Chikin Ha

Chikin Ha

Open daily
Facility:  Nice toilets, one big table under a palapa roof, quite a walk with equipment to cenote entrance.
Maximum depth:  13m/40 ft

Chikin Ha means” water of the west”.  The cenote features only one cavern dive and, for that reason, is not so often dived.  The line is quite long so if air planning is of no concern, we can easily dive up to 60 minutes here.  A tunnel leads us into the halocline before we ascend into the shallower areas around Cenote Rainbow.  As the name suggests, the white sun beams are split into the different colours of the rainbow and when you look up to the untouched surface, you will see this cenote is aptly named.  Chikin Ha has less formations, but the fragile stone so quickly dissolved that it uncovered numerous fossils of which my personal favourites are the many sea urchins that you can see there.
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