A cenote (se-NO-tay) is what they, in Mexico, call an underground pool of water. Similar to the cave river system that we toured through, but in this case just basically one ‘room’. We rappelled in from the opening in the top left and then spent some time playing around on the rope bridge, diving platform and zip lines. I was able to get this picture by coming back in from the walkway after we were basically done. Sorry about the picture quality, but I wanted to show you what it looked like because it was pretty cool. I didn’t have my tripod with me on this excursion so this was about the best I could do. If you look closely you can see some people still in the process of rappelling down on the left and behind the hanging roots.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Exposure Time: 1/13, Aperture: f/9, ISO: 6400, Focal Length: 10mm
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I have gone scuba diving in one of these. Because I am not cave qualified, we had to stay within 200 feet of an exit and sunlight (not much) had to be visible. The water was shallow so our air lasted a long while.
Haha, with a nickname like Scubadiver I would have been disappointed if you hadn’t! Was there much to see down there? I know in this one there wasn’t much under the water except some catfish and probably some stalagmites.
do you mean rappel?
I guess I do, smartypants 😉 I fixed it….
That’s why I don’t like spellcheck…