You Won’t Believe Why They Don’t Allow Scuba Diving Here
At the center of the Pacific Ocean, there is a spot where you are able to find yourself amongst innumerable jellyfish. While you might think this is insane, the jellyfish are friendly.
Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau The lake is connected to the ocean through fissures and tunnels in the limestone of an ancient Miocenereef. They migrate over the lake daily and snorkeling among them is a well-known activity for tourists (even though that sounds a bit insane). A snorkeler named Nana Trongratanawong decided to take a drop with the (hopefully) favorable jellyfish.
Scuba diving is not allowed in the lake as the bubbles from the tanks potentially harmful for the jellyfish. However, it’s safe to snorkel with the jellyfish, but there is an anoxic layer starting about about 15 meters down and includes high concentrations that may be absorbed through skin of a diver (which could kill you). Check out the amazing GoPro video