Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Diving to the centre of the earth?

I recently saw an article on Digg about a British diver venturing in between two tectonic plates. Considering all the tsunami talk in recent weeks, I thought that it would make an interesting blog post.


Alex Mustard, a 36 year old diver from Southampton, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these awesome photos.


The clarity of the water is amazing, and yes - it's freshwater apparently.


I've never been scuba diving, but it's something that I'd love to do in the future. Definitely got to visit this place, and the Great Barrier Reef too. I have this weird determination to visit at least 100 countries, go skydiving, scuba diving, and some other awesome things in my lifetime.


This looks like it just made the list...

57 comments:

Kicking Rocks said...

Wow, that must be an amazing experience!! Hopefully the plate dont shift while someone does that!!

Nutty C said...

I love the idea of scuba diving, I'm pretty scared of like the equipment malfunctioning though haha :)

Dave said...

It must be great going there.

after3 said...

You were right. That was an interesting post.

a3

randomer said...

That is beautiful, he is one lucky guy.

bruno said...

100 countries, wow

Fang said...

That looks awesome, I need to do that too~

Intraman said...

waw amazing pictures it looks so peaceful

Ray Rousell said...

Wow, they are some really cool photos!!

AllenTesch said...

That would be so exciting, and possible a bit scary.

Dejch said...

would be nice to dive in like that but i don't think i got ballz for that

m.m. said...

Wow, I've always watned to try scuba diving. I'm a pretty avid snorkeler, but it's not the same. I hear you only need five classes to be certified, so I should try it out :)

kxxthanxx said...

wow sweet

brn said...

can you imagine how awesome would it be to be in this place? this is so beautiful :0

ironchefman said...

I can't speak for some of the other things, but scuba diving is so easy! I did a 3 day course and got open water certified and it was no problem. Of course, none of it is cheap, but most adventure hobbies aren't...

Jim said...

Those are some sweet pics. I have also never been scuba diving, I had a chance to last summer, but I got too scared, haha.

Football Fan's news and banter said...

I'd love to try that! Following

Shona said...

WOW lovely pictures, I'd so love to explore the world like that :o(

Moby said...

Great article!

I'm currently undergoing scuba lessons in preparation for my hone moon. Going down 70 feet is crazy... Sadly at 40 feet its really tough to breathe.

Trolske said...

Wow, great pictures...seeing the Grand Barrier Rief live would be totally awesome.

Colin Biano said...

i would cry tears of joy if i ever saw that in person

jblogger45 said...

amazing!

Renkano said...

I love that last photo!

fit4life said...

amazing photos!

2A knows best said...

that white stuff coming out from the diver ... I bet it's what clouds are made of...

game_artifacts said...

im afraid of deep water so I dont think I could ever do this, amazing stuff though

Dixie said...

The picture with the man in the shape of a star is actually brilliant.

mindph said...

Wow such great fotos!

The Writer said...

Really cool man

Blogging Skater said...

he looks like he could be crushed!

WOODLOUSE said...

Nice photos, it must be a bit dangerous too.

Kamchatka said...

Scuba diving down there would be amazing! I really can't believe how clear the water is.

Zach said...

I'd love to scuba dive there

SeanExact said...

both my parents are pro scuba divers, and i cant swim! haha but ya gorgeous pix man

thenitefalls said...

I'll love to go scuba diving but I can't swim!

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

this is pretty cool. i actually did not even know there were actual exposed places like this between plates

WanderingWriter said...

The ocean completely freaks me out. Maybe I've just read too much Lovecraft...

ReMs said...

i have to try diving :/ this will be on my bucket list

Necroticism said...

That's.. scary, I mean, you are between two tectonic plates! :O

JayPower said...

Thats such a beautifull place, id love to dive there ;D

Jazz bazooka said...

nice...

HiFi said...

That's incredible. I can't imagine what it would have been like if anything went wrong but I gotta say, those are great photo ops underwater.

James said...

Such a good expirience I imagine

Bart said...

badass pics!

King Elysium said...

Some amazing stuff!

Solsby Kid said...

Must be well scary doing that!

Benji Radman said...

Amazing photos. I've been scuba diving but nowhere that beautiful..

mindlessfrk said...

Never scuba diving, but it's my bucket list. Looks really awesome *o*

Jenn said...

freshwater that clear? 0.o sign me up! looks beautiful

Flodström said...

Wow, beautiful pictures. I figured those plates had to be pretty deep down, but if you can dive down there I guses not.

Noises And Chords said...

Theoriccaly, you can go down to 11km from the surface...But good luck with that haha

slash971 said...

awe-fucking-some dude :O

bentyl said...

absolutely amazing. I've been diving once, it's definitely worth the money.

Alphalpha said...

That second picture is just amazing, there are no other words for it.

Zealot said...

Those pictures are all awesome thanks for sharing!!

aether45 said...

This is awesome. Jules Verne would be thrilled.

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