Sistema Ox Bel Ha

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Sistema Ox Bel Ha
Map showing the location of Sistema Ox Bel Ha
Map showing the location of Sistema Ox Bel Ha
Sistema Ox Bel Ha
Location in Mexico
Location Quintana Roo, Mexico
Coordinates 20°9′37″N 87°29′15″W / 20.16028°N 87.48750°W / 20.16028; -87.48750Coordinates: 20°9′37″N 87°29′15″W / 20.16028°N 87.48750°W / 20.16028; -87.48750
Depth 57.3 m (188 ft)[1]
Length 270.17 km (167.88 mi)[1]
Discovery February 1996
Geology Limestone
Entrances 143 Cenotes[1]
Difficulty Advanced cave diving
Cave survey Grupo de Exploración Ox Bel Ha

Sistema Ox Bel Ha (from Mayan meaning "Three Paths of Water"; short Ox Bel Ha) is a cave system in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is the longest explored underwater cave in the world[1] and ranks fourth including dry caves.[2] As of May 2017 the surveyed length is 270.2 kilometers (167.9 mi) of underwater passages.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "List of Long Underwater Caves in Quintana Roo Mexico". Quintana Roo Speleological Survey. National Speleological Society (NSS). May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Bob Gulden (November 28, 2016). "Worlds longest caves". Geo2 Committee on Long and Deep Caves. NSS. Retrieved May 26, 2017.