Most Dangerous Waters in The World

I am a person with acute thalassophobia – fear of Ocean and its depth. I remember visiting the Kochi Muziris Biennale and walking into a room, that showed a video of the turbulent waters of the Indian Ocean (If I am not wrong), and freaking out. I once went to a beach and seeing lots of people meditating, I tried to do the same. It was impossible for me to sit with my eyes closed even for a minute. Not that I am unfamiliar with meditation. I do meditate now and then and I can easily do it for at least 10 minutes. My problem here was the sound of the waves lashing against the shore. It freaked me out.

That being said, I think my fear might have reduced a tad bit after I learnt swimming. But still, the thought of me on a ship amidst the ocean is enough for all the fears to flood back in.

Today, as I was walking through the streets and allies of Youtube, I came across an informative video that listed the 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World. I have always made peace with the fact that water-bodies are dangerous and then youtube tells me, “Hey! We have more information to freak you out!” and my! I did freak out seeing a few.

While the boiling lake Dominica seated upon the molten lava and the acidic River Tinto, Spain sounded fascinating, I was saddened seeing the state of the rivers polluted by us humans. The amount of waste in Citarum River, Indonesia shows how we take pollution lightly.

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Anyhow, I found this video very informative and some of those water bodies astounded me! As it has been long since I updated this space, I thought of sharing the video here.

I read in the comments that The Amazon river is dangerous as hell due to the Piranhas. So there must be more such water-bodies that are dangerous. Do let me know if you come across any that is not in the list. 🙂


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  1. Parul Thakur

    That was an interesting post. I do feel that oceans are a bit scary based on their sheer size and enormity but I also feel a peace when I see them. By the way, I should share that I failed my scuba dive attempt so the above comment is what I feel and could not be true 😉 good to read you here after a long time.
    If interested, check this out –

    1. Ranjini

      I think one can feel peaceful seeing the Ocean and not feel the same way about going into it. Most of the people would fall into this category. I already read that post when you published it and commented too 😀

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