Photographer Michele Westmorland and writer Deborah Kirk are currently on assignment for Sport Diver in the Yucatan. Their project is to explore a deep system of cenotes and flooded caves that few divers have ever visited – and to see what ancient mysteries await them at depth.
Day one of the adventure began at a remote, well-hidden site with pristine conditions and a challenging entrance that required they be lowered by rope lines 50 feet to reach the ink-black waters below. Surrounded by dramatic limestone formations, they probed the cenote’s steeply sloping floor to a depth of 80 feet. Quite an introduction to what is, in essence, a mythic underworld.
Curious about their discoveries? Check back for more updates from the field — and a full report in a future issue of Sport Diver.