Tatar underwater research detachment of the Russian geographical society was established on Friday a record for Soi Ki-Guinness, lost in the lake Labynkyr in Oymyakon region of Yakutia.
The record was set on 1 February 2013 at 14.00. The squad made a dive into the lake at the coldest point of the globe in the coldest time of the year.
Record set 10 representatives of the Russian geographical society: Chairman of the scientific Committee of the Federation of underwater sports of Russia, the owner of record of the Republic in the dive to a depth of 165 m, the owner of the World Cup in sport diving, Dmitry Schiller, diving specialist underwater research team of the RGS, the course-Director for technical and recreational diving Victor Azarenka, Vice-President of Federation of underwater sports of Russia, the course Director for recreational and technical diving Michael Schoolchildren, pity cave diver, diving instructor Andrey Filippov, ice Explorer and photographer, technical diving instructor Alexander Gubin the Chairman of the Commission on underwater Speleology Federation of underwater sports of Russia, winner of several geographical discoveries in the field of underwater Speleology Andrey Gorbunov, candidate of sociological Continue reading
Called crater lake formed in the crater of a volcano, or in the cavity formed due to the failure of the summit of the volcano. The water of these lakes are usually high-acid (saturated volcanic gases). On their bottom there is a residue of a saturated green color.
The selection of the most amazing crater lakes.
1. Crater lake crater of the volcano mount Mazama – Oregon, USA.
This lake is famous for its amazing blue and incredibly clear water. Is the deepest lake in the U.S. (594 meters). The power of the reservoir is derived solely from atmospheric precipitation.
2. Crater lake Quilotoa Ecuador.
The depth of the lake is 250 metres away. The water is greenish hue due to the dissolved minerals in it. The lake is very cold, in some places along the shore there are hot keys and microlaser, which spring from cracks in the crater.
3. Crater lake Albertina rift – Africa.
The lakes include some of the deepest lakes in the world, including lake Tanganyika, with a depth of 1470 meters. All lakes were formed as a result of the appearance of rifts.
4. Crater lake Kelimutu – Flores island, Indonesia.
At the top of the Kelimutu volcano has three crater lakes of different Continue reading
Many consider the highest lake in the world lake Titicaca, located on the border of Bolivia and Peru at a height of 3812. Actually, there are lakes and higher. But Titicaca is the largest high-altitude lake, where it is even possible shipping.
This lake attracts many tourists by hitting them with its beauty and grandeur. Its name has Indian origin and means “stone Puma”. If you look at the lake from above, its shape is slightly reminiscent of the silhouette of this sacred animal for the Indians.
The depth of the lake is on average 150 m, but there are more deepwater berths, 280 m. In Titicaca flows into a number of mountain rivers, so the water is cold, its temperature about 10o C. the Lake is very large, its area is 8300 km2, and in its smooth surface rises 32 inhabited Islands. The people here are born and die, sometimes even without leaving their native Islands.
In addition to natural, the lake is still and 44 artificial floating Islands inhabited by mestizos. Islands made of reeds and clay. Reed made boats, in which the descendants of the Indians swim across the lake and the huts in which they live. The roots of the reeds are eaten. Local Indians were taught to weave reed boats of the famous traveler Thor Heyerdahl.
Men fish, and women engaged in artisanal fisheries. Both for sale, and instead bought the products Continue reading