Sistema Ox Bel Ha


Sistema Ox Bel Ha
Ox Bel Ha Cave System
Location Quintana Roo, Mexico
Depth 34.7 meters (114 ft)[1]
Length 231.176 kilometers (143.646 mi)[1]
Cave survey Grupo de Exploración Ox Bel Ha
Discovery February 1996
Geology Limestone
Number of entrances 137 Cenotes[1]
Difficulty Advanced cave diving

Ox Bel Ha (from Mayan meaning "Three Paths of Water"; officially Sistema Ox Bel Ha) is a cave system in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is the longest explored underwater cave in the world[2] and ranking no. 4 including dry caves.[3] As of October 2011 the surveyed length is 231.2 kilometers (143.7 mi) of underwater passages.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d "List of Long Underwater Caves in Quintana Roo Mexico". Quintana Roo Speleological Survey. National Speleological Society (NSS). October 9, 2011. http://www.caves.org/project/qrss/qrlong.htm. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Michael Poucher, Bob Gulden (July 11, 2011). "World longest underwater caves". Geo2 Committee on Long and Deep Caves. NSS. http://www.caverbob.com/uwcaves.htm. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bob Gulden (July 11, 2011). "Worlds longest caves". Geo2 Committee on Long and Deep Caves. NSS. http://www.caverbob.com/wlong.htm. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 

Coordinates: 20°09′36″N 87°29′17″W / 20.1601°N 87.488°W / 20.1601; -87.488 (Cenote Esmeralda)