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Our lovely planet Earth is filled with lots of water, according to world atlas it, water bodies covers a whooping 71% of the earth leaving us with about 29% land.


Water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans and seas are lovely sites to behold. They give a relief to our eyes with their massive sizes and beautiful sparkling clear waters, though some rivers and lake may not be pleasant to behold.

Have you ever thought of diving so deep into the ocean to probably discover the lost city of Atlantis, well, you will know how deep you would probably need to dive. Have a look at the list of the deepest water bodies. 

10. Gulf of Mexico.



The Gulf of Mexico (Spanish: Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. According to Wikipedia,  The average depth of the Gulf is roughly 1,615 metres (5,299 ft), but the actual maximum depth is disputed and estimates range between 3,750 and 4,384 metres (12,303 and 14,383 ft).

 

9. Bering Sea


The Bering Sea is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises a deep water basin, which then rises through a narrow slope into the shallower water above the continental shelves. The mean depth of the sea is 1,640 m while its maximum depth is (15,659 ft) 4,773 meters (in the Kamchatsk strait). 

 

8. Mediterranean Sea


The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and is bordered on the north by Europe, the east by Asia, and in the south by Africa.

he Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) and the deepest recorded point is 5,267 m (17,280 ft) in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea.

7. Arctic Ocean.



The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans. Located mostly in the Arctic north polar region in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere, the Arctic Ocean is almost completely surrounded by Eurasia and North America

During winter the ocean cannot be recognized since it is completely covered by ice and during all year round some parts of the ocean are still partially covered with ice. 

The average depth of the Arctic Ocean is 1,038 m (3,406 ft). The deepest point is Litke Deep in the Eurasian Basin, at 5,450 m (17,880 ft). 

6. South China Sea



Bordered by the People's Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan), the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam, the South China Sea has an average depth of about 1,652 m (5,419 ft) with its deepest point at 5,559 m. 

The sea is famous for its economic importance as one-third of the world's shipping passes through it carrying over $3 trillion in trade each year, it contains lucrative fisheries that are crucial for the food security of millions in Southeast Asia, and huge oil and gas reserves are believed to lie beneath its seabed.

5. Southern Ocean.

Also called the Austral Ocean, or Antarctic Ocean, created by the International Hydrographic Organization in 2000, the Southern Ocean is the world's newest named ocean. It is composed of the southernmost portions of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.
The Southern Ocean has typical depths of between 4,000 and 5,000 m (13,000 and 16,000 ft, the oceans deepest point occurs at the southern end of the South Sandwich Trench  at 7,236 m (23,740 ft).


4. Caribbean Sea


The beautifully blue Caribbean Sea has a average depth of  2647 m (8,685 ft), the sea's deepest point is the Cayman Trough, between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, at 7,686 m (25,217 ft) below sea level. It is also one of the largest salt water seas in the world which spans over an area mapping 2,754,000 square kilometers.


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3. Indian Ocean


The Indian Ocean, Called the Sindhu Mahasagara or the great sea of the Sindhu by the Ancient Indians, it has an it has an average depth of 3,741 m (12,274 ft) and a maximum depth of 7,906 m (25,938 ft). It is the warmest ocean in the world.  


2. Atlantic Ocean



Deriving its name from Greek mythology “Sea of Atlas”, is the second deepest ocean in the world, covering one fifth of earth’s surface  and also 29% of world’s water surface area. 

It has an average depth of 12,880 feet (3,926 meters). The deepest part of the Atlantic is the Milwaukee Deep of the Puerto Rico Trench, which lies  (30,246 ft) (9,219 meters) below the waves.

 

1. Pacific Ocean. 



The Pacific Ocean extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south separating Asia and Australia from the Americas.

The Pacific Ocean is no doubt the deepest ocean on earth, not only the deepest ocean, with an average depth of 13,740 feet (4,188 meters), but it also contains the deepest point on the planet, at 10,911 meters (35,797 feet).


At its deepest point in the Mariana Trench in the western North Pacific, if there is a way to lift the tallest mountain in the world (Mount Kilimanjaro) and then throw it into the Pacific, it would be completely submerged .

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