SNORKELING AND DIVING
Plunge into world-class adventure.
Tulum is a world-class destination for snorkeling and diving. You can explore the water just offshore or go deeper with guided dives or snorkeling tours. Newcomers can obtain a diving certification here. And for the more advanced, cavern diving is also available.
Sian ka´an canal tour
SIAN KA’AN is a biological reserve located within 20-25 minutes. Its 653 hectares include beaches, lagoons, swamps, cenotes, 345 species of birds and more than 800 species of flora and fauna. Visit here and you may catch a glimpse of a jaguar or even an endangered species like the jabiru bird. There are a wide variety of ecological tours to choose from which can give you an up-close and truly unique experience of the one of the Yucatan’s most precious natural treasures.
In Mayan the word “ts’ono’ot” means “cave with water.” Blue-green to turquoise in tone, these crystal-clear fresh water cenotes were revered by the Mayans who saw them as the entrance to underworld and celebrated their special ceremonies, rituals and sacrifices around them.
Formed over millions of years, these natural treasures awe the visitor with the stony beauty of their stalactites and stalagmites. Near Tulum, the cenotes are ideal for diving and snorkeling. The best-known ones are The Car Wash, Grand Cenote, Calavera (The Skull), Dos Ojos (Two Eyes), The Pit, Casa Cenote (Cenote House) and Angelita (Little Angel). For diving and snorkeling we recommend guides certified by PADI and NACD and who are well acquainted with the recommended safety standards. Diving courses and certification for all levels is also available. Exploring these natural wonders is an unforgettable and, some would say, mystical experience. Diving into their other worldly beauty is something you won’t want to miss!