El Pit cenote is famous for various reasons, it is one of the dream cenotes for all divers, since it is 121 meters deep, in addition to the fact that there are records of the discovery of two human skeletons that are more than 10,000 years old.
Without a doubt, the depth that the El Pit cenote has is more than enough to attract the attention of hundreds and thousands of people who every year take the challenge of diving in the striking waters, leaving us incredible postcards of the terrifying beauty that it keeps.
Open Water Divers are only allowed to go down here up to 40 meters. More than enough to admire all the greatness of this place, in addition to the security that this represents, since the following meters are little explored so far.
The ancient Mayans and current generations have a very peculiar name for this cenote, since it is known as the door of Xibalba, this could be translated as: "the door to the world of death" or "the door to the underworld".
The El Pit cenote is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of its kind, it has an oval-shaped opening of 10 meters, and its main attraction is the beautiful rays of light that cross the crystalline water of the cavern. You should go in the early hours of the morning if you want to take advantage of the views and observe how the rays of light pass through this impressive Sinkhole.
Between 12 and 20 meters deep, fresh water begins to meet salt water, causing light to take interesting shapes in the water.
About 27 meters deep you can find the phantasmal layer of hydrogen sulfide which has an impressive thickness that resembles fog. Inside the water, it is located right in the area of the collapsed rocks piled on the bottom together with some tree branches.