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The 6 Most Dangerous Places To Swim in the World

Wild swimming is becoming popular with people who love escaping crowds and immersing themselves in nature. However, those looking for unbridled wild should always research where they swim beforehand, lest they find themselves in trouble.

An online post is sharing the most dangerous swimming places on Earth. Here are some you should avoid if you value your safety.

This river flows deep into Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness territory, the Congo jungle, and the deepest river in the world at 700 ft. If the bilharzia and E.coli aren’t enough to deter you, the country’s aquatic trading route is the busiest.

The Congo River, Africa

Magma chambers beneath this natural phenomenon contribute to its apt name. Temperatures in this seething water can reach almost 200 Fahrenheit. 

The Boiling Lake, Dominica

Florida boasts most of America’s best beaches. However, some of these pristine stretches of the coast are breeding or migratory grounds for huge schools of black tips, bull sharks, and gray reef sharks. New Smyrna Beach has the moniker ‘shark bite capital of the world.’ That pool never sounded so good.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Gansbaai Beach is near Dyer Island, an African penguin colony. However, in between, the waters are known as Shark Alley for its uncompromising white sharks, no doubt attracted to the huge fur seal colony on the nearby Geyser Island.

Gansbaai Beach, South Africa

Dive into Jacob’s Well and you’ll find yourself in the depths of a 100-f00t underwater cavern with intricate chambers. This Texas swimming hole has claimed at least nine lives over the years, making it one of the most dangerous diving spots in the world.

Jacob’s Well, Texas

The largest body of water in Africa claims thousands of lives every year. Its wild nature, hidden currents, and dangerous inhabitants make for one of the deadliest stretches of water in the world. Giant hippos and crocodiles lurk beneath populated fishing territories.

Lake Victoria, Africa

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