Barbecued Iguana 2
Sistema Dos Ojos
We spent 3 days diving the Dos Ojos system. First from the Dos Ojos cenote, then from Hidden worlds, and a special trip to The Pit.
We had been sent on a wild goose chase. We followed a left cavern line & surfaced at another cavern opening according to plan. A few minutes later, an air bell with bats. Then we expected to take the first jump. We found an arrow to jump from, but no line. We searched for a bit, finding no reasonable place to jump to. Our group split up at this point, and I spent too much time sniffing out a spot that COULD be our jump. This brought me to a place no backmounter should ever try to enter. I gave up and headed back.
Mike was waiting for me on the line, we found the rest of our team up the line a bit at Motmot Cenote. We discussed the lost jump and came up with a new plan. We continued on through the maze and then
another jump. This cave was super, super silty and viz was horrible for photos. Everything was orange and dark. Its amazing that Isaac got a few cool shots even through the halocline at 30'. Isaac led us through a really tight restriction and I saw another line below us. I dropped to peek at it and it was very porcelain looking, much like the Taj Mahal "broken china" room.
We turned back after 15 min and drifted down to Hilario's Well. This is another dark cave with giant columns. Often the main line split in two and Mike took the "second story" while I stayed on the "first floor." This dive had a hysterical moment when Paul made an interesting gesture for our amusement. I almost choked, I was laughing so hard!
The following day, we headed out for the most special dive - The Pit!
Mike and I drop down quickly (Yeah ears!), we reach 200 by 7 min, we onl
Paul carried the slave and got some good shots with Isaac as the
We passed a few other cenotes to get here. The sequence is:
Doss Ojos--> Dos Palmas -->High Voltage --> Tapir's End --> Monolito.
Recalculated thirds at each opening.
In one of the cenotes (maybe High Voltage) along the way, where were a
The exit was steep and treacherous. It was a mudhole - like Buford
After the dive, we all went tot he Tulum to see the Mayan Ruins.