Cenote Diving for First-Time Divers and for Refresher Dives in Tulum

Badge of ExcellenceTulum, Mexico

From USD 145.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Whether you are new to diving or looking to refresh your scuba skills after an extended break, this class will give you the confidence to explore the Yucatan’s underwater treasures. After a safety orientation on dry land, cruise to Casa Cenote to put your newfound knowledge into action. Practice first in shallow water, then enjoy a 40-minute dive under the watchful eye of your instructors.
  • Learn to scuba dive in a centoe
  • Emphasis on safety at all times
  • Snacks and bottled water included
  • Transportation to and from cenote included

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Use of Scuba equipment
  • Lunch and breakfast aren't included.
  • Hotel pick up isn't allowed because of an agreement between the taxi and diver's trade unions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Calle Osiris Nte. 2
    Calle Osiris Nte. 2, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    GPS : 20.212396, -87.462935 On the main avenue, turn to the right (coming from north) at the traffic light in front of the Pollos “El Pechugon” and Kahlua bar restaurant. At the corner with 2nd street on your right, our dive center is a little cabin in a wide tropical garden with a stone wall.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Balance has to be paid in cash in pesos or $US to your guide.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All participants have to be able to swim
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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83 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Incredible First SCUBA dive
Adam_Z, Mar 2023
My daughter (11) and I did our first dive with Martino at La Calypso. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Martino was excellent. It started at the dive center going over the equipment and basics in order to make the dive a safe one. Then to the cenote to get in the water and experience a truly unique 1st dive. Most people have to do it in a pool, but we got see great rock formations and fish. Martino was an expert and very patient with my daughter and I. Not mention he can speak French, Spanish, Italian and English. We had a French couple with us and he no problem switching back and forth. I would recommend this to anyone, it was definitely worth the price.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
I am so glad you botjh enjoyed this experience with us ! See you back here very soon
Mohammad_R, Mar 2023
This was an amazing journey, I learned a lot about the cenotes in Tulum and had an excellent teacher who guided me every step of the way. Truly a magical experience, I highly recommend it
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much for this amazing review ! Glad you enjoyed every minute of it !
Amazing scuba diving experience for beginners in a Cenote
Johana_I, Feb 2023
Hands down to the BEST experience I have EVER had scuba diving! A few years ago I tried scuba diving for the first time in Australia and I had the worst instructor. He was not patient, everything was rushed, and I did not even get to scuba dive. At first I felt insecure of trying it again but I am so glad I did. Alessandro (Alex) was our instructor, here in Tulum and he was absolutely AMAZING! He was patient, understanding of my previous trauma, and guided me every step of the way. Not only did he help me have an unforgettable experience but Alessandro also helped me regain my trust. I highly recommend him. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and he encouraged me to never let my fears control me. I can't wait to scuba dive again!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
I am so happy to read such a great review ! Thank you so much for that
Simple easy fun
6vbgr8j9sj, Jan 2023
I had a blast and the guide made the dive as easy as possible. Would highly recommend to any novice divers.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for this nice review ! See you soon !
Great fun for first time adventure seekers !
Brian_S, Nov 2022
Brenda our tour guide was awesome ! She made a first time scuba dive experience calm and super gratifying . When you are underwater exploring the water is crystal clear and awesome to feel apart of the underwater world we haven’t seen as non scuba divers ! Recommended 100 percent
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Brian ! Thanks for this great review !
Breathtaking Dive
Chris_F, Oct 2022
This dive was incredible. Alex, our guide/instructor, was so warm and kind. Scuba diving in Casa Cenote was amazing! Lots of fish and blue crabs to spot. The scenery underwater was breathtaking. Though we were on a beginners dive, some portions of the dive are pretty intense, and go fairly deep into the cenote, if you’re looking for it!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Wow ! This is an amazing review !
Awesome Scuba Diving Experience
Daniel_S, May 2022
Excellente! My girlfriend and I had an awesome experience scuba diving. I am a certified diver and my girlfriend does not have her license. This experience was a perfect way for my girlfriend to experience scuba diving and keep me entertained as well. The cenote was beautiful and unlike any other dive I have been on. Our guide, Maratino was awesome and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this excursion.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hey thank you very much Daniel for this awsome review ! Hope to have the pleasure to guide you again next time !
Great experience! Safe and fun!
Jasmine_W, May 2022
Amazing experience! The cenote was beautiful and had fish and crab to look at! Our guide was very cool and made us feel safe. We never scuba before and he was very patient and kind. He even gave us great Tulum food recommendations as well.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much Jasmin for this 5 stars review !
Great experience
Victoria_S, May 2022
Great experience for my first time. Great intro course and the experience it self was awesome. I would definitely do it again
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you very much Victoria for this 5 stars review !
Must do in Tulum!
Kevin_J, Mar 2022
The cenote diving experience was beyond expectation for my friends and I. It was definitely one of the major highlights of our Tulum trip. The instructors were beyond patient in explaining the basics of diving and helping us adjust to the underwater environment. Such a fun time and would highly recommend it!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you so much Kevin for this 5 stars review ! Glad you enjoyed the dives with us. See you soon in our paradise
Quanise_B, Jan 2022
The guide was very helpful And attentive throughout the entire experience. I went solo & It was a small group and everyone was super Nice! The water was beautiful and refreshing I highly recommend booking. Beginner friendly!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Glad to read you enjoyed your experience with us Quanise !
Chill dive
William_R, Dec 2021
The cenote dive was an wonderful experience. For a first time diver, our instructor Mariano put us both at ease and made us feel very comfortable. I recommend trying this excursion 💯🤙🏼 🤿
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks so much William for this 5 stars review !
Amazing first time diving experiência
Joana_D, Nov 2021
Probably the best tour for your first time diving experience. Amazing and supportive guide, helping all the time. First he explained us all the basics and answered questions. Then in the cenote we did some exercises to make sure we were ready and then about 1 hour of diving around the cenote- an amazing experience!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hola Joana Thank you very much for this amazing review ! So gald you enjoyed the whole experience with us !
Perfect afternoon!
Amber_H, Oct 2021
We had such an incredible afternoon doing this dive! The cenote was gorgeous, weather was perfect, and we were in great hands with Dante! He made the whole experience better with his knowledge, patience, and lively conversation.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Wow, this is a great review ! Thank you so much Amber, I am glad you enjoyed your dives with us
Mind blowing
Omar_J, Oct 2021
Eva was great! She makes sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire process and continuously checks in on you. Excellent go first timers.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you so much Omar for the great review ! I am happy your first underwater experience has been a success. Hope to see you soon for more amazing dives
Great diving instruction and cenote
Matt_S, July 2021
Alex was a fantastic teacher for both the newbies and the certified diver in our group. The Casa Cenote was beautiful and not too busy with tourists, which made for opportunity to see through the water clearly and even stop by to see the resident crocodile!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you so much Matt for the great review ! Hope to see you soon Helene
Isabella_P, July 2021
Bebe (instructor) and dive shop was great, and my daughter's first dive could not have been better, in better hands, or in a more beautiful place. Bebe even suggested us a restaurant for us in Valladolid, Maison de Marques, which turned out to be charming and delicious, so listen to every word he has to say. He is also so chill. Peace and be well Bebe and smooth diving!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Wow this is a great review ! Thank you so much Isabella, I am so happy you enjoyed it. See you soon All the best Helene
Great Discovery Dive
Tim_L, June 2021
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and accommodating. Made it a great experience for both the new and the novice.
Response from Host, June 2021
Thanks Tim for this 5 stars review ! Hope to see the both of you back here very soon !
Highly recommended!
Sean_B, June 2021
The staff was amazing and very patient with us. We had a large group and they broke us into three groups. The Cenote was amazing and a great place for first time divers!!
Response from Host, June 2021
Thank you so much Sean for the great review ! Hope to see you back here very soon All the best Helene
Great First Time Dive & Refresher
Michelle_G, Dec 2020
This was a refresher dive for me and a first dive for my partner. The experience was great for both of us!
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Thank you Michelle for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed this experience. See you soon in our paradise !