Falling in love with cenote diving

We did 4 days of diving in Cozumel with ProDive Mexico and had the best time. We saw the usual suspects of nurse sharks, stingrays, pufferfishes, trunkfishes, splendid toadfishes, eels etc. This place is our paradise, and life is just better when we are there visiting our friends and diving the deep blue.
In addition to this trip we did 2 days of diving in the cenotes in Tulum. The cenotes have been the most magical dives I have ever done. I hit my 100th on the last dive! Words cannot describe the swim through caverns we experienced, the sulphur clouds that we saw, the colours changing from radioactive green to blue, stalactites. It felt like science fiction.
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100! FTW!

Angelita is one of the most incredible cenotes. We delved into the sulphur cloud (I held onto my dive master’s fin (He is from Scuba Playa) for security because everyone disappears into nothingness) and went down deeper to about 80 /90 feet.

It suddenly became pitch black!
Then as we ascended slowly after it felt like you were climbing out of a lake. That’s what it looked like underwater because you see this island in the middle with trees that have been preserved forever. Then you slowly swim around the rim of the cenote until we got to our safety stop. You can see fossils in the rock formation.

Another cenote we did is called Dreamgate and this was like something out of a fairytale. It had stalactite and stalagmite all over the place. You have to have excellent buoyancy during some spots or you would run into the limestone. It was surreal. My 100th dive was at Carwash and it was a good mix of all the dives. Sulphur cloud, caverns, stalactite, a turtle, loads of fish and an alligator we saw on the surface. He was a tiny guy. Wish we saw him underwater. It was truly like going through a museum. This is probably the best dive trip I have ever experienced. I will be back for the cenotes!

We ate tons and tons of seafood, sopes, tacos, tortes, paletas (fruit popsicles.. my absolute favourite) but I missed out on esquites! But I will probably back next year! It just feels like home being there.

 

My island home.

My island home.

Ace is a freelance graphic designer who was born in Toronto, grew up in Hong Kong, and lived in Ottawa and Vancouver. She is attracted and addicted to adventures like rock climbing, scuba-diving and anything culturally and visually interesting. Ace is still looking for the perfect cup of coffee in the city to satiate her.

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