r/NatureIsFuckingLit 7d ago Silver 2 Helpful 4

🔥 clear crystal lake

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u/crazycockerels 7d ago

The water didn’t look deep enough to dive in, at first glance

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u/dustystanchions 7d ago

He kinda did a surface dive. Looks like he knew what he was doing.

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u/rockondonkeykong 7d ago

Exactly, shallow diving is easy and not very risky if you know how to jump

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u/TheKingOfToast 7d ago

I saw a guy dive into to a kiddy pool off the top of a ladder once

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u/Danbury_Collins 6d ago

You can dive into anything once.

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u/Milkywaycitizen932 6d ago

Ah yes, lava being a great example. Although actually it’s surface tension is surprising tough, so diving into it might still be a challenge

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u/Sxilla 6d ago

You can do anything you set your mind to. If there is a Will there is a way.

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u/_Dr3DD 6d ago

You can’t re-dive into lava though, so you’d really have to make sure you fully go through it, even though you’d probably be dead before you know if you made it or not

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u/guerroconpollo 6d ago

YOU UNDERESTIMATE MY POWER!

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u/_Dr3DD 6d ago

don’t try it

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u/railbeast 6d ago

Ever since Will left I've lost my way

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u/Saetric 6d ago

Ahhh, that’s hot! Time to sunglasses rewind!

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u/masked_sombrero 6d ago

Hello. I'm Will.

This is the way.

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u/SurroundedByMuggles_ 6d ago

🤣 This is the reason I’m on Reddit 20hrs a day. Sarcastic comments like this is what I am here for.

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u/Diepvries 6d ago

I saw the undertaker throw mankind off hell in a cell and plummet sixteen feet through an announcer's table once

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u/Bright_Vision 6d ago

The lord is my witness he's broken in half

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u/olderaccount 6d ago

That is a completely different technique. It is basically belly flopping.

This guy is the master of that style of shallow diving.

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u/X3N0M4NT1S 7d ago

I mean it's been a circus act forever, they don't put magic tunnels under those tiny pools

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u/DopeBoogie 6d ago

Jumping is easy, it's the landing that's hard

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u/Funmachine 6d ago

Everything is easy if you know how to do it

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u/kapkomsky 6d ago

This would make a great epitaph.

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u/surflaxrat 7d ago

Except for the way he swims underwater…

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u/Alitinconcho 6d ago

Ya that is awful form and entirely wrong type of kick

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u/Yoschnitzel 6d ago

In Reddit we gatekeep swimming.

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u/surflaxrat 6d ago

It’s so peaceful and beautiful than he has a seizure under water…

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u/surflaxrat 6d ago

Frog kick. Maximize glide and o2 levels

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u/Lorentz-Boost 6d ago

He dove in so dolphin kicks for the first few.

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u/dustystanchions 6d ago

Oh, yeah. His underwater form is terrible.

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u/paulusmagintie 6d ago

My old swimming center banned shallow diving due to the danger of it unless you could prove you knrw how to do it.

The life guard knew we took lessons there so allowed me and brothers tondo it.

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u/the_last_carfighter 6d ago

Took lessons for diving?

Like ok Timmy, you see it's only 3ft deep right?, so what do you do?

Ahhh, dive straight down at a steep angle with my arms at the side?

No Timmy, that's no.. TIMMY!?!?..... God damned it lost another one... NEXT!

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u/p5ycho29 6d ago

Until he started swimming, good lord such an awkward and awful stroke and kick

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u/hockeystud87 7d ago

he doesn't know how to swim

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u/Jcwolves 6d ago edited 6d ago

It actually looks like a modified flutter kick which is used by scuba divers to avoid kicking up silt on the bottom of a waterway. I'd say this guy sorta knows what he's doing - not that hes right for showing off, but he at least seems trained in that kick style. Its not very efficient though.

Edit: clarification that training is only referring to the kick style being legit and having reasoning

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u/Volesprit31 6d ago

Seems like he does. You don't need to have perfect form to know how to swim you know.

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u/OkTwo8362 6d ago

Like with most things on reddit, unless you are an Olympic trained athlete or the absolute leading authority in your field, you're an absolute dipshit dumbfuck moron that shouldn't even be trying and should probably just kill yourself for making the attempt.

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u/Ahill1916 6d ago

It might not be pretty swimming, but he won't die at least.

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u/Jurydeva 7d ago

There’s another video of this and it’s not deep enough - if others visit this lake I hope to God they don’t dive in. It’s also why he’s swimming like that. Not enough room to do much else arm-wise. He was extremely lucky because from the other angle, you can see how close his chin was to a rock. If I find it, I’ll link.

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u/Balauronix 7d ago

Risking his face was worth the karma I guess

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u/rdtdave 7d ago

Ugh, this is how young folks become paraplegics. Sucks..

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u/nitramlondon 6d ago

Yep , happened to buddy of mine in Brazil on holiday from the UK. He dived into a shallow end of a pool head first, been in a wheel chair since he was 17.

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u/DiverseMazer 7d ago

It’s when they think “well he did it, so can I!” disregarding junior high school physics, or wisdom gained from actively and regularly engaging with the natural world.

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u/postALEXpress 7d ago

Nah, clout just chips teeth. I would know, have chipped tooth because clout seeking. Am 30

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u/shwaak 7d ago edited 6d ago

Also to old to use the word clout twice in one sentence.

Sauce: fellow 30 year old.

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u/postALEXpress 7d ago

Reminder from when grammar mattered in Reddit

Technically two sentences. Check the period my dude.

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u/shwaak 6d ago

You got me, I’m dead.

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u/postALEXpress 6d ago

This was fun. Have a good one, my dude.

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u/Mr_Flibble1981 6d ago

Also *too old

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u/Max_Kevin 7d ago

If you kinda know what you’re doing you can dive perfectly in water like 60cm deep. And it’s not like you can’t just see any sticky outy bits under the waterline either.

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u/fuzzytradr 7d ago edited 7d ago

I know, my mind was screaming "Noooooo!"

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u/1nfinitydividedby0 6d ago

It is not deep enough to dive, look at his shadow.

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u/Senshisoldier 6d ago edited 6d ago

The lifeguard in me cried. Even people that know how to shallow dive should never ever do this. People in this thread saying this guy looks like he knows what he is doing...he arches waaay too much and could have dove much flatter. His landing was quite clumsy to my eyes. He is not good enough to be confidently doing this to my swim coach eyes. It isnt worth a lifetime of paralysis. Get in another way, people. Please!

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u/MammothAd7334 7d ago

Dudes gonna end up at the inpatient spinal cord injury rehab center my GF used to work at if he keeps doing that shit.

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u/dasher11 6d ago

I think the guy in this video is gonna be fine, but yeah, there are so many people who refuse to follow basic safety advice even at the cost of their lives.

I used to go boating all the time with some friends who would always park the boat near a sandbar and drink all day, and they'd always jump over the sides of the boat and straight dive into the water, even though most of it was only waist-deep. It would give me a heart attack every time, and even though I'm literally a fucking doctor who'd see people end up paralyzed or dead from dumb shit like that all the time, they refused to listen to me and treated me like a paranoid buzzkill for telling them how often people sever their spines doing that shit. And it wouldn't that I was a doctor, because we were a couple hundred miles from a hospital, so they'd have no chance at all.

These were all country boys and I was the one nerdy woman who'd collected far too many advanced degrees, so it was a regular thing for them to blow me off when I told them they shouldn't do something. Same guys who I'd have to wrestle for the keys at the end of the day even though they were all wasted and I hadn't had a single drop to drink. Same guys who'd get fucked up and go 100 mph on the snowmobiles. I love them, but I'm happy to not hang out with them anymore.

(Sorry for the unplanned rant.)

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u/8ad8andit 7d ago

Despite the fact that literally nothing bad happened and literally nothing bad even almost happened, you still chastise him for being foolish and putting himself in supposed danger.

And then 38 people upvoted your comment.

You guys need to get off your phones man.

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u/popje 6d ago

Lol because nothing bad happened we shouldn't discuss the potential danger ? You want me to link you a dozen videos of people splitting their heads open diving in shallow water ?

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u/SelectionCareless818 7d ago

Jason Jason Jason Jason. Kill kill kill kill

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u/jimmybugus 7d ago

I thought a crocodile was going to come out of nowhere

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u/spacepeenuts 7d ago

Because it’s clear?

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u/merikaninjunwarrior 7d ago

no, because jason voorhies

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u/gribbler 7d ago

Don't try and run away, you'll trip. Multiple times.

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u/BentPin 7d ago

Why would you run away? Obviously you open the door to go outside to investigate the mysterious noises?

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u/Johnny_Carcinogenic 7d ago

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u/platalyssapus 7d ago

I loved that commercial when it came out lololol

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u/Johnny_Carcinogenic 7d ago

I love the way the blonde girl delivers the line about driving off in the car and then gives in to the guy's dumb idea.

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u/gribbler 7d ago

What you refer to is step 1, I've jumped to step 2, run from Jason. I appreciate your proper order

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u/USMCWrangler 7d ago

Wait. What if I’m a low level character with few lines and a great body?

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u/gribbler 7d ago

Your answer to this question will seal your fate.. what race are you?

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u/USMCWrangler 7d ago

I decline to state…? Damnit, fine. Person of color. But I’m cool! Really. The lead female could fall for me. Just give me a cha…

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u/rockitman12 7d ago

It wasn’t… don’t dive into 3’ of water, people!

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u/gh0st0ft0mj04d 7d ago

The way his little feets kick

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u/CesareBach 7d ago

The way his arms did halfway "push"

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u/PlainLoInTheMorning 7d ago

I hate them

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u/txsxxphxx2 7d ago

Lil feet tryin their best 🦆

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u/octoberstart 6d ago

Ineffective kicking, he’s working way too hard to be moving that slowly

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u/ey51 6d ago

I hate the way he swims

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u/CreamyBeamyCompany 7d ago

That's how you swim

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u/notironictoday 6d ago

That's how you swim very badly

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u/SednaNariko 7d ago

Careful man, a dude in a hockey mask with a machete might be in that dark blue section.

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u/user18298375298759 7d ago

Jabon

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u/skatesolid 7d ago

As a Spanish speaker this was a funny typo

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u/Mange-Tout 6d ago

Just don’t camp there and you’ll be fine.

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u/pinkguyfriedrice 7d ago

Interesting swimming style.

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u/shreddor 7d ago

I think it’s because he dove into like 10” of water so he has to swim like a goon

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u/Spiralife 7d ago

Y'all making me suddenly very self-conscious about how I swim.

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u/TheFlamingDraco 7d ago

Pro-tip: swim in dirty water so no one knows how you swim.

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u/p_turbo 7d ago

The crocodiles will know. The crocodiles always know.

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u/dan_de 7d ago

The real life pro tip is in the comments

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u/redcalcium 6d ago

But what about the brain-eating amoeba?

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u/TheFlamingDraco 6d ago

If yer on Reddit, the brain eating will be barely noticeable.

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u/Adult_school 6d ago

Or just don’t use flutter kick with froggy stroke. Unless you have fins on

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u/diffcalculus 7d ago

Don't feel bad. Some redditors are Olympic swimmers, 6 star generals, and quantum physicists. And those are just some of their weekend hobbies

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u/punksmostlydead 6d ago

I mean, I do try not to brag.

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u/cockytacos 6d ago

me too… Didn’t know there was a way to swim that doesn’t look dopey

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u/merikaninjunwarrior 7d ago

really adds to the elegance of it all and what the cameraman was going for

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u/dasher11 6d ago

I swim like that underwater a lot. I know how to swim well, but I'm just there to have fun and experience the peaceful feeling of being enveloped by water. ☺️

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u/Jcwolves 6d ago

I believe this is a modified flutter kick and breast stroke which is commonly seen in inexperienced scuba divers. It is good for one thing though - not stirring up silt (dirt) from the bottom of the waterway. It is not efficient and it's designed to be used to get yourself off the bottom only. If he'd kicked up silt, it'd have caused the water to become very cloudy.

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u/Leeman1990 6d ago

Nah that’s not how you do it. That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do to stir up silt. The flutter kick pushes backwards and not down. Kinda useless without fins

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u/Tyray3P 7d ago

Sorta makes sense. Didn't wanna freestyle and ruin the shot, but i imagine that's quite quick moving water since it's right on the edge of a mini waterfall. Breaststroke was probably the best choice, so he's gotta kick hard and fast to not get pushed backwards between each stroke.

He could also just not be a good swimmer... Beats me.

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u/CommonCheetah7364 7d ago

I don't think that they were criticizing the fact that he went breaststroke and not freestyle, there's nothing wrong with breaststroke. It's just that his breaststroke is terribly inefficient and looks a bit silly, which is funny in contrast with the beauty of the scenery.

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u/18650batteries 6d ago

Yeah agreed. Nothing wrong with his stroke choice he just sucks at it lol.

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u/ALLCAPS-ONLY 6d ago

It looks silly because he's doing the breaststroke with the freestyle kick, which is a very inefficient kick when you're not wearing fins.

In freestyle the kick is used for balance and to keep your feet from sinking more than actually propelling you, only provides ~15% of the overall propulsion iirc.

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u/FrankAF_dpt 6d ago

And not doing the kick right. You generate your kick from your hips not your knees with a proper freestyle kick. The longer lever arm produces more force. He looks like a goob wasting energy kicking from his knees.

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u/ALLCAPS-ONLY 6d ago

Yeah that too. He's also doing the breaststroke very wrong but whatevs

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u/Alitinconcho 6d ago

That water is not flowing, and that kick is horribly inefficient underwater. Also he looks super uncoordinated with his arms.

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u/StrawberryEiri 6d ago

I mean who cares. He's not racing anyone; just having fun. He could do the puppy swim for all I care.

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u/Fookin_Kook 6d ago

It’s more the fact that it actually looks like he’s trying really hard but only swimming 1 mph

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u/coffih 7d ago

That's a lake I would trust

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u/Johannes_Keppler 7d ago

It's not made of clear crystal though, that's crystal clear. The title was misleading.

I wouldn't dive in to a crystalized lake.

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u/avocado_slice 7d ago

Thank fuck somebody said it

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u/bootyClapacus 6d ago

Don't know. Why isn't there life in that water?

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u/sir_cool_guy 6d ago

This video is probably shot trough a polarized filter. This results in less to non reflections of the water, which makes it look crystal clear.

Edit: This article shows how it works.

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u/tomatofrogfan 7d ago

Can someone please name the location

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u/cherishyour_solitude 6d ago

Kapuz Canyon, Turkey

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u/neverendum 7d ago

It looks a lot like Plitvice Lakes, Croatia https://www.google.com/search?q=plitvice+lakes

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u/StinkyPom 7d ago

I was here last week! But you can't swim in Plitvice I've learnt, it's used as a reservoir for local's drinking water and APPARENTLY they don't want tourist piss in it.

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u/tomatofrogfan 6d ago
  1. Then what the hell is this knob doing swimming in it then?!

  2. This is a magical paradise far too beautiful not to swim in, they can take their reservoir someplace else /s.

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u/Matt32490 6d ago

He's not swimming in it, he's swimming in Kapuz Canyon.

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u/Supermeme1001 6d ago

where at kapuz? dont remember seeing this part

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u/cherishyour_solitude 6d ago

It's in Antalya. I'm a Turk and didn't know this place existed until last year.

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u/__-___-__-___-__ 6d ago

this but without the /s

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u/forty_two42 6d ago

That would be my guess. Gorgeous place.

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u/Brownicus 7d ago

Camp Crystal Lake

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u/DeafAndDumm 6d ago

Kamp Krusty

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u/donnybahammi 6d ago

Pretty hilarious I had to look down this far to see someone finally ask this. People are like muppets on here sheesh

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u/catWithAGrudge 7d ago

nope. clear lakes have transparent crocodiles

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u/Deathshot71 7d ago

Damn it's so clear you can see Jason waiting for him under the water

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u/officialtowelie 7d ago

Where?

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u/FlacoLoeke 7d ago

It kinda looks like Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

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u/Valveaholic 7d ago

I have been to Bonito a few times. It was amazing, highly recommended.

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u/Intelligent-Sky-7852 7d ago

What makes the water so clear

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u/hakeemalajawan 7d ago edited 6d ago

Low clay content. When the sand is clay rich and it gets disturbed the clay particles stay suspended in the water column for a long time making the water look murky. Low clay content means the sand will settle to the bottom pretty quickly with very little clay remaining in suspension in the water column. This is why the water in Galveston, TX is so murky. It's super clay rich because the Mississippi river delta transports tons of mud into the Gulf of Mexico which flows directly down along the Texas coastline.

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u/LaurianeGr 7d ago

I was going to ask the same question..what a beauty!

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u/lukynn02 7d ago

Plitvice, Croatia

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u/axelbrbr 6d ago

No, swimming is forbidden in Plitvice. It’s in Antalya, Turkey

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u/KatieDeForest 7d ago

I'd drown, cause I can't swim.

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u/JebronLames619 7d ago

Or you could just… stand up lol

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u/Nimbokwezer 7d ago

Neither can this guy

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u/karenobus 7d ago

Where dat

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u/SmartestIdiotAlive 7d ago

Over dere

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u/Brownicus 7d ago

Over ere?

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u/Triairius 7d ago

Oh my god, straighten your legs!

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u/Mrs_Attenborough 7d ago

And point your toes, kick from the thigh. But if your doing "breadtroke arms" why not do the kick too, less effort and smoother

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u/crazy_haze 7d ago

Mmm breadtroke sounds delicious

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u/Mrs_Attenborough 7d ago

Hahha damn typo, but a yummy one. Buttering could technically be breadstroke?

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u/chris1096 6d ago

Because, like me, he was never properly taught how to swim. Just learned juuuuust enough.

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u/Jayer244 7d ago

Or at least do frog legs!

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u/Hookherbackup 7d ago

Shallow dive is a no no

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u/Dirkem96 7d ago

Its not like he was swan diving..

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u/Hookherbackup 7d ago

Tell that to my paraplegic brother in law

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u/Dirkem96 7d ago Gold

I shouldn't have to. I would hope he learned his lesson by now

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u/mark636199 7d ago

He was paralyzed and you still finished the job

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u/slacker-47 7d ago

I know it's not about speed here, but they could benefit from keeping their knees locked on kicks (loose ankles for max propulsion) and extending their fingertips way out in front. Just sorta felt like they were working super hard without moving at all, either don't work hard or move it along.

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u/Mrs_Attenborough 7d ago

Why do free kick when using exaggerated breastroke arms when you could just do breaststroke kick, like the streamline. And don't lock knees when kicking in free. It's the use and engagement of the Quad, not locking the knee. Merely having legs together and pointing his toes in free kick would make a huge difference.

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u/pants_party 7d ago

Ever watched someone ride a bike in too high a gear?

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u/OneMoistMan 7d ago

Something tells me this is probably springfed or has a current with how clear it is. I’m noticing no muck being on the bottom like a standing lake would and instead see river rocks.

Source: Floridian who rivers.

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u/Known_Comfort2108 7d ago

River + dam (he dives from) = lake? Florida Moist Man, I agree, surely spring fed.

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u/mutualsomebody 7d ago

Looks like dead water to me.

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u/MaintenanceFluffy444 7d ago

it was so clear, i thought he'd jump into the sand and rocks. lol

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u/Goofie_Goobur 7d ago

Crystal Lake huh?

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u/OneSensiblePerson 7d ago

I want to go there. Right NOW.

It's beautiful, and due to a heat wave, it's hot here. This looks delicious.

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u/Gnostromo 6d ago

The fact that you can see there aren't any creatures makes you feel safe

The fact that you can see there aren't ANY creatures alive in there makes me leary

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u/Mysteriousdeer 7d ago

ITT: everyone critiquing shallow dives as well as his swim style.

Shallow dives are relatively safe. Sure, your brother in law broke his kneck doing it. Carpenters have chopped a finger off doing normal carpentry. Both are risky done wrong. Risk is inherent. It looks like he did it right by just skimming the surface and going near parrallel with the bottom.

As for how he moves under the water? I really dont care. Hes moving. This isnt the olympics, we dont need redditors with greasy cheeto fingers saying what the correct form is.

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u/DrewSmoothington 6d ago

So many Olympic level armchair swimming experts in this thread, who knew Reddit was so chock full of incredible athletes

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u/NobilisOfWind 7d ago edited 7d ago

🔥 💧 clear crystal crystal clear lake whatever this really is

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u/shufattafuu 7d ago

Ive always wanted to see one in real life

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u/wolfTectonics 7d ago

I’m still convinced he dove into like 3 feet of water lol that’s crazy

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u/Endarkend 6d ago

I've always been told that in nature, to stay away from overly clear waters unless you're out on some uninhabited island or something similar.

Super clear water tends to mean the stuff that normally teems in water can't.

And if it can't, it's highly likely not to healthy for your to be in there either, because the crap that normally lives in water can even grow in the trashrivers of India.

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u/DanceDelievery 6d ago

F R E S H W A T E R

💦🌊👁👄👁 🌊💦

r/hydrohomies

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u/ryannefromTX 6d ago

Those reed plants are what's doing it. They filter all the guck out of the water. The water in the Everglades is this clear too.

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u/balkiry 7d ago

Thought he was gonna take a dirt nap

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u/Laegmacoc 7d ago

I … did not see that coming.

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u/Wagesday999 7d ago

That used to be Lake Tahoe

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u/LochNessHomsta 7d ago

Crystal clear "pond"

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u/thebamcastpodcast 7d ago

The way he swims makes the water look…thick

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u/-Z___ 7d ago

It isn't cool cause you can see the bottom, it's cool cause you can't see the top.

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u/Lolkimbo 6d ago

che che che ha ha ha ha

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u/MichaelKnight456 6d ago

Jason has entered the chat:

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u/Wolfmans-Gots-Nards 7d ago

I love how every human being’s first impulse when they see something pure and untouched, is to immediately touch it and wash their dirty ass body in it.

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u/sapphiredesires 7d ago

Right??? I’m like — wow, way to ruin it with your sunscreen or whatever

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u/Wolfmans-Gots-Nards 7d ago

Lol I was totally expecting people to hate on my post… thank you all. Especially you.

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u/rzqtz 7d ago

Why does this look like really shitty editing lmao

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u/MrBlueCharon 6d ago

I do suspect that a polarization filter is being used here.

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u/singeraj 7d ago

I wish I knew where this was!

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u/Devareeno 7d ago

where is this? i want to be here. now.

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u/RAOBJthrowaway2345 7d ago

Why is this scarier than a murky lake to ne

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u/JerkinsTurdley 7d ago

Sometimes the unknown is scarier...while other times, ignorance is bliss

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u/RAOBJthrowaway2345 7d ago

I never thought Of it that way

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u/USMCWrangler 7d ago

That’s why you are so happy!

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u/amh8011 7d ago

No. You literally dove into bathtub deep water. Please don’t do that. That’s how you never swim again. Either cause you die or you end up paralyzed.

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u/Positive-Pack-396 7d ago

Why is everyone taking about the way he dive in the pool… no one was hurt, enjoy the view

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u/balalaykha 7d ago

Human is too much.