Today, we will be telling you about the 10 Hidden Pools That You Have Never Seen Before.
Melissani Cave, Greece
Our first hidden pool is located east of Kefalonia Greece, surrounded by forests mellow sonic cave and the pool would then appear almost magical. When it was first discovered in 1951, it was a side of archaeological confusion and no one could identify the pools source of water before long though the pool in the cave was deemed safe for the public to visit in the hole of the cave was opened up in 1963. This 33-meter pool is cool enough in the warmer days of the year that it continues to attract a fair number of daily visitors. Presently visitors can take one of the caves daily boat tours in order to explore either of the caves chambers, if you’re in Greece then and you have the time to go on a bit of a hike then Melissani Cave is a great place to cool off from the heat of the day.
To Sua Ocean Trench Lotofaga, Samoa
Moving away from the Mediterranean, we go to Samoa into the sewer ocean trench. This hidden pool exists in the middle of a lava field and is beautiful not only for the contrast it provides but for it’s almost perfect symmetry at 30 metres wide, it is about average in size when compared to the other hidden pools in the world and it is full of brackish sea water you can enter this pull one of two ways either by the ladder hanging down its side or by jumping, however you’ll have to keep a tight grip on the rope in the center of the pool there are dozens of canals and tunnels but the pool that lead out to the ocean and it’s all too easy to get sucked into one of them if you’re swimming without protection.
Jacob’s Well, Texas
Not all pools are peaceful though, in the United States there is a pool that can lead some divers to their deaths this well is known as Jacob’s Well. Jacob’s Well in Texas is located near Cypress Creek with which it shares its water it is about a hundred feet in depth with a number of submerged caves underneath. It including the second longest in the world. Things to the Jacob’s Well exploration project which took place in 2000. Divers now note that there are 6,000 feet of passages beneath the well all of which had the flow to drag divers down, if they don’t swim with care. In fact between the pools discovery in 1964 and it’s closing in 1984. Eight different divers were either killed or injured while swimming in the pool.
Cabagnow Cave Pool, Anda, Bohol
The movement of the water now continues to form smaller caves around the pool. At present, the pool itself is roughly 25 feet deep, though this depth can fluctuate depending on the time of day a person visits. If you’re looking to go swimming you can enter the pool by ladder or you can leap into the pool from the caves designated jumping-off area. This jump is said to be 15 to 18 feet in height but if you can conquer your fear the waters beneath are extremely refreshing.
The Grotto Peninsula, National Park
Similarly the grotto and toddler mooring Ontario is a great place to spend a weekend swimming. The grotto is an exceptionally popular spot for locals and tourists alike to visit, to the point where a reservation system has been put into place to limit people’s visits to four hours. The cave containing the pool much like the one within which Capitano resides is made of limestone that’s been carved by the water. The limestone around the is it too safe to jump off ah as it can get exceptionally slippery while wet but you can enter into the pool would be a ladder.
Fingal’s Cave, Staffa Scotland
To break from the mold of the bulk of these caves and pools we look to Fingal’s Cave in Scotland. It is cited as a piece of art as much as a natural structure, gaping like a maw on a coastline. Visitors to this cave shouldn’t necessarily plan on going swimming inside instead visitors can take advantage of the caves outstanding acoustics. The ways from the ocean outside of the cave echo against the ceiling and create strange beautiful harmonies that allow for this space to become more like a concert hall than the swimming pools that we’ve touched on previously.
Cenote Calavera, Mexico
If swimming is really on your mind though then Mexico offers a climate that’s far more forgiving for swimmers than Scotland. Cenote Calvera is named as such because it looks like a skull with its two small chambers that are ideal for both casual swimmers and more experienced divers. These notable structures don’t mean that the cave and pool are easy to find though. This pool doesn’t have a conservatory force operating to keep it intact rather it must rely on the thoughtfulness of its visitors people coming to the pool looking to swim at 15 to 20 feet to move around it but be warned there aren’t any safe places to stand once you’ve entered the pool.
Queen’s Bath, Kauai
Speaking of pools that are a little strange and a little dangerous. Queens baths in Kauai stands out from the rest of the pool on this list for the degree of danger and appeal it presents to potential visitors as a tide pool sitting on a lava shelf, queen’s bath serves as an excellent local attraction even though those who come to see it aren’t technically allowed to swim in it. The inlet to the pool leads straight to open ocean and the turbulence in the area is far too strong for the majority of swimmers to even dream fighting against, even so the 15-foot ledge that drops down into the pool serves as superb temptation for those brave or reckless.
Hinatuan Enchanted River, Philippines
On a less dangerous note, there is the Hinatuan Enchanted River in the Philippines. This pool embraces its magical nature. The water of this pool which is more technically a river is sapphire in color and clear as day the saltwater only has to travel 600 metres before it reaches the sea while the source of this river is unknown Explorer Alex Santos led an exploration of the underground cave system beneath the river in 1999 and found basis for the theory that the water of the river is rooted underground.
It is popular with both locals and tourists. In the al-sharia region in Oman the waters here are clear and punctuated by a waterfall that is situated at the front of the cave that houses the pool. While the water level in the pool can vary based on area rainfall most of the time you’ll have the opportunity to either swim at your leisure rent a boat to go sailing or simply enjoy the cool breeze from the beachside. You’ll also have the opportunity to use on the lengths of rope hanging beneath the waterfall in order to climb up the rocky side and leap into the pool as many times as you like.