Casa Cenote

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Casa Cenote
Open daily
Facility: no tables, very close to the street and also to the ocean so a lot of sand, no toilets but if you have a coffee in the adjacent restaurant, they let you use the toilet.
Maximum depth: 6m/ 20ft

The Nohoch-Nah-Chich cave system ends here into the ocean in a short passage only diveable if you are cave certified. Most dive shops in Playa hardly ever go to Casa Cenote as it is an hour drive and not a typical cenote. For dive shops of the Tulum area it is the alternative if the wind blows too strong and they cannot go out for ocean diving. The cenote is very special, because you can feel the tides very strong and changing in the daily rhythm. Visibility is in brackish water never good, but sometimes you have that halocline layer effect that a friend described once as a dive in a cocktail. At times it can even be hard to dive against the flow and checking the tide tables is not always reliable but for sure helpful.
There is only a short line ready installed as most of the dive we will be in the open water or just under the overhangs of the mangrove roots. It is stunning to see the different marine life there, not only a lot of juvenile fish, for example a school of young tarpoons can be seen, but also the blue dancing crab and other fish that I do not know from any other cenote so far.