Along the outer edges of the Dos Ojos Cenote divers leave the light and enter into the unforgiving world of cave diving. Following a line into the Mayan spirit-world it is traditional for a shaman to offer a blessing with a bowl of smoking copal. there was no such practice here, divers suit up in their scores to explore the Yucatan from beneath.
Dos Ojos is considered a beginner cave dive location, but there are plenty of other nearby underwater tunnels. Sac Aktun is situated within a short drive of this system and it is to date the longest explored underwater tunnel system in the world. Other local cave dive locations are Yaax-Mul which is just south of Dos Ojos and Chac-Mool which is close as well.
I took this picture with my new waterproof camera that I had bought to photograph our newly discovered Ontario cave – “Wasteland waterway” – sadly it’s hard to keep still and the picture was a little blurry. JC and I will probably be back to Wasteland Waterway by next weekend – weather permitting.
Admittedly I have another book in progress on Ontario caves and their exploration, but check out Tamarindo; Crooked times in Costa Rica – it was my last book – a work of fiction with some pretty weird characters.