Side mount cave diving in cenote Minotauro

A day off, cave diving

A cave dive at Cenote Minotauro.

Cenote Minotauro is an easy place to reach. You arrive on a parking lot with tables (at the right height)! And new bathrooms 🙂

The access to cenote Minotauro is through a nice stairway and you can just walk into the water.

I have dove a lot in this system in Backmount configuration, however, it is really nice for side mounting and gives access to many more passages. In Side Mount configuration it is much more enjoyable and probably more precise and easier to avoid damage on the cave.  This system goes up and down, reaches the halocline but remains fairly shallow and is a great place for long dives.

The system itself and the dive circuits can seem a bit confusing as you start knowing the system but it is all really pretty. There is a great map of Minotauro by Alessandro Reato, that really gives all its sense to following Ariadne’s line as this place is really a labyrinth.

You will see here a few images of a fun dive with a friend, local instructor. This video has no teaching purpose whatsoever. No pretension, just two local instructors and experienced cave divers enjoying their time cave diving, filming, editing and sharing their passion.

When this dive was finished, as the current had pushed us quite fast towards the exit we still had plenty of air to recalculate thirds and have a short dive on the other side, downstream so beautiful again. But guess what, the camera’s battery was dead!! I guess we’ll have to go again.

See you,

Géraldine

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