Sistema Ox Bel Ha

Quintana Roo, Mexico

For the largest underwater cave system in the world, tourists who want to explore out of the way destinations and are experienced in Scuba diving will want to head to Mexico. Located in Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, Sistema Ox Bel Ha is a maze of underwater caves with an approximate length of two hundred kilometres.

New caves are being discovered in Sistema Ox Bel Ha and other underwater cave systems around Mexico and the official length of the systems can change but at present Sistema Ox Bel Ha is the longest of any system that is underwater and also is ranked fifth for length among all caves of the world. Those who explore them will find unexpected sights of stalactites, stalagmites and other cave formations as well as fossils in large caverns and chambers that are all submerged.

Local diving companies and guides are needed to explore Sistema Ox Bel Ha and it is located in a region of rivers and forests. The popular tourist destination of Cancun is also located in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo and would be the arrival point for many looking to go to Sistema Ox Bel Ha. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is located in Quintana Roo and there are also Mayan historical sites to visit.


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