An Interactive Dive Takes You to the Bottom of the Ocean

Written by on September 17, 2013 in Other News
Screenshot of the Deep Sea Dive Experience at 900m below the surface. Photo courtesy of Harvey Water Softeners.

Screenshot of the Deep Sea Dive Experience at 900m below the surface. Photo courtesy of Harvey Water Softeners.

Do you know just how far sunlight can reach in the ocean? Ever wonder how deep free divers and scuba divers can go? Well now you can find out with a cool new interactive ‘dive’ from Harvey Water Softeners.

The Interactive Deep Sea Dive Experience lets you scroll from the ocean’s surface all the way to the bottom of the Mariana Trench with fun facts and useful information along the way.

Harvey Water Softeners created this artistic and informational page as an educational tool that could be used with a wide range of audiences. They hope that the Interactive Deep Sea Dive Experience will enlighten both current and future generations. Check it out!

Here are my five favorite facts from the dive:

5.  Sunlight cannot reach below 1,000m (3,280ft).
4.  The Mariana Trench is the deepest point on Earth, 11,000m (36,089ft) down.
3.  Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas plunges 202m (663ft) below the surface, making the world’s deepest known blue hole.
2.  The deepest scuba dive reached 318m (1,044ft).
1.  At 10,085m (33,087 ft) the water pressure would be equal to having 1,000kg (2,205lbs) resting on one fingernail!

Dean's Blue Hole.

Dean’s Blue Hole. Photo credit: Ton Engwirda.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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