11 Underwater Discoveries That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

When we are marching towards space, we are ignoring another mysterious world on the planet. Our knowledge of the ocean is extremely limited. We have no idea what is lying on the bottom of the sea. Under some very lucky circumstances, we can catch a quick glimpse of this mysterious world. And believe me, you will doubt the definition of reality after seeing following photos.

The Underwater River

How about diving into another river in the bottom of the sea? This sounds crazy, but not improbable. As the fresh top water encounters the salty groundwater, the underwater river is then formed. When you look at these photos, you won’t realize the river is underwater. The photos feel like that they were shot at night time.


Underwater Sculpture Park

In the Caribbean waters of Cancun, Mexico, divers can appreciate the vivid sculptures under the warm water. Resembling an underwater theme park, there are 500 life-sized sculptures standing on the seabed.


The Ghost Fleet

Diving into the ocean is not scary, but meeting with some rusty ghost must be terrifying enough! The ghost fleet is grave made of World War II victims.


Yonaguni Monument

The mysterious yonaguni monumnet is just several miles off the coast of Japan. Scientists believe the underwater formation could not be natural but man-made. It can be dated to 5,000 years ago.


The Titanic

The Titanic story is not a fictional one. The debris of Titanic is now sleeping in the dark ocean.


“Ancient” Chinese city

This story has quite a lot of twists and turns. In the Qiandao lake of China, people find an entire city submerged. However, this is not an ancient city, but one intentionally submerged by a construction company.


Michigan Shipwrecks

This tour takes you through three turn of the century shipwrecks, “Bermuda”, Herman H. Hettller, and a mysterious scow schooner, with no name, met their demise in the frigid waters of Lake Superior. No scuba gear? No problem.. view them all from a glass bottom boat!


The Lost City Of Heracleion

For five years, famed archaeologist Frank Goddio embarked on an epic journey in search of the lost Egyptian city. When he was almost ready to give up, he stumbled upon the ruins by accident.


Irish Silver

Researches in Ireland discovered this huge 61 ton haul of World War II-era silver off the coast nestled in a British cargo ship. Score!


The Antikythera Mechanism

Discovered in the early 1900s, the Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analog “computer” used to predict the movement of the moon and stars that dates back to somewhere between 100 and 205 BCE.


Lake Michigan Stonehenge

OK, it’s not the sea, but we had to include Lake Michigan’s “Stonehenge,” a prehistoric rock formation that contains engravings of a mastodon.



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