Scuba diving in Angelita Cenote

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From Shore
Diver level
Average: 30 m
Maximum: 60 m
No currents
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

Cenote Angelita or Little Angel is a unique site where divers can dive in the "clouds" at 30m/100ft and see upside down trees. First half of the cenote, until 30m/100ft mark, is filled with fresh water, while the other half, with salt water. The two halves are separated by a thin layer, about 4m/10ft, of hydrogen sulfate, which has a zero visibility, but creates a unique mirror effect. Beneath the layer, which looks like a dense cloud from the top, the water is clear again, but divers are advised to have a good scuba diving lights, since the cenote gets quite dark after divers pass through the hydrogen sulfate layer.

When to go

It is possible to dive Angelita Cenote all year long. The average air temperature stays within 25-30C/77-86F. The average water temperature stays around 20C/68F.

What to see

While on this dive, visitors can explore a swim through, some interesting fossils, an underwater tree and the unique mirror effect, created by the light reflected off the surface of the hydrogen sulfate layer at 30m/100ft depth.

Reachable from

Tulum, Merida, Cancun

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Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Playa del Carmen Fantasea Dive and Adventures

    Playa del Carmen plus Cenotes Package

    2 days / 4 dives, accommodation is available on request
  • Playa del Carmen DiveMex

    Diving in Cenotes

    Half day diving excursion with 2 dives in the famous cenotes. The diving in the cenotes is something very special. The Yucatan peninsula is famous for this wide cross-linked, underground river system, and each year thousands of divers come to Mexico just to have this experience. Hundreds of kilometers extend along the coast. Mystical places of a bygone culture. The cenotes. To get there, we take the pick-up truck directly into the jungle. Having arrived at the cenote we consider the local conditions, and provide a detailed briefing about the safety regulations and the dives. Then we prepare the equipment and start for the first dive; there are usually two. Between dives we offer a snack with cold, non-alcoholic beverages. After the second dive, we have lunch. What makes the cavern diving in the cenotes something special? The crystal clear water gives you a feeling of floating in the middle of an underground room. The light has a laser intensity and the ancient formations are breathtaking. A must for every diver. The rates for the Cenotes depend on distance, entrance fees and double entrance fees (115 USD - 165 USD)
  • Playa del Carmen Diving Caves

    Advanced cenote diving

    Please, choose any from the following options: cenote Dreamgate, Calavera, Carwash, Gran Cenote, the Pit, Angelita, Pet Cemetery, Zapote
  • Puerto Aventuras Planet Scuba Mexico

    5 Days/10 Dives Silver Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Playa del Carmen CenoteXperience

    3 Dives in Cenotes (including Angelita or The Pit or Zapote)

    Cenote dives in Angelita or The Pit or Zapote + other for advanced certified divers. It is required 2 divers to do the 3 dives packages
  • Cancun AlwaysDiving

    Dive in the Angelita Cenote

    Diving in the Angelita Cenote. This product is for certified divers only. Deep dive, around 150 ft deep in a multilevel dive, we provide you 100 cubic feet tanks in order to have more bottom time, definitely a surreal experience, another dive that could be one of the best of your life.
  • Playa del Carmen Fantasea Dive and Adventures

    Playa del Carmen plus Cenotes plus Cozumel or Puerto Morelos Package

    3 days / 6 dives, accommodation is available on request

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