playa del carmen - mexico
dive with us & discover the mayan cenotes
The historical entrance of the cave system Aktun Ha was one of the first caves explored in the area. Before that cave divers and nature lovers get to enjoy its beauties, the site was used to wash taxis, hence is name, Carwash. The cenote has a vast surface and contains an important flora and fauna (waterlilies, fresh water turtles and a small crocodile has set home here). The cavern tour is made along a huge natural entrance decorated with large dark columns and stalactites. Seen from the cavern, the entrance seems gigantic and the color turns from green to red according to the changes of light and tannic acids. Divers can see many fossils hidden along the way between huge columns, and exiting the cavern, they can enjoy some time in the open water to observe the unique fauna and flora.
MAXIMAL DEPTH: 16M
APPROX. DIVE DURATION: 45’
POINTS OF INTEREST: SPELEOTHEMS, TANNIC WATER, STAINED COLUMNS, LIGHT EFFECT, SPECIAL FAUNA AND FLORA