Sulphur clouds, Haloclines & Cenotes


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February 14th 2012
Published: March 4th 2012
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This blog is about all of our dives whilst in Mexico, some of the best dives we have ever done. Let me start with some definitions. A sulphur cloud- A layer of Hydrogen Sulphide, which is formed by the bacterial decomposition of organic material that has fallen into the cenote. A Halocline- The point at which fresh water and sea water meet creating a layer of water that shimmers. A... Read Full Entry



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Shining a torch in to a halocline.
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You can see the halocline causing our dive instructor to look blurry.



5th March 2012

Love the pics!
As you know, did the same last summer...and I can confirm, this is something! You've got great pictures!
5th March 2012

I remember reading your blog and looking forward to the dives, I didn't even realise you could dive cenotes in Mexico until your blog!
5th March 2012

An engrossing read
A really atmospheric story and photographs that captivated me for the whole blog. What camera do you use underwater?
5th March 2012

Thanks Shane, I use a Canon ixus 90. I'd love to get underwater housing for my SLR but I'm too worried it will flood and leave me cameraless for the rest of my trip.
5th March 2012

Thanks and agree re the flooding issue! A good SLR housing costs more than an underwater compact camera, so I can also see the financial sense in not purchasing the housing. Seeing the mood you conveyed in these photos has convinced me of the need to purchase a small underwater camera for my snorkelling.

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