A group of divers made a disturbing discovery after finally reaching the bottom of a deep hole in the ocean.
The Great Blue Hole is an enormous marine sinkhole in the Caribbean, just off the coast of Belize and it’s one of the country’s top attractions.
It was originally formed as a limestone cave during the last glacial period, which was a time when the sea levels were much lower, as per Atlas Obscura.
The huge sinkhole is reportedly located just 100 kilometres (60 miles) off the coast of Belize and researchers believe it is the largest of its kind.
After several years of the site being shrouded in mystery, divers finally made it to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole.
However, the group made some rather alarming findings when they reached the bottom.
For several years, divers were left frustrated by the natural wonder as they were unable to explore due to not having the correct equipment.
But that all changed when billionaire Richard Branson, 73, was made aware of the curious sea location.
Branson, who is the founder of Virgin, embarked on one hell of an expedition to the hole back in 2018 – alongside the crew Aquatica Submarines.
They aimed to create a 3D map of the sinkhole’s interior but when they reached the bottom they were confronted with a chilling sight.
As well as reportedly discovering plastic bottles and a long-lost GoPro camera, the team of divers also found two human bodies in the sinkhole – it’s believed they were two of the three divers who were lost in the Great Blue Hole during a previous expedition.
The grim finding was reported to the Belize government, according to the New York Post.
Erika Bergman, who was on the expedition, said in an interview at the time: “We found the resting place of a couple [of] folks, and we very respectfully let the Belize government know where we found them.
“Everyone decided that we would just not attempt any recovery. It’s very dark and peaceful down there, just kind of let them stay.”