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FREEDIVING THE CENOTES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

Last July we travelled to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Deep within the jungle are thousands of cavernous openings to a watery otherworld, also known as cenotes. Created over centuries and deeply connected to the enigmatic Mayan civilisation, the cenotes are a complex of mysterious sinkholes and underwater caves in the porous coral limestone of the peninsula. The cenotes are deeply embedded within ancient Mayan mythology as portals to the netherworld and as settings for sacrificial offerings.

Freediving the cool waters of the cenotes is an otherworldly experience. Stalactites and stalagmites created a jagged underwater world for us to explore. We were captivated by the dramatic cathedral light that pierced the jungle canopy and sliced through the cool crystalline waters. The incredible dark depths below beckoned us, however the true depths of the cenotes remained unknown due to the eerie swirling white cloud, known as a halocline, which hovered at 30 metres, a reaction created by the meeting layers of salt water and fresh water.

Freediving and exploring the cenotes of the Yucatan was magical and surreal, which are sensations that we tried to express through our photography.

Source | http://www.sidetracked.com/on-a-single-breath/
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On A Single Breath

"I take a final breath and slip beneath the surface, absolutely focused. I can feel the pressure change, hear the sounds of life around me and concentrate on my movements to ensure a relaxed, yet very aware, state of mind.”
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