July 31, 2018

Filled with cobalt blue water and surrounded by luscious jungle, Mexican sinkholes are incredibly beautiful. Their stunning appearance, however, is deceiving: most of them are dangerous places. These water-filled pits are often hundreds of feet deep, filled with layers...

July 22, 2013

“A diver does not want to die in his bed”

In the warm lights of the late afternoon, the bay was all colors and long shadows; the best place in the world to enjoy such spectacle was the bow of the boat was sitting on, but my mind was elsewhere. Gunter’s words were still...

December 31, 2012

I will never forget the first time the cave went dark. We were at Owl's hole, a beautiful cenote not too far from the beach. A long steel ladder was the only way in and out of the crystal-clear blue pond sitting at its bottom. We were there for a training dive with a c...

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