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This Underwater River In Mexico Will Make You Want To Become A Scuba Diver Immediately!
Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin
Published: Nov 15, 2015

How is there such thing as a river underwater you ask?

Well I’ll tell you, it is called a cenote.

Source: Science in Seconds
Source: Science in Seconds

A cenote occurs when hydrogen sulfate mixes with saltwater causing it to be much heavier than regular salt water. The mixture sinks to the bottom, and there is a distinct separation between the two kinds of water. The lower part flows and looks just like a river.

Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin
Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin

This place is in Mexico and is called the Cenote Angelita.

The word “Cenote” is pronounced, “say-no-tay” and is derived from the Mayan word, “Dzonot” which means sacred well.

The changes in water color look so eerie, but very beautiful.

Source: Tune PK
Source: Tune PK

It almost looks like the scuba divers are swimming in the air.

Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin
Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin

… like you could go swimming in the river, but you’re already swimming!

Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin
Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin

This guy gets what I’m saying.

Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin
Source: Huffington Post / Anatoly Beloshchin

 

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