Let us read about some breathtaking natural swimming pools of the world
Nature is so vibrant and has so much to offer to humans at every point in time in life. It is not only about beautiful natural spaces but also what we
Nature is so vibrant and has so much to offer to humans at every point in time in life. It is not only about beautiful natural spaces but also what we can learn from nature. From the survival of the fittest to the cycle of life we learn a lot from nature. Today, you can find man-made swimming pools everywhere around the world. Did you ever wonder about swimming in any of the natural pools found around the world?
Well if you did not know about it let us find out more about some great natural swimming pools.
Waimea Falls, Hawaii
Located in the Waimea Valley in Oahu, Hawaii Waimea falls encompass into a great emerald pool. The natural pool is rain-fed through the waterfall. The valley holds a legend and is believed to be sacred according to the locals. The rich and culture and heritage of the place talk about a legend that the waterfall is a -Motto. The motto is a fresh-water guardian lizard or dragon that protects Waimea. It is a flood-prone area and the legend has it that the flood brought by the fresh-water guardian and helps to purify the valley. The valley has many beautiful botanical gardens that are home to many endangered plant species.
You can go there with a life vest and enjoy spending time under the waterfall and inside the pool.
Devils’ Den, Florida
Situated in Orlando, Florida the Devil’s Den is a prehistoric spring found underground. The ancient underground cavern is made up of limestone. The pool underground is a result of acid rains that cause susceptible limestone to dissolve. This procures a hole in the roof of the cave creating a karst window (hole) that acts as a skylight to the water spring beneath. It is interesting to know how this place got the name Devil’s Den. The temperature inside the pool is constant throughout the year even in chilly winters. During winters due to the temperature differences between the pool and the weather outside it, steam emerges. According to the religious beliefs, the steam coming out from the hole is why it is called the Devil’s Den.
Majorly scuba divers come here for lessons and practices but anyone can go there with scuba gears and with a basic knowledge of snorkel. Although it is a secluded area there are rental cabins available for stays.
Slide Rock, Arizona
Arizona has always been famous for its unique landscapes, spiritual vortices, and art scapes. Situated in the north of Sedona, Slide Rock Park is a major tourist attraction. The temperature of the water is extremely low due to the icy water coming straight from the mountains. The high elevation of Clark Creek source on the Migos and Rim causes the water to be 40 to 50 degrees usually.
The area has red rocks all over the place which are slippery where one can simply slide through rocks in the pool. There are no lifeguards present at the site. However, the natural pool is well maintained situated at about 5000ft above sea level.
Rabbit Hole, Jamaica
Founded accidentally by run-away slaves Rabbit hole is situated near the capital town of Port Antonio in Portland Parish. From Port Antonio, it is a 45 minutes drive to Reach falls. Similar to the devil’s den, located in the underground water cave. The place has thunder cold water flowing through the slippery rocks. Amid the flowing water, there is a narrow rabbit hole. Directly jump into it, and you will reach the beautiful underground cave.
When traveling to Port Antonio make sure to stock some supplies because in a small town like this everything might not be readily available. The falls are safe to visit with lifeguards, tour guides, etc. always available along with facilities of safe parking and restrooms.
Located 30 minutes away from Honolulu, Mukapu is a well-known tourist destination in Hawaii. The trek from the parking to the tide pool needs good hiking boots. The trail is dangerous and steep, and the best advice is to have an experienced local guide you to the spot. The weather and the waves are as unpredictable as the rocks that might fall off at any moment. The picturesque view of the ocean alongside the natural swimming tide pools are located at a binocular viewpoint.
There are no supervised lifeguards available around that area, and there are chances that the waves might hit the ledger. One needs to be extremely cautious when going down towards the natural tide pools. The water is crystal clear. There are giant blowholes alongside the tide pools and must be observed from a distance.
Despite all the dangers and risks involved, the views and experiences are extra-ordinary
All these swimming pools are naturally occurring and nature has its own rage, grace, and glory. One must be extremely cautious and mindful while in the wilderness.