Take a deep sea dive with us and see just how low you can go. From marine life to old shipwrecks, we’ll reveal exactly what’s lurking in the depths.Scroll to submerge…
The warm water just below the surface is where the beautiful coral reefs flourish
In the shallow coastal waters you’ll find large shoals of Atlantic Salmon
Lurking in shallow rock pools you may find the tiny Blue Ringed Octopus - but watch out, its saliva can be deadly!
Go below this depth and you’re in squid territory
Don’t frighten a porcupine fish, it’ll puff up like a football!
Here the coral grows in banks, not reefs
Look out for Beluga Sturgeon - the world’s most expensive fish produces the finest caviar
The sister ship of the Titanic, the HMS Britannic, is down here
This is where blue whales feed. Don’t get swallowed whole!
The maximum depth of the Atlantic Herring - always a fisherman’s favourite
You’re now as low as a German U-Boat in World War II
Here we might catch a glimpse of the Deep Sea Angler, with its fishing-rod lure for catching prey
Look out for the world’s biggest crab, the Japanese Giant Spider Crab - its leg span is four metres!
The depth of the deepest scuba dive. It took Nuno Gomes minutes to get down here - and 12 hours to get back up!
Drop down here and you may meet the Viper Fish, which has teeth so big it can’t close its mouth!
Meet the jet-propelled Giant Octopus, which can navigate mazes and flashes red when it’s angry
Welcome to the habitat of the Giant and Colossal Squid - thought to have the biggest eyes of any animal
The depth reached by ocean exploration pioneer William Beebe in his tethered Bathysphere, in 1934
The largest deep sea fish, the Greenland Shark, can swim as deep as this, but it can also prey on bears at the surface, too!
The Leatherback Turtle can reach this depth, and can stay underwater for up to 85 minutes
This is the typical depth of operation for commercial fishing vessels
When Sperm Whales hunt for Giant Squid at this depth, they partially collapse their ribs and lungs to account for the pressure
This was the operating depth of Deepwater Horizon, the oil rig responsible for the largest offshore oil spill in US history
Down here you may find bone-eating snot-flower worms. They’re as grim as they sound, feeding on dead whales
The most famous of all ships, the Titanic, finally hit the sea floor here
The average depth of the Earth's oceans
The deepest point of the Arctic ocean
The SS Rio Grande, a World War II blockade runner, is found here, making it the deepest shipwreck in the world
You’ll find plenty of soft, gelatinous snail fish down here, with each trench having its own unique species
The Indian Ocean’s deepest point - found in the Diamantina Trench
The deepest a fish has ever been found, although this is very rare. Much deeper and the pressure would make their cells collapse
The Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean
At this point, water pressure would be like having 1,000kg resting on one fingernail
The Tonga Trench, the second-deepest trench on Earth, it’s also the spot where you’ll find the most seismic activity
In January 1960, American Don Walsh manned the first submarine - named Trieste - to the deepest point on Earth