Cenote Calavera is one of the cenotes that we found on the road from Tulum to Coba, a very cenotera area for divers. Behind a striking entrance awaits you a beautiful cenote to dive.

In this area between Tulum and Cobá there are several cenotes, some more suitable for swimming with a mask, others for diving and some mixed. Among the most visited we find the Great Cenote, whose characteristics of an open cenote and cave with several connected entrances make it ideal for swimming and diving. Just two kilometers from Tulum behind a picturesque entrance, the Calavera cenote awaits you.


Dive Tulum Cenote Calavera

The cenote Calavera is more suitable for diving than for swimming. An open entrance leads you into its depths with the rays of the sun. There begins the adventure for divers. Swimmers can enjoy the nature of the place and do a little dive.

There are photos on Instagram of people on a swing that have made this cenote very popular. Without detracting from the place we believe that for snorkeling or swimming there are much better cenotes near Tulum.

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Why is it called Cenote Skull?

El Cenote Skull It is well known by those who do the accreditation course for caves, but don't worry that this is not the reason for the name calavera.

In the center of the entrance to the cenote with a depth of 3 meters, you can see the sediments from the collapse of the limestone rock. On these sediments, when the sun's rays touch at zenith time, a reflected skull is seen as the holes in the ceiling are reflected. Here is the mystery.


Features cenote Calavera

Cenote Calavera reaches a depth of 19 meters and there are up to three layers of haloclines, the effect that is created when fresh water meets salt is a very cool phenomenon for the diver. Suddenly it is as if your vision is clouded, as if you had to wear glasses, everything is blurred ... you are going through a halocline.

Skull Cenote

The diver will not leave you indifferent this precious Cenote SkullDoes any cenote do it? When you go out to dive the last cenote, it always seems the most wonderful dive you have ever done. If you want a good dive center write us in comments and contact you ellos

Enjoy the magic of the cenote, without more, let yourself go.

Cenote Calavera, entrance to a beautiful 1 dive

Cenote Skull, cenotes

 LOCATION:The Calavera cenote is located 2 kilometers from Tulum, on Highway 109 towards Cobá.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. There are services at the entrance of bathrooms and showers (showers), changers, rent vests.
PRICE ENTRY: 50 mxn per person, 100 pesos if you are going to dive.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Public transport arrives from Valladolid (10 minutes) or you can go by taxi. The entrance to the cenote is a few meters from the road. If you are in Tulum you can rent a bicycle and go to the cenote, an increasingly popular option.
WHAT TO BRING?  Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water is always good. Swimsuit and a towel or sarong to dry off after bathing. It is a good option to wear a diving mask to better appreciate the place.
THE LAW OF THE GOOD CENOTERO: To avoid contaminating the delicate water of the cenotes, do not use body creams, or protectors, or repellents before entering them. Do not hang from the roots of the trees or touch the stalactites or do any other idiocy that damages the place.
CENOTE CALAVERA FEATURES: cenote Skull It is open, with a maximum depth of 19 meters, ideal for diving.

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