Caving itself is an adventurous sport for many of us. Ever thought what degree of adventure could underwater caving bring?
From all around the world, the underwater caves appear different in accordance to the environment. Although underwater caves have not been a convenient tourist spot, divers and photographers have brought these mysterious worlds of underwater caves in front of us. Let us have a look at some of the majestic underwater caves from around the world.
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel (New Zealand)
Situated in the lap of Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, the Cathedral Cove is a famous underwater sea cave, which is at a walking distance from the Hahei Beach. The cave was featured in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This place has its own beauty with the clear, calm water along with the golden sand beach around. It is suitable for kayaking and also for swimming. At times penguins, seals are also visible in the depths of the cave.
Chandelier Cave, Palau
The name has been given to this cave because of its stalactites which hang like typical chandeliers. The cave consists of a diverse marine life that displays soldierfish, Mandarinsifh and also the cardinalfish. December to April would be the best time to visit this unique cave covered with limestone structures.
Gran Cenote, Quintana Roo, México
This underwater cave is a part of Yucatan peninsula’s longest underwater cave in the world. The cave system was discovered in 2018, and connected another two caves in a stretch of about 215-mile length.
Orda Cave, Russia
Being the longest of all caves in entire Russia and also considered as the largest gypsum underwater cave globally, the Orda cave is around 16,000 ft in length. The most attractive site of this cave is its cathedral-like galleries, the pristine water it contains and the crystalline overhangs. However, it is not quite suitable for normal tourists due to the low temperature of water, hence it’s only the experienced divers that are mostly seen diving in here.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Located in the Dominican Republic, the Punta Cana cave is famous among all the other underwater caves in the area. It is not a normal tourist destination, and is preferably used by divers or snorkelers.
Namena Marine Reserve, Fiji
Fiji is known for its tropical underwater cave structures. The Namena Marine Reserve was explored by a scuba diver in 1997 and its range is about 70 square miles.
Kuredu Caves, Maldives
The scuba divers consider this cave as their paradise for having around 60 sites for diving. This underwater cave homes various aquatic lives such as leaf fish, green turtles, angelfish, balloon fish, the ferocious barracudas and a few more amazing animals and fish. This cave is no doubt a feast to the eyes of anyone who visits the place.
Which underwater cave has triggered the scuba diver inside you?