Hidden Worlds: Caves of the Dead

Hidden Worlds: Caves of the Dead

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In the days of the Maya, cenotes – deep, natural pits on the Yucatán peninsula - provided the only means of obtaining drinking water. But in the mythology of this advanced civilisation, these waterholes and caves were also the entrance to Xibalba – the underworld. All the deceased were obliged to pass through Xibalba and wait there until they were called into heaven. It was a place in which one made sacrifices to the gods – objects of daily life, as well as bloody, human sacrifices. To this day, the relics of these acts are still in place, preserved underwater for more than a thousand years. We accompany four professional research divers to Yucatán – a team of specialists, able to squeeze their bodies through crevices and holes barely larger than their bodies, and who master dives that would push even the most experienced divers to their limits. Today, this is one of the greatest challenges one can face as a diver – the hidden world of the underwater caves of Yucatán.
Starring Ronald Nitschke, Christian Howe, Uli Kunz
Director Norbert Vander