Yucatan peninsula it's just like the mecca of Cave diving! Thriving coral reef growing for 40 million years formed what about one to one and a half kilometer of limestone. Then later by precipitations enriched by carbon dioxide, release from vegetation, create by desolvation underground caves, also call locally as underground rivers or underwater cave systems. On Yucatan, especially around town Tulum, are placed the largest underwater cave systems, thanks to this you can always find dive site which fits you perfectly.
List of cenote terminology
Cenote - Its a natural opening in Yucatan jungle to the underground rivers. The origin of the name is from Mayan word tzonot. For Mayans its sacred well and entrance to the underworld.
Stilictite, stalagmites, and columns - is a speleothem creating during ice ages by chemical and physical processes.
Magical light rays - open parts of cenotes provide us a spectacular view of light refraction (changing angles of light traveling throw different densities). This effect changing due to weather and daytime. While your eyes are accommodated in darkness you enjoy a stunning view of beating light.
Halocline - is an interference of salt and fresh water doing refraction of light. When stable looking like another surface underwater, if mixed, makes a blurry vision.
Hydrogen sulfide cloud - Is a natural gas dissolved in water produced by a discomposing process without the oxygen of biological material fallen into the cenote. By divers experienced as a thick cloud in depth about 30 meters.
Fossils - The peninsula Yucatan is made-up from limestone which was created by coral reef grew for forty million years. Due to this in the limestone is printed lots of fossils of ancient organisms.
Marine life in cenotes - In open parts of the cenotes is a habitat of freshwater fishes like Catfish, Mexican Terta, and Mayan Goby. Further from the opening are species adapted to living in darkness. These organisms lost vision and pigmentation. There are shrimp, fish, beetle, and eel.
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