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Terms and conditions Tours Agua Clara diving Tulum

Cancellation By You:
The lead name on the booking must give notice to cancel the tour in writing or mail at our office and we shall refund the tour cost after deduction cancellation charges as under.

In order to cover our expected loss from the cancellation of the booking there is set scale of charges which must be paid by you or any one traveling with you;

From the booking date till the departure date, 50% of the deposit of the tour/package cost is chargeable 5 days before your departure and 100% after this period.

Changes Made By Us Before Travel:
We reserve the rights to do any change in your Tour program due to unexpected conditions. If you do not want to accept a significant change, which we will tell you about before you depart, we will (if we are able to do so) offer you an alternative tour of equivalent or closely similar standard and price at no extra cost, or a less expensive tour, in which case we will refund the difference in price. If you do not wish to take the alternative we offer you, you can choose a different tour offered for sale by us and pay, or receive a refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you can cancel your tour and receive a full refund of deposits, which you have paid to us, except for any amendment charges of Rs 1500.00.

Unless the change is as a result of circumstances such as fighting, disturbance, terrorist movement, natural tragedy, fire, bad weather conditions, we will pay you 100% compensation for your deposit.

Circumstances Beyond Our Control:
We cannot pay any compensation, reimburse expenses, or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept responsibility, if as a result of circumstances beyond our control, we have to change your tour after booking, or we, cannot supply your tour, as we had agreed, or you suffer any loss or damage of any description. When we refer to circumstances beyond our control, we mean any event that we could not foresee or avoid, even after taking all reasonable care. Such circumstances will usually include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, airport closures, epidemic, natural or nuclear disaster, terrorist activity, civil unrest, industrial dispute, bad weather.

Your Responsibility:
We want all our customers to have an enjoyable, carefree holiday. But you must remember that you are responsible for your actions and the effect they may have on others. If we, or another person in authority, believe your actions could upset, annoy or disturb other customers or our own staff, or put them in any risk or danger, or damage property or you are unfit to travel, we may end your tour and terminate your contract. You and your travelling party will be prevented from using your booked accommodation, transport, and any other Travel Arrangements forming part of your booking and we will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any other costs you have to pay. Alternatively at our discretion, you may be permitted to continue with your tour but may have additional terms of carriage imposed upon you.

In addition to the above and the effect your actions may have on others, you must particularly also bear in mind that you are responsible for your safety, and that you are responsible for the condition of the property you occupy. We are not responsible for any accidents which occur in or around irresponsible behavior or for any accidents which occur anywhere on properties because of glass, china or the like which you have broken and/or have left in a way in which injury can result.

We expect that you will enjoy your holiday with us. We appreciate that you may well drink alcohol as part of your enjoyment. You must, however, do so responsibly and we will have no liability to you for any injury, loss or damage you suffer as a result of your judgment being impaired wholly or partly by alcohol.

We will hold you and the members of your travelling party jointly and individually liable for any damage to the accommodation, furniture, apparatus or other materials located within the accommodation, together with any legal costs we incur in pursuing a claim. It is your duty to report any breakages, defects or damage to an appropriate person immediately.

If your behavior or the behavior of any members of your travelling party causes any diverted we and/or the carrier will hold you and those members jointly and individually liable for all costs incurred as a result of that diversion. We cannot accept liability for the behavior of others in your accommodation, or for any facilities/services withdrawn as a result of their action.

If You Have A Complaint:
We aim to provide the best tour possible. However, if you are not satisfied please complain as soon as possible to the relevant person (for example, the accommodation management or transport supplier). If they cannot help, you must tell your tour Representative and we will do everything reasonably possible to sort the problem out. If you are still not satisfied, If you do not have the services of a Representative, you must contact us at the given Email ID or Phone Number. No complaints or refund requests for the same be entertained after the tour ends.

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Elegant Turtles in the Reef of Tulum: Photo Gallery

This photo gallery contains a collection of amazing photos of turtles that you can see when snorkeling or diving in the coral reef of the Mexican Riviera Maya. This turtles can be found in the area of Tulum were the turtles are part of a rich ecosystem. This beautiful animals can be witnessed in their natural environment following strict rules to protect them. Raising awareness about the importance of their preservation is the main objective of our project.

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Amazing snorkel video of Akumal

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Akumal bay is located 25 to 30 km north from Tulum. It represent one of the best reef snorkeling sites around Tulum. The closeness of the coral barrier to the beach and the rich algae soil beneath it, provides food to many resident turtles, stingrays and a big variety of reefs.
In this video, we get to see different spices of the mesoamerican barrier reef.
The main stars of this video are: A gray american stingray ( Dasyatidae) laying on the sea grass and then we have the privilege of watching an eagle spottedray ( Myliobatidae) flying through emerald waters.
Stingrays are a cartilaginous fish related to sharks with barbed stingers on the tail, which are used exclusively used in self-defense. The stinger may reach a length of approximately 35 cm (14 in), and its underside has two grooves with venom glands. The stinger is covered with a thin layer of skin, the integumentary sheath, in which the venom is concentrated.We like to call them the UNDEWATER BIRDS.
We also see a school of snappers with two sergeant fishes behind a coral wall, a green and a hawksbill turtle sliding their fins in the shallow waters of Akumal.
We hope you enjoy this video!

Amazing snokel at akumal beach from Agua Clara Project on Vimeo

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Mesoamerican Reef | The Coral Reef of Tulum Mexico

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The Mesoamerican Reef

Tulum is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System, which extends over about 1000 km along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere and the second-largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

With more than 65 species of rock corals, 350 species of molluscs, and over 500 fish species, the Mesoamerican Reef is a natural refuge for protected and endangered species.

It is logical to consider that visiting these places represents a great privilege that, in addition to enjoying, we should treasure and maintain.

We believe that the first step toward generating environmental awareness and protect these natural areas is to experience nature in its original state by engaging in eco tourism activities with minimal impact and providing information about the delicate balance that sustains it.

Some of the places we visit in our Eco Tours in Tulum

The tours offered by us are designed to convey the consequences of a natural act over another, to understand the ecosystem in question as a whole. The places that we visit include:

The coasts of Quintana Roo are visited every year from May to October by thousands of turtles that come to nest and lay eggs. Xcacel-Xcacelito is one of the most important places that receives these turtles. It is a large bay that is characterized by the turquoise-blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean. In this area, several different types of ecosystems can be observed: cenotes, mangrove forests, and coral reefs. It is an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. Starting 26 years ago, biologists, researchers, and volunteers have joined efforts to protect sea turtles at the beach of Xcacel-Xcacelito. From July to November events are scheduled to watch the laying of eggs, the release of newborn turtles, and the sea turtle festival.

Akumal is one of the many beaches of the Mayan Riviera and a feeding spot for sea turtles because of its high content in sea grass. Because it is an area that is protected from waves and currents by the proximity of the coral reef barrier and the high probability of seeing a turtle, Akumal is an ideal snorkeling spot.

Caleta Tankah is a large solitary beach, untouched in its majority, from where you can observe the ruins of Tulum, located only 1 km away. “Caleta” means the mouth of a crystalline subterranean river that opens directly onto the sea. This location is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and resting. Inland, you can enjoy a beautiful jungle dotted with small transparent cenotes.

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June 2014 The Month of the Oceans

Yes, June 2014 is the Month of the Oceans, a month to celebrate and think about the Oceans of our lovely planet.

New scientific studies will be released this month: the research is one of the first to value the carbon sequestration role of the high seas as well as the launch of the Global Ocean Commission.

You can read more about The month of the Oceans June 2014 at the website of the Global Ocean Comission.WORLDS OCEAN MONTH

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Green turtles in akumal | Eco Tours in Akumal & Tulum Mexico

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The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace.

Unlike other members of its family, such as the hawksbill sea turtle, C. mydas is mostly herbivorous. The adults usually inhabit shallow lagoons, feeding mostly on various species of seagrasses. Akumal is a great place for them due its shallow calm rich in grass waters and it is possible to see them snorkeling.

Like other sea turtles, green sea turtles migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches. Many islands worldwide are known as Turtle Island due to green sea turtles nesting on their beaches. Females crawl out on beaches, dig nests and lay eggs during the night. Later, hatchlings emerge and scramble into the water. Those that reach maturity may live to eighty years in the wild.

C. mydas is listed as endangered by the IUCN and CITES and is protected from exploitation in most countries. It is illegal to collect, harm or kill them. In addition, many countries have laws and ordinances to protect nesting areas. However, turtles are still in danger because of several human practices. In some countries, turtles and their eggs are hunted for food. Pollution indirectly harms turtles at both population and individual scales. Many turtles die caught in fishing nets. Also, real estate development often causes habitat loss by eliminating nesting beaches.

Do you want to snorkel with this amazing Creatures with your friends or family?

Learn more about Agua Clara Dive Shop Snorkeling & Diving Eco Tours in the Coral Reef of Tulum See All Turtle Snorkeling and Diving Activitives

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Cenote Diving Tulum: Once upon a time… in the Xibalba

Here we go with a video taken on a scuba dive in Dos Pisos cave system, what a smooth and beautiful dive!!. The shallowness and incredibly decorated passages of this part of the cave system make a very good place where to go for a very long breath taking scuba dive. Hope that the video can transmit a bit of the peace and sacredness we got to feel on this cave dive.

Once upon a time… in the Xibalba from Agua Clara Project on Vimeo.

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Cenote Saac Aktun

Located 5 Km away from the popular Cenote Dos ojos, Saac aktun (white cave in mayan language) adopts the same name than the biggest underwater cavern system in the Peninsula of Yucatán. Its surprising hiddden rock formations as you enter from one little hole, put in very clear perspective the difference between the jungle world and the Xibalba (the mysitic underground mayan world). This cenote has 3 different entries: One of them is a little hole that opens up in the middle of a huge extremely decorated cavern. [singlepic id=234 w=320 h=240 float=] The second entry is a big collapse where lots of light pass through giving rise to an island of trees surrounded by the clear water of the underground river. [singlepic id=222 w=320 h=240 float=] And the third is a small crater in the top of a cavern where a tree root finds its way all the way to the ground[singlepic id=233 w=320 h=240 float=] Saac aktun is also known by the cave diving world as Pet cemetery, because there are remains of tapirs and prehistoric camel, it is the entrance to one of the most special cave dives in the area to a huge underwater cavern of more than 60 mts deep called Blue abbys (also offered by our tour company). Saac Aktun as many other cenotes, is one of our snorkel destinations in our tours. Click here to read more about cenotes

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Video: Family Eco Tour to Tankah Reserve-Park Cenotes Tulum, Mexico

In Tulum Mexico is possible to engage family eco tours and activities in amazing natural locations. Aguaclara shares this video where you can see the style of our family eco tours that we are offering. The experience includes snorkeling in the amazing cenotes of Tulum, Zipline and swimming in cenotes.

Hi friends, this post includes a video that we made in Tulum during an eco Tour with a family in Tulum, Mexico, our friends of the Ocampo family: Juan, Camila and their two little suns.

We went to the reserve of the Tankah Park that is located close to Tulum town. When we arrived to the Location we visited a cenote, experienced the amazing zipline (in spanish “tirolesa”) over the Naval cenote.

After this we learn to use snorkeling masks and practiced a little of swimming in the Cenote Azul. To end the tour we had a tasty lunch with a authentic Mayan style. Enjoy Friends!

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Diving in Tulum Caves and Cenotes: Cave Diving into Jail House

Eco tours into the Tulum Cenotes, Mexico
This Cenote, part of Naranjal cave system offers some incredible cave dives that go from very dark passages to salty water light full ones, megaterio bones and some incredibly nice decorated areas like the one we visited on this dive, the swiss siphon, it is in the salty part of the cave but amazingly keeps a lot of it`s formations in a weird eroded way. Enjoy it!

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What is the Mangrove? Discover Tulum natural wonders

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red mangroceMangroves are various types of trees that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics, mangroves survive to extreme environments. They belong to the family of plants Rhizophoraceae, and can tolerate broad ranges of salinity, temperature, and moisture, as well as other key environmental factors that only a select few species can take. Across the globe the location of mangroves usually runs parallel to coral reefs. The relationship between the two is clear: mangroves thrive in brackish, nutrient-rich waters, while coral reefs thrive in clear, nutrient-poor waters. Mangroves act to purify the water from human wastes and pollutants, and in doing so, coral reefs are less effected. The coastline is protected because the roots of mangroves act to trap sediments that would otherwise be washed back out by the waves. Moreover, mangroves provide a habitat for many different species of animals, including bats, lobsters, manatees, and birds. The roots and branches of mangroves provide an ideal site for animals to feed, mate, and give birth.

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Tulum Diving: Diving in a cenote with tannic acid | Cenote Diving Tulum Photo Gallery

After every day with strong rain, the mangrove releases a substance that changes the color of the water in cenotes called tannic acid, although some people might think of it a dirty substance affecting the visibility while diving, the substance released by the mangrove is very important for the health of our coral reefs in Tulum.

Tannic acid is a naturally occurring substance derived from plants which stains water a brown color, the structure of the tannic acid in water aids in preserving coral reefs. The destruction of mangrove forests in the coastal wetlands is drastically decreasing the amount of natural tannins in the water and thus subjecting the nearby coral reefs to undue UV radiation.

This substance lies on the surface of the cenote, and the best way to appreciate it is diving in it, this phenomenon can be seen in Tulum after a strong rain.

One of the main attractives of cenotes are the visual effect you can appreciate in them. Read more about cenotes 

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Diving into Cenote The Pit Tulum

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The Pit Cenote – Eco Tours into the Cenotes around Tulum, Mexico

Located 5km from the federal highway next to Xel-ha, cenote the pit is one of the deepest (underwater caves or sinkholes) in the state of Quintana Roo.It is part of Dos Ojos cave system (same as cenote Dos Ojos) and it represents an amazing dive site around Tulum due the following reasons: – Exceptional clarity of the water with visibility of more than 100 mts (310 ft). – Amazing light beans like the one coming in from the hole where we start the dive that during the summer penetrates the cavern for more than 40 mts down (120 ft). – A 5 mts (15 ft) thick hydrogen sulfide cloud created by the decomposition of organic matter fallen in the past with fallen trees from the jungles coming out of it. – Lots and lots of giant and tiny stalactites pointing at the bottom endless cave.

Before doing this scuba dive is very important taking in count the following things: – Scuba diving in cenote the pit requires previous deep scuba diving and cavern scuba diving experience – Always go with a full cave diver guide. – When you dive in this cenote, check your air constantly, remember on the depth you spend more air: At 40 mts (120 ft) deep you breath 5 times more compressed air. – Check your computer for decompression limits. – While passing trough the cloud stay very close to your guide and if you loose orientation watch for your bubbles to know we the surface is. – Dive up really slow. – Don`t forget to take in count your safety stop when you calculate your air. You should follow the rule of thirds as far as air control. The dive we operate in this cavern usually lasts for about half an hour.

Diving in the Pit is an amazing experience, if you are interested in diving it, feel free to check our diving tours Learn more about the different cenotes in the area.

Difficulty: Hard

Amount of dives: 1.

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List of the Cenotes near Tulum

Scuba Diving in the legendary Cenotes of Tulum

All of these cenotes are part of our guided eco tours both for snorkeling and scuba diving. If you are planning to visit Mexico to discover this amazing natural places, do not hesitate in contacting us we offer personalized scuba diving eco tours into the cenotes of the Mayan Riviera. Contact Us

Click on the Cenotes to find details about each of them:

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Punta Laguna

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Punta Laguna is a natural protected area of 5,200 hectarias,  populated by a small mayan community located 80 km away from Tulum towards Nuevo Xcan.

This old jungle is habitated by 500 spider monkeys and a few howler monkeys. Its lushed vegetation includes a vast variety of senior trees and a 700 year  Pich tree, crowning a sacred place to do traditional mayan blessings.

The reserve sorrounds a beautifull lagoon of 2 Km long where, as part of the ecoturistic development of the mayan community, they offer camping, cannoing and zipline

Agua clara offers tours to this magnificent reserve while supporting a true rural mayan community to find alternative economic activities, friendly wiht their amazing enviroment. More about the tour…

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Visit Agua Clara Diving Tulum Mexico in Facebook!

If you want to follow Agua Clara Diving Tulum you can activate your email free suscription to our news feed, click here to suscribe to our eco tour news. Also you can follow us in Facebook todays most active social network.

Click here to visit Agua Clara Diving Tulum Facebook Page

We publish also in Facebook the same updates and news we share in our Blog. If you are interested in reading and enjoying photographic reports and videos on our eco tours, join us!

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What is a snorkeling day in Tulum like with us

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At Agua Clara diving Tulum, we act according to our passion for, and admiration of the natural wonders that surround us. We design personalized private snorkeling tours in Tulum and its surroundings, aimed mainly at providing you an unforgettable experience and passing on information about our ecosystems.

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SITE 1: CASA CENOTE

Casa cenote is the mouth of a subterranean river that connects with the sea via a large cave.It is surrounded by mangrove and is an ideal place to snorkel, as it is not too deep and its waters are confined. It is possible to see fish like sea bass, tarpoons, blue crabs and more.

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 SITE 2: XCACEL – XCACELITO

The solitary bay of Xcacel-Xcacelito is a sea turtle sanctuary natural protected area. Several different types of ecosystems can be observed:  beautiful coral reefs, a small cenote (Xcacelito), virgin sand dunes and mangrove forests. It is an ideal place for swimming and reef snorkeling. We will get the chance of seeing amazing coral formations while snorkeling in its calm waters. In the tour, we will have a picnic while overlooking this amazing  scenery and visit a small cenote called Xcacelito, a small cristal clear brakish water cenote 5 minutes walk from the beach.

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 SITE 3: CENOTES SAAC AKTUN  (WHITE CAVE)

A cenote is a cavern that was inundated as a result of the caving in of the roof of one or several caves. Subterranean waters gather and form a sinkhole. The clarity of the water and the rock formations in the cenotes, convert them into one of the most interesting and unique swimming or snorkeling experiences. There are hundreds of cenotes, that differ from each other in colors, formations, ecosystems, etc. We will take you to those cenotes away from the tourist trails, where youll get a chance of enjoying them as pristine and they were broght in to the world. Cenotes Saac Aktun are an example of beauty, mystery and wonder. dont miss the opportunity of seeing them.

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Tulum Mexico: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Eco Tours

xcaret_sian_kaan_eco_tour3Scuba diving in Mexico? One of the best places to dive or snorkel is Tulum

If you are looking for scuba diving in Mexico, Tulum is the right place to start. Because of the proximity of the Reef and the amazing Cenotes, scuba diving in Tulum is one of the most amazing experiences.

For all the family of for certified divers, we offer eco tours for everybody!

Scuba Diving in Riviera Maya

Diving in the Riviera Maya is an experience that creates a great feeling of empthy with nature. We offer more than one scuba diving package for you to enjoy both, Cenotes and the Coral Reef.  Eco Tour Package Details

Tulum scuba eco tours are conceived to enjoy this amazing places without leaving trace of our presence. Read more about Agua Clara Diving Tulum

Snorkeling in the Cenotes and Reef

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There is the possibility of snorkeling in the Cenotes and in the Reef too. To join an snorkel eco tour you can click here, we offer Half day tour and Full  day Snorkel tour in Tulum area, visiting the most amazing cenotes in the area and taking you to the best spots to snorkel.

Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve Eco Tour

Also we offer an amazing experience in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. Click here for more information, pricing and photos of this amazing trips into the biggest natural reserve of Yucatan.
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Tulum Eco Tour: Xcacel – Xcacelito & Sian Kaan Photographs

This is a collection of photos taken during one of our Snorkeling Eco tours near Tulum and Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve eco tours. The photos are a visual document that shows some of the beautiful landscapes inside the Sian Kaan reserve and in Xacal and Xcalecito.
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If you are interested in Making your online reservation of any of our eco tours contact us or visit the list of avaible eco tours in Tulum area.