Oman: Wādī Bimmah – The Bimmah Sinkhole
The green eye
Bimmah Sinkhole, 80 m deep.
The “Bimmah Sinkhole” is located 6 kms after Dibab village and is not to be confused with ”Bammah” village which is about 20 kms further. “Hawiyat Najm Park” or “Sinkhole Park” is quite impressive.
Geologists say that this interesting site was created when limestone collapsed but the locals say that a piece of the moon fell to the earth and made this hole.
Bimmah Sinkhole – Andy in Oman
Beautiful site… connects all the way to the ocean.
Swimming is OK, but DO NOT try Scuba unless you are technically trained. The tunnel starts at 55 metres. Even the professionals will not attempt this one !!!!
A sinkhole, also known as a sink, snake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the Earth’s surface caused by karst processes — the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes for example in sandstone.
Sinkholes may vary in size from 1 to 600 meters (3.3 to 2,000 ft) both in diameter and depth, and vary in form from soil-lined bowls to bedrock-edged chasms. Sinkholes may be formed gradually or suddenly, and are found worldwide.
The different terms for sinkholes are often used interchangeably.
- Sinkhole scares Dumanjug folks (cebulive.wordpress.com)