The 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World
Jonah Ryan
Jun 20, 2018
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Most people can't imagine their vacation without some body ofwater nearby, beitalake oranocean. But there are waters onour planet that can bedeadly for revelers.

Bright Sidewould like totell you about several places onEarth whose beauty isonly for watching from asafe distance. And for those who aren't satisfied with these, scroll tothe end ofthe article for asavory bonus.

10. Great Blue Hole, Belize

Tides turn theGreat Blue Holeinto ahuge vortex that draws ineverything onthe surface, while ebbs make itspout huge columns ofwater. Despite all this, though, there still are many who want tosee this hole because Jacques Cousteau himself called itone ofthe best places for diving onEarth.

9. Jacob's Well, Texas, USA

This 30-foot deep natural well with crystal clear water isone ofthe most dangerous diving places inthe world. Atthe bottom ofJacob's Wellthere are several entrances toabroad network ofcaves that many are unable toleave.

8. Lake Michigan, USA

Lake Michigan isalmost asnotorious asthe Bermuda Triangle because it's over this lake that one ofthe most horribleair crashesinNorth America occurred for nological reasons.

Riddles aside, the lake isareal danger due toits suddenly forming currents that, according tosome sources, take several dozens oflives each year.

7. Lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake Natronisone ofthe saltiest and most alkaline lakes onEarth, covered with asalt crust that's sometimes colored red. The water temperature reaches 120F (50C) incertain places, which makesit, along with alkalinity, almost unfit for life. Only three kinds offish live here, adapting tothe extreme conditions.

6. Blue Hole, Dahab

TheBlue Holeispossibly the most dangerous place for diving inthe world asmany divers have died inthis 400-foot deep cave. Experienced divers say, though, that properly trained people with experience can dive without fear: the cause ofdeath isusuallynitrogen narcosisorinsufficient air capacity upon ascent.

5. Horseshoe Lake, USA

The carbon dioxide emitted from the fissures inthe bottom ofHorseshoe Lakeisdeadly for everything. The lake was the cause ofdeath offour people, aswell astrees growing 100 acres aroundit. The danger isannounced bysigns all around.

4. Boiling Lake, Dominica

Thismountain lakelocated eight hours from the ground may heat upto198F (92C) due tohot air spurts from beneath the ground they often neighbor with lava. Swimming inthe lake isstrictly prohibited even ifthere are nocharacteristic bubbles onits surface because boiling starts inamatter ofseconds.

3. Rio Tinto, Portugal/Spain

Fossil excavation that has been carried out atthe head oftheTinto Riverfor more than 3,000 years lead toitbeing saturated with copper, iron, and heavy metals, with the acidity leaping sky-high. However, even insuch conditions there's the river's own ecosystem that includes bacteria that oxidize metals and make the water bright red.

2. Drake Passage

Lots oficebergs, wind speeds reaching 80miles per hour, strong currents, and poor visibility are part ofthe ordeal that ships going through theDrake Passagemust survive. The passage isconsidered averitable ship cemetery for boats that capsized here from Magellan's times until the discovery ofthe Panama Canal inthe 20th century.

1. Lake Kivu

This seemingly peacefullakekeeps adeadly secret: there are layers ofCO2 initand 55billion cubic meters ofmethane atthe bottom. Even the slightest earthquake may cause ahuge explosion capable ofevaporating over 2million people living around Kivu.

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Jonah Ryan: Attempted comedian, wannabe journalist, amateur chef, slot guru. I walk faster when I see a creepy van.
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