Car Wash Cenote Dive Overview

The Carwash cenote, also called Aktun-Ha, is located 8 km outside of Tulum on the road to Coba. The entrance to the cenote is easily accessible to divers since the level of the water is just a few inches below ground level.

With a depth of 50 feet and water temperature of 78 °F, this cenote is surrounded by rich flora and fauna from water lilies to turtles and occasional small crocodiles. The impressive display of speleothems (stalactites, stalagmites, and columns) never fails to draw the attention of divers. If you look closely, you’ll also see some pottery and fossils lying around.

Operation: Daily

Duration: up to 9 hours

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This cenote gives divers the opportunity to experience upstream and downstream dives. The upstream dive with its large chestnut coloured columns is a more popular route which leads divers through a water path of roots and fallen trees. Divers are treated to a fascinating display of light that penetrates through the roots.

During the summer, there is a build-up of algae cloud at the surface due to the decomposition of the plants. The water might appear murky in the first few meters but it clears out as you descend to reveal an amazing view below.

The Carwash cenote does not have a permanent guideline because it is frequently used for cavern and cave diving training sessions. Your guide is expected to place and remove a guideline during the dive.

Immerse yourself in this amazing cenote by reserving your slot with us now. We value the importance of quality service and high safety standards that’s why we only bring up to four divers at a time per instructor.

From Riviera Maya - US $205/person

From Cancun - US $248/person


Open Water Scuba Certification (or higher)
At least 10 years old


All scuba equipment & tanks
Lamps & underwater flashlights
English speaking guides

Bottled water
Breakfast & lunch
Transportation from our facility to the Cenote and drop-off at your hotel (within Cancun hotel zone)

Shuttle Service Information

Pickup & drop-off schedule & locations vary on where you stay:

Cancun - Pickup at 6:00 AM at the Always Diving facility
- Additional $43/person
Playa del Carmen - Pickup at 7:00 AM at your accommodation
Cozumel - Pickup at 7:30 AM at Playa del Carmen ferry pier
Riviera Maya - Pickup at 8:00 AM at your accommodation

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