My husband and I went diving in a cenote for the first time in February with guide Qe'que (pronunciation: kee-kay; sorry if we spelled your name incorrectly!) and we had a wonderful experience! We went to Chac Mool Cenote which was a short ride away from Playa del Carmen. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history/geoscience behind cenotes and he patiently explained the safety signals/habits for cenote diving. I really appreciated his description in advanced about the halocline effect, so that when we finally experienced it, it wasn't frightening in the relative darkness and didn't waste time attempting to clear my mask! The lamp he used underwater was also especially powerful - great for pictures compared to the ones we used. Ultimately the trip was even better because of Qe'que's passion for diving; his respect and love for the cenotes was infectious! It was also nice learning about his life in Playa over an unplanned stop at an excellent taco shop on the drive back after the dives.
Finally, Luis at the dive shop was very accommodating: They took us to the cenotes on a Sunday even though they usually don't have trips scheduled then -- but it was the only day we could dive on our brief long weekend trip to the region -- so it ended up being a private tour. They took us on the dive even before we paid the balance in full so that we didn't arrive at the cenote too late.
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