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American tourist drowns in cenote night dive

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – A dive master and tourist died during a cenote night dive, making it the second drowning accident in one week.

The accident happened during the late evening hours of March 9 when two people entered Playa del Carmen’s Chaac Tun cenote for night diving. After entering the centoe, the pair experienced complications that led to their drowning.

The 26-year-old female was an American tourist while the instructor was a Mexican national. The prosecutor’s office will determine the cause of the accident once all facts have been received.

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