This photos where taken 3 days after a big rain in Casa cenote. This ecosystem is surrounden by red mangrove, a species distributed in estuarine ecosystems throughout the tropics.
It releases a substnace called tanic acid, which dilutes in the water of costal cenotes and is eventually released to the reef.
In this dive you can see this natural phenomenon which give many color tones at diferent dephts.
Cozumel is a big island in the Caribbean sea off the eastern coast of Mexico in Quintana Roo. It is located opposite to Playa del Carmen divided by the Yucatan channel. A 40 min ferry connects both dock which is the gate way to the adventure offered by Agua Clara.
Cozumel island is a diving hotspot for a number of reasons:
Its one of the most biodiverse reefs in the area, having its own endemic species unique to this island.
Seating right on the Channel of Yucatan you can find huge walls packed wiht corals and life going form shallow dephts as little as (25 mts) to the abysm of the sea.
The inner part of the island is highly protected form open sea which results in very clear waters with little or non sand removal.
Cozumel represents a successful story of conservation. A national park that hasn’t been fished for more than 30 years. This can be highly noticed in the amount of different species and their sizes. Created in 1996, the park is home to some 26 types of corals with more than 100 subspecies. More than 500 fish species live in the park, including the endemic splendid toadfish. Due to marine life protection programs, divers can also often see loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles. From shallow sheltered shore dives to secluded, seldom visited, current-swept drift dives, there’s a dive in Cozumel for everyone.
Diving the walls of Cozumel is an incredible experience similar to watching a slide show of life due the current through the wall. There are several dive sites such as Santa Rosa, Palancar, Paraíso, Punta Sur and many more.
In Agua Clara, we feel extremly fortunate of having so many amazing reefs around us.
Each cenote is very unique in color, flora, fauna, light, texture, history, design, salinity and transparency. Above or below you can catch the beauty of these fresh water rivers from any angle and the results are astounding.
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In the language of the Mayan peoples who once inhabited this region, Sian Ka’an means ‘Origin of the Sky’. Located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula, this biosphere reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large marine section intersected by a barrier reef. It provides a habitat for a remarkably rich flora and a fauna comprising more than 300 species of birds, as well as a large number of the region’s characteristic terrestrial vertebrates, which cohabit in the diverse environment formed by its complex hydrological system. It is also home to the Crocodylus acutus / American Crocodile and
Crocodylus moreletii / Morelet’s Crocodile, both on the IUCN Redlist, and they are both found in the lagoons and mangrove around the property. Check it out…..
Cenote Nicteha is small open cenote with a beautifull underwater garden and fairly deep caves to dive in and take nice shots form beneath.
This gardens generally grow in shallow open and fresh water cenotes. and they contain a beautifull variety of colorful gupis, tiger mojarras and fresh water turtles
Cenote the Pit its located about 20 km north of Tulum town. Its a deep sinkwhole of more than a 100 mts (300 feet) deep. The clarity of the water allows sun beams to go as far as 35 mts without being refracted.
Floating through it gives a strong sensation of floating in space or lacking gravity for a while.
The stalactites hanging from it are the celarest evidence of its dryer stages, down to even 70 mtes less than its current stage.
Cenote pirañas is a semi closes cenote located just 3 km from Tulum. This photos where take on a sunny day (obviously). Yo can esasily appreciate the way light refracts much less in fresh clear water such as this
The Mangrove grows over the cenotes of Tulum. The roots of this strong plant feed the trees that give the shade to the souls that walk around Tulum. This series of photos attempt to introduce you to one of the protagonists of the cenotes of Yucatan; the Mangrove. The landscapes found underneath its roots bring all kinds of magnificent feelings, among them veneration and respect towards nature and the environment.
Explore Tulum with this photo session made with arm extension. We took this photos during eco tours involving scuba diving, snorkeling in Tulum’s cenotes and coral reef. bike ride, walk in the jungle, kayaking, diving and snorkeling: certainly there is no better way to explore Tulum.
Located only 5 Km from the sea, Cenote Calavera its a very special diving site due its very visible hallocline found at a depht of 17 mts.
The hallocline is the meeting point between the freshh and the salt wáter. They meet but they dot mix due the differences of desities and lack of strong currents.
You can witness this dive in Tulum.