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The longest underwater cave discovered by divers in Mexico

The exploration of 347-kilometre cave by divers within the Gran Acuifero Maya Project sheds a new light on the history of Mayan civilization.

After months of searching, a group of divers found the connection between two underwater caves near Tulum, a holiday resort in eastern Mexico. The system of rocky pits, with the overall length of 347 metres, is probably the largest underwater cave on our planet. Over 100 remains of early forms of homo sapiens species, extinct animals and ceramics from thousands years ago, attributed to ancient Maya civilization, were found in its interiors. According to the experts, it is ‘the most important underwater archeological site in the world.’

The Gran Acuifero Maya is a project whose aim is to get to know and protect the waters around Yucatan Peninsula. This peninsula is famous for its many mounmental buildings from the Maya civilisation period.

Łukasz Głowacki

I’ve been diving for almost 10 years. The underwater world won my heart quite quickly. From the very beginning I wanted to be a good diver and partner, so I kept practising until I got a Master Scuba Diver PADI degree. I dive in hot and cold waters around the world. The thing I like most about diving is the sense of weightlessness and possibility to dive in the depths. I’m not too demanding when it comes to the landscapes, although I do enjoy their diversity, so I like diving in different places and conditions.

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