Playa del Carmen Tulum Riviera Maya Mexico
This dive site
is must do for advanced divers who
are looking for something a little
different. The name means "little
angel" in English and there may not
be a better way to describe this
magical dive site. The setting is
perfect as you walk a short distance
through the jungle to the rather
large hidden away cenote. To
describe it simply this cenote does
nothing else but go straight down
200 feet. Fresh water with unlimited
visibility makes up the first one
hundred feet and salt water the
other half is separated by a
mystical layer of hydrogen sulfate.
This layer in the middle appears as
a dense cloud from the top and
strange colored hue from the bottom.
Bring your dive lights, as you will
need them if you are going to
penetrate through to the bottom.
There are not many dives in the
world where you can dive in the
clouds at 100 feet and see trees,
but this is one. The deepest point
of this cenote really is at 200 feet
so go with the proper gasses in your
tanks but more importantly the right
guide showing you the best and
safest dive possible.
17 Kilometers South of Tulum
of Angelita courtesy of
Hours of operation: 8:00am -5:00pm /
everyday of the week
None- but plenty of private wooded
Restaurant on site- nothing even
close (bring lunch if you are staying)
Distance from gear up to water: 5
min walk through the jungle
Cavern Dives: This dive is unlike
every other cenote in the Riviera Maya.
Yes there is a cavern area in the cenote
but unlike others with more open water.
This is not a typical cavern dive in the
Riviera Maya. Guided cavern tour
Cave Dives: There are not any cave
passages or penetration cave diving
possible here. This is a very big cenote
that goes straight down with no side
passages at all. This is however a great
location to train for decompression
diving under the guidance of your local
Snorkeling: Easy entries but there
is no bottom to look at here. There is
some very nice wildlife in this area
with a number of turtles and some
overhangs to look at but not famous for
Special Cenote Dive Angelita:
|You must be
certified as an Advanced Diver and logged at
least 20 dives. A unique feature of this dive is
that a layer of hydrogen sulfide separates the
fresh water from the salt water below. This
mystical cloud is found at about 100 feet (30 m)
and stretches down to 110 feet (34 m) We will
descend to approx. 130 feet (40 m). An
indescribable dive. You have to see it for
Helpful Hint for a more fun experience
The following description is one of the recommended
techniques for cavern and cave diving the cenotes of the
Modified Flutter Kick
provided by S.Gerrard
The Cenotes of the Riviera Maya
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The diver is looking straight ahead, swimming horizontally
and moving the ankles only in a casual, alternating style,
bending the knees and holding firmly in place. The technique
is the most common used in cavern and cave diving.
Rules to follow for all
*Penetration: max. 200 feet (60m) from opening.
*Depth max. 70 feet (21m).
*Minimum visibility of 40 feet (12.5 m).
*Large with no restrictions.
*Area with ceiling and some visible light.
Please help us to preserve these fragile cenotes. Dive
*Reduce drag from equipment.
*No grabbing or pulling speleo themes.
*Try not to touch sediments.
Buoyancy & Propulsion:
*Minimize weight and do a buoyancy check before the dive.
*Neutral buoyancy wanted.
*Gentle kicks from the knee and ankle, not the hip.
*Head down slightly, body horizontal
*Mid-water positioning, stay off bottom and top.
Light & Hand Signals:
Our Certified Full Cave Guide will go over all signals with
you before the dive.
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