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2022-02-12 14:21:39

Most amazing sight in nature: an underwater waterfall off Mauritius

Most amazing sight in nature: an underwater waterfall off Mauritius

Full of exoticism, southern Mauritius can offer inquisitive tourists a huge number of curiosities for every taste, and this is in addition to the magnificent beaches. But the most unique treasure of the local lands can be seen only from a height unattainable for an ordinary person. For centuries, only birds and angels of heaven have enjoyed this spectacle.

We are talking about the so-called waterfall under water, which is located near the peninsula of Le Morne-Braban, which is in the south-west of Mauritius.  It is worth rising above its surface by helicopter, as an amazing and unlike anything else spectacle appears before your eyes, worthy of paintings by the best masters of our time. (However, the quadcopter is also remarkably useful). A huge depression sucks in water and sand, which, bizarrely whirling and crumbling into cascades, disappear into the abyss without a trace. All this is decorated with an unprecedented size necklace of corals that surround the natural phenomenon.

However, it will be even more surprising that this unimaginable picture is a skillful visual deception created by Mother Nature. The optical illusion is formed by a powerful current that carries waters through the multicolor of countless coral reefs, sand alluvials and bottom sediments coming to the surface. This is just a picture drawn on the bottom in tones of blue, blue, green, white and turquoise.

The first who saw the priceless canvas in the depths of the waters were military pilots in the 30s of the last century. Then the picture happened to be observed by passengers flying past transcontinental airliners, and only recently the spectacle has become available to tourists - since one of the local travel agencies purchased a helicopter and began selling tickets for the wonder.

Of course, the surface of the sea in this place is calm and serene, there is not a single sign of the existence of an underground whirlpool. When the observer is at an angle to the object, the illusion disappears without a trace: from any angle other than the top, you will not be able to see anything but white sand on the shores of a tropical island paradise.

For a quarter of an hour of flight at an altitude of several hundred meters on a helicopter, tourists lay out up to five hundred dollars. But they unanimously claim that it was worth it!

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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