Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Devil's Hole

Devil's Hole was a large water-filled sinkhole, close to the southeastern corner of Harrington Sound, a scenic inland lagoon in Bermuda surrounded by Smiths and Hamilton Parish.

At one time a subterranean, oceanic cave, it is fed by the Atlantic ocean proper, rather than the far closer sound, via an underground estuary. It closed in 2009.

Harrington Sound

The hole got its name after the cave roof collapsed. The resultant open hole produces eerie sounds as the water rises and falls, which were thought by early settlers to be the Devil moaning.

It had been a tourist attraction since the 1830s, as it forms a natural tropical aquarium. Species range from green turtles to moray eels, and many species of reef fish can be found.