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Cenote- Taj Mahal - Mexico

Cenote- Taj Mahal is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 1 st. AVE. NORTE 238, Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710, Mexico. This dive site has an average rating of 4.18 out of 5 from 17 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is over 150ft/46m.

A cenote (pronounced in Mexican Spanish [se'no?te] is a type of sinkhole containing groundwater typically found in the Yucatán Peninsula and some nearby Caribbean islands. The term is derived from a word used by the low-land Maya to refer to any location where groundwater is accessible. Cenotes are surface connections to subterranean water bodies.

Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water infiltrating slowly through the ground, and therefore contains very little suspended particulate matter. The groundwater flow rate within a cenote may be very slow at velocities ranging from 1 to 1000 meters per year. In many cases, cenotes are areas where sections of cave roof have collapsed revealing an underlying cave system and the water flow rates here may be much faster: up to 10,000 meters per day. Cenotes around the world attract cave divers who have documented extensive flooded cave systems through them, some of which have been explored for lengths of 100 kilometers or more.

YOU NEED a PROFESSIONAL GUIDE SERVICE with cave diving experience and training. These dive sites are safe but as with any "overhead" enviroment you need to at the very least be with experienced cave divers. I have provided the name and contact information of a VERY good operation in Playa that can assist you.


JMH115 - 6/16/2016 9:32 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/16/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.