Tajma Ha Cenote Dive Overview

The early explorers of Tajma Ha formerly called this place Taj Mahal because the exquisite cavern reminded them of the unique beauty of Taj Mahal in India. The name was later changed by Mayans to Tajma Ha since Ha translates to water in Mayan.

This cavern is nestled 5 km/3 miles south of Puerto Aventuras on Highway 307, with a 2-mile dirt road that leads you 10 minutes into the jungle of the Riviera Maya.

Highlights of this cavern include outstanding light effects and halocline tunnel with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations.


Operation: Daily

Duration: up to 8 hours & 45 minutes

Book a Scuba Trip with Us

Our special 2-tank dive in Tajma Ha cenote is perfect for adventure seekers who find thrill and fulfillment in exploring caverns. Although the cenote is a great year-round diving location, it becomes more interesting from March to September because of its spectacular display of light beams penetrating the Points of Lightroom. It’s a magical light show unlike no other and to see it with your own eyes is a privilege by itself.

The journey brings you to three areas with amazing light effects plus an ethereal halocline tunnel adorned with countless stalactite and stalagmite formations. During one point of the dive, you will have the chance to surface in the Sugar Bowl where there are sightings of the Motmot, referred to as the sacred Mayan bird, with its bright blue and chestnut color and soft whooping call. You’re also bound to see many fossils in the walls and ceiling of the cavern so be extra attentive to your surroundings.

Our highly experienced and professionally trained instructors will safely guide you through the cavern. We never take more than four divers at a time per instructor to give you a more personalized tour. Please take note that divers need certification to enjoy this diving trip.

Make a reservation today and join us on this wondrous tour!

From Riviera Maya - US $118/person

From Cancun - US $189/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 $71/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

You might also want to try

discover scuba

Scuba Diver Certification

open water2

Advanced Open Water Certification

basic scuba course

Divemaster Course