Scuba Diving in Cenote Dreamgate
Cenote Dreamgate was only recently found and opened to the public and is one of the more challenging cenotes to dive along the Riviera Maya. But once you enter into this otherworldly realm you’ll see why the effort and the necessary dive experience required to get here is well worth it.
There are actually two incredibly unique dives that can be done at Cenote Dreamgate depending on which direction your dive guide leads you on. But both challenging dives are exquisite and offer a feast for the eyes. During the dive you will experience a maximum depth of only 20 feet with a close bottom and extremely delicate surroundings on all sides. You’ll be led through very narrow areas of the cenote where many of the stalactites are just beginning to form. These structures, known as soda straws are amazing to see, but are also incredibly fragile. Which means in order to continue to protect this environment and keep its pristine condition, excellent buoyancy control from all divers here in Cenote Dreamgate is a must for this extremely shallow dive.
In addition to the newly formed stalactites there is an extensive amount of cave decoration and design that you will see along the dive. Eventually you will wind your way to an air dome where you can surface. Here you will see the roots of trees dangling from above towards the water seeking out their life source.
The beautiful and challenging nature of Dreamgate Cenote means it has attracted much positive attention. The documentary series “Caves” for BBC Planet Earth and “Secrets of the Maya Underworld” for BBC Natural World filmed much of their underwater footage here.
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Please Note: An open water diver certification (or equivalent) is required for cavern cenote dives. If you aren’t certified, we will be happy to introduce you to diving!
What to bring:
- Your diving equipment
- Your certification card
- Swimming suit & towel
- Sun glasses & cap
- Biodegradable sunblock
- Experienced certified Instructor
- 2 tanks & weights
- Nitrox for nitrox certified divers
- Water, Cookies
- Lunch in a restaurant
- Pick up and drop off from Playa Del Carmen
- Diving equipment (15 USD per day)