Most Dangerous Places For Diving
Colorful coral reefs, colorful fish and rare marine animals – has it always been your dream to discover the underwater world? Thanks to modern equipment, vacation diving today is no more dangerous than sailing or surfing. Provided that safety always comes first. But, while there are no particular precautions to be taken when snorkeling, you should carefully prepare for a diving holiday, even before departure.
For starters, shallow, pleasantly temperate waters are more suitable, such as the famous Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast. The Red Sea and the Maldives promise an unforgettable diving experience. If you want to avoid a long journey for your first dive, you will also find good conditions in Austria, Croatia, the Balearic Islands or the Greek islands.
Diving Underwater – Most Dangerous Places All Over The World
Blue Hole (Red Sea)
The Blue Hole is a large circular opening in the middle of the top of the reef, 150 meters wide and 120 meters deep. It is one of only three “blue holes” in the world. At a depth of 50 meters, a 26-meter-long arch-shaped passage opens up into the open sea.
You slip inside the arch under a soft coral ceiling and emerge to the surface. The Blue Hole is great for long decompression stops as it is free of currents and boat traffic at sea.
Jacob’s Well (Texas)
The “Jacob’s Well” is a beautiful natural swimming pool, as beautiful as it is dangerous. It is 10 meters deep and 4 meters wide, it is one of the most dangerous springs in the world.
The deeper areas are only accessible to more experienced divers. The first chamber is located at a depth of 30 meters, where wildlife mainly grows; The second chamber is 25 meters deep, the final part of which already belongs to the third chamber.
Coco Island (Costa Rica)
Coconut Island lies between Costa Rica and the Galapagos. And like the Ecuadorian archipelago it is considered an invaluable natural laboratory. Thanks to the distance from the mainland, it preserves forms of life that are unique in the world.
First declared a national park, then a marine park and finally a natural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
It is a paradise for divers and nature lovers, nicknamed Shark Island not surprisingly: here you can dive with hundreds of types of sharks in the Indian Ocean
The Devil’s System
Ginnie Springs is popular with underwater cave enthusiasts and is located in Florida. The temperature of these crystalline waters is pleasant, around 22° centigrade all year round.
The Little Devil, Devil’s Eye and Devil’s Ear are the three most dangerous caves in Ginnie Springs. The seemingly calm waters hide strong and easily misleading currents and therefore make diving dangerous.
Especially the vortex that opens on the Devil’s Ear often causes the displacement of the equipment worn by divers.
The Shaft Sinkhole (Australia)
In Mount Gambier, in southern Australia, there are the most beautiful and most dangerous underwater caves in existence.
In an area full of lakes, caves, caverns and sinkholes where you can make the most varied dives, the one that is known to all as the Shaft Sinkhole, is undoubtedly the most dangerous.
Divers enter a small ‘hatch’ that is too small to accommodate them and their equipment. After 7 meters, the descent is basically a narrow channel which puts them in a series of very dark and winding caves. There is always a danger of getting lost or simply not saving enough oxygen to return to the surface.