PREVIOUS DIVE Santa Rosa Shallows
Dos Ojos NEXT DIVE

Return to the cenotes

It's been around ten years since I visited the cenotes of the Riviera Maya. It's great to be back!

We met Ricardo on the ferry to Playa del Carmen where we were picked up and driven to the cenote.

Dos Ojos means "two eyes", the name given to the site when it was discovered from an airplane.

Both dives here entered via eye one, though inside each followed a different line. For this first dive we took the "Barbie line", so called as the halfway point is marked by a Barbie doll stuck in a crocodile's mouth. These were cavern dives, meaning that we were never out of sight of natural sunlight. However we were able to penetrate quite deep and scout a lengthy path through the formations, as there are several openings here.

The fresh water was considerably colder than the seawater of Cozumel, so I wore a wetsuit. Was still a bit chilly, but not too bad.

A few small fish here escorted us throughout the dive.

Amazing stalactites/stalagmites and enormous slabs of limestone.

Rick and I had been talking about diving the cenotes for a long time, so it was great to finally do it.

  • Beautiful
  • Exciting
  • Recommended
dive site operator
Operator :
Dive Choice Mexico
49.4 km from site
Clear
Dive Profile
Conditions
Entry Shore
Time In 09:39
Surface Calm
Tide Not Applicable
Depth
5 m (avg)
Depth
8 m (max)
48 minutes
Current None
Surge None
26 °C (water)
Equipment
Tank
200 bar on entry
90 bar on completion
Regular Air
12 litres Aluminium
Weights
2.7 kg
Ok
Exposure Protection
Shorty
3 mm
Too Cold
Buddies
Buddy
Miami, Florida
169
Guide
Ricardo Garcia
Friend
Poncho