Angelita Cenote, Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, that forms after a collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. This process veils clear water with a shadow of mud and leaves, leaving visibility extremely low. Once teams descend to the bottom however, the initial ominous layer trickles into a glowing cloud of hydrogen sulphide that displays an eerie, yet alluring landscape.- photography by Klaus Thymann
Deep in the Mexican jungle, lies an underwater cave called the Angelita Cenote. The pool is 200 feet deep and even contains a separate river that runs along the bottom on the underwater cave. This is due to the different levels of salinity in the water, causing denser water to sink to the bottom.
Cenote Angelita, or “little angel”, is a diving site South of Tulum in Yucatan, Mexico. 200 feet in depth, the Cenote is half freshwater, half salt water, split by a foggy layer of hydrogen sulfate that resembles a river with trees surrounding it.
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A diver explores this cenote in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Photograph by Fabrice Guerin.