Behold, a list of 10 of the most fascinating holes on the third rock from the sun.
Great Blue Hole (Belize)
Located in Belize’s Barrier Reef Reserve System, the “Great Blue Hole” is about 60 miles away from Belize City and is believed to be the world’s largest sea-hole. It’s 125 meters deep and 300 meters wide. It was created as a cause of sea level increase about 65,000 years ago.
Its almost perfect circular shape made it very popular among tourists who often visit this place, being the most attractive for scuba divers who are exploring its depths…
Divers are also attracted with plenty of rare animal species and forms of life which can be found only in this place. (Link)
Diavik Mine (Canada)
The Diavik Diamond Mine is about 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Yellowknife in Canada. It produces 8 million carats (3,500 lb) of diamonds annually. The mine is so huge and the area so remote that it even has its own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a boeing 737. Photo Courtesy of The Diavik Diamond Mine”. (Link)
The Burning Gates (Turkmenistan)
In the heart of the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan, the Darvaza Gas Crater or The Burning Gates give off a glow that can be seen from miles away during the dark night. The large crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration accident in the 1950’s. It was created when a Soviet drilling rig was drilling for natural gas and fell into an underground cavern resulting in a crater which today measures roughly 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep. The huge crater was set alight shortly after being discovered and has been burning ever since. The smell of burning sulfur can be detected from a distance and becomes quite strong as you near the hot edge of the crater.(Link)