Optical illusion of an underwater waterfall, Mauritius

Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean, 2000 km from the southeast coast of the African continent. One of the most beautiful islands on our planet keeps in its vastness an amazing attraction - the illusion of an underwater waterfall, which has an incredibly spectacular view from a bird's eye view. An impressive natural anomaly, which appears to the aerial observer as a gigantic waterfall, is located off the coast of Le Morne Brabant, in the southwestern part of the island state of Mauritius.

An incredible optical illusion off the coast of the peninsula arises from the movement of silt and sand under the influence of powerful underwater currents. Crystal-clear ocean waters, in turn, allow you to enjoy the opening picture, imitating a powerful underwater phenomenon. Bizarre cascades and eddy currents of the "sandy waterfall" seem to move to the very bottom of the ocean.

The natural anomaly is located close to the coast and is best viewed from the air, by going on a helicopter tour of the island. These tours are organized by Air Mauritius. The cost of helicopter trips, depending on their duration, ranges from $ 300 to $ 1, 500. Those who are not yet able to make such a grandiose flight have the opportunity to get acquainted with the unique attraction of Mauritius using the Google Maps service.

The Le Morne Braban Peninsula, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, has several hotels - Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Les Pavillons and Indian Resort & Spa, the last of which is located a couple of hundred meters from the "fake" underwater waterfall ...

You can get to the natural phenomenon, which lies in the southwestern tip of the island state of Mauritius, using Route 89, which runs along the scenic coastline of the island.