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Diving the Atlantida Tunnel

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On an island shaped by dramatic volcanic action you’d expect to see some fairly unusual landscapes and landmarks, but one of the most impressive has to be the Atlantida Tunnel, a huge lava tube tunnel runnng seven kilometres, making it the largest lava tunnel in the world.

The science of the tunnel’s formation is pretty interesting, it dates from an eruption between three and five thousand years ago of the Monte Corona volcano. After the lava ran down the volcano and to the coast and hit the sea, the surface of it cooled rapidly but inside the tube it kept hot and on the move, pushing the tunnel further out to sea. Some of the underwater section of the tunnel is yet to be explored, but there is divers access to the outside of the tunnel.

If you manage to dive in or around the mile of undersea tunnel expect to see barracudas, groupers, jacks, moral eels, sting rays, angel sharks, cuttlefish, seahorses, octopus and wrasse, who have all moved in.

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