Dos Ojos & Bat Cave
Dos Ojos Barbie Line
Facility: Clean and just a short walk with some stairs down to the entry, eco-toilets & changing rooms, solid tables at the parking space and down at the entrance area
Max. depth: 8m/25 ft
Dos Ojos is one of the best known cenotes in the area and probably mentioned in every travel book about the Riviera Maya. Thousands of snorkelers, cavern and cave divers enjoy the magic of this place every year. Dos Ojos, or Two Eyes, cenote gets its name from the half-rounded shapes of twin cenotes that are located very close together.
This cenote is also an excellent start into your cavern diving experience as the first dive leaves you at all times very close to a surface and exit. At any part of the dive, you can easily abort the dive. You will see the magic spell of the place will get you within minutes of the dive and you just will love it. We dive from the first eye to the second through a huge connecting tunnel and then along the second cenote into the upstream passage of the system. At our turnaround point, you will see the famous Barbie before we head out to finish the dive where we started. On the return portion, we’ll enjoy the darkness of the cavern’s ambiance.
Dos Ojos Bat Cave
Facility: Clean and short walk with some stairs down to the entry, eco-toilets, changing rooms, solid tables at the parking space and down at the entrance area
Max. depth: 10m/30 ft
The second dive will lead you into the Bat Cave area, a huge air dome which is also accessible through a hole in the roof – where the bats fly in and out.
Snorkelers who are accompanied by a guide may enjoy a tour into the air dome by entering from the west eye.
The cavern dive starts from the same platform as the first dive, but this time the general direction is more to the left. As the opening in the ceiling of the Bat Cave is quite small, there is not much daylight coming in. However, on this dive you always will be close to a surface and safe exit if needed. Your finning techniques and your buoyancy should be excellent so as not to stir up too much sediment. There are many fossils to be found on this dive as well as beautiful formations to admire. We will surface once and watch the bats a bit before we continue on to our exit.