An unknown blue hole has been found off the coast of Mexico, leading down. The camera was lowered to 274 meters, but did not reach the bottom

A colossal blue hole has been found off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This object is a cave with an area of ​​about 13,660 square meters. The divers managed to descend to a depth of 274 meters, after which the camera simply stopped working – however, the last frames were transmitted to the surface.

Oceanologists call underwater vertical caves blue holes. They are formed over the centuries in places where water washes karst rocks. Just such are found in abundance on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The steep slopes of the Chetumal hole go down at an angle of 80 degrees. The mouth of the cave itself is located 5 meters below sea level, they discovered it almost by accident and managed to descend to the maximum possible depth.

We believe that 274 meters is not the end point. Even on the shooting, tunnel formations are visible, which go lower. Probably, we are talking more about a whole network of karst formations, a real underwater labyrinth, one of the research team suggested.

Here is what the descent of the Chetumal abyss looks like on the video:

In the near future, they want to open the point for tourists. There will likely be commercial dives as well.

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An unknown blue hole has been found off the coast of Mexico, leading down. The camera was lowered to 274 meters, but did not reach the bottom
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