This Op I post in conjunction with a previous OP posted here:
Deep Dark Secrets
- by TV_Nation... Which reveals the Blue holes of the Bahamas!
Cavern Systems created by the same process described in this op!... Apparently he and I were on the same wavelength when compiling our next posts!..
The Yucatan Legacy: A Legendary Underworld
Millions of Years ago a meteorite slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula, causing a mass extinction event to begin.
The impact crater of this event spread it's destructive elements across most of the gulf of Mexico, Mexico Mainland Proper, several other Central
American countries, Several of the Carribean Islands, and parts of the Southern Gulf States here in America, in the form of a massively fractured
limestone bedrock core extending downwards for several hundereds of feet, which after millenia of erosion formed underground caverns filled with
fluids of various forms. Fresh Water, Salt water, Hydrogen Sulphide, Methane hydroxide, even LPG, Tar, and Crude Oil.
(Blue Hole of Belize)
The Aztech and Mayan cultures of Mexico called these caverns Cenotes (say-no-tayz). The Riviera Maya Cenotes are among some of the most lavishly
decorated and extensive systems of submerged caves in the world.
These sacred Mayan waters have 100% perfect visibility, minimal to no flow and a relatively shallow depth.
The majority of the dives are between 10 and 25 meters/ 30 and 75 feet. Some go even deeper still... and farther than imagination can tell!...
This allows for long dive times, whilst remaining within safe decompression limits.
Added to this the diver is further spoiled as the water temperature is a continuous 24C/75f all year .
With extensive passageways, speleothems, water densities and the optical illusions they produce, plus the very delicate fresh water cave life, the
area has much to offer well beyond the world of the oceans, to which the cenotes pour into, meandering their way underground.
These underwater caverns offer unique diving experiences. Some centotes burrow underneath the seafloor, filled with fresh water that extends far out
under the ocean seabed.
Cenote Angelita actually is a layered cenote containing three atmospheres, one in fresh water, one in salt water, and the lower layer hydrogen
sulphide, which forms what appears to become an Underwater River! 30 meters deep, fresh water, then 60 meters deep – salty water and a river (H2S),
island and fallen leaves…
Cenotes of the Mayan and Aztech riviera are fast becomming a hunter's paradise, with treasures and archeological finds unimaginable.
It is speculated that there are thousands of cenotes that remain undiscovered.
Those that have been discovered are: