Thursday, March 10, 2016

An under water river, cenote MUYAL HA


The cenotes are a very characteristic natural deep wells of Mexico, resulting from the collapse of limestone layers, exposing groundwater beneath them. They are filled with water and connected to a marine cavern.

Located at only 15 min. from Playa del Carmen; well hidden into the jungle there is Muyal Há cenote, perhaps one of the most unusual formations of its own unusual kind.

With a similar structure like Angelita cenote; this one has the special characteristic of being a deep well; where the seawater has a high amount of hifrogen sulfide and more evident opacity, and fresh water above this. It has the same appearance as a river surface. There are even trees and fallen leaves, which makes this cenote even more surreal.

This dive is as simple as diving in fresh water with very good visibility, directly to the bottom, untill about 26 meters where you start to appreciate the density of salt water and a large white cloud of sulfuric acid suspended in layers around a rock "island" in the middle and towards the deepest part; which gives an appearance of a " water river", underwater. 

Other important points of view in Muyal Ha, are clusters of huge stalactites, air bubbles, decorating walls and little caves you can find some old bones residents.

Don`t miss this special dive, only with PHANTOM DIVERS!

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