The 7 Most Awesome Underwater Worlds
Underwater world is the home of serenity and mystery. No matter how deep the human being can explore the underwater world, the mystery would stay forever. This is why many people keep on scouring for new diving spot and so addicted of this activity.
CEDAM International, an international diving association, decided to write up their own list describing what they thought were the most spectacular underwater sites in the world. Here we go, the 7 most awesome underwater world..
The Galapagos Island
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Located in the Pacific Ocean, west of Ecuador are the Galapagos Islands. The islands sprouted from the earth’s crust from a sub oceanic lava vent on the ocean floor. The relatively new volcanic geology created a habitat rich with flora, fauna, and animal life that have been studied and admired by numerous travelers, scientists, and nature-lovers from all over the world.
Further Reading: Discover The Enchanted Galapagos Islands
The Northern Red Sea
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The Northern Red Sea is surrounded by the world’s largest expanses of sand and has the richest coral in the world. It is known also as the “Underwater Garden of Eden”.
Further Reading: Northern Red Sea
The Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most well-known natural attractions, and is the world’s largest coral reef. Great Barrier Reef Queensland stretches for a whopping 2600 kilometres. Meantime, the Great Barrier Reef was one of Australia’s first World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest World Heritage Area. The Great Barrier Reef was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981.
Further Reading: Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef
The Deep Sea Vents
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Deep Sea Vents otherwise known as hypothermal vents, are fissures along the ocean floor that release superheated water from below the Earth’s crust. The hot water is saturated with dissolved minerals from the crust, mostly sulfides, which crystallize to create a chimney-like enclosure around each vent. When the superheated water in the vent reaches the frigid ocean water, many minerals are released, creating the distinctive black color.
The Deep Sea vents were first discovered in 1977 near the Galápagos Islands by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They are found to exist in both the Pacific and Atlanta Ocean at an average of 2100 meters deep.
Further Reading: Wikipedia
The Belize Barrier Reef
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The Belize Barrier Reef is second in size to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the largest of its kind in the Northern and Western hemispheres. The reef is exposed to a lot of harsh waves, and these help shape and transform the reef into a very pretty masterpiece. Surprisingly, only 10% of this reef has actually been researched and documented.
Further Reading: The Barrier Reef
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Lake Baikal is the deepest and oldest lake in the world as well as the second-largest. Nevertheless, Lake Baikal is beautiful, bio-diverse, and so remarkable that it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. Both Russians and the indigenous people who have lived here for centuries revere Baikal as a sacred lake.
Further Reading: MagicBaikal
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The Palau island chain consists of about 200 islands about 500 miles from the Philippines. Only eight of the islands are permanently inhabited. In 1981, Palau also voted for the world’s first nuclear-free constitution. Some divers claim that the most beautiful fish in the world live in these reefs. Meantime, Jellyfish lake is a place that you must not missed when you visit to Palau.
Further Reading: Neco Marine-Palau