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Chac-Mool or Jaguar Cave and Kukulcan have a nice halocline and excellent stalactites.
|Name Dive Site:||Chak-Mool, Jaguar Cave, Kukulcan|
|Depth: ||0-12m (0-39ft)|
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There are two water entries to Chac-Mool or Jaguar Cave, both leading into the same rooms. The first room is relatively big with a lot of light entering from the opening. In the second room, a portion of the ceiling has collapsed under an air dome, in which divers can surface. This allows the diver to dive next to two levels of beautiful stalactites. Along the opening of the main entrance, there are some trunks and branches reaching into the water. Here you can experience a stunning laser light show on sunny days. Chac-Mool is one of the caverns where you will find a halocline. This is where salt and fresh water comes together creating fascinating visual effects. With its large rooms and maximum depth of 12m/45 ft, Chac Mool is perfect for everyone new in cavern diving and can be reached just south of Puerto Adventuras on the right 22 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen.
In this same system there is a different entrance to Cenote Kukulcan. You need to walk approximately 30m/100ft. As soon as you start the dive, a whole curtain of laser beams will take your breath away. Once you cross through this curtain you will be able to see it from a distance as you see the reflection of bubbles on the ceiling. If you look close into the walls you can find beautiful crystals and some fossils. The deepest area of the dive goes through a very thick halocline giving you the effect that the surface of the water is just above you. It is a great dive on sunny days.
This cave system flirts between fresh and salt water zones. Halocline is at 9.6m(32ft). Saltwater areas consist of typical limestone. Any place fresh water exists features an array of speleothems. Some of the best dives are on the upstream mainline, beyond cavern zone at a highly decorated dome room. Downstream mainline, to the Cauc Na or Monster House, you can find the world's longest underwater stalactite Xix Ha Tunich. The larger of the two entries has more area to snorkel. The cenote is larger and offers a view to a large room as well as the entries to the cavern tour area. There are some hammocks and plenty of space to lounge around if you are waiting for divers or just taking a break.
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Chac-Mool is located 16km/10miles south of Playa del Carmen. The first room is relatively big with a lot of light entering from the opening. In the second room a part of the ceiling has collapsed under an air dome and divers can surface on it. Through the opening of the main entrance divers can experience a spectacular laser light show on sunny days and also in Chac-Mool you will see another phenomenon, the halocline. With its large rooms and shallow waters this cenote is perfect for beginners to cavern diving.
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