May 2013

Diving in Cozumel | Duck Pond

Duck Pond and Sistema Sin Nombre are two recently explored and named caves in Cozumel, Mexico whose length is 989 m (3244 ft), with a total maximum depth of 14 m (46 ft). Sistema Sin Nombre was first entered by Adam McDowell in June 2010 using a monkey diving configuration and restraining himself to a […]

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Diving in Cozumel | Dos Coronas

Dos Coronas has a total length of 1070 m (3511 ft) with a maximum depth of 7 m (23 ft). The Dos Coronas cenote was explored in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The main entrances are located off the coast of Cozumel and are easily accessible. The 2012 map credits naming seven surveyors and explorers and […]

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Diving in Cozumel | Cenote Bambu

Cenote Bambu has a length of 61 m (200 ft) and at its maximum depth it reaches 51.8 m (170 ft). The Cenote Bambu cave was explored in early 2000 and is much like the Tres Potrillos Cenote. Maximum visibility in this classic sink is 3 m (10 ft). It appears that the initial entrance […]

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Diving in Cozumel | Cenote Tres Potrillos

Cenote Tres Potrillos is 94 m (310 ft) in length: 94 m. The maximum depth of the sink is 38.1 m (125 ft). Maximum depth of a connecting tunnel is 15 m (50 ft). The Cenote Tres Potrillos cave was discovered in 1998. The entrance is a series of very minor restrictions which opens into […]

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Diving in Cozumel | Cenote Cocodrilo

Cenote Cocodrilo has a Length of 2493 m (8180 ft), with a maximum depth of 17.4 m (57 ft). The cenote is blocked for diving unless permission is previously obtained by the landowner. The entrance is located on private property, and contains both Prehispanic and colonial artifacts. Cenote Cocodrilo has one cenote entrance, which is […]

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Diving in Cozumel | Cueva Aerolito

Cueva Aerolito was reported to be at 18.3 km in length (60,000 feet) in the journal Underwater Speleology in an article written by Tim McMahon. Unlike the other caves, Cave diving in Cueva Quebrada requires an official permit from the Chankanaab local Park office. Cavers applying for this permit must produce a Full Cave certification […]

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Cozumel Topography & Geology

Cozumel is a relatively flat island based on limestone, resulting in a karst topography. The highest natural point on the island is just 15 m (49 ft) above sea level. The cenotes are deep water filled sinkholes formed by water percolating through the soft limestone soil during thousands of years. Cozumel’s cenotes have very restricted […]

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