Swimming in the Dead Sea in Israel can be at least unpleasant and at least fatal, if you do not follow certain rules. Travelers who have already been there explain how to safely enjoy this natural wonder.
At first glance, the Dead Sea looks like a picture from a dream or from a tourist catalog. Passing through the desert Judean plain, the traveler sees the turquoise blue silent water appearing behind the sand dune. Every day, thousands of tourists reach this unique place. But not everyone knows about the danger that lurks in this wonderful pond. In fact, the water of the Dead Sea is so poisonous that people can die by taking a few large sips.
Reason: the water here has a huge salt content, more than 30%. For comparison: in the Mediterranean salt is only 3%. For this reason, in the Dead Sea you can swim on the water or read a newspaper on the surface. However, a high concentration of minerals affects the human body as a poison. Continue reading