Planning full cave training in Mexico - any recommendations?

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Hello all. I'm going to be in Tulum in April and was interested in diving some Cenotes and found this thread. Do you have to have specific training to dive them? I've never done any kind of cave diving at all but am advanced open water certified. I've been recently to Cozumel and around Cancun but since I was going to be in Tulum thought I would try something different. Thanks!
With your certificate you can dive in the cenotes and some of the caverns with certified instructors.
 

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Hello all. I'm going to be in Tulum in April and was interested in diving some Cenotes and found this thread. Do you have to have specific training to dive them? I've never done any kind of cave diving at all but am advanced open water certified. I've been recently to Cozumel and around Cancun but since I was going to be in Tulum thought I would try something different. Thanks!
You can do cenote tours without any overhead training. The thing you should question is: is that safe. My answer is no. I would never condone cenote tours and I wish they'd go the way of the dinosaurs. You're in the cave diving threads, so most of us will tell you the negatives of cenote tours
 

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Hello all. I'm going to be in Tulum in April and was interested in diving some Cenotes and found this thread. Do you have to have specific training to dive them? I've never done any kind of cave diving at all but am advanced open water certified. I've been recently to Cozumel and around Cancun but since I was going to be in Tulum thought I would try something different. Thanks!
Hi @TeeSpeed. There are many threads over in the Mexico forum discussing the popular guided cavern tours in the cenotes. The Sticky thread on the subject at the top of the Mexico forum is old but still worth a read as "a word to the wise."
 

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Hello all. I'm going to be in Tulum in April and was interested in diving some Cenotes and found this thread. Do you have to have specific training to dive them? I've never done any kind of cave diving at all but am advanced open water certified. I've been recently to Cozumel and around Cancun but since I was going to be in Tulum thought I would try something different. Thanks!
At your level you can do a guided cavern dive. The cenotes are tightly controlled and they only let qualified and registered guides bring open water divers into the cenotes. There are plenty of shops that do guided dives like that. You will usually get two dives for a reasonable cost. Water will be a bit cooler than the ocean water so I would recommend 3mm wetsuit minimum. Enjoy!!
 
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