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Temple of Doom (Cenote Esqueleto)

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Coba Road, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

We enjoyed this cenote as it was cool you could jump into the hole, which was unlike any other cenotes we went to. Was also a great place to sit and watch other people jumping etc. Was mostly backpacker types there, I wouldn't recommend for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jjeennzz
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The highlight of temple of doom is the Halocline effect. Salt water meet fresh water,.. you get to see a surface like ( a line between salt and fresh water) under the water.. in some parts the water will be blurry (due to the Halocline)...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Rojanayol
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

If you're a diver with few cenotes logged then you have to do Calavera. Diving through a halocline is an unforgettable sensation. The water is blurry when mixed or when settled you see the distinct boundary between layers. Meanwhile you feel the buoyancy and temperature...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 592an
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Of the four cenotes i dived in while in Tulum, this is my favourite! Not worth for swimmers though..

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Temple of Doom was the last cennote we cavern dove in. It's set about 100 meters (yards) back in a jungle, there is a path that has gravel. The first part of it has some bigger rocks and when you get to the cennote it...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This place needs to be better maintained. Fix your diving board buddy, it cuts your feet. Not too hard to put a new piece of wood up.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Richie20182018
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We went there by bike from tulum city about 15 min. It is in my opinion nothing official. It is a private property. Scuba divers come here to see the beautiful underwater world and many caves. We talked to several people and it is highly...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank acnaibz
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I think this place is also know as Cenote Calavera. It is near Grand Cenote, on the way to Coba. I went here as part of a tour, but you don't have to be with a tour. Unless you are a Scuba diver, this place...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank KevinL2222
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Great spot ,loved every minute I was in Tulum , Mexico great relaxing and partying spot best vacation/birthday EVER!!!!!!

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Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Toby B
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Liked this cenote scuba experience better than Car Wash; would liked to have hung out for swimming here, too. Super-fun jump into the water (~2-3 meters) while fully loaded with scuba tanks! If you have a bat hangup, this place is not for you.

Date of experience: January 2017
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