The Underwater Waterfall
Have you ever heard of the amazing underwater waterfall of Mauritius? Yes, it is the wonder of the nature. There is really one such thing there.
Mauritius is an island nation. It is in the southern part of the Indian Ocean. There is 1200 mi ocean water between the island and the mainland of Africa. The island was a Portuguese, Danish, French and British colony for a long period of time. The majority of the population is of Indian origin.
|Waterfall under the ocean viewed in Google Earth|
Mauritius is known for its breathtakingly beautiful beaches and clear, bluish seas. The nature is in its best here. It is one of the well known places of tourist attraction in the Indian Ocean. But the coolest thing of the island is its underwater waterfall.
|Another Google Earth Shot|
How Does It Work?
Why there is such a “waterfall” in Mauritius? Is it something mysterious? No, there is nothing unnatural in it. Actually, geology can explain it easily.
|What a beauty !|
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Due to some plate movements and volcanic activities, there are some deep cracks in that self. Such a deep chasm is very close to the southern tip of the island of Mauritius. That is why there is sudden change of depth here. Within a very short distance the depth increased from a few meters to a few thousand meters. It is so close that it attracts the sands carried by the ocean currents near the shore. So, the waterfall is actually a sand fall.
|The blue "waterfall"|
Beauty of Mauritius
It may not be real still it is an attractive thing to see. It is a real marvel of nature. If you have the chance doesn’t miss the opportunity to see it with your own eyes. In the meanwhile, if you are not able to go there right now, enjoy some of the scenic beauties of the island from these photos.
|La Preneuse beach by Simisa|
|Mauritius, Gris Gris Beach, Souillac by Simisa|
|Mauritius, Chamarel by Simisa|
|Sugarcan farm by Simisa|
|Sugarcane plantation in Mauritius|
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|Vallée de Ferney by Line1|
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