The most recent find in the Mexican peninsula, largest Underwater Caverns in the world, is a cavernous system called Sac Actun that connects to the Cenote Dos Ojos.
The two connected Underwater Caverns form the largest flooded cave in the world.
This forms a submarine passage of 347 kilonetros with archaeological remains of the populating civilizations of America.
It is the largest in the world.
“This is an effort of more than 20 years; to travel hundreds of kilometers of caves submerged in Quintana Roo mainly; of which I dedicated 14 years to explore this monstrous Sac Actun System, now everyone’s job is to conserve it.” said Robbert Schmittner, who is the guide of this wonderful project.
This huge underwater tunnel is also a significant archaeological find.
“This immense Underwater Cavern represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world; because it has a hundred archaeological contexts. Including evidence of the first settlers of America; extinct fauna and remains of the Mayan culture.” said Guillermo Anda, researcher at the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico and director of the research group Gran Acuífero Maya.
The team will continue working in the area to try to unite Sac Actun with other underwater systems also located in Tulum. They also want to analyze the quality of water and its impact on the biodiversity that inhabits these ancient waters.