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Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave
“This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world, as it has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which are evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as extinct fauna and, of course, the Mayan culture,” said Guillermo de Anda, the Great Maya Aquifer (GAM) project director and underwater archaeologist.
So now we have another reason, (especially divers) to visit the Yucatan. I know it’s touristy, and Cancun is not everyone’s idea of a tropical paradise. But the beer’s cold, the tequila is tasty, and way down the coast, there are still gems to be discovered.
Be sure to follow our upcoming series on the Costa Maya. We will be offering insights to the Yucatan and discussing ocean issues like pollution, coastal development, and the destruction of mangrove and coral reef ecosystems.
By Robert Frerck, Blue Ocean Network
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