Mauritius Underwater Waterfall
There is not actually an underwater waterfall in Mauritius. It is in fact an amazing optical illusion. This is yet another famous landmark of Mauritius, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located near the shores of Le Morne in the South West of the island.
Mauritius sits on an ocean shelf, an area that actually rises above the usual seabed level. The shelf, which is the largest in the world, is no deeper than 150 metres below sea level. However, there is also a ‘drop-off’, which is at the point just past the shelf’s edge. This drops down to a depth of more than 4,000 metres. This results in a flowing underwater waterfall like appearance that can only be seen from above, it is not actually water falling. It is, in fact, sand from the Mauritius beaches being forced off the shelf by currents in the ocean.
It does however look so incredibly real it is hard to imagine otherwise. When you’re on holiday, make sure and book an excursion to see this from the air, it is absolutely fabulous.