Facility: A nice long stone table for equipment set up and another one in the center, toilets available but not maintained or cleaned.
Maximum depth: 15m/45 ft
Originally named Taj Mahal by the original explorers as this cave system reminded them of the beauty and splendor of the Taj Mahal in India, the name has since been “Mayanised” to Tajma Ha as ”ha” means water in Mayan.
Taj Maha is located 5km/3miles south of Puerto Aventuras on Highway 307. From the turnoff a 3km/2mile dirt road leads to the car parking area 10 minutes into the jungle. At the right time of year and the right time of day, Taj Maha has one of the most spectacular light shows of any of the caverns. From March to September the laser-like beams of light entering the Points of Light room have to be seen to be believed.
However, no matter what time of year you are here, this is still a must see cavern as it is so rich and diverse in character. The dive will lead you past three cenotes with impressive light effects along a “trippy” halocline tunnel and through some beautifully decorated areas with thousands of stalactite and stalagmite formations.
During the dive you will be able to surface in cenote Sugar Bowl and may see the sacred cenote bird of the Maya, the turquoise-browed Motmot, with its unique racquet tail feathers. Listen for its distinctive call.