There’s a hidden underwater river situated on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The underwater river is known as Cenote Angelita (Spanish for Little Angel) which can be found after a 10 to 15 minute drive south of Tulum. It is possibly the most exceptional formation of this kind: a thin layer of hydrogen sulfate separates the salt water from the fresh water above it, letting scuba divers swim along this underwater river, which appears much like a river on the ground. You can even find fallen trees as well as leaves on both sides of the “shores”, making this seascape look all the more surreal!
“From the surface, you look down and all you can see is deep blue water. At about 18m/60ft you begin to see what looks like a strange wispy bottom appearing below with a few ghostly, bare limbed tree trunks and branches sticking out. As it becomes clearer you begin to feel the first effects of narcosis at the same time as you see an expanse of wispy fog below. At the top of the cloud you stop and look around, everything appears surreal and a spooky feeling takes over amplified by the effects of the nitrogen in your brain,” describe Maya Diving, offering scuba diving trips to Angelita.