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Freediving the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Sacrifical offerings, ancient Mayan mythology and legends of the underworld haunt the cool dark waters of the cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Created over centuries and deeply connected to the enigmatic Mayan civilisation, the cenotes are a complex of mysterious sinkholes and underwater caves in the porous coral limestone of the peninsula.
Freediving the cenotes is a mystical and otherworldly experience. Stalactites and stalagmites create a jagged underwater netherland where the cool crystalline waters are pierced by soaring arcs of cathedral light. Depth becomes unknown beyond 30 metres where saltwater and freshwater meet forming a swirling white cloud known as a halocline.
The following freedive photography feature cenotes in Tulum. We were captivated by the magical light that sliced through the jungle forest canopy and over-arching rocks into the submerged caves and caverns. The ever-changing daylight continuously transformed the aura of the cenotes as light and shadow shimmered across the rock faces and disappeared into the deep abyss below.
All underwater photography taken while freediving either by Eusebio or Christina with a Nikon D7000.
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