Aktun Ha (Carwash)

Aktun Ha (Carwash)

Open daily
Facility: Nno distance from table to water, easy entrance, tables are stable, eco-toilets.
Car Wash is located on the same road as Gran Cenote and is very close to Tulum.
Maximum depth: 16 m/50 ft

On this dive, the guide needs to deploy a temporary guideline throughout the dive. This means that the attention of the guide is more on the line work and can’t be focused on group control. I generally take divers who have good buoyancy control and an advanced awareness since in addition to not touching formations, they need to be aware of the line work and the group in general. Another good cenote where I can explain some rules of cavern and cave diving further.

Don’t be disappointed to arrive in summer and find the surface to be a little murky surface. This is the true beauty of Car Wash as only the surface water does not circulate and heats up in summer allowing algae to bloom.

Go down to a depth of 2 meters, and divers fined the usual endless visibility. Rain changes the colours and you can have crazy yellow and, at other times, red water. Many tree trunks in the entrance water and a carpet of algae adds to the special touch of this cenote.