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Would you be able to cross I guess the divide between the continental reef to the slop or drop where you see nothing blow you but blue water?
Most Helpful Guy
Yes and no.
It doesn't really have to do with the ocean in particular but with depth. It's a fear that has always seemed very strange to me and yet I just can't get away from it. I am a good swimmer, I swim regularly and I can swim for 2 miles without taking a break. I'm not a person who would easily drown. But somehow, I've always been terrified of deep waters. When I go swimming in the ocean, I usually swim out about 300-400 feet and then return. At this distance from the beach, the sea is usually no deeper than 25-30 feet. That's just about the maximum of what I can take psychologically. Now, if somebody took me along in his motor boat and drove me way out into the ocean and said to me "if you go swimming here, I'll give you 100,000 bucks - what you should know that the ocean here is roughly 12,000 feet deep", I'm honestly not sure I could do it. I know it sounds silly because I know I wouldn't drown. But the idea of swimming there and having 12,000 feet of dark, gloomy ocean and no solid soil beneath my feet is absolutely terrifying to me.
I said it doesn't just have to do with the ocean because I get this feeling everywhere, where the water gets very deep. In Switzerland, we don't have any sea but we have a lot of beautiful lakes. I do love swimming in them and luckily they're not quite as deep as the ocean but the idea that you're swimming in a 1,000 feet deep lakes is already very, very scary for me.
Institutions like the NASA also have special swimming pools that are up to 120 feet deep. I even find those scary. I'm not generally afraid of depth. I can stand on a sky scraper and be totally okay. But looking down into those swimming pools and seeing how the waters becomes very dark towards the bottom... it makes me tremble.1
Most Helpful Girl
I love to swim in the ocean but I'm terrified at the same time lol. I absolutely despise fish touching my legs I get so freaked out somethings gonna bite me. And I have the fear of stepping on something bad like a sea spike. My friend did, was not a happy ending. 😅
Murky seas are the worst though. TERRIFYING.1