The Yucatán Peninsula contains many of Mexico’s cenotes. A cenote is a water hole that has been formed by collapsed limestone, then filled with freshwater over millions of years. Many of these cenotes connect, forming an extensive underwater cave system. In fact, the Yucatán Peninsula has the longest underground cave system in the world! This makes the area one of the most impressive cave diving sites.
How to get there
The popular tourist city Cancún is located within the Yucatán Peninsula. A flight to Cancún can easily be booked from major North American and European destinations. From there, you can choose to stay in Cancún or transfer to one of the other nearby tourist areas such as Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen. There are a number of dive shops in all of these areas and they will arrange transportation from your hotel to the dive sites.