Sharon and I visited Dos Ojos Cenotes in Tulum, Mexico. I had picked this spot a while ago, having read about it on some scuba blog. The author had mentioned it was a spot where some famous thriller/horror film (The Cave? The Ascent?) was shot. And it’s largely due to that movie that the cenotes is the “tourist trap” it is now. Whatever, we didn’t care.
We donned our gear, our tanks, and our adventurous spirits (or our dollars–if you prefer–scuba is not a cheap hobby) and joined a trip with a local dive shop there. Having dived for a little over a year now, I’ve grown to find that divers are the same everywhere you go: eager, friendly, inviting, and passionate about sharing their livelihoods with you.
Dos Ojos itself looks like an enormous cavern. And while the layout is pretty simple, the darkness can easily make an intrepid diver or snorkeler panic and lose their way. As a result, the park maintainers have put in lines that you can follow. Our team of divers (myself, Sharon, two other tourists, and our divemaster) took the Barbie Line, affectionately named because of a toy Barbie being eaten by an alligator at the end of the line.
Unfortunately, my GoPro ran out of power due to the darkness; I was only able to capture about 1/3 of the dive.