Then came the Boston Sea Rovers and Beneath the Sea dive shows, where I attended two seminars, featuring sinkholes. And I fell in love with the pictures and stories behind those mysterious caves. What especially stood out to me, was those views when you are looking out from the depth of the caverns into large, open spaces, seeing as the sun beams are sifting, pushing their way through the calm surface of the water as if good, bright messages from God are trying to penetrate stubborn darkness of the earth.
It was Berkley Whites’s (owner of Backscatter) seminar on how to shoot video with SLR’s and his incredible footage that sold me on the idea of contemplating a trip to the cenotes. And when Timur invited me for a second time to Playa del Carmen over my April break, then no one could’ve stopped me from accepting this lucrative offer. And so we went.
Originally we planned diving the Cenotes on wednesday, but continuing strong winds, rising seas, scattering rain, along with my weak stomach pushed our agenda up, inadvertently bringing us to the threshold of the “Acuatic Tulum”. The shop itself was not very big, however the employees were very friendly, informative and flexible to meet our need for times and locations. Alexadre Alwares, the shop owner, gave us a great deal for the proposed excursions, in large part due to using our own equipment. Later, thanks to Cristina, the shop coordinator, were able to connect with Cozumel Scuba Planet for unforgettable submersions around neighboring island.