Kim Ha cenote

On the road to Valladolid from Tulum, several well-known cenotes are available for cave diving. One is Kim Ha Cenote, the entrance combined with the road to two more cenotes: Vaca Ha Cenote and Tortuga Cenote.

Kim Ha Cenote is halfway down a dirt road to the Tortuga Cenote. As you drive slowly through the jungle, you’ll spot a road comb where your car goes down the road. Stop your car at the drying mud puddle on the road. Park close to the side to allow space for other diving trucks that may want to go to Tortuga Cenote. When you’re done with your adventure, the nearest U-turn spot is about 200 meters away at the Tortuga Cenote parking spots. To find Kim Ha Cenote, head straight to the left into the jungle for about 5 meters. You’ll approach a small puddle about 2 meters in diameter – this is the entrance to the cave. There are no amenities available, so make sure to come prepared. You are going to dress and dive in!

The cenote is only available to Cave divers. Open Water divers cannot go there.

Cave lines description

Be careful while entering, as the cave line goes directly down to 20 meters deep through a narrow space full of mud. At 7 meters deep, you will bump your mask into the beginning of another cave line going left. If you don’t plan to jump here, be careful and keep your line, which continues going down on the right and above.

The maximum depth of the Kim Ha cave line is 27.4 meters, the average depth is 22.3 meters, and the length of the surveyed passages is 3322 meters. At a depth of 19 meters, there is a halocline between fresh and salt water.

There is an underwater connection from Kim Ha Cenote to Tortuga Cenote in the North.

Our Kim Ha, Vaca Ha, and Tortuga Cenotes cave diving video

Kim Ha Cenote cave lines map

Kim Ha cenote cave lines map
Kim Ha Cenote cave lines map

The first explorers were Ivan and Mary Cappelli, Randy Douglas, Sam Ferra, Steve Penn, Allen Jonushaitis, Cliff Keck, and Don Redinger. Other explorers are Jim Kitka, Daniel Riordan, and R. Weijski-Wol.

It was connected to Cenote Tortuga during the summer of 2004.


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