There’s nothing quite like experiencing the world underwater. All over the world there are caves revealing magical views few people get to experience. Caves are formed from thousands of years of water erosion and yield amazing places to explore. That being said, here are some of the best underwater caves from around the world that you can explore yourself via freediving, snorkeling, or scuba diving!
Poco Azul, Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
Brazil itself is beautiful, but, its underwater life is astounding. Chapada Diamantina National Park is located in the state of Bahia. It is home to many beautiful waterfalls, wonderful views, and cave systems that are formed by the rivers running through the region. Hidden among these caves are numerous pools to dive in such as Poco Azul. This pool features crystal clear water that is a rare find that makes it a must-see!
Emerald Cove, Koh Muk, Thailand
Koh Muk is an island in Thailand that is perfect for the person seeking adventure. One can expect to find beautiful beaches, huge cliffs, and, you guessed it- a secret gem hidden in the lush jungle. The gem is called Morakot Cave (also known as Emerald Cave). Once inside the cave, you can swim through a passage to an underwater lagoon. If you follow the passage all the way through, its exit will take you to a stunning white beach with an emerald pool surrounded by high cliffs.
Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park, Australia
Australia has many scenic views. One of the best by far is a protected area called Piccaninnie Ponds which extends over 2,000 acres. It is one of the best places to go snorkeling and diving in Australia because of its amazing visibility underwater. There is a large underwater cave system called “The Cathedral” that you can explore after a permit is obtained.
The Grotto, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Canada
The Grotto is world-famous for its large cave on the shore that’s been carved out by the waves of the Georgian Bay. Thousands of people love to hike to the cave which has an underwater tunnel on the inside. Visitors can walk along the ledge and swim in the often cold water that is a unique turquoise in color!