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Cenote diving!!

Discussion in 'Invade Cozumel 2011' started by ScubaSparky85, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ScubaSparky85

    ScubaSparky85 Manta Ray

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    For those of us going to the Invasion and staying extra days, we are arranging a Cenote dive for Sunday June 19th. Snorkeling will also be available for those who want to come with us who either don’t dive or aren’t comfortable diving them, but would still like to see them!

    This is being arranged with Tank Ha dive op in Playa del Carmen.
    Two 1-tank dives cost $110 (USD) and Snorkeling is $50 (USD). A $30 deposit is required to confirm your spot (Visa or Mastercard) – and the rest can be paid on the day of the dive via Visa, Mastercard, Cash, or Travelers Checks.
    ** The ferry to Playa del Carmen is also about $12 each way.

    Package includes: tanks, weights, diving lamp, transportation, entrance fees, drinks and a lunch box. Rental gear is available for $15. There will also be no more than 4 divers to each 1 dive guide.

    Cancellation Policy: If cancellation occurs more than 15 days before your planned
    arrival, you will be refunded the amount charged, less $30 USD as cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs during the 15 days before your arrival, there will be no refund.

    Getting to Tank Ha: We will be leaving on the ferry to Playa del Carmen at 7:00 AM (if you miss this ferry, you will miss the dive!!). Check in is at the dive shop by 8:15 AM. From the ferry pier it is about a 10 minute walk to the dive center. From the pier you walk up to the main street, turn right onto La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), turn left at the corner of 10th street, you will find them about 50yrds /mtr on the left side. From here, Tank Ha will provide transportation to the cenotes.

    Useful Links:
    Tank Ha website can be found HERE
    For further questions, you can contact Marce (owner) at: marce@tankha.com (or send me a PM)
    Secure Payment / Reservation fee can be made HERE
    FAQ about the cenotes can be found HERE

    List of people confirmed:
    PansSiren (John)
    LeannH (Leann) <-- Birthday Girl!! :D
    Aggiebq86 and party (Jim, Hannah, and Robin (Robin as Snorkler)
    Ramasule (Derek)

    Some others are on the fence, we will update this list as we get confirmation!!

    Lastly, Cardzard posted a wonderful video of the Dos Ojos Cenotes which we will be going to (don't know if we'll take the same 'lines') later in this thread, but I'll include it here also. This will be a great example of what we will experience first hand!!

    [vimeo]22533046[/vimeo]
     
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  2. Leann H

    Leann H Barracuda

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    I just watched some videos. Looks DARK and CLOSED IN!!:confused: Why the hell not, I'll try anything once!
     
  3. ScubaSparky85

    ScubaSparky85 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Well yeah, you're in a cave :wink:, lol. The feeling of actually swimming through them though, is quite breathtaking... and like many things in diving, quite the surreal experience!
     
  4. Thanshin

    Thanshin Solo Diver

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    I'd very much like to, but having no cave experience I'll probably leave them for a future trip.
     
  5. dukeh20

    dukeh20 Nassau Grouper

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    We dove the Cenotes on a Coz trip about 4 years ago. We had no cave experience and the dives really didn't require any. The divemasters that went with us were at the front and back of our group of six divers and kept a real close eye on us.

    They were dives that sometimes took us into somewhat confined areas and then into large open caves. If you are uncomfortable in that kind of environment, you might want to check out some of the videos on line first. Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwYz63U20Ek&feature=related

    Additionally, the water is a constant 70 degrees. You will need at least a 3 mil and if you chill easily and then maybe more.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  6. Downing

    Downing Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    My very first OW dives after OW certification were in cenotes. We were staying a week in Playa del Carmen before moving on to Cozumel.

    I absolutely fell in love with them. The way the light played through that crystal clear water is an experience I'll never forget.

    I can't imagine going to Coz without taking at least one day to hop a ferry over to PdC and hitting a couple of cenotes.
     
  7. Smit

    Smit Barracuda

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    I would love to go cenote diving. I really wish now that I had extended my stay for a couple days, there are so many things to do.
     
  8. ADeadlierSnake

    ADeadlierSnake DIR Practitioner

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    I would definitely be down for cenote diving, even if it means missing a day in cozumel.
     
  9. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm planning to do at least one day of cenote diving with Dennis @ Diablo Divers. If anyone would like me to organize a group trip, I'd be happy to do so. It's a simple ferry trip over to Playa.
     
  10. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

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    Although Rox and I will not be going to the Cenotes on this trip, I do agree that Dennis @ Diablo Divers is the operation to choose. I have used him in the past and you will not find better no matter how long you look.
     
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