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Guest blog: Martyn Farr – Lanzarote: Jameos Del Agua

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

In the Canary island of Lanzarote lies a unique site that is a privilege to experience. At the northern end of this popular tourist venue lies a showcave: Jameos del Agua, an interesting place in its own right and certainly not a place to miss if you decide to visit at any time of the year.

The showcave gives a brief enticing view of a subterranean lava tube, a tunnel formed by molten volcanic lava 21,000 years ago. The tunnel stretches from a dormant volcano over five kilometres away and at Jameos del Agua dips beneath sea level and continues out beneath the ocean for well over a kilometre. The cave diving is fabulous and the passage constitutes the longest submarine tunnel in the world. There are upper and lower level parts to the lava tube and all told this place has witnessed some incredible adventures. You can read more of these in The Darkness Beckons

The cave entrance signage. © Martyn Farr.
The huge dry lava tube stretching down from the volcano© Martyn Farr.
Diving shot. © Martyn Farr.
Another diving shot. © Martyn Farr.
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