Located 130 kilometers south of Cancun, Tulum is very famous for the remains of the Maya civilization... and for diving in the cenotes. Most archaeologists think that Tulum was built in the beginning of the post-classic period (900-1200). The citadel is surrounded by walls on three sides, the forth being protected by the sea... Two dives in the cenotes cost between 60 and 90 US$, plus 8 US$ fee for the entrance.
Piedra Escondida (hotel)telephone : 52 (984) 10 03 826fax : 52 (984) 87 12 091email : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.piedraescondida.comrating : 4 / 4 starscomments :Located on a beach, this hotel is managed by an Italian guy and a French lady. Small and charming with only 8 rooms, each of them having a hammock outside... The restaurant provides excellent food, with Mexican and Italian cooking. Be aware that there is no electricity after 10 pm, and that credit cards are not accepted.
Bat Cavernrating : 4.0type of diving : cavedepth : 10 mvisibility : excellent
After an introduction, done outside under a really torrid sun (50°C), the dive starts at a depth of 10 meters. For security reasons, only up to 4 divers may dive with the divemaster, following a safety rope to avoid getting lost in this underwater labyrinth. Due to the temperature of the water, cooler than the sea, the use of a thicker wetsuit is highly recommended. During the dive, light vanishes slowly. However, with underwater torches, the visibility is really amazing.
Dos Ojosrating : 4.0type of diving : cavedepth : 10 mvisibility : excellent