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#1 OFFLINE   ibj40

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:11 PM

Some pictures I took on my last vacation (holiday) trip, doing what relaxes and refreshes me.

Cenotes of the Yucatan

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:54 PM

Is the link working?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:34 PM

Didn't work with my phone...

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:42 PM

Thought I'd made it public from Photobucket. I'll check and repost.

I apologize for any inconvenience I caused.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:05 AM

It's working now and WOW - great photos, Jim! how deep were you when you took them? i don't recommend taking your models underwater - unless you have a Supercar or Batboat - LOL!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:50 AM

 Jersey_Devil, on 18 May 2017 - 05:05 AM, said:

It's working now and WOW - great photos, Jim! how deep were you when you took them? i don't recommend taking your models underwater - unless you have a Supercar or Batboat - LOL!

Great, don't know why it wasn't working before, but hopefully, me and Photobucket have it figured out.

From a diving perspective, we aren't really that deep, maybe at the most 40 feet below sea level.  However, you have to take into consideration that above you is about 30-40 feet of solid rock.  Compare this to some of our typical ocean dives where we regularly go to 60-130 feet below sea level (and sometimes a little deeper).

As to diecast, the one I have ever taken on a dive trip was the around the world Mini that we did years ago.

Just wanted to show that, under the proper conditions, I can take a fairly decent picture.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:16 PM

It didn't work well with my phone. But I can see the photos when I key in the URL by typing manually.

Know nothing about diving but that looks deep. Is that a underwater cave? Looks cool. I appreciate miscellaneous pictures like that to show that we are still human...  :occasion14:

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:18 PM

Yes, that is what is known as a Cenote, or an underground river. The Yucatan is laced with them (and there are no above ground rivers).

Near the coast (which is where we dive), you experience what is known as a halocline, which is a boundary layer where the salt water and fresh water mix. It is like diving in milk. Above or below, each of the water sources is crystal clear, but in that layer, you are visually challenged. The other interesting aspect is the difference in temperature, as the salt water flowing in from the ocean (denser, so it is the lower level) is warmer by 5 or more degrees (F).

What you also notice are the stalactites and stalagmites, which only form in the air by the saturation of surface filtering through the limestone rock surface layer. This is evidence (along with relics and artifacts) that these cenotes were actually once above sea level, and within the past of recorded history.

We've been on close to two dozen of these dives over the past decade.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:25 PM

Great to know. Do you happen to have more pics of the artifacts? From the pictures I can figure out only the salt/limestone crystalisation (is the term correct?) It will be interesting to see what was once on the surface. :hope:

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:50 AM

 technica, on 18 May 2017 - 08:25 PM, said:

Great to know. Do you happen to have more pics of the artifacts? From the pictures I can figure out only the salt/limestone crystalisation (is the term correct?) It will be interesting to see what was once on the surface. :hope:

I'll have to look back in my archives, plus don't have all of my older photos logged into Photobucket.

Thanks for your comments, and give me a couple of days.




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