The Tajma and other Caverns, Caves and Cenotes in The Yucatan Peninsula
This Aint No Regular Reef Dive
Eradicate the limits of your next Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen and or Cancun vacation...don't let your enthusiasm stop on the white, warm, sandy shore...take the following step...beyond the beach...to see what you can see in the magnificent water caves of the Yucatan Peninsula. At Yachts Riviera Maya we offer a wide array of extraordinary diving encounters within the rich waters of Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Contoy, Holbox, Tulum and Cozumel. For a one of a kind diving experience like no other then literally take the plunge into the Cenotes, Caverns and Caves that make up miles of submerged limestone burrows that bare an extreme likeness to an underground highway. Just because they were only discovered around 20 years ago doesn’t mean this is something new. The amazing shapes and sizes of the underwater stalagmites and stalactites have been given their shape over 100’s of years. The light emissions that spotlight the water make spooky shadows and enhancements that are elevated with the haloclines. Include a few stalagmites and stalactites into the comparison and the outcome is the most astonishing bit of characteristic workmanship you can ever envision.
While a normal diver certification is adequate when considering your cave diving experience, your dive should not be taken lightly as there are many twist turns and various routes in this astonishing buckle of the Yucatan Peninsula. If it has been a while since your last dive, no worries, we have a team of trainers available to you and will get you up to speed for little or no additional cost depending on your request. Certification must be shown prior to the dive. All diving gear is provided along with flash lights, but if you have any special equipment then we ask that you bring it along; knives, special fins, chalk board, dive watches, etc… Whether you are coming from the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum or Cancun, we can accommodate your traveling needs with a little up front notice.
Hands down, we have the best trained cavern dive guides in the Riviera Maya to make this an unforgettable and safe experience. Diving is what we do every day, and while we love what we do it is also something that we take very serious. It is of the utmost importance that you have an amazing time with us, but safety always comes first.
The Popular Tajma:
Tajma Ha is only one of numerous natural hollows and cenotes situated toward the south of Cancun in Puerto Aventuras. The nearby closeness to the Cancun Hotel zone, all Riviera Maya Hotels and even the island of Cozumel is the thing that makes it an advantageous and simple plunge for the cavern diving enthusiast. The first wayfarers to this submerged hollow framework initially named it Taj Mahal in light of the fact that it helped them to remember the magnificence of the Indian Temple. However as "Ha" means water in Mayan, it was later changed for legitimacy. This is just one of the many popular diving spots since there is a peppering of cenotes and caverns from Cancun to Tulum and deep into the jungle. Things to consider are the size of your group, your location and willingness to travel, and the amount of time you have allocated for this once in a life time occurrence.
More About The Cenotes Caves and Caverns of the Yucatan
Description of Cenotes:
Cenotes are surface associations with underground water bodies. While the best-known cenotes are expansive untamed water pools measuring several meters in distance across, for example, those at Chichén Itzá in Mexico, the best number of cenotes are littler protected destinations and don't as a matter of course have any surface water. The term cenote has additionally been utilized to depict comparable karst but in other areas, for example, Cuba and Australia, they use the more non specific term of sinkholes as a description.
Cenote water is regularly clear, as the water originates from downpour water separating gradually through the ground, and along these lines contains next to no suspended particulate matter. The groundwater stream rate inside of a cenote may be moderate. By and large, cenotes are zones where segments of rooftop gave way uncovering a basic hollow framework, and the water stream rates may be much quicker: up to 10 kilometers (6 mi) every day. Cenotes around the globe draw in cavern jumpers who have reported broad overwhelmed hollow frameworks through them, some of which have been investigated for lengths of 100 km (62 mi) or more.
How Cenotes Are Developed:
Cenotes are framed by disintegration of rock and the consequent auxiliary breakdown. Rock that falls into the water underneath is gradually uprooted by further disintegration, making space for more decay. The rate of breakdown increments amid periods when the water table is beneath the ceiling of the void, subsequently the stone roof is no longer supported by the water in the void which causes caving.
Cenotes may be completely caved in making a vast water pool, or mostly broken down with some bit of a stone overhanging over the water. Cenotes regularly take after little round ponds, measuring several meters in distance across with sheer drops at the edges. Many cenotes, be that as it may, require some level of stooping or creeping to get to the water.