Temple of Doom (Cenote Esqueleto)

Temple of Doom (Cenote Esqueleto)

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Christina J
London, UK6 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
A ridiculously expensive cenote-250 pesos per person with nothing included and rude staff.I don't think its worth it.
Written 25 April 2021
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,465 contributions
Aug 2019
This cenote featured deeper diving than other similar cenotes in the area; but, overall, the setup was a bit commercialised and prone to the vagaries of the mass market tourist industry. still definitely worth a look.
Written 7 November 2019
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ji young s
Juba, South Sudan26 contributions
Aug 2018
This was an almost transcendental/ spiritual experience for me. Diving in the Cenotes is otherworldly, and going through the cave system (once you have had enough certification) is not for the feeble-hearted.
Written 21 July 2019
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Jjeennzz
Mooloolaba, Australia176 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed this cenote as it was cool you could jump into the hole, which was unlike any other cenotes we went to. Was also a great place to sit and watch other people jumping etc. Was mostly backpacker types there, I wouldn't recommend for small kids. Theres not a lot to really see for swimmers, its just the jump. The ladder climb back up was slippery thou and like a few other people said the place isn't well maintained.
Written 7 June 2018
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JIN
Bangkok, Thailand172 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The highlight of temple of doom is the Halocline effect. Salt water meet fresh water,.. you get to see a surface like ( a line between salt and fresh water) under the water.. in some parts the water will be blurry (due to the Halocline) in a half lit cavern atmosphere, quite cool.
Written 2 May 2018
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A N
Greater London, UK5 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
If you're a diver with few cenotes logged then you have to do Calavera. Diving through a halocline is an unforgettable sensation. The water is blurry when mixed or when settled you see the distinct boundary between layers. Meanwhile you feel the buoyancy and temperature change and it is fun to play with your position through the fresh and salt water.

Ok maybe the title is a slight exaggeration but it is a must if you dive here.
Written 30 March 2018
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Sasha S
56 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Of the four cenotes i dived in while in Tulum, this is my favourite! Not worth for swimmers though..
Written 30 January 2018
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RAWR_CAT_LIFE
Denver, CO32 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
Temple of Doom was the last cennote we cavern dove in. It's set about 100 meters (yards) back in a jungle, there is a path that has gravel. The first part of it has some bigger rocks and when you get to the cennote it can be a bit sketchy if you don't have decent footware. The cennote itself has a hole about 3-4 meters about the water. (Maybe less) As a diver, you gear up and take a giant step. Super fun. For the cavern dive you follow a line down to the bottom, to a T and then go either left or right. The line wraps around the "Temple" bringing you back to the T. From there you leave your line and start circling up the "Temple". While following the line you can allows see the light on your side and it causes some amazing light effects. This part of the dive was amazing. While the rest of the dive is fun, you essentially go through the same area you already have but higher up (closer to the light). Some day I would like to return when I have my cave certification, but for now, once is enough
Written 22 November 2017
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DayTripper H
London, UK11 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
This place needs to be better maintained. Fix your diving board buddy, it cuts your feet. Not too hard to put a new piece of wood up.
Written 1 August 2017
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Acnaib Z
15 contributions
Apr 2017
We went there by bike from tulum city about 15 min. It is in my opinion nothing official. It is a private property. Scuba divers come here to see the beautiful underwater world and many caves. We talked to several people and it is highly recommended for diving.
We came here for swimming and snorkeling and were really disappointed. The property itself is a mess. The cenote very small when you only want to swim and snorkel. Noting special. The beautiful lies underneath! People usually come here within a tour of divers.
The entrance fee is 200 pesos. Even if you not dive.
Not worth it.
Written 2 April 2017
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