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17 Strangest Things Found by Deep Sea Divers

The oceans truly contain countless mysteries.

Fish Swimming By Statue In SeaBarna Bitai-Balykó / EyeEm/Getty Images

It goes without saying that the world's oceans are vast and mysterious. Therefore, it is no surprise that people found some truly strange things when exploring them. From ancient statues to war artifacts to strange underwater life, here are the strangest things found by deep-sea divers. Make sure you also check out these amazing trivia facts about the earth's oceans.

A military truck sunken as artificial reef at a dive site in ThailandSunphol Sorakul/Getty Images


Trucks belong on the road—but some of them manage to make their way to the bottom of the ocean. It's not unusual for deep-sea divers to occasionally stumble upon artifacts of military trucks within the ocean's depths. Here are some strange facts about the earth you never learned in school.

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Just like trucks, planes too find their way to the bottom of the ocean occasionally. For example, deep-sea divers in Oahu, Hawaii, stumbled upon the remains of an F4U Corsair that had been in many wars and crashed into the ocean in 1946 due to fuel shortage.

Underwater rear view of divers investigating MS Zenobia shipwreck, Larnaca, CyprusPhotoStock-Israel/Getty Images


It might not be the most comforting thought, but unfortunately ferries can sink, too. For example, MS Zenobia, a Swedish-built 10,000-ton ferry was launched in 1979 and sunk near Cyprus in the 1980s.
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Underwater River

The Underwater River is not actually a river, but an optical illusion. Cenote Angelita Cave is a very rare optical illusion caused by saltwater changing into freshwater that makes it seem like divers are swimming in an underwater river.

Baiae, Naples, Campania, Southern Italy - May, 2018: Submerged statue headAntonio Busiello/Getty Images


Museums are not the only place you can find historical relics. If they're lucky, deep-sea divers occasionally run into submerged ancient statues. For example, near Naples, Italy lies the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Baia. Here are some other incredible undersea treasures found all around the world.

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Reminders of past wars can make their way into anywhere—and that includes oceans. Deep-sea divers occasionally end up finding remains of once-powerful tanks at the bottom of the ocean.

Gas Masks on the Nippo MaruBrandi Mueller/Getty Images

Gas masks

It is not exactly a joyous occasion to run into masks used in past wars in the bottom of the ocean. However, deep-sea divers do occasionally run into forgotten war relics like these. Did you know gas masks are not the only creepy things you can find in the depths of the ocean?

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Yes, the ruins of the famous Titanic were never recovered. The once "unsinkable" ship lies in the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, and it was discovered in September 1985.

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Jesus statue

A glorious sculpture of Jesus Christ by Guido Galletti sunk in 1954, near the Italian Riviera. Decades later, divers found the statue covered by ocean life. Make sure you also check out these other mesmerizing deep-sea sights of the world.

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