How many times have you visited a lake or a beach, only to be woefully disheartened by the murkiness of the water?
Indeed, you could go for a swim in the ambiguity if you really desired, however there is no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was a bug-eyed aquatic creature, seaweed, or an eerie, middle-aged man with snorkeling gear!
Would it not be grand if you could actually SEE what is beneath you in the water? Well if that’s the case, than you might want to venture to The Maldives.
The Republic of the Maldives, is an island chain in the Indian Ocean. It possesses the lowest elevation of any nation in the world. The waters encompassing the 26 atolls provide for some of the clearest water in the world—best for scuba diving and/or snorkeling.
As far as lakes go — With an visibility underwater of up to 262 feet, Blue Lake (or Rotomairewhenua) is officially the clearest lake in the world.
Regrettably, due to the fact it’s considered sacred (or tapu) by the Maori locals, humans are not permitted to enter the water … therefore you’ll be forced to either appreciate the clarity from the shore or take in an aerial view by booking a picturesque helicopter flight.
In actuality, there may be a place in the world with clearer water than both Blue Lake and The Maldives — Iceland!
Check out the below video and determine for yourself whether Iceland’s water is the clearest worldwide (or not).
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