Cenote Angelita + Cenote Carwash – 2 Breathtaking Dives
8 hours 30 minutes
This dive-site is a pit-like open Cenote with a huge surface in the middle of the jungle, south of Tulum.
After our briefing, setup and safety checks, we will descend into the depths of Cenote Angelita.
The slowly appearing setup and ambiance of this dive-site is truly unique and will let you create memories for life.
At around 30 meters in depth you’ll find the impressive hydrogen-sulfide layer with a small island of organic debris and haunting trees reaching out of the smoke-like layer below.
Dropping down and seeing the view emerge from the depths and the curious light-play are something very special here, making many divers describe this Cenote as one of their favourite dives.
Our maximum dive depth here is 30 meters and we will slowly ascend during the dive circling around the walls of Cenote Angelita, admiring some speleothems and enjoying the unique atmosphere during this dive.
Towards the end of the dive we will do a safety-stop before finally coming back to the surface.
Your guide will help you to exit the water and un-gear back at the truck.
We will change tanks immediately for our upcoming second dive at Cenote Carwash.
Cenote Carwash is located some 10 minutes from Tulum Centre, very close to the road, which is why it’s called Carwash.
Years ago, this Cenote was actually used by the local taxi drivers, to wash their cars!
It’s location, with a big open area and a high water level made it perfect.
Nowadays nobody cleans their cars here anymore!
The waterlilies growing here make this place unique, and seasonally you can experience the tannic-water layer which creates an amazing array of colors.
The dive leads through the open area as well as the cavern-zone with lots of speleothems, some small bones and pottery to admire to a maximum depth of 15 meters.
The unique view from inside the cavern towards the entry is something that burns into every divers mind once experienced.
The open water section of Cenote Carwash is decorated by beautiful and colorful water lilies, inhabited by several different species of fish and some turtles.
From time to time you can be lucky and find a crocodile visiting this Cenote temporarily –
but no worries – they keep their distance to divers and humans.
Further Info on SCUBA Diving in Cenote Carwash + Cenote Angelita
This is an advanced Cenote diving combination, and local rules require recreational divers to have dived two less advanced Cenotes prior to diving in Cenote Angelita.
This is due to its absolute maximum depth.
Nitrox/Enriched Air certified divers will be provided Nitrox 32% for free.
Snorkeling at Cenote Carwash
Cenote Carwash is a beautiful Cenote for Divers as for non-divers!
It’s relatively big open water area and shallow depth allows to explore lots of corners with only a mask and snorkel!
You can see and explore the water lilies decorating this Cenote in a magic way, especially on a sunny day you can enjoy the colorful view.
In between the waterlilies you might find a turtle – common Cenote inhabitants – diving around and coming up to the surface every now and then.
The restaurant at this Cenote offers local food options, hamburgers, burritos and more.
You can enjoy a fresh cut coconut or mango right next to Cenote Carwash enjoying with your family meanwhile the divers take a plunge into the cavern-area of this Cenote.
Watch them following the guideline into the dark overhead area and disappearing into the depths of this magical cavern.
Have non-diving family or friends accompanying you on vacation?
Bring them on this Tour and have them enjoy the day with you, hang out at the Cenote and explore the jungle that surrounds it!
Live-vests, Showers, Bathrooms are available on-site.
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- Lunch and Water
- Entry Fees
- 2 Dives
- Equipment Rental