lights. They light up the caves below that would go other wise unnoticed by the oblivious snorkeler.

This is by far in my top choices of cenotes in the area for pure natural beauty. A must see in my book. Bathroom and changing facilities are on site as well as snorkeling equipment and life vests that you are able to rent.

Outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited, and entrance fees are 80 pesos per person.

From SportDivers Planets 50 Greatest Dives, #11 Riviera Maya, Mexico
There are a number of great cave and cavern dives in the world’s capital for cave and cavern dives, but the best is Gran Cenote. It’s not deep like the Pit, spooky like Temple of Doom or just plain weird like Angelita; no, Gran Cenote is the first stop for many snorkelers and divers because the water is clear, shallow, and it’s an easy introduction to what you can expect from the cenotes that dot Riviera Maya. Water lilies near the entry ladder add a touch of color to the cerulean pool that quickly leads you to a main chamber, where you’ll surface deep inside the rock. There’s always a guide ahead, a guideline below and a gaggle of snorkelers — taking advantage of the open-air — following your every fin kick from above. — DE

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