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This mind-blowing underground river, called Cenote Angelita, is located in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Divers can reach it in about 10 to 15 minutes from the south of Tulum. While it may look like a real river, it’s actually “a thin layer of hydrogen sulfate separates the saltwater from the fresh water above it.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

From the surface, you look down and all you can see is deep blue water. At about 18m/60ft you begin to see what looks like a strange wispy bottom appearing below with a few ghostly, bare limbed tree trunks and branches sticking out.

As it becomes clearer you begin to feel the first effects of narcosis at the same time as you see an expanse of wispy fog below. At the top of the cloud you stop and look around, everything appears surreal and a spooky feeling takes over amplified by the effects of the nitrogen in your brain.


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