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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Jeff Highley and Scott Banks of Long Beach, California during Friday afternoon, November 21, 2014 enjoying a GREAT dive at:
CENOTE DZULO (XULO) (CUEVA GOLONDRINAS) W 87.6276 / N 20.0614
The land owner is Senor Dzulo (the correct spelling) who sadly passed away during the spring of 2014. His family now operates the dive site. The family calls this cenote Cueva De Golondrinas – “Cave Of The Swallows”. The maximum depth is 89 feet/27.1 meters.
There are bathroom facilities available. There is a dive site fee paid here.
Yesterday (Friday, November 21, 2014) Jeff Highley & Scott Barnes of Long Beach, California and I dived the downstream mainline Cenote Caterpillar for our first time. We learned much from the dive and will return for many more. This is strictly a side mount dive.
16Q 0433662 N / 2218712 E
N 20’ 0642 W 87’ 6345
The land owner is the Ejido Chuyaxche. The maximum depth of this area is 89 feet/27.1 meters.
Drive south of the village of Muyil on Highway 307 past the first curve and travel approximately a half of a kilometer. Look for a road to the right and follow it a ½ kilometer and the jungle will open into a large unused limestone quarry. You will find the opening on the far side. The best dive is the “Ho Lee Sheet” passage. There are two sets of ancient bear remains including very well preserved feet and claws. Be sure to register with the Ejido Chuyaxche before you dive.
There are no bathroom facilities available.
The dive site fee is paid at the Diconsa mini super market located directly across the street from the Muyil ruins entrance.
Photos By Steve Penn Gerrard. www.deephorizon.info
On Tuesday, November 11 I took my great friends BOB THORPE and KEN BOSKO of Traverse City, Michigan to this cave located just south of MUYIL on Highway 307 about 16 kilometers of Tulum. WE were impressed! And..there are plenty more caves in the area.
CENOTE DZULO (XULO) (CUEVA GOLONDRINAS) W 087° 62.76’ N 20° 06.14’
The land owner is Senor Dzulo (the correct spelling) who sadly passed away during the spring of 2014. His family now operates the dive site. The family calls this Cenote Cueva De Golondrinas – “Cave Of The Swallows”. The maximum depth is 89 feet/27.1 meters.
During Sunday morning, November 2nd, 2014, Ian Gordon of Calgary, Canada and I had a great photo shoot to the Room of Tears and beyond entering at Cenote Zacil Ha that is part of Sistema Carwash. We also did a photoshoot at the Grand Cenote that afternoon, which also was very successful. I am still learning and really enjoying taking these photos. I am using a SONY NEX 5T Mirrorless Camera with an Ikelite 161 strobe and an Ikelite 200 strobe as an independent slave.