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The World's Coolest Caves

(GERMANY OUT) Scuba diver at Dos Ojos Cenote, Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico   (Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
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Go deep within the world’s coolest caves to glimpse natural and man-made wonders, from giant crystal formations to Ice Age art.

Cenote Dos Ojos: Mexico

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An ethereal turquoise world greets divers as they float past underwater stalactites and stalagmites illuminated by dramatic shafts of sunlight. Part of the third-largest underwater cave system in the world, the Dos Ojos or “Two Eyes” cenote is two sinkhole entrances to crystal-clear, freshwater-filled caverns in the Yucatán, where cracks in the limestone landscape created a network of caves and sinkholes.

Why It’s Cool:

Both “Ojos” are well suited to snorkelers. If you have an open-water certificate (or equivalent), you can dive with a guide from Dos Ojos Scuba Shop (groups of four maximum).

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(GERMANY OUT) Scuba diver at Dos Ojos Cenote, Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico   (Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

The World's Coolest Caves

Cenote Dos Ojos: Mexico

An ethereal turquoise world greets divers as they float past underwater stalactites and stalagmites illuminated by dramatic shafts of sunlight. Part of the third-largest underwater cave system in the world, the Dos Ojos or “Two Eyes” cenote is two sinkhole entrances to crystal-clear, freshwater-filled caverns in the Yucatán, where cracks in the limestone landscape created a network of caves and sinkholes.

Why It’s Cool:

Both “Ojos” are well suited to snorkelers. If you have an open-water certificate (or equivalent), you can dive with a guide from Dos Ojos Scuba Shop (groups of four maximum).

See More Adventures Anyone Can Do

Reinhard Dirscherl
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