It's been around ten years since I visited the cenotes of the Riviera Maya. It's great to be back!
We met Ricardo on the ferry to Playa del Carmen where we were picked up and driven to the cenote.
Dos Ojos means "two eyes", the name given to the site when it was discovered from an airplane.
Both dives here entered via eye one, though inside each followed a different line. For this first dive we took the "Barbie line", so called as the halfway point is marked by a Barbie doll stuck in a crocodile's mouth. These were cavern dives, meaning that we were never out of sight of natural sunlight. However we were able to penetrate quite deep and scout a lengthy path through the formations, as there are several openings here.
The fresh water was considerably colder than the seawater of Cozumel, so I wore a wetsuit. Was still a bit chilly, but not too bad.
A few small fish here escorted us throughout the dive.
Amazing stalactites/stalagmites and enormous slabs of limestone.
Rick and I had been talking about diving the cenotes for a long time, so it was great to finally do it.