This Mind-Blowing Infographic Shows How Deep Underwater We Can Really Dive by David Babinec

Our planet’s surface is more than 70% water, with almost all of it forming our oceans. The same oceans that have been source of mystery and challenges since the dawn of humanity. We have looked over these waters, onto the horizon, always wondering what lies beyond. Maybe the edge of the world? With the Columbus and the age of discovery we bravely set out to find that, instead of the world’s end, numerous new and exotic countries await!

While we have managed to conquer the ocean surface in this modern era, with thousands of ships that skim over it with ease that our ancestors could only dream of, the dark deeps of our World Ocean are almost as unexplored as they ever were.

Think about it: We have explored a smaller part of our ocean floor than the surface of Moon and Mars!

Exploring ocean depths poses numerous obstacles that we find extremely hard to overcome. One of the most important is the crushing pressure that is present and rises rapidly the deeper you go, a woe of many an early submarine. Nevertheless, we pushed on, always trying to break records and do amazing feats, diving deeper and longer with each passing year. Current records for most of the diving categories are, frankly, mindblowing and awe-inspiring. I mean, human body wasn’t built to do that, how in the world do these people manage to pull it off?

In this spirit of discovery and always pushing the limits, here’s an infographic by The Daily Research with some cool and fun information on our diving achievements:

How Deep Can We Dive – Source

Alex Lewis-Dorer

Alex Lewis-Dorer is a 27 year old activist. Having watched The Cove during its initial release and learning about the capture practices and the dangers of captivity, she felt compelled to stand up and voice her concerns to others. Since then she has dedicated her time and energy to working towards educating others about ocean conversation. In 2012 Alex joined forces with Wendy Brunot to have a lone killer whale named Shouka, moved to an alternate marine park to be with other orcas. Following the news of a planned Beluga Whale import, Alex hosted a protest in Atlanta In July 2012 together with Free the Atlanta 11 and GARP which attracted significant attention to the issues behind such an initiative. Alex has also played a large part in being a strong voice against Marineland, Canada, holding a demo at the facility in May 2014 in honor of Kiska, Canada’s last captive whale. She has dedicated much of her time to bringing attention to Marineland’s suffering animals. She also voices her concerns over many other captive marine faculties and lends her hand on campaigns regarding this issue. Alex’s love is not limited to cetaceans – she sees the beauty in all marine life. She is excited to be part of the movement that will end captivity for all marine mammals. Alex is also a proud team member for Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project.

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