Hello, divers! This is post about diving in cenotes.
A cenote (from Yucatec Maya dzonot or ts’onot, “well”) is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.
Cenotes are common geological forms in low latitude regions, particularly on islands, coastlines, and platforms with young post-Paleozoic limestones that have little soil development.
Let’s dive together in cenotes, sacred Mayan Waters!