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Tuun Ja Cenote - First exploration dive

2021-10-19

On October 19, 2021, members of the Centro Investigador del Sistema Acuífero de Quintana Roo AC (CINDAQ), under the auspices of the Comisión Nacional De Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP), Dirección Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka’an and in accordance with permit CNANP-000-008, flew by helicopter from Muyil to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve with two main objectives:

1. Follow-up fly-over on the “Muyil-Xamach” and "Muyil-Caapechén" forest fire sites

2. First exploration dive in the Tuun Ja cenote.

The project report can be downloaded by clicking here.

(All raw data is available at CINDAQ and can be provided on request.)

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 © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ

Maps

A selection of maps pertaining to the exploration on the 19th of October 2021. Complete GIS data is available at CINDAQ and can provided upon request.

Morning and Afternoon Transport Flights
Morning and Afternoon Transport Flights

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Overview of Caves in Northern Sian Ka'an
Overview of Caves in Northern Sian Ka'an

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Fire Site Overflights
Fire Site Overflights

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Morning and Afternoon Transport Flights
Morning and Afternoon Transport Flights

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Slideshow

A selection of pictures by acclaimed photographer Mauricio Ramos and the CINDAQ team can be seen here.

 

Important notice: These pictures are for private use only, and should not be shared with third-party without crediting Mauricio Ramos and CINDAQ.

Departing Muyil in the Morning © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ
Departing Muyil in the Morning © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ

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Prepping gear for the first flight © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ
Prepping gear for the first flight © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ

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Members of the support team © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ
Members of the support team © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ

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Departing Muyil in the Morning © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ
Departing Muyil in the Morning © Mauricio Ramos / CINDAQ

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360º Videos

The following videos were taken during the day using GoPro 360º Cameras.

360 videos are best viewed on a computer and not on a mobile device

First Flight from Muyil to Tuun Ja - Left Side

First Flight from Muyil to Tuun Ja - Left Side

Flight above the 2019 forest fire “Muyil-Xamach” "Muyil-Caapechen" with telemetry data HUD

GoPro Fusion Right Side - Morning flights

GoPro Fusion Right Side - Afternoon flights