RIVIERA MAYA

EL PIT
NICTE HA

POINTS OF INTEREST

Lights effects: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Stalactites: ⭐⭐ / Halocline: ⭐⭐ / H2S: ⭐⭐⭐ / Depth: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Overhead: ⭐ / Atmosphere: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

PRICE

$149 USD*

POINTS OF INTEREST

Lights effects: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Stalactites: ⭐⭐
Halocline: ⭐⭐
H2S: ⭐⭐⭐
Depth: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Overhead: ⭐
Atmosphere: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

PRICE

$149 USD*

EL PIT

El PIT is a deep, rugged gash in the jungle floor just 3 km past Dos Ojos. The entrance is steep and narrow, so use caution and use the pulleys to lower heavy equipment if necessary.

Arrive early for a deep morning dive with best light penetration in winter or arrive mid-day in summer for 35m light entry. Once in the water, stop and appreciate the calm around you, descend in the middle of the cenote in full light through a shallow halocline 50ft (14m) towards the hydrogen sulphide cloud at 100ft (30m). Tree branches eerily stick out of a multi-deep cloud of smoke, what appears to be the cavern floor becomes visible, but it do not stop there! El Pit continues deep under the cloud and narrows in darkness to 400ft (120m).

Continue your dive above the cloud as you explore the cavern overhang that leads you to the entrance through which first explorers discovered the cenote. Here you will not only find stalactites of all shapes and sizes, but also a spectacular view of the vastness of this subterranean wonder.

EL PIT

FEATURES

  • Depth: 115ft / 35m
  • Dive time: consumption limit ~40′
  • Access: Moderate
  • Nitrox preferred
  • Level: Advanced minimum with previous deep dive experience

EL PIT

El PIT is a deep, rugged gash in the jungle floor just 3 km past Dos Ojos. The entrance is steep and narrow, so use caution and use the pulleys to lower heavy equipment if necessary.

Arrive early for a deep morning dive with best light penetration in winter or arrive mid-day in summer for 35m light entry. Once in the water, stop and appreciate the calm around you, descend in the middle of the cenote in full light through a shallow halocline 50ft (14m) towards the hydrogen sulphide cloud at 100ft (30m). Tree branches eerily stick out of a multi-deep cloud of smoke, what appears to be the cavern floor becomes visible, but it do not stop there! El Pit continues deep under the cloud and narrows in darkness to 400ft (120m).

Continue your dive above the cloud as you explore the cavern overhang that leads you to the entrance through which first explorers discovered the cenote. Here you will not only find stalactites of all shapes and sizes, but also a spectacular view of the vastness of this subterranean wonder.

EL PIT

FEATURES

  • Depth: 115ft / 35m
  • Dive time: consumption limit ~40′
  • Access: Moderate
  • Nitrox preferred
  • Level: Advanced minimum with previous deep dive experience

NICTE HA

Cenote NICTE-HA “Water Flower” refers to the lily plant that grows and floats in its crystal clear waters and adorns all its surroundings. The cenote is located 1km before the Dos Ojos cenote.

It is part of the largest cave system that connects most of the cenotes in this region. Nicte-Ha is a shallow cenote with cool, transparent waters and colorful aquatic vegetation.

It is a watering hole surrounded by jungle, rustic and natural, ideal for those looking to have a direct experience with nature. Diving conditions are perfect in this cenote, as you will have excellent visibility and there are many daylight entries.

Recommended for photographer.

NICTE HA

FEATURES

  • Depth: 23ft / 7m
  • Dive time: 55′
  • Access: Easy
  • Level: Advanced minimum with excellent buoyancy control

NICTE HA

Cenote NICTE-HA “Water Flower” refers to the lily plant that grows and floats in its crystal clear waters and adorns all its surroundings. The cenote is located 1km before the Dos Ojos cenote.

It is part of the largest cave system that connects most of the cenotes in this region. Nicte-Ha is a shallow cenote with cool, transparent waters and colorful aquatic vegetation.

It is a watering hole surrounded by jungle, rustic and natural, ideal for those looking to have a direct experience with nature. The diving is perfect in this cenote, as you will have excellent visibility and there are many daylight entries.

Recommended for photographer.

NICTE HA

FEATURES

  • Depth: 23ft / 7m
  • Dive time: 55′
  • Access: Easy
  • Level: Advanced minimum with excellent buoyancy control

INCLUDED

  • Briefing Cenotes History, conservation, safety cavern rules and communication
  • Max 4 divers/guide
  • AL 12L (80ft/c3) cylinders (DIN/Yoke), weights and flashlights
  • Nitrox 32% (with certification)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Mexican lunch on cenote site
  • Cooler with natural juices, cold drinks and fruits
  • Certified and experienced trilingual cave diving instructor and guide
  • A lot of information about geology, history, animals, Mayan world, Yucatec gastronomy, cave diving

*The entrance ticket to the cenote is not included in our price. Its price is $600 MXN, to be paid to the owners at the entrance, in cash.