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Week 5 of the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Depth

During our adventures in Tulúm, Quintana Roo, Mexico, we had the opportunity to go snorkelling at Cenotes Dos Ojos. A Cenote “is a naturally formed pit, well or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of porous limestone bedrock” that in turn exposes the natural groundwater source.

Cenotes Dos Ojos is considered a “cave Cenote”. It was such an amazing experience, swimming/snorkelling through the caves in perfectly clear waters, and winding through stalagmites and stalactites, being very careful not to touch or disturb these beautiful natural wonders.

We entered on the shallower side of the Cenotes as we were only snorkelling this time around, but certified Scuba divers had the opportunity to partake in underwater cave dives, in the deeper parts of the Cenotes.

This is a picture of the cave entrance, before we started our adventure…

looking down in the clear blue waters..

looking down into the clear blue waters..

Cenote Dos Ojos, one of the entrances..

Cenotes Dos Ojos, one of the entrances..

This activity was one of our bucketlist items for this trip… so glad we had the opportunity to cross it off. 😀

For more information on Cenotes and Cenotes Dos Ojos, please see the links below:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenote
2. http://www.cenotedosojos.com/
3. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/north-america/travel-tips-and-articles/secret-swims-the-cenotes-of-mexicos-yucatan-peninsula