10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World!
- Published on Oct 9, 2019
- 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World!
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The world is a wondrous but dangerous place, full of perils everywhere we look. Today we will be
looking at 10 of the most dangerous waters in the world. Wait till you get to number 1, it just might give
you a bad case of Limnophobia, which is, the fear of lakes.
Number 10. The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle is an area bounded by points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico where ships
and planes are said to mysteriously vanish into thin air - or deep water.
The term "Bermuda Triangle" was coined in 1964 by writer Vincent Gaddis in the men's pulp magazine
Argosy. Though Gaddis first came up with the phrase, a much more famous name propelled it into
international popularity a decade later. Charles Berlitz, whose family created the popular series of
language instruction courses, also had a strong interest in the paranormal. He believed not only that
Atlantis was real, but also that it was connected to the triangle in some way, a theory he proposed in his
bestselling 1974 book "The Bermuda Triangle." The mystery has since been promoted in thousands of
books, magazines, television shows, and websites.
Over the years, many theories have been offered to explain the mystery. Some writers have expanded
upon Berlitz's ideas about Atlantis, suggesting that the mythical city may lie at the bottom of the sea and
be using its reputed "crystal energies" to sink ships and planes. Other more fanciful suggestions include
time portals and, of course, aliens.
Do you believe that the strange disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle caused by something
paranormal? If not, are you brave enough to venture into it?
Number 9. Drake Passage
From the tip of the South American continent to the northernmost shores of Antarctica: here’s where
you’ll find the reputed roughest sea-passage in the world. The Drake Passage is the stuff of legends
crossing it is an experience Antarctic explorers look forward to, and dread the most, at the same time.
The Drake Passage stretches for just under 1,000km and is the spot where the Atlantic, Pacific, and
Southern Seas converge, creating a roaring current mix that has the potential to sink any sea going
What makes the Drake Passage so infamously rough is the fact that currents at this latitude meet no
resistance from any landmass, anywhere on the planet. Coupled with the area’s propensity for high
wind, a crossing of the Drake Passage can be quite the adventurous exploit.
Fortunately, most ships that sail there are equipped to handle the harsh conditions, but will you still be
willing to sail in one now that you know how deadly it can be?
Number 8. The Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize is the world's biggest ocean sinkhole, measuring 1,000 feet
across and over 400 feet in depth. In the 1970s, the site was popularized by legendary explorer Jacques
Cousteau. Ever since then, it has been a popular diving site, but what lies in it remains a mystery to this
Despite the beauty it offers, the Great Blue Hole of Belize also often witnesses accidents including the
death of divers. According to reports, several divers have so far lost their lives in the darkness of the
Blue Hole for various reasons. Even though there are no currents in the Blue Hole, accounts suggest the
death occurs due to nitrogen narcosis as they go deeper. When divers cross 135ft or more, according to
reports, they start feeling numbing sensation or euphoria, eventually causing death.
Interestingly, there are also stories of monsters in the Great Blue Hole of Belize doing rounds. A diving
expedition from Caye Caulker in the early 1970’s claimed the presence monsters in the waters saying
they had witnessed an apparition of a sea serpent. According to the claims, the sighted beast was 20ft-
long and has red eyes.
What is inside the great blue hole? Are you brave enough to venture in its depths and find out?
Number 7. Jacob’s Well
Jacob's Well is a spring in Hays County, Texas, an hour or so southwest of Austin, near the towns of
Wimberley and Dripping Springs. The well is fed by the Trinity Aquifer, which pushes up water through
the well and spills it into nearby Cypress Creek.
That cool water has lured locals and visitors to the Hill Country spot for hundreds of years. And, for
almost that long, Jacob's Well has been a siren call for the adventurous, too. Daredevils leap from a
nearby outcropping into the slim opening of the well. Free-divers probe the well, sometimes as deep as
100 feet, maneuvering into thin openings into underwater caves.