Dangerous Cave Diving Sites in Mexico

It is known as the most dangerous Cave Diving Sites in Mexico.As a big country with waters in the Caribbean and the Pacific, Mexico has many cave diving attractions. The Sea of Cortez is a famous place for visits of some of the biggest creatures of the oceans (white sharks and whale sharks). The Riviera Maya is a tourist district in the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula and includes top cave diving sites places from Islas Mujeres, Cozumel and the several mysterious Cetones (a sinkhole in the Earth’s surface with a chain of underground river networks).                    Cave Diving

Cozumel Dive Sites

When considering where to dive, it is important to understand just how large some of the reef systems can be and how one section might connect with another. One can easily make three different dives in an area called Columbia Deep and never see the same coral. The southern section of Columbia Deep borders on what is known as Punta Sur (South Point) and offers some of the best cave diving sites available in the resort area. At Columbia Deep divers find towering coral that rises from a bottom ranging from 90 to 200 feet to within 50 feet of the surface scattered over a sandy bottom along with impressive sponges, caves diving and tunnels.

Cenote Dive Sites

The Caverns in Mexico or the Riviera Maya Cenotes are in the World Guinness record for the longest cave and cavern dive systems in the world. South of Cancun is home to miles of incredible limestone caverns that were once dry. After thousands of years of dripping rain water, stalagmites and stalactites formed incredible formations that challenge the imagination. Each Cenote Dive Sites is the entrance to an incredible maze of cavern systems which are filled with crystal clear fresh water with over 500 feet visibility making your cavern cave diving adventure unforgettable. Each Cenote has it own unique features making every dive location totally different adventure.

Yucatan Dive Sites

The State of Yucatan has over 3500 Cenotes with many water filled caves diving sites. Most caves are deeper than in Q.Roo in the 130 feet / 40 meter to 200 feet / 60 meter range. The caves are much shorter in penetration distance. Most of the Cenotes are located in remote areas with a steep 30 feet / 9 meter drop from the jungle floor to the water surface.Most of the Cenotes in the Yucatan are Sinkholes with no connected horizontal cave passages. Some of theses Sinkholes exceed 500 feet / 150 meters in depth.

Mayan Riviera

Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, is a cenote, or cave diving sites, known as the ‘Temple of Doom’. The cenote is filled with a mixture of fresh water and salt water, and consists of a large canyon that leads off into other passageways and caverns. There are no stairs leading down to the water, so divers have to enter using a rickety ladder attached to the edge of the cave. The danger of this dive site comes from the labyrinth of passages that are easy to get lost in. Divers that have ventured outside the area lit by daylight have sometime run into problems. A passage known as ‘The Madonna’ has claimed multiple divers’ lives.

 

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