If you are interested in cenote diving in the Riviera Maya, then there are a few things that need to be considered before you schedule your day trip. Cavern diving is an amazing experience that you will enjoy, and you need to make sure that you are prepared for the trip so that you can relax and feel comfortable in the water.
Buoyancy and Scuba Skills
Unlike open water dives, cavern diving is in a smaller, confined space. So, you need to make sure that you are comfortable with your buoyancy, in order to handle yourself as you are moving through the smaller passageways. In many places in the cenotes, there is rock overhead and the areas is completely filled with water. So, you need to be comfortable enough with your buoyancy in order to handle yourself appropriately without running into the overhead rocks or side walls.
Many times, it is a good idea to have a dive instructor check your buoyancy skills before the dive, in order to make sure that you will be ready to dive in the cenotes.
Hand Signals and Safety Guidelines
There are a few unique hand signals and scuba guidelines that need to be considered in the caverns, and your dive guide will go over these things before you get in the water. Cavern diving is basic technical diving, and you need to make sure that your equipment is maintained and in good condition.
Your dive guide will talk with you about the rule of thirds in the caverns, to make sure that the air consumption is appropriate for the length of the dive.
One of the biggest advantages to cenote diving is the fact that you will experience the dive with a small group. The groups are limited to 4 divers per guide, so you will be able to explore the cavern in a safe and fun situation, and your guide will be able to give you the attention that you deserve.
Do you want to experience the Riviera Maya cenotes for yourself? We invite you to contact us today to schedule your cenote scuba diving trip!