Ilha Grande is the biggest and most well known island of the Green Bay at about 150 km/93 mi in the west-side of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
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Scuba Diving in Cenotes Dos Ojos, Tulum, Quintana Roo Mexico
The meaning of Cenote is a deep natural pit which is the entrance to the caverns. As for Dos Ojos, meaning two eyes, refers to two neighboring cenotes which are connected into a large cavern. These two cenotes appear like two eyes into the underground. In total, there are 28 known cenotes.
The documented underwater extension of the cave system is 82 km/50.9 mi long. Dos Ojos is being listed in the top ten of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. It also lies parallel to and north of another one cave system that is called ”San Actum”. In 1996, cave explorers discovered the deepest known cave passage in Quintana Roo that is contained in Dos Ojos. The depth averages to 119.1 m/390.1 ft and is located in ”The Cenote Pit”.
The maximum depth around Dos Ojos Cenotes is at 21 m/68.9 ft. Some areas of the cavern that you should visit are the “Wakulla Room”, the “Beyond Main Base passage”, “Jill’s room”, “The Next Generation passage” and the ”Bat Cave”. You will be impressed by the enormous stalagmites and stalactites and of course the landscape that is created from the suns’ rays, wherever they reach. There is a few variety of fish living in the caverns. The water is absolutely clear and its temperature is at about 25°C/77°F during the whole year.