Project Description


Chikin Ha means “Western Water” and this cave system is just upstream of Sistema Ponderosa. In fact the two cave systems are only separated by a short area of collapse and the first cenote you will see on your arrival is Cenote Xtabay which is actually a part of the Ponderosa cave system. Xtabay also has a large cavern zone which can be dived but no permanent cavern line so it is a good location for divers taking a Cavern Course to practice with their reel and line laying skills.

If you continue on the path past Xtabay you will come to Chikin Ha. Chikin Ha is a very large half moon cenote with a massive undercut ceiling and crystal clear water.

This cenote is also a great spot for snorkelers and divers alike. So bring your family even if they are not diving for an unforgettable day.