Take a look at 6 unique places to swim

Many of us will never experience swimming anywhere but a backyard pool or a local lake.

Maybe we swim at the YMCA or community center.

Or at a water park.

But there are some places where you can swim across the globe that defy description.

They are so beautiful, so unique.

Take a look at 6 unique places to swim.

Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona

Havasu Falls in Arizona is one of the the most photographed waterfalls on the planet. The drop is 120 feet and the turquoise water looks more like a Caribbean retreat than something in Arizona.

Havasu Falls

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Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside, Maui

Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside in Maui Hawaii is no more than a roadside stop where you can swim under a waterfall in the rainforest.

Near Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Maui: Swimming Hole

Near Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Maui: Swimming Hole

Near Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Maui: Swimming Hole

Blues Holes of Andros Island, the Bahamas

Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas and has a number of blue holes inland and in the ocean. The blues holes are water-filled cave systems that were once explored by Jacques Cousteau.

Floating Dinghy

Benjamin's Blue Hole

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Devil’s Punch Bowl, Colorado

Devil’s Punch Bowl in Colorado is a freezing-cold swimming hole with 20 foot drops into emerald, though freezing, water. It’s often used by people as a rite of passage.

Devil's Punchbowl

Sliding Rock, Brevard, N.C.

Sliding Rock in North Carolina is a 60′ waterfall set on a very gentle slope. Swimmers slide down the rock into a cold 8′ deep pool.

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Sistema Sac Actun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Sistema Sac Actun is the largest underwater cave system in the world. It is one of the most beautiful and decorated caves systems as well and is popular with divers.

Cenote Calimba / Kalimba

Gran Cenote - Cave

Gran Cenote - Cavern Zone

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