Cenote Diving, Tulum, Mexico

The very best scuba diving experience I have had is cenote diving in Tulum, Mexico.

The painting is of my diving within Gran Cenote painted from an underwater photograph taken by my diving buddy. The amazing sheets of pillars of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years left me spellbound. The scene could have come from an alien landscape in a faraway galaxy.

Cenotes are natural sink holes formed 6500 years ago by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock of the Yucatan peninsula, revealing a secret subterranean world of groundwater pools. The thousands of cenotes and underground rivers are the area’s main source of water, thereby revered by the Mayas. Cenotes were also    considered as passages to the underworld and a portal to speak with the Gods

The pristine turquoise waters pierced by shafts of sunlight in the cenotes are kept clear and pure by the earth meticulously filtering water through the limestone.

 Cenote Angelita (little angel) a vertical 60 m deep cenote where fresh water mixes with salt water producing a   deep halocline, was a wonderful out of –the-world experience.


Original:  Oil on canvas ; 12x 16″ (305 x 410 mm); framed

Limited Edition Print : Available as Giclee print on finest quality paper or  canvas. International shipment

Sizes available: 8 x 12″(203 x 305 mm); 12 x 16″(305 x 410mm); 18 x 24″(457 x 610 mm); 24 x 32″ (610 x 813mm)

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