Dos Ojos Cenote, Playa del Carmen
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This is the first eye, "uno ojo", at Dos Ojos cenote, near Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The water here is incredibly clear -- it is all rainwater that has filtered through the limestone, settling in these caves. The water center of this pano is easily 20' deep. I snorkeled here twice, it was the highlight of my trip; I can't begin to describe how amazing the formations are inside the cave, which are unseen in these photos. From this 'pool' I snorkeled through openings in the wall which opened into a cave system, scuba divers were below entering the tunnels while I snorkeled above. There were stalagtites & stalagmites, some forming huge columns, easily ~50 from cave bottom to top. Some areas only had enough room for the snorkel, could not raise head above water, which was an unsettling feeling at first (I did have a dive master guiding me). Some caves had absolutely zero light, turning the flashlights off would reveal pure darkness. In this panorama you can see "ropes" falling from the cave roof -- these are tree roots. Within the cave there would be super-fine threads that looked like blond hair blowing in the wind, these were roots that reached down through the limestone to the water. Absolutely amazing. I went with Mexico Blue Dream and highly recommend them should you go here.