Cenote and Cave Diving with Isa

Cenotes

The Yucatan Peninsula is characterized by its mainly limestone bedrock. The porous bedrock does not allow for fresh water to accumulate above ground in forms of rivers and lakes. Instead, rain water filters through the perforated rock and collects underground. At times, the bedrock destabilizes and it collapses creating a cenote.

For ancient Mayas cenotes provided year-round access to fresh water. They were vitally important for the survival of the local population and were embedded into the religious belief system. The Maya believed cenotes to be a gateway to Xibalba, the underworld, and the god of rain, Chaac, was believed to live there.

Experience the unforgettable

For ancient Mayas cenotes provided year-round access to fresh water. They were vitally important for the survival of the local population and were embedded into the religious belief system. The Maya believed cenotes to be a gateway to Xibalba, the underworld, and the god of rain, Chaac, was believed to live there.

Diving in Cenote is an exciting experience. The water is absolutely transparent, crystal clear and pure. The ceilings of the tunnels are bitten of hundreds of stalactites themselves dressed in green roots. The tangle of tunnels sometimes lead to high rooms traversed by long rays of sun penetrating the darkness of the cave through small openings in the ceiling.

You can find more information related to cenote diving on the Cenote Tours website.

Isabel Domínguez – Technical Cave Instructor & Tek OW Sidemount Instructor

Isa is not only very passionate about cave and cenote diving. She is also very experienced and great guide. Isa holds the following certificates:

IANTD: Technical Cave Instructor, Tek OW Sidemount Instructor, Advanced EANx Instructor, Technical Diver, Adv. Cave – Stage/Multi-Stage Diver, Adv. Cave – DPV Diver, Adv. Cave – Sidemount Diver.

SSI: Advanced Open Water Instructor, Gold 500 Instructor, React Right Instructor (FA, CPR, AED, O2). Specialty Instructor: Cavern, Enriched Air Nitrox, Wreck Diving, Recreational Cavern & Cenote Diving, Perfect Buoyancy, Night Diving and Limited Visibility, Equipment Techniques, Navigation, Dive Guide, Deep, Coral, Marine Ecology, Science Of Diving.

TDI: Full Cave Diver, Survey.

The temperature of the water in the cenotes is around 24° celsius. At sea, water is around 29 ° celsius in the summer. The water is much colder in cenotes so a full wetsuit is highly recommended.

Requirements:

Certified diver
Less than 1 year since last dive
Minimum age: 15