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The world's weirdest places to scuba dive

The world's weirdest places to scuba dive
The Silfra fissure in Iceland's Thingvellier National Park is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The water is so clear many divers are said to lose all sense of depth and even experience vertigo. The mysterious underwater ruins of Yonaguni, Japan are estimated to be between 5,000 and 8,000 years old. Some claim the ruins to be evidence of a long lost city, while others are convinced it is a geological phenomenon. The submerged active volcano of Banua Wuhu in Indonesia seen releasing ribbons of silver bubbles of sulfur gas. The volcano's barren sulfur-covered rocks give way to coral reefs and an extraordinary display of marine life the deeper down you explore. The Museum of Underwater Modern Art in Cancun, Mexico, holds over 403 permanent life-size sculptures and is one of the largest artificial reef attractions in the world. The Neptune Memorial Reef in Miami, Florida, is an artificial reef which doubles as a cemetery. SP Mainsail diving Silfra fissure Iceland 1 Related:  INCREDIBLE PLACES

Marvel at the Magnificent Marble Caves Can you imagine something happening that would endanger these exquisite azure caverns? It might if Chile continues with plans to build five hydro-power dams in Patagonia. Photo #7 by © Jorge Leon Cabello The water has eroded the marble to create cavities and marble caves. There are different color shades, depending on the contents’ impurities. Amazing geological formations on Chilean side of Lake Carrera. It would be a real shame if the hydro-power dams damage the lake and the marble caves on top of the surrounding natural habitats for wildlife. View of the lake and where to find the marble caverns in the Aysen region of Chile.

500 liens sur la Corse par CASA-VECCHIA STUDIOS The girl who keeps dreaming Amazing Underwater River Cenote Angelita in Mexico has a little-known phenomenon that would appear to be a diver's delight: an underwater river! These photos, taken by Anatoly Beloshchin 30 meters deep inside the cave, reveals clear salty water and a murky "river." The river is actually a layer of hydrogen sulphide suspended harmlessly in the water. Alsace France - Travel Guide, Places to Visit, Gites and Alsace Hotels You are here: Visit FranceRegions of FranceAlsace Alsace is a lovely and fascinating region of eastern France to explore, with impressive cities such as Strasbourg and Colmar, the Alsace wine route to follow, historical castles set on isolated hilltops, pretty villages sitting quietly in the vineyards and forests of the region, and large areas of protected and scenic countryside Alsace tourist sights and places to visit Alsace is found in eastern France, on the border with Germany to the east and the Lorraine region of France to the west. The Alsace region is divided into two French 'departments' with Bas-Rhin to the north and including Strasbourg and Haut-Rhin to the south and including Colmar. The climate in Alsace is almost 'continental' in nature with hot summers and dry, cold winters. Why visit Alsace? The 'principal attractions' that bring visitors to Alsace include: Northern Alsace (the Bas-Rhin department) See the detailed Bas-Rhin guide for lots more information and highlights.

art Plitvice, a watery paradise in Croatia In recent years, Croatia has changed from a relative unknown to one of the trendiest destinations in Europe. To a great extent this is due to the country's rocky littoral, which, washed by the Adriatic, is considered one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean coastlines. Then there is the rich history and cultural heritage of medieval towns such as Dubrovnik, Split and Sibenik. But the well-deserved popularity also depends on the protected natural areas, which make up some ten per cent of the country's area. Eight areas enjoy national park status – a very high number for a relatively small country. Of these, Plitvice is the best known. Use the left and right arrow keys to view the images Plitvice Lakes National Park is in the Lika region of Croatia and lies in a plateau surrounded by three mountains, not far from the border with Bosnia The park is criss-crossed by a series of paths and trails that allow visitors to explore the area and observe the flora and fauna

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