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At just over 100 meters, this is the
maximum diving depth of the blue whale, the largest animal on Earth.

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No, that's not a piece of dust on your
screen. That's Herbert Nitsch during his record-setting free dive of 214 meters!

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See that little dot right above this
text? That's Nuno Gomes! At 318.25 meters, he currently holds the record for the world's deepest verified scuba
dive.

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At about 600 meters beneath the
surface, we've arrived at what is known as the Twilight Zone. Temperatures here can be as low as 3.9 degrees
celsius!

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At just over 825 meters, Burj Khalifa,
the tallest building in the world, would be completely submerged at this depth. And we're only just getting started.

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Notice the softly glowing lights
above. Those are deep sea anglers - they live their entire lives in almost total darkness. The water is freezing
cold at this depth.

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We've reached the 1,100 meter mark.
This is the point beyond which visible light cannot penetrate. There is only darkness below...for miles.

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Well, we're now exactly one mile under
the sea. Very few creatures live at this depth due to the harsh conditions. For instance, the water pressure is so
great that a human would be instantly crushed into nothingness if exposed. Nice.

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Still here? We're not even halfway to
the bottom yet. It's not too late to back out!

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This is the maximum diving depth of a
Sperm Whale. They spend over 90 percent of their lives at great depths in search of squid and small fish to eat.

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The final resting place of the Titanic
finds its home here at around 3700 meters under the sea. There have been 197 expeditions to this ghostly historical
site.

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At just over 2 miles, this is the
average depth of the Atlantic Ocean. The pressure here is over 370 times that which is found on the surface.

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The ocean is pitch black and silent at
this point, with few living creatures. Some small, pale fish are at this depth, but they are few and far between.

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At 5,642 meters under the sea, we are
now so deep that the entirety of Mount Elbrus, the tallest peak of the Caucasus Mountains in Europe, would be
completely submerged.

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At 6,492 meters, we've reached the
depth of Shinkai 6500, a Japanese deep-submergence vehicle. It dives to this depth in order to study seafloor
topography and geology and to research deep-sea organisms.

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We're now nearly 7,800 meters below
the surface. This is the home of the Hadal Snailfish, which was until late 2011 the deepest that scientists had ever
found fish before. This fish contains a protein that allows its cells to remain functional at the high pressures
found in the sea.

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We are at the deepest point of the sea
where scientists have found fish. While the species of fish was unidentified, scientists theorize that the deepest
similar species could go is to about 8,200 meters. However, there could be unknown organisms that live deeper.

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We've reached the deepest part of the
Atlantic Ocean. While this is incredibly deep, we'll soon see that there do exist many other places that are far
deeper.

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At 8,848 meters, we have a point in
the sea that is deep as Mount Everest is tall. This is nearly 5 and a half miles beneath the surface of the ocean.

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Standing at around 373 meters tall,
the Empire State Building could be completely submerged at this depth nearly 25 times over.

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At just over 9,400 meters, we've
reached a depth equivalent to the average cruising altitude of an airliner.

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We've reached a depth of 10,700
meters. It is around this depth that the world's deepest oil drilling sites, Deepwater Horizon, was active until the
2010 disaster that resulted in it becoming inoperable.

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We're approaching the lowest known
point in the sea. Even at this depth, life is prosperous in the form of soft, single-celled organisms that resemble
some of Earth's earliest life forms.

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It is at this depth that we find the
lowest known point in the sea, otherwise known as Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench. It is thought that there
are other points that are much deeper, as we have only currently explored about 10 percent of the world's oceans.

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