Dive Team: Danny & Franco
Surface support: Fred Devos
Name: Yax Chen
Coordinate: WGS84 UTM 451245 2226084
Conditions: The water clarity in the Yax Chen basin wasn’t exceptionally brilliant. There was heavy rain earlier on for a few days. This has affected the visibility tremendously especially downstream from the Yax Chen basin.
Summary of results:
- Re-survey old Gary Walten line. This line is supposed to connect Yax Chen East to Ox Bel Ha.
Possible follow up:
- Re-survey completed ok around the L-Shape Cenote. This line confirms the link between OBH and YC east. OBH has now over 100 miles of surveyed cave passageways (539, 080 ft).
- More exploration in the YC area. This is a big cave with interesting features and tremendous potential for future exploration.
The connection between OBH and YC was done back in 1998 by Gary Walten and re-connected in the last Dec project by Danny, Mark and Beto. This connection re-enforce the fact that good survey is a priority in order to validate any exploration work.
Equipment and Survey:
|Passage width (meters):||2|
|Passage Height (meters):||2|
|Passage Shape:||Phreatic tube –|
|Fauna:||Isopod - shrimp|
|Sediment:||Red & Brown – organic -|
|Water:||Slightly tannic – Hydrogen sulfide-|
|Additional Comments:|| / |
2 x EAN 32 stages and 1 x 33amp + 1 x 24amp scooter per diver.
|Dive # 1|
|Time in:|| 10h45|
|Time out:|| 12h30|
|Total run time:||165 minutes|
|Max Depth:|| 45 ft|
|Av Depth:|| 30 ft|
|Divers:||Danny & Franco|