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Saturday, November 22, 2014

SISTEMA CATERPILLAR, MUYIL, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO

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.

CENOTE CATERPILLAR
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