What typical vacation does not include an ocean, lake, pond or some other body of water?  Unfortunately, there are some bodies of water that can be dangerous if not downright deadly to the uninformed.  There are several places that are best admired from a significantly safe distance.

The bottom line is: There is a reason for “No Swimming” signs.  If you don’t believe that, then read on, people!  (If that’s not enough to make you careful when you wary of strange waterholes, be sure you don’t miss the unsavory bonus featurette at the end of this article.     

10.  The Great Blue Hole, Belize

Here in Belize, the tides actually turn the infamous Great Blue Hole into a large vortex that actually draws anything and everything on the water’s surface.  At the same time, ebbs also make this place spout incredibly high columns of water.  In spite of all of this incredible activity, there are a lot of people who still want to see this incredible place.  In fact, former French naval officer and famous undersea explorer once referred to the fearsome Great Blue Hole as one of the very best places for scuba diving on the planet.

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