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The UTD Pit Exploration Project November 2009, Tulum, Mexico PDF Blog

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In November 2009, the UTD Cave Diving Team explored the cenote known as “The Pit” located in Tulum, Mexico; part of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Pit is comprised of break-down rooms with 100’ / 30m high ceilings and walls that are 100’+ /30m+ away from the line. These rooms are actually more like massive chambers that are connected by narrow, tight passageways (known as restrictions) which then open up to even more chambers of enormous proportions. The entirety of “the Pit” is a collection of these gargantuan rooms and restrictions linking them together.

The mission of the UTD Cave Diving Team was to (1) survey “the Pit”, (2) collect data for a 3D map, and (3) ultimately document scientific data regarding the water quality and flow systems throughout the area.

In order to meet these objectives, the team worked at depths well over 300 ft / 90m, with bottom times in excess of 2.5 hours, followed by more than seven hours of decompression obligation.

To read more about the project, the team, the equipment and their finding download

The Pit Report in PDF

Enjoy
Andrew Georgitsis

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Tags: Cave, Cave Diving Team, The Pit

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Comment by _fil_ on December 13, 2009 at 12:31pm
Well done ! Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Jeff Seckendorf on December 12, 2009 at 5:55pm
Hi Wendy, I just sent you a slightly smaller file of the report...let me know how that works for you.

Jeff
Comment by wendy grossman on December 12, 2009 at 11:40am
I am having trouble with the pdf, it keeps crashing my mac.... :(
Comment by Ikanovic Rahman Ike on December 12, 2009 at 3:54am
great report......
big respect
Comment by Fehringer Stephan on December 12, 2009 at 1:27am
nice report, thx for sharing!
imo it´s good to do not only diving but also do something for science or further development the equipment.
Comment by Al Delisle on December 11, 2009 at 5:41pm
Awesome report, thanks for sharing AG.
Comment by Shawn Bullock on December 11, 2009 at 12:30pm
near the end you mentioned you used an Exploration LED light, is that the maker or was it something like an H or Light Monkey, etc? Just curious. This was a great read was a great read.
Comment by FGR on December 11, 2009 at 12:24pm
Nice report. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Shawn Bullock on December 11, 2009 at 11:49am
AG, you and your crew are hardcore !!!

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