Dos Pisos Cenote

Robbie Schmittner considers the Dos Pisos Cenote cave system one of the most beautiful in the Riviera Maya. 

Dos Pisos Cenote is the main entrance to the eponymous cave system. This cave system, spanning a linear distance of 46,509 ft (14,176 m) and reaching a maximum depth of 80 ft (24.4 m), is a unique marvel. It has five distinct cenotes: Cenote Balam, Dos Pisos Norte, Dos Pisos, Cenote Monkey Dust, and Cenote Zooz.


Our Dos Pisos Cenote cave diving video


The permanent line begins out of water. You will swim approximately 200 ft (60.1 m) of small and silty passage. However, as you swim further in, it will get bigger and bigger. Anywhere in the cave is extremely beautiful. The cave system averages about 20 ft (6.1 m). The sediments vary from fine light brown silt to black organic mung. The cave is incredibly decorated with white speleothems of all descriptions.

This section traverses Cenote Dos Pisos to Dos Pisos Norte (take right on the T-intersection). Once you reach the left at the T, you head toward the part of the system related to Monkey Dust Cenote.

There are two equipment tables for use. There are no bathrooms available.


Dos Pisos Cenote cave lines map

Dos Pisos Cenote cave lines map
Dos Pisos Cenote cave lines map

Gunnar Wagner and Robbie Schmittner were the first pioneers to explore this magnificent cave system. They were followed by a group of intrepid explorers, including Nadia Bernie, Pat Cronin, Fred Devos, Phil Dotchen, Martyn Farr, Rob Greaves, Dig Hastilow, Steve March, and David Sieff.


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