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21 underwater discoveries that will make your jaw drop!

You won’t believe what they found under the sea!

21. F4U CORSAIR

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The submerged World War II plane ran out of fuel, and the quick-thinking pilot changed trajectory and landed in the ocean. According to the story, the pilot was able to free himself from the plane before it sank and survived the crash.

20. THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEION

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For five years, famed archaeologist Frank Goddio embarked on an epic journey in search of the lost Egyptian city. When he was almost ready to give up, he stumbled upon the ruins by accident.

19. THE GHOST FLEET

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Imagine diving and coming across this eerie undersea graveyard. The “Ghost Fleet” is a World War II-era underwater grave with over 40 vehicles bombed near Chuuk Lagoon.

18. SCULPTURE PARK

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The warm Caribbean waters of Cancun, Mexico, offer this unique attraction for divers where they can see over 500 life-like sculptures.

17. MANGANESE BALLS

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Taking a break from sunken treasures, these naturally occurring manganese balls have kept scientists stumped for decades. No one quite knows how or why they form, but they can be just millimeters wide to watermelon-sized.

16. MS ZENOBIA

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A 10,000 ton ferry sank to the bottom of the ocean in Larnaca Bay in Cyprus in the 1980’s and rests there still today.

15. THE UNDERWATER RIVER

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Skilled divers can access the “Underwater River,” also known as “Cenote Angelita Cave.” The trees and plants which appear to grow out of the “river,” are actually just an optical illusion caused by a cloud of hydrogen sulfide interacting with the saltwater.

14. USS ORISKANY

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The aircraft carrier saw years of warfare through both the Korean and Vietnam Wars before finally being sunk. It’s now a part of the world’s largest artificial coral reef.

13. TRAIN GRAVEYARD

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In 1985, archaeologists discovered a “train graveyard” off the coast of New Jersey, with locomotives and train cars dating back to the 1850’s. Not surprised New Jersey would waste them…

12. YONAGUNI MONUMENT

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Off the coast of Japan is the Yonaguni Monument, a massive stone structure believed to be over 5,000 years old.

11. SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE

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The large ship saw its seafaring days end after succumbing to a series of underwater mines.

10. THE TITANIC

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You know the story, so we won’t bore you with details. “We’ll never let go, Jack.” (Note: “Jack” was not a real person. Well, the movie “Jack” anyway.)

9. “ANCIENT” CHINESE CITY

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A Chinese city, forgotten after it was flooded when the government built a dam that turned the valley it was in into a lake, has resurfaced as an underwater adventure park for tourists. The ancient city of Shi Cheng was also known as the Lion City because it was located in the province of Zhejiang, where it was surrounded by the five Lion Mountains. Founded over 1,300 years ago, it vanished from view 53 years ago when the Chinese government decided they needed a new hydroelectric power station. A dam was built to create a man-made lake, and as the water rose, the city was left at the bottom of this new found body of water. Depending on where on the lake bottom it is, the city is between 85 and 131 feet underwater. And there it remained forgotten until Qiu Feng, a local official in charge of tourism, introduced the idea of using Shi Cheng as a destination for diving clubs. For the first try it was a voyage of discovery, and Qui said: "We were lucky. As soon as we dived into the lake, we found the outside wall of the town and even picked up a brick to prove it." It was later discovered that the entire town was intact, including wooden beams and stairs. Now the city had attracted interest from archaeologists and a film crew has been on site to record the preservation of the lost ruins.

China’s Qiandao Lake is the home of this “ancient” city, which really isn’t ancient at all since the city was purposely submerged by a construction company.

8. SS THISTLEGORM

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The British merchant ship was sunk in WWII in the Red Sea, and contains everything from vehicles and motorcycles, to ammunition and other weaponry.

7. IRISH SILVER

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Researchers in Ireland discovered this huge 61 ton haul of World War II-era silver off the coast, nestled in a British cargo ship.

6. THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

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Discovered in the early 1900’s, the Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analog “computer” used to predict the movement of the moon and stars, and dates back to somewhere between 100 and 205 BCE.

5. APOLLO 11 ROCKETS

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Once thought lost to the ocean, the rockets were discovered using sonar technology in the Atlantic, led by a team of researchers funded by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazing.

4. SWEEPSTAKES

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This Canadian schooner from 1867 sunk in Big Tub Harbour in 1885. It’s only 10 feet underwater, so even novice divers can go searching it’s 100-year-old corridors.

3. BLACKBEARD’S CANNONS

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Nope, it’s not “Pirates of the Caribbean”, or maybe it is. Edward Teach, aka, Blackbeard, sunk the Queen Anne’s Revenge off the coast of North Carolina, along with the millions of pounds of treasures, artifacts, and this cannon weighing over 3,000 lbs.

2. ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN SHIPWRECK

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For thousands of years, a legend persisted of an ancient merchant vessel that sunk with jewels and pottery in the Mediterranean. Finally, in 2014, divers off the coast of Malta found the ancient Phoenician shipwreck with many of the old pots and golden treasures still intact.

1. LAKE MICHIGAN STONEHENGE

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OK, it’s not the sea, but we had to include Lake Michigan’s “Stonehenge,” this prehistoric rock formation that contains engravings of a mastodon.

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