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    Full Time Liveaboard Boat Life: Shredding a Sail while Sailing in France
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    Full Time Liveaboard Boat Life: Shredding a Sail while Sailing in France

    November 14, 2019


    When did we get here? Two days ago? The sail over here two and a half days ago we were sailing along, all the things were
    great, life was good, and then we saw some dolphins and we thought, “Hey, that’s great. Good omen, dolphins” and then literally as soon as the Sun set and the Dolphins
    said goodbye our davits broke. What just happened? And then within 20 minutes we had a dinghy that was upside down in the water
    and no outboard motor. Um, yeah. All of our plans were now halted. Priority number one was to find an outboard engine. We arrived on a S unday so we had a picnic and we went to see a flick at the world’s oldest cinema. Also, while we were in La Ciotat we need to find a welder to reattach and reinforce the davits to the transom. Being in our first time in
    France and except for pleasantries none of us speak French, Lise & Eric from Bon Fond, we’re very gracious and helped us find a welder so we met up with Julien and we attempted to communicate some sort of solution. We visited a few different places looking for an outboard motor and there was none to be found. One guy even told us that there are no outboard motors within the area that
    were being sold and that instead we would have to buy a new one and that it would
    take two weeks, but right next door we found a store that was selling a
    refurbished 9.9 Yamaha outboard motor and that was actually the only one being
    sold within a 20-mile radius. Wow, that sounds so much better. Way quieter. And there they go. What happened? It stopped running. But it was going so well! Going over there to talk to the guy. Apparently in France gazole is not
    petrol. It’s diesel. SP 95 is petrol. I put diesel in a petrol engine. Understandably we had some miscommunications with Julien and after a week of trying to
    dissolve a solution and us needing to be on our way we just straight-up bolted
    the davits to the transom. Only having 14 days left to exit the EU without violating the Schengen Agreement we had almost 1,000 nautical miles to Albania.
    1000 miles is near 10 days on the water. We had a smooth sail to Corsica where we stopped for a day to film with Thibault and Jelena. We sailed in the Gulf di Talabo and then sailed down around Le Bocche and across all the way,
    there’s Roma, that’s where we are now. We beat windward to exit the bay and headed south. As we rounded the island beginning to
    pass through the Strait of Bonifacio we read both pages with pretty much a
    straight shot to Rome. The plan was that I was gonna man the
    helm until around 2 a.m. Just as the forecast had suggested, as the Sun was
    beginning to set, off to the north east about 15 miles I could see rain clouds
    developing, but I thought if those rain clouds develop into a storm the wind is
    coming out of the due west so the storm should stay to the north of us. But just
    around midnight as I was watching the storm grow and it began to move south right in our path the decision was made that we were to turn around and head back for
    Sardinia. We don’t actually have any footage of this because it was all hands on deck, midnight and hectic so this will stand in as Arianrhod. With the wind blowing a 6 on the Buford
    wind scale we had to remove sail so we could head back to Sardinia. We were able to furl in the jib with ease. Though Sardinia lay off to our
    starboard quarter, we turned on the engine and turned to port to spill the wind from
    the Genoa so that we can disconnect the whisker pole and furl it in. It took
    all my effort to disconnect the whisker pole and in the process the Genoa was
    luffing aggressively. Beating against the pole the Genoa tore like it was
    confetti. With the whisker pole finally stored, I crawled to the bow and furled
    in the Genoa by hand. The bow was heaving at the crest and crashing into the
    troughs and I bear hugged the sail to stay on the boat as I made incremental
    progress. After three hours of motoring and a total of 15 hours on the water, we
    finally dropped anchor and rested for a few hours. Midday we decided to head for open water and finish our sail to Rome. Upon arrival in Italy we tried to lower
    the obliterated sail, but it was just too windy so we secured it the best that we could because we only had a single day to visit Rome. Decimated head sail. The boat looks fantastic right now. Subscribe.

    Stop Fish Bombing! Finally, there is a way to stop it | Dynamite Fishing
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    Stop Fish Bombing! Finally, there is a way to stop it | Dynamite Fishing

    November 13, 2019


    I was lucky enough I arrived in Sabah twenty years ago It was a fabulous experience, we saw marine turtles, we saw whale sharks there were fish of all different colors and stripes and shapes
    and sizes. So there we were on day three and then all of a sudden there was this huge
    sound. It turned out someone had dropped a bomb! So I came to Sabah twenty years ago I
    started Scubazoo and since then we’ve been documenting the gradual degradation of
    the reefs from destructive fishing techniques overfishing and fish bombing and it’s been absolutely terrible to see. Fish bombing has been a problem for us for a long time and we are not able to locate the fish bombing immediately and we
    don’t have the exact location. The problem really occurs when you come to the next day and you have to try and get more fish. That patch that has been
    bombed will never produce more fish. The coral reef is of utmost importance
    to Sabah not only because it’s important to the sea but it’s important to the tourism industry. Last year the diving industry brought us 384 million Ringgit which is a big sum of money. and all that will be gone
    if the coral reef is gone. Annually the Department of Fisheries detects about sixty to eighty cases of either fish bombing or fishermen caught in the possession of fish caught by explosives. Once we catch the suspect there’s the added problem of proving in court that they are guilty. This almost
    daily experience of being bombed in the water got me thinking and my background is in physics – could we use detection systems based on physical principles to detect and locate where individual bomb events were going
    off, was that going to be possible – and I thought it was. Two years ago the chairman of the board
    of ShotSpotter told me he really wants to help solve the fish bombing problem so he sent me the two papers that George Woodman of Teng Hoi had written. Then we contacted him and described how our system works and it’s a marriage of his stuff and our stuff. I spent a lot of
    years on NASA programs and I’ve been very excited to join ShotSpotter to fight
    an important problem which is gun violence in America – twenty years,
    hundreds of millions of dollars to take an idea and develop it into an
    operational system that can track gunfire in real time to a level of
    quality that can be used in evidence in a court of law. The system has been deployed in many
    cities the criminals know it is there gunshot incidence has reduced and it’s
    become an effective deterrent and a name to be feared. But also here they are interested in fighting fish bombing for purposes of saving our reefs. The new technology we see this as a potential – this could be the answer after many many years. Well we know the technology works for
    detecting gunshots in San Francisco now comes the real test – will it work
    underwater in Sabah? Got it again Bob – within ten seconds OK, yes I see incidents on all four of our fixed sensors. Here’s the sound arriving in four sensors that did the triangulation. The blast happened seconds ago and to my knowledge this is the first time that we calibrated the location of an underwater explosion with GPS. We have a real system
    that works, it will be reliable. It locates the bombs really well and we can catch
    them. I’m very impressed with the technology – obviously a bomb goes off and then four seconds later it’s up in the internet in front of a computer so we can make a decision straightaway where we will send our enforcement boats. I’m very impressed this is what we are hopeful we can implement one day. Fish bombing is a
    worldwide problem and the groundbreaking trials we’ve just done here in Sabah are
    absolutely vital but it’s not just about stopping fish bombing it’s about finding
    sustainable alternatives. alternatives for the stakeholders – they’re just trying to feed their kids. Now that we have the equipment we need to take it to the next level and this is where funding is absolutely necessary and we hope that we are able
    to get a fund so that eventually we will be able to solve the fish bombing problems not only in Sabah but in other parts of the world. This is our legacy to the next generations – keeping the coral reef healthy.

    3 Sailing Tips to Save your Sailboat and Yourself!!  –  Patrick Childress Sailing  #26
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    3 Sailing Tips to Save your Sailboat and Yourself!! – Patrick Childress Sailing #26

    November 11, 2019


    today on Brick House How the U V rays of the Sun affect your eyes, sometimes requiring surgery and how some
    unexpectedly inexpensive sunglasses can be better protection than the designer
    brand, and then shock absorbers for the main and jib sail when the wind dies but
    the waves are still up take that terrible snap out of those
    sails, how to fish out and patch a broken jib leechline
    a day on shore with the natives and some local yachting Madagascar style keep the
    bailer close by. Hello my name is Patrick Childress on the sailboat Brick House. I
    grew up in the southwest section of Miami and in the summer’s out of high
    school in the late 1960s if my friends and I weren’t waterskiing on the nearby
    lake then we were out scuba diving on the nearby reefs. In those days no one
    paid any attention to what the UV rays of the Sun were doing to one’s skin or
    their eyes. In 1979 I left Miami on a 27 foot sailboat to sail solo around the
    world. After completing that trip the worst
    part of that whole voyage was having to have both of my eyes operated on for
    pterygium. Pterygium effects anybody who’s outdoors a lot; construction
    workers, farmers, sailors, anyone who is exposed to constant eye irritation like
    dust, wind and especially the UV rays of the Sun. Pterygium starts out as a
    ‘pinguecula’. Take a look at this pinguecula. A pinguecula starts on the inside
    corner of the eye nearest the nose and it generally has a yellowish cast to it
    and it’s complete with blood vessels as it grows across the white of the eye and
    encroaches on the cornea, the clear lens of the eye, that is then called pterygium
    and is spelled with a PT. It can actually pull and deform the eye like a muscle
    and cause an astigmatism and certainly at that point it needs to be operated on to
    be removed. The sunglasses that are just open to the side they’re a benefit but
    they allow far too many rays of the Sun and wind in to damage the eye. A hat
    certainly helps but really the best thing is to use wraparound sunglasses as
    long as you don’t need prescription glasses – you can’t get wraparound
    sunglasses in a prescription as of yet. Some of the best glasses are
    actually the least expensive. These are safety glasses that you can buy at any
    hardware store for five or six dollars. The most important thing is to look for
    the ANSI – the American National Standards Institute designation on the
    Temple of the eyeglasses this will show that the safety glasses have been tested
    for impact resistance in UV protection along with other measures, These glasses
    are made of polycarbonate polycarbonate which is a natural inhibitor of UV rays of the Sun. Even if the glasses are clear like these safety glasses they’re 100% well
    did they ever say one percent 99.99% UV resistant. When the wind has died but the
    waves are still up what to do to take that terrible snapping slamming out of
    the main and the jib when you still have to sail? The best remedy that I have
    found is to use a snubber just like this anchor snubber that normally attaches to
    the chain. It can be looped around the boom of a mainsail and hooked back on to
    itself or a separate line can be tied around the boom and then the snubber
    attached to it or if the line is long enough on the outboard end of the
    snubber it can just be tied around the boom with two wraps and then tied with
    the bowline back on to itself and if you’re hanging out in Southeast Asia
    you’ll always see these old motorcycle inner tubes laying along the roadway.
    They may not be good enough to hold air but they’re great for shock absorbers
    whether at a docks or for taking that shock loading out of a sail while you’re
    still out at sea. So when we set up the shock absorber on this mainsail there’s
    a bail already on the boom its easy to attach to and it’s in a set up so when
    the shock absorber reaches its full extension then the mainsheet will take
    over the load. This certainly eases the pressure on the
    gooseneck and the sails. This shock absorber is set up on a Swan 53 and it’s
    so easy to set up the shock absorber on a Swan because there’s so many winches
    and cleats and all kinds of options to attach the bitter end to. Of course
    there’s a preventer tied to the other side of the boom. In this situation the
    shock absorber is set up as a jib sheet and once it gets to its full extension
    then the jib sheet takes over its loading in this light air it’s just nice
    to have a running pole, a lightweight running pole, to help hold out the jib so
    it doesn’t have such a throw for its movement. The outboard end of the pole is
    attached to a sacrificial loop of line that’s tied through the clew of the sail
    it also acts like a great hinge point and these light winds for my own use I
    just don’t see any sense in going through all the trouble to set up fore and aft guys and topping lifts. It’s just as easy to man handle these running poles and
    especially these smaller lighter what I would call whisker poles. In this
    situation the jib sheet is doing what it’s supposed to do but shock absorber
    is easing the vertical slamming on the sail and here you can see a close-up of
    the sacrificial loop of line to which the upward end of the running pole is
    attached to, so shock absorbers are a big help to save the sails, save the
    gooseneck, save the rigging, and also to ease all that terrible sounding noise. On
    the jib of Brick House and this is the clew of the jib and this is where the
    leechline used to be. iIt chafed through on this little cleat and we have no more
    adjustment, so if my problem is how to get the leechline
    out so I can tie a new piece to it and get us back in business again. So I cut
    just a tiny hole with a razor blade knife right through here being very
    careful not to cut the remainder of the leechline.Then I took this lighter
    and singed the threads so nothing would come unraveled. So now I’ll take my
    rigging knife and dig out that broken leech line and I’ll have about this much
    left to tie a new piece of line to, and get us back in business again. That was easy enough – sometimes you get lucky. On the staysail we had the
    same problem of a damaged leech line because of that cleat, but there, there was
    enough line exposed at the bottom of the pocket of the leech lines where I
    could grab it and pull it down and raise the sail up away from it and then clamp
    the leechline with vice grips the jaws of which were wrapped in tape so that I
    wouldn’t be biting through and breaking the leechline so that gave me enough
    exposed leech line to where I could tie it to a new extension and that was a
    much easier process getting us back in business. So I joined this Dyneema to the
    old leech line and I left a little extra here because there was a worn section in
    here I don’t want to risk tying to a bad area and having that break so I’ll shove
    this down it has a bit of stiffness to it and I can feel it coming down if I
    run into any snags and I can use a retrieving tool like this to shove up inside and grab the line and
    pull it down. But I think this is gonna work out okay. There it is, good
    I had a long pair of needlenose pliers I could have also stuck up in there to
    help pull it down. I’ll give myself plenty of line to come through… I don’t even
    like using this anymore because of that chafe factor. I’m gonna go around it and
    just use the eyes since we don’t really adjust the sail that much and I’ll give
    myself plenty of line. So I wrapped the new Dyneema extension through the eyes
    several times and then tied it off bypassing those terrible sharp jaws of the
    adjusting cleat. I don’t want to turn this into a destination YouTube channel
    but there’s just so many fun things that we get into I just feel like I need to
    show it to somebody… so I have a series of videos here that I’ve strung together
    and this shows our new friend Paul who showed us around his island and then
    took us for our sail in his dhow. This is the son of my sister …oh the son of your
    sister so your ‘nephew’. A cruiser had given Paul a solar panel and a 12 volt battery
    AND a single light bulb so he has enough power to also run some simple
    electronics. Very cool…look at the little kitten – a little snowball! How many kittens? Are there five? four? ONE? Meow Meow…Only one little baby hah? Better bring you back to your mommy before she misses you too much ha? This roof is made from palm..and the wood is for planking. Oh yeah…. This was the middle of the dry season so
    there wasn’t the waterfall that we had hoped for. But does the pig get smart yeah yeah yeah…and learn not to go…maybe he sees trap, and not to go yeah yeah yeah so maybe he see trap he see food but nah.. too dangerous…no
    no no no he like some food yeah because you you like some, you
    love some Rafia.( a flower seed) And how often do you catch pig? Maybe one or two weeks like this, they come in. Yes, On the first day, you make some seed and the pigs you come in to eat one day.
    ????///Oh ok… A Frenchman had been living on
    this island and went away for a couple of weeks at which time he died but while
    he was away a bad storm came along and washed his sailboat way up onto the sandy
    beach near the mangroves and it’s been sitting here now for several years. We had a fantastic fish lunch with rice
    and mango salad Singing… Thank you Paul for a fantastic day!

    Sea Eagle FishSUP™ 12’6″ – Inflatable Fishing SUP
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    Sea Eagle FishSUP™ 12’6″ – Inflatable Fishing SUP

    November 10, 2019


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    How to Make a Very Easy Origami Sailboat ⛵ Tutorial (Traditional model) Only 2 folds!
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    How to Make a Very Easy Origami Sailboat ⛵ Tutorial (Traditional model) Only 2 folds!

    November 10, 2019


    How to make an origami sailboat Instructions in English. Video instructions to make a sailboat in origami Start with a square sheet of paper. If possible use a paper with a different color on each side.
    The sail will be of the color you put below. Fold along the diagonal. Fold the bottom to create the hull of the boat.
    You can try different positions. Unfold the last fold. And fold it again on the other side. Unfold the last fold. Unfold the diagonal fold and invert the other fold at the front of the boat. Flatten the fold so that the sail is between the two sides of the boat. Your boat is ready to sail! I hope you like this model and this video! Please share and like the video. 🙂 And comment if you liked it! Thank you!

    Swimming with Whale Sharks: The Biggest Fish in the Sea
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    Swimming with Whale Sharks: The Biggest Fish in the Sea

    November 9, 2019


    So we’re here in Cancun, Mexico ready to head
    out on the boat and go swim with whale sharks. I hope we see lots of them, I’m ready for
    it. We’re here! When they say go go go, jump now, don’t hesitate
    because you’ll miss them, they swim fast. Going in, good to go, Whale Shark Time! This is an amazing experience Yeah Baby That was amazing! What a trip And that was swimming with whale sharks in Cancun Mexico.

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    November 8, 2019


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    Sailboat in trouble – Ep. 5 BÁTOR ADVENTURES
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    Sailboat in trouble – Ep. 5 BÁTOR ADVENTURES

    November 7, 2019


    Hey! My name is Botond Bátor Bencsik
    from Hungary I live the life fully I’m a backpacker So I’m gonna jump to the city, get some
    bread. You asked why? Why? I still don’t have dingy So guys what’s up?
    Here is an update. Today is 15th of March and I’m still here in Gran Tarajal on my
    anchor. I’m gonna fix. It broke the last time. My mission was to come here to
    buy a dinghy and I wrote to him. He said like ok. I can get it for 240 and since
    then, for five days, no any simple reply! I don’t want to wait here anymore. Are you planning to stay here for a long time? Now I’m planning to go to Las Palmas or
    Tenerife. I’m just traveling yeah. What a food jackpot. Ice cream, pommes… so
    many thing! Oh, okay plan changed. The wind is too
    strong. I’m gonna stay another night. So guys! Today is the Carnival season in the
    city, so let’s see some funny costumes. I got a message from the guy. He said
    he’s busy today and he’s gonna come tomorrow. So I’m
    gonna stay another day in Gran Tarajal. Even if I don’t want. Even if I want to
    go. I did swim to the land again and I will swim back tonight. Hey guys! 17th of March today. Yesterday I
    had a nice party in the city. Cool carnival. So I came back to the boat
    and 3 a.m. in the morning. I danced a lot. And look what I just found. A lot of biscuits and
    yoghurt from dumpster. And this guy: still doesn’t answer me.
    It’s hard if he don’t bring it here. I have to swim every day. Alright guys, welcome on a new day. I’m
    gonna leave Gran Tarajal behind. Finally the boat is on anchor. Big waves from the
    side and strong wind from ahead. I have a headache.
    Sunburn today and little seasickness maybe. I think it’s sunburn. Oh god what a
    day. On Wednesday I’m gonna have a dinghy. Shit! So funny! Think when you are on the
    boat and it’s moving all the time. Your dinners gonna be end up on the floor.
    Sometimes I hate this. You know, this life and the boat is not
    easy. It’s f*** struggle! Sometimes I just
    want to quit and be back on my backpacker life and live on the land. I started 2014 in Ireland. And then July of 2015… I met a guy and he
    said like: We are going to Slovenia. So we went to Janče. And we met the cool
    family. They were traveling circus. We spent two
    days there. And then I went to Ljubljana. People took me up and they said they’re
    going to Mošćenička Draga. I slept on this beach.
    I’d lived on a very low budget. I spent one and a half months in Croatia. And then, when
    I flip the coin, the coin said: Ok go home. And that’s my fastest hitchhiking I think
    ever. And then I was thinking okay I’m home and then I decide like okay I want
    to go back to Transylvania. I traveled around again. Spend two weeks hiking in
    the nature. So I went home to a Festival. And then I already know: I want to
    go to the Camino. So from my town I did hitchhiking through Austria,
    Slovenia, Italy… I don’t know, I reached France within five days. I was apply for
    the camino, I got the passport and start to walk through the mountains, to
    Pamplona and down countryside of north of Spain. So beautiful! It’s like almost 900
    kilometer of walking. And every day: Waking up, do the routine like: eat, go, walk eight hours,
    go to a place where you can sleep. Sometimes l slept outside like I was
    camping. Ponferrada it’s in the way, Pontevedra this Lugo, Sarria,
    Samos and then Santiago. And then I decide like: Okay I I don’t want to stop
    walk. And then I walked until the end of the world.
    All these experience it’s about life. Be going, will meet people, will leave
    people, will falling lin love. So that was like a good trip for me. “We didn’t contacted but I had no telephone … like in Morocco …. for he
    holiday … otherwise when I just let you wait in Corralejo, let you wait for the boat, aah…” Hey guys! So this guy
    said he cannot bring the dinghy here because he has to work and it’s too far
    away and lalala… The plan is to go to Las Palmas and maybe find another dinghy there. But it’s
    a bit long journey. It’s like more than 70 miles, like 140-150 kilometer. So at
    least 14-15 hours. But with this wind, I think it’s not possible
    today. My friend Zoltan and his girlfriend gonna come to visit me. People
    coming on my boat after a couple days. I be socialized again. After three days! I can stay another night here.
    Hope the winds is not gonna be that much as yesterday. Suddenly I have too much
    wind outside. So, I arrived …. I’m stuck here! A lot of trouble now! So strong wind in this Bay. Oh my god that’s a storm out there. So, it’s
    not the best spot to you throw the anchor out, and stay… But, I’m still on the boat
    and if I’m moving what can happen? Nothing! So, chill out! One meter and a half! Waves just smashing
    around. I hope I don’t gonna sink down!. And now, I have one meter… Our friend Bátor is having fun… This doesn’t look so cool! Every wave is
    pushing and it’s moving further. This full moon… will save my boat. Oh my god! Some
    water is leaking. I remember when I was sailing on the
    ocean and the boat was really on that angle so there was a lot of force on the
    keel as well. Oh it’s like every wave is pushing and and pulling the boat and any time when it’s going down it’s like…
    as you see. What can I do? I eat my dinner and pray that the boat will survived this
    adventure. This is how we learn this game guys. Run by mistakes. F*** everything
    just happening now. Just break right now The anchor just broke out somehow. (Radio) I’m solo, I’m alone. So the rescue boat is here.
    Over there. But I told them I don’t need rescue now, I guess. It can cost a lot of
    money and I don’t have insurance so I can’t pay for this. I was in the water and
    slowly the tides will go up and I can leave. I really hope it will work because I’m freezing now. I found it! Pulling out the fucking anchor against
    strong wind. (Screaming!) So guys, you might ask why I have a
    guitar in my hand? The answer is very simple because it’s Friday 22nd
    of March. That means… that’s my mum’s birthday, so I will play a song to her, to my amazing mum who gave birth to me, gave me my life and
    as a gift and my on my language. (Hungarian) Ms Joy Forever in the safe harbour. Can’t believe this! Finally I am inside a port again and the boat is flat. Everything calm. Wow! Guys, I
    hope you liked this episode if you get excited and liked it, please share it,
    like it, follow our channel on YouTube WorldPeople, that’s how you can get… you can give me support and yeah, if you want you can send me also some donation on
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    The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think
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    The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think

    November 7, 2019


    The ocean is really, really
    deep, deeper, in fact, than most of us realize. If you were to shave
    off all of the land from the tops of every continent
    and island in the world and fill up the ocean’s
    deepest points with that land, then the entire earth
    would be covered in an ocean 2 miles deep. Three fourths of our
    planet is already covered in water though,
    and it goes a lot deeper than just two miles. Let’s start with
    a sense of scale. This dot right here is the
    size of an average human. This slightly larger dot
    is the size of an elephant. And this is the size of the
    largest ship ever built, the Knock Nevis. With that in mind, let’s
    start going under water and see what we find out. The first milestone
    is at 40 meters below the surface, which is
    the maximum depth allowed for recreational scuba diving. A little further
    down at 93 meters is where the wreck of the
    Lusitania was discovered, which is interesting
    because the Lusitania itself is 240 meters
    long, which means that it sank in water
    shallower than it is long. So if the ship was standing
    on its stern or bow, it would be sticking
    out of the water. Just slightly deeper
    than that at 100 meters is where diving can become
    seriously fatal if you’re not careful because of
    decompression sickness. But that didn’t stop a man named
    Herbert Nitsch to accomplish the free diving world record
    at a depth of 214 meters. This guy swam down to this level
    with just one single breath. But a little further
    down at 332 meters, we have the scuba
    diving world record which was accomplished by
    another man named Ahmed Gabr. If he had swam down
    another 111 meters then he would have reached the height
    of the Empire State Building if it was submerged under water. And a little further
    than that at 500 meters below the surface, we
    arrive at the maximum dive depth of Blue Whales, the
    largest creatures on the planet and also the limit of the
    US Seawolf Class Nuclear Submarine. At 535 meters we can
    witness the maximum dive depth of Emperor Penguins. And this is one we must bring
    up the intensity of water pressure. At this level below the
    surface, the water pressure exerted on a person
    or the penguins would be roughly
    equivalent to a polar bear standing on a quarter. So further down the
    depths at 830 meters would be the height of the Burj
    Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. Once we hit 1,000 meters
    below the surface, we begin to enter
    the scary zone. Light from the surface can no
    longer reach beyond this point, so the rest of
    the ocean below is shrouded in permanent darkness. On top of that,
    the water pressure you would experience at this
    point would be about the same as if you were standing on the
    surface of the planet Venus, meaning that you would
    die very quickly. You would also meet the
    Giant Squid at this sea level if the water pressure
    didn’t already kill you. At 1,280 meters we reach
    the maximum depth dived to by the Leatherback Sea Turtle. And further down
    at 1,828 meters we would reach the deepest
    part of the Grand Canyon were it to be
    underwater with us. Down at 2,000 meters, we start
    to encounter some of the more terrifying sea creatures
    like the ominously named Black Dragonsih, a carnivorous
    beast with a stomach that doesn’t allow light to
    be emitted through it. Meaning that since we are
    in total darkness underwater at this point, the only way
    you would ever see this thing is with a flashlight. A little further
    down at 2,250 meters we would reach the
    maximum depth dived to by both Sperm Whales and the
    very frightening Colossal Squid. Sperm Whales often have
    sucker marks and scars left on their bodies from
    battles with the Colossal Squid that likely take place at
    these incredible depths. The squids themselves can
    grow to be 14 meters long and weigh up to 750
    kilograms with eyes the size of a dinner plate
    and razor-sharp sickles in the middle of
    their tentacles. So yeah, good luck
    with that down there. Way further down
    at 3,800 meters we can find the wreck
    of the RMS Titanic. And a bit past that
    at 4,000 meters, we start to enter the
    Abyssal Zone of the ocean. Water pressure is at an
    astonishing 11,000 pounds per square inch down here. And there are numerous
    strange, almost alien like creatures that
    inhabit these depths, such as the Fing Tooth,
    Angler Fish, and Viper Fish. Down at 4,267 meters
    is the average depth of the ocean where
    you would normally expect to hit the floor. But there are parts of the ocean
    that go significantly deeper than even this. At 4,791 meters rests the
    wreckage of the battleship Bismarck, sunk
    during World War II. And way down at 6,000
    meters is the beginning of the Hadal Zone, named after
    the underworld Hades, itself. The water pressure
    down at these depths can become 1,100 times
    what you would experience way back on top at
    the surface, which is roughly equal to an elephant
    balancing on a postage stamp, or a single person carrying
    the weight of 50 Boeing 747 jumbo jets. Down at these depths, you
    would be crushed immediately without any outside protection. But life still exists down
    here in various strange forms. At 6,500 meters we
    reach the maximum depth that the DSV Alvin can
    dive to, a popular research submarine that helped
    to discover the Titanic. Way further down at 8,848 meters
    below the surface and we have arrived at the height of Mt. Everest, were it to be upside
    down and placed underwater. And then way further past
    even that at 10,898 meters, we arrive at the depth reached
    by James Cameron in 2012 during the Deep Sea
    Challenger Mission. The deepest point of the
    ocean yet reached by humans was back in 1960
    though, when two men named Don Walsh and
    Jacques Piccard reached a depth of 10,916 meters using
    their [? Trieste ?] submarine. It took them five hours to
    descend through the ocean to this depth. And they only stayed
    for 20 minutes before a window cracked and
    they began to resurface. Just a bit further
    down from there at 10,972 meters and we’ve
    reached the average flight altitude of a
    commercial airliner. So if you’ve ever looked out
    of a window while on a flight and looked down to
    the ground, that’s a very good sense
    of how incredibly deep down into the abyss
    that we are currently at. Finally, when we
    hit 10,994 meters we have hit the bottom
    of the known ocean, called the Challenger Deep,
    right here on this map just about 300 kilometers
    southwest of Guam Island. However, it is believed that
    there are almost certainly even deeper parts of the
    ocean than this that just haven’t been discovered yet. It wasn’t until
    1997 after all that the Sirena Deep was discovered
    with a depth of 10,732 meters, making it the second deepest
    known point in the ocean. It is estimated that only
    about 5% of the ocean’s floor has been accurately mapped,
    leaving the other 95% to be currently a mystery. It may be only a matter of
    time before an even deeper part of our ocean is found. And who knows what we
    may discover there. So thank you for taking the
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