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TECHNICAL FORUMS => Diving => Topic started by: MJenkinson on January 17, 2018, 04:32:09 pm

Title: Ox Bel Ha Superseded as Longest Underwater Cave System
Post by: MJenkinson on January 17, 2018, 04:32:09 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-42718624/divers-in-mexico-have-discovered-the-world-s-longest-cave

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/central-america/mexico/articles/divers-identify-world-largest-underground-cave-network-in-mexico-yucatan-peninsula/
Title: Re: Ox Bel Ha Superseded as Longest Underwater Cave System
Post by: aricooperdavis on January 17, 2018, 06:06:46 pm
I don't know if it's the same location, but there's a fantastic series of videos filmed by GoPro that showed some exploration of an underwater cave system in the Yucatan:

GoPro: “Place of Fear” | Searching The Maya Underworld | Part I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuemEm39O5s)

GoPro: “Just Breathe” | Searching The Maya Underworld | Part II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxd4620YuFo)

GoPro: “Yab Yum” | Searching The Maya Underworld | Part III (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kz6eM-g9l4)
Title: Re: Ox Bel Ha Superseded as Longest Underwater Cave System
Post by: christine on January 17, 2018, 11:18:26 pm
No.

This is Ox Bel Ha:

https://vimeo.com/57780176
Title: Re: Ox Bel Ha Superseded as Longest Underwater Cave System
Post by: MJenkinson on January 18, 2018, 11:14:58 am
Ari - I believe it is the same team in those vids who have connected Dos Ojos to Sac Actun and thus overtaking OBH as the longest.
Title: Re: Ox Bel Ha Superseded as Longest Underwater Cave System
Post by: mikem on March 15, 2018, 02:08:31 pm
Another article about it:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/largest-underwater-cave-system-in-the-world-discovered-in-mexico-spd/