The Earth’s oceans are a world of mystery, magic and beauty. And it is up to us to explore this mysterious world. About 71 % of the Earth is covered by ocean. That gives us more than enough space for exploring. The depths of the oceans hide many secrets. Scuba diving gives us an opportunity to have a peak into the deep waters. It is one of the most exciting sports in the world. Diving makes possible for us to take a peak into the unknown underwater world.
Less known facts
The average depth of the ocean is 3,700 meters. Can you imagine how deep is that? Many secrets are kept there. But what happens down there? At about 200 meters the light scarcely penetrates the ocean. At depth of 1,000 meters most of the ocean is in complete darkness and nothing can be seen. There are so many strange animals living there. They live in extremely harsh conditions, such as high pressure, small amounts of oxygen, very little food and no light. Creatures that live hundreds or even thousands of meters deep in the ocean have adapted to the high pressure, lack of light, and other factors. At 8,143 meters, the deepest living fish ever was recorded. It is nicknamed “the ghost fish”.
Have you ever wondered how deep in the ocean? In the Bahamas we can find the largest water cliffs, with sheer drops up to 4,000 meters. Currently known, the deepest point in the world is Mariana Trench in the Pacific ocean with depth of 11 kilometers. The deepest scuba dive ever was at 332,35 meters. It was made in the water is the Red Sea in Egypt.
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