In Adventure Holidays Part Three we checked out some hardcore whitewater rafting destinations, in Adventure Holidays Part Two we checked out extreme hiking trails, and in Adventure Holidays Part One we checked out some awesome windsurfing destinations. FLUX Mag now presents two epic adventure diving destinations as the final instalment of the Adventure Holidays series…
Cenote Esqueleto Temple of Doom, Mexico
Cenote Esqueleto is just outside of Tulum, Mexico. Rather grimly, it has coined the spooky moniker, Temple of Doom. This cenote contains both salt and fresh water, and it has a massive canyon that leads to different canyons and passage ways. The name Temple of Doom sets the tone for this particular diving destination. Just getting into Cenote Esqueleto is a bit tricky as there are no stairs for you to take that will lead you to the water. Divers have to make use of a pipe-ladder that will get you to the entrance of the cenote or jump from a height of 10 feet . As you can make an educated guess, just getting into Cenote Esqueleto is a laborious task. It features a 25 foot diameter hole and a maze that various formations, caves, rocks etc. The cavern has a decent amount of light and fossils can be spotted. It is very easy to get lost there so make sure you tackle Temple of Doom with an experienced diver.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Blue Hole of Belize is best described as epic! The world’s largest blue hole, it is an enormous underwater sinkhole 146m deep and it has a diameter of more than 1000 feet. Its origin is richly embedded with historical significance. It emerged during the Ice Age as a result of repeated collapses of a limestone cave system. This geographical gem was popularised by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau and is currently one of the world’s most astounding and prestigious dive sites. Cousteau described it one of the world’s top four diving sites. As water is rather still, marine life is minimal but in the deeper parts your may catch a glimpse of a shark. The caves contain massive stalactites and stalagmites at the 150 foot mark. The massive amount of exploration space makes The Great Blue Hole the ultimate diving destination.