Ponderosa or El Eden is a great cenote with rocks covered in plants and fish life at the bottom.
|Name Dive Site:||Ponderosa, El Eden|
|Depth: ||0-14m (0-45ft)|
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Ponderosa or El Eden is a very large and exceptionally beautiful cenote located 3 kilometers south of Puerto Adventuras, near Playa del Carmen. The cenote is home to wide variety of fish, freshwater eels, turtles and aquatic plant life. The large opening appears much more nutrient rich as the rocks are covered with plants and mosses but still maintaining unlimited visibility. You can take a short walk from here to Coral Cenote just down a path and see another large collapse with just the sides underwater and a large island in the middle. The light penetration at Coral Cenote is loved by photographers as well as every diver that enters the water. Many different tours come here as a prime diving and snorkeling excursion and take a walk around the jungle. Keep your eyes open as there are fossil specimens of coral and shells throughout the jungle floor charting the history of the Yucatan peninsula.
Some of the best spots are upstream to Cenote Chikin Ha, The River Run Circuit, To the Chapel Room, To Cenote Azúl. Many different dives and many that connect to nearby cenotes making fascinating traverses. Snorkeling is excellent with plenty of area to explore. There are fresh water eels in this cenote as well as plenty of fish life in the open water zone. We can't recommend it but many people have a great time jumping off the cliffs here where the water is known to be deep enough.
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Located 25km/16miles south of Playa, the cenote Ponderosa presents big rocks covered by plants on the bottom and is home to a variety of fresh water fish and eels. It is a perfect place for swimmers and snorkelers, and is also a common spot for diving courses when the ocean is too rough. The cave has very large rooms and several daylight entrances and is qualified as easy, being perfect for not experienced divers.
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