39 Of The Most Dangerous Places To Swim On Earth.
Swimming’s a great past time, especially during the scorching summer heat. Sometimes, all you want to do is take a dip in the nearest body of water and cool off. But just because certain swimming spots appear to be safe, it doesn’t mean they are. So, we’ve gathered a list of places that are wondrous and refreshing but also extremely dangerous. So, don’t you dare go swimming if you know what’s good for you. Heed our warning, or you might end up regretting it.
#1. Jacob’s Well in South-Central Texas will tempt you with its clear water.
You can literally see all the way down this lake, but be careful. There are caves and tunnels underneath. A lot of swimmers have gone under to check them out but never made it back up, at least, not alive. Only licensed Scuba divers should explore this well.
#2. Avoid the Nile River unless meeting a crocodile is on your bucket list.
If you value your legs, arms and your life, then stir clear of the Nile River. There are hundreds of crocodile attacks every year in these waters. You certainly don’t want to risk being attacked, do you?
#3. Hawaii’s Hanakapiai Beach has sun, coral reefs and terrifying high tides.
It’s a beautiful site. Definitely worth a visit, but don’t swim in it. The high tides have been known to claim the lives of about 80 people. In fact, two kids nearly lost their lives until their dad came to their rescue.
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#4. The Samaesan Hole in Thailand is one of the world’s deepest diving holes.
It’s so deep that it can get terrifyingly dark down there. Even an experienced diver might not be able to find their way back to the surface in time. So avoid this hole. There are other beautiful things to see in Thailand.
#5. Russia’s Lake Karachay water may seem pretty, but it’s actually quite toxic.
The Mayak Production Association is a nuclear waste storage and processing facility that’s been dumping radioactive material in the lake for years. So, swimming in this lake for an hour could cost you your life. Even standing on the shore will expose you to deadly radiation.
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