World’s biggest underwater cave found in Mexico

by spotmydive

Divers have recently discovered, in eastern Mexico, two connected caves, Sac Actum 263 km and Dos Ojos 83 km, which has the effect of making it the largest underwater cave in the world.

According to the underwater archaeologist and project director, Guillermo de Anda, “this huge underwater cave presents the world’s largest underwater archaeological site, as it brings together more than one archaeological context understanding, including the first inhabitants of America, such as the extinct fauna and of course the culture of the Mayans”.

This cave, named Sac Actum, located in the east of the Yucatan peninsula, next to the seaside resort of Tulum, is only accessible to professional divers. It was engulfed by the waves during the melting of glaciers 10,000 years ago.