39 Of The Most Dangerous Places To Swim On Earth.
#6. The Eagle’s Nest Sink Hole in Florida is okay for swimming, but not for diving.
The hole is about 300 feet deep but more than 10 divers have tried to reach the bottom and lost their lives in the process. So, no matter how tempted you might be to dive in, don’t become a statistic.
#7. The Amazon Basin in South America is home to flowers, barracudas and piranhas!
You eat fish for dinner. You don’t let them eat you. So, don’t swim in the Amazon Basin. Aside from piranhas, there are rumors that the Candiru fish lurk here too, and they reported like to swim up your urinary tract and mess with your reproductive system.
#8. Off the coast of South Africa is Gansbaai, also known as Shark Alley.
The reason this body of water earned this nickname should be pretty obvious. The waters are infested with sharks. They’ll probably smell you a mile away even if you’re just dipping your toes in the water.
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#9. Lake Victoria in Africa is considered the third largest lake on the planet.
It’s the lake’s vastness that makes the weather in this body of water so unpredictable. One wind-whipped wave can knock you off your boat. The lake has claimed over 5000 lives. Why gamble for a swim?
#10. The Citarum River in Indonesia has beautifully treacherous shore fronts.
Oh sure, it’s lovely, which is why so many people want to jump right in and have some fun. But sadly, hundreds of textile factories have polluted the water with arsenic, lead, and mercury, making this river too dangerous to swim in.
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