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Divers Conor O’Regan and Martin Gara are among those who have been found at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole. Other notable individuals who have perished in the sinkhole include Diver Tarek Omar and Artifacts of modern life. To learn more about this project, read the updated version of this article. The article also includes information on the project’s leader, Aquatica Submarines.
Conor O’Regan and Martin Gara
The bodies of Irish technical divers Conor O’Regan and Martin Gare at the bottom of the great blue hole have been found in the Dahab area of Egypt. The Irish men were killed in a diving accident in 1997. The bodies of the pair were found at 102 meters below sea level. Divers in Dahab say that they have recorded over 200 deaths in the Blue Hole in recent years.
Diver Tarek Omar
After spending three hours diving at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole, diver Tarek Omar is finally able to see the body of a man he met while snorkeling in the area. The body is at least 100 meters deep and was discovered by Omar, who is then able to bring it back to the surface. After he has retrieved the body, Omar is forced to tell tourists that they should not approach the body because of the danger it poses.
The Great Blue Hole is believed to be haunted. It is said to be home to a lost soul who drowned in the blue-hued cathedral below. Superstitious divers believe this spirit is trying to lure the divers to the hole. A technical diver blames the deaths on the well-known effect of diving on the body. But a diver from the area believes in the supernatural.
Artifacts of modern life
While diving into the deep blue, scientists discovered a graveyard of conch shells and a camera. Originally, scientists thought the bodies of tourists and explorers had been sucked down into the hole. But when they reached 120 meters down, scientists discovered an abundance of small stalactites. Scientists have uncovered artifacts of human life, including a two-liter Coke bottle and a GoPro.
The Great Blue Hole is a massive marine sinkhole about 70 kilometers off the coast of Belize. Its formation has been attributed to a series of episodes of quaternary glaciation. Today, scientists have been studying the formation of other marine sinkholes. While it is very difficult to imagine human life in such a place, they are surprised by the abundance of artifacts from modern life.
Toxic gas at the bottom of the sinkhole
Researchers have uncovered ‘tracks’ in the water below the Great Blue Hole. These ‘trail-like’ deposits were discovered by sonar scans. They included icicle-shaped mineral formations among the stalactites. They also discovered what’s known as the ‘conch graveyard’ – thousands of conchs that have fallen into the abyss. The hole is so deep, however, that there is no oxygen, and there is a layer of toxic gas.
In 2018, expedition teams from around the world studied the contents of the Great Blue Hole to map its interior. The scientists also discovered that the shallow portions of the Great Blue Hole contain reefs and other forms of life. The deeper parts of the Great Blue Hole, however, are full of toxic hydrogen sulfide. This gas has the potential to kill any sea life that falls into it, as the lack of oxygen prevents it from decomposing.
Jacques Cousteau’s descendant Fabien Cousteau
One of the world’s most famous dive sites was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1971 by Jacques Cousteau. This unique diving spot is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and is located within the Lighthouse Reef, 40 miles offshore. Fabien Cousteau, a descendant of the legendary French explorer, recently made the journey to the Great Blue Hole with Sir Richard Branson, capturing high-quality photos and videos. He used a three-person Aquatica submarine and a Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration submarine to make the dive. The expedition used sonar technology to locate the Great Blue Hole.