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Taam Ja Blue Hole

Taam Ja Blue Hole:

Scientists have yet to reach the bottom of the Taam Ja’ Blue Hole in Mexico’s Chetumal Bay, which new measurements hint could be connected to a labyrinth of submarine caves and tunnels

  • Taam Ja’ Blue Hole is the deepest known underwater sinkhole in the world.
  • It sits in Chetumal Bay off the southeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
  • It is 390 feet (119 m) deeper than the previous record holder the 990-foot-deep (301 m) Sansha Yongle Blue Hole, also known as the Dragon Hole, in the South China Sea.
  • Spread over an area of 13,660 square meters, the giant, underwater cavern has been named Taam Ja’ which means “deep water” in Mayan.
  • The submerged blue hole has a nearly circular shape at its surface with steep sides that form a large conic structure covered by biofilms, sediments, limestone, and gypsum ledges.