Top Popular Cenote Zapote Cave Diving -"Hell’s Bells"
The unique stalactite stalactites hidden deep in the ocean were discovered in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Known as "bells from hell," these bells are interspersed with eerily beautiful trumpet stalactites in deep limestone sinkholes, or shower heads, trumpets, and elephant legs, and range from miniature to human-sized. You need to use the scuba strobe light to light the Cenote Zapote for your underwater photography.
Cenote Zapote is a unique and amazing dive site. On the surface, this enchanting sphere of crystal-clear water and lush vegetation shows no sign of the stunning hell bells found inside. If you assemble your diving gear, and your underwater flashlights, and slide down the hourglass to a depth of 28 meters below the surface, what you see will take your fins off.
The mystery of hell's bells is poorly understood. How are they formed? Why do you find them here? Why are there no other dive sites like this? I only know one thing...you have to see it with your own eyes to believe it.
---Photography in Cenote Zapote (with OrcaTorch D910V Light)
According to experts, such a geographical environment was formed during millions of years of geological changes. The place where the stalactites are located is actually an underground river. The underground river communicates with the surface pool, gradually forming the area below such a large pool. Many fish live in the depths of this pond. The underground dark river has a complex terrain and not much light, so it is particularly dark and winding, and it can be said to be a very mysterious place for most of us
"Hells Bells are hollow bell- or cone-shaped carbonate structures that can reach lengths of 2 meters (6 ft 7 in). The stalactites are formed by the precipitation of water dripping minerals through the roof of the cave, and the shape of the stalactites depends on their environment. Some people say it is because the wind blows into the cave, but what caused the formation of the trumpet-shaped stalactites, no one has yet been able to give an explanation. Normally, it would take 100 years for a stalactite to grow one inch (2.54 cm), which would prove that these stalactites have been around for thousands of years to grow into their current shape and size.