5 Most Amazing Underwater Caves Around the World

INDONEWTRAVEL.COM - From majestic coves, luminous crystal clear waters to impressive limestone and gypsum caves, these amazing underwater formations are a must for every snorkeler and diver to visit.

Here are five of the most amazing underwater caves in the world:

1.  Great Blue Hole, Kota Belize

This massive underwater hole off the coast of Belize is the largest natural formation in the world of its kind and the most popular destination for scuba divers. Inside this 400-foot sinkhole, you'll find massive stalactites, oxygen-free gia, and amazing coral formations.

The waters that have crystal clear colors also make it easy for you to see the spectacular marine life in this area which includes Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, giant groupers, and several other types of tropical fish species.

2. Grotto Azzurra, Capri, Italy

Known as the Blue Grotto, this spectacular sea cave is one of the best reasons for water travelers to visit the Italian island of Capri. According to historians, the Grotto Azzurra was a private natural pool of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. This water cave is approximately 190 feet long and 82 feet wide.

3. Cathedral Cove Sea Cave, Coromandel, New Zealand

Located on the northeast coast of the Coromandel, Cathedral Cove is one of the most beautiful sea caves. The naturally formed gate along with the very clear, calm water and the sand beach that has a golden color makes this place very Instagrammable from every angle.

Cathedral Cove is also very famous because it was featured in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The bay, which includes five sea caves, can only be accessed by boat or on foot. Visitors can also take boat tours, kayak, or swim with the fish.

4.  Chandelier Cave, Palau

Known for its magnificent stalactites that hang above like a chandelier, this five-chamber system is one of the most unique diving sites in the world. Besides having a limestone structure that can penetrate clear waters, visitors can also admire the various types of marine life of the cave which include army fish, cardinal fish, and colorful Mandarin fish.

5. Cenote Dos Ojos, Mexico

Located between Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula and Playa del Carmen, this system of caves and sinkholes is one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. Cenote Dos Ojos also known as the “two eyes cenote”, these caves have impressive stalagmites and stalactites.

Cenotes were first discovered in 1986. And since then, its cool and pristine waters attract a large number of snorkelers and divers every year. Cenote marine life also includes freshwater prawns and several species of colorful small fish. You can also see bats hanging upside down between the folded stalactites.

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