In Mayan mythology cenotes were seen as entrances to Xibalba, the Mayan underworld. Some cenotes have spectacular and welcoming entrances, full of light and crystal blue water. Others, like the one here at B, are a bit more foreboding.
We took a few photos that accentuate the vast landscape in which we can sometimes find ourselves.
We’ve mostly been focused on exploration and survey, but had a chance to take a few pictures with the big Sony setup at the end of a recent dive.
The team took a day to head to Nohoch Nah Chich, a beautiful cenote located just north of Tulum, to work on configuring some new camera equipment. We wanted to do some testing with the new Sony A7R IV rig, as we continue to tune it for the work ahead. Part of Sistema Sac Actun, …
One of the major objectives of our project is to create high-quality maps and other cartographic assets for the cave systems we explore.
A basic tenet of safe cave diving is to have a continuous guideline to the surface. Properly used, the guideline prevents two types of accidents that would prevent one from reaching the exit of the cave–(1) getting lost through a navigational error, and (ii) not being able to see the passage to exit due to …
One doesn’t forget the feeling when being led to a “cenote you might want to see” and finding a 200 meter round collapse, and an entrance that looks like something like Cenote Taj Mahal. With significant vertical relief, a 200 meter circular depression, and crystal clear water, we thought the cave might have potential for both upstream and downstream passages in our project system.
We’ve now had a chance to do a couple dives at “B” which we expect may turn out to be the major cave system on this large property. Our focus so far has been getting to know the front part of the cave, and doing some initial survey work.