You Should NEVER Swim In These Places!

Swimming especially in tropical waters while enjoying the warm weather is an amazing experience. Some wonderful swimming spots are protected areas while others are open year-round for people to enjoy. Most are totally safe, but there are some wonderful-looking places that only appears that way.

We’ve compiled a list of 7 beautiful lakes, pools, and beaches should be approached with caution—or not approached at all!

New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

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New Smyrna beach views is stunning. But there is a catch. It is known as the shark attack capital of the world! So be careful or better yet, don’t swim. Especially when surfing out, sharks are known to attack humans. Hungry sharks that are waiting in New Smyrna beach include blacktip, spinner, and tiger sharks.

East and North Coasts of Barbados

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Most of the Barbados shores are the best areas for swimming and snorkeling, but be very careful along the East and North coasts which both have large waves and strong tides. Swimming here is not recommended due to a high incident of drowning. The pleasant sound of crashing waves and cool Barbados breeze make this part of the island very relaxing and thus a favorite spot for tourist, local and foreigners alike to have a vacation along this dangerous coastline. It’s okay, but just avoid going too deep in the water.

The Boiling Lake, Dominica

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It’s all obvious. No one wants wants to go near a boiling water. But some people, however, take the risks into account and fall victim to the allure of the steam and magnificient views. The boiling is believed to be caused by heat from a magma chamber beneath the lake but the water temperature can reach a scalding 194 degrees!

Laguna Caliente

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Volcanic activities do crazy things to water. With a pH as low as “slightly below zero,” Laguna Caliente, situated in the Poas Volcano National Park of Costa Rica is probably the most acidic body of water on the planet and will melt your body in seconds. The rain that falls around the area has a pH of 2.0 on average.

Lake Karachay

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Most of the lakes in Soviet era Russia are highly contaminated. From 1951 until 1968, Lake Karachay in the Ural Mountains was used as a nuclear dumpsite for Mayak, a nuclear waste storage and processing facility. Between 1978 and 1986, the lake was filled with concrete blocks to slow down the shifting of irradiated sediment. In 1990, the radiation level measured more than high enough to kill you instantly.

The Amazon Basin

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It is highly infested with super tiny “Candiru” fish. But wait, whats the big deal about it? It is known to enter to your genitals! Even Hank Hill’s narrow urethra wouldn’t save him from the candirus. Though formal studies shows the fish is not attracted to urine (as previously believed), it is in fact small enough to, uh, invade a person.

Lake Kivu, Rwanda

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Lake Kivu, is situated between the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is absolutely spectular with amazing views, but absolutely dangerous. The water is saturated with methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide gas. If released, the gaseous chemicals would put more than two million people along the lake’s shores in great danger. All that is needed is a small volcanic eruption, and the lake is surrounded with volcanoes in the area.

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