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15 Tanks and Trucks That Went Diving

Although there are some vehicles that are designed to go underwater besides their ability to drive on public roads (haven’t you watched James Bond?), usually cars don’t mix well with water. And yet that hasn’t prevented these tanks and trucks from diving to the bottom. Check out 15 cool photos of rides found under the water.

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15. Red Sea Tank

Tanks can conquer various different terrains, but the bottom of the ocean is too much for them. This tank is located near a popular diving site close to Aqaba in the Red Sea.

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14. Welsh Wonders

A vintage army truck sunk in Dayhouse Quarry in Wales. The quarry was abandoned at the turn of the century but at least divers have something to explore here.

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13. Scuba Diving Tanks

Usually when you go scuba diving, you expect to see wildlife, bright colors and creatures you can only dream of. Instead, off the coast of County Donegal in Ireland, military vehicles are located under the water. Hold your breath because you will see some WWII rides.

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12. Submerged Snaps

Some vehicles are not as lucky as the other ones and this Land Rover finished submerged. It took years of decaying before fantastic photos are taken.

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11. Brakes or Accelerator Pedal?

How many times has a boating trip gone wrong? Too many times, I am afraid. The owner of this Ford pickup must have mistaken his truck for a kayak.

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10. Mistakes Happen

Floods can be a nasty business and sometimes you cannot do much except watching your vehicle getting drowned. In this case though, the driver attempted to pull out his boat and his car ended up soaked.

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9. Exploring Wrecks

Sometimes divers go deep to explore boat wreckage. That could be interesting since lots of fish can find a hideout. Rarely do the divers explore submerged trucks but the one on the photo was a part of the Zenobia wreck off the coast of Cyprus.

 

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8. The Truk Lagoon

This site in the Philippines is heaven for drivers and history lovers. Over 40 WWII battleships are located at the sea floor and when they sunk, some of them carried tanks and other military vehicles with them.

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7. Abandoned Quarry

This quarry may not be as exotic and popular as the Truk Lagoon, but a lot of debris can be found here. Located between England and Wales, this site has seen a lot of trucks deliberately sunk by the National Diving Academy to create some kind of a stage for divers to practice.

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6. Classic Cars

Back in the Philippines at the Truk Lagoon, there are a lot of things to be found. Besides ships tanks and war trucks, there is a classic vehicle which could have been a great collector car.

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5. Sunken Treasure

Dutch Springs in Pennsylvania is a great site if you are a beginner diver. Scuba diving is quite popular here and if you decide to uncover the mysteries under the water, you will find a 6×6 truck among other things.

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4. Vintage Fire Truck

This place also has a sunken vintage fire truck! You can take amazing images of this truck as this fellow shows. He appears to be driving it as well!

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3. Brakes

When you try to pull off your boat from your pickup it is important that the pickup is secured and motionless. This truck obviously wasn’t well secured.

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2. Down Below – a Jeep

The Andaman sea floor has a peculiar visitor – a Jeep. How this Jeep ended up here remains a mystery even today. Nevertheless, it is a great attraction for the divers.

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1. Coral Reef

Just off the coast of Vaersanbaii on the Island of Curacao in the Caribbean a military truck is located. Other than that, this is a place filled with coral reefs and the truck seems to like it here.

 

Get The Most Out Of Your Dubai Trip By Visiting This 10 Attractions

Dubai has become one of the main tourist destinations all around the world. This beautiful city situated in the Middle-East has become a tourist powerhouse from basically being a desert place 15 years ago. The speed of Dubai’s development is incredible, and it remains one of the highest-grossing cities across the globe.

If you are a tourist and you are planning to visit Dubai, first of all, we would suggest winter months as then it is not as crowded and the weather is somewhat milder. And believe us you should plan at least a whole week trip if not even more, as you won’t be able to do anything if you are there for just a few days. The diversity of Dubai is, and you will be able to experience the Middle-East culture to its fullest. Let’s see what are the attractions you simply have to visit once in Dubai!

The Top 10 Dubai Attractions

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  1. When it comes to Dubai Tours, all have one thing in common, and that is a sure visit to the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. It lies at the height of 829.8 meters, and if you go to the observation deck (124thfloor), you will be able to experience an amazing landscape view. The fast elevator will bring you off your feet, and a multimedia Dubai presentation is included in the experience as well. Last, but not least you will be enjoying the views on beautiful gardens and fountains that are at the bottom of this building. Don’t forget to buy a postcard and show off to your friends!

 

  1. Dubai Mall. One of the biggest malls in the whole world offering a huge cinema complex, gaming zone, tons of retail stores and food venues is sure to take your whole day. And especially if you are visiting in the winter, you will be lucky enough to enjoy the Dubai Shopping Festival (January and February)!
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  1. Dubai Museum. This museum is actually an Al-Fahidi Fort that was built at the end of the 18th century with the goal of defending the Creek. Since then it was mostly a residence to the government, ruling family and a place of diplomatic meetings. There are two halls – right one includes weaponry and the left one historical musical instruments. You will enjoy the beautiful fort’s courtyard as well!

 

  1. The Bastakia. This part of Old Dubai was mainly where the Persian merchants lived during the 19th century, attracted by facts that there were no taxes in the Dubai Creek. Persian merchants were mostly selling pearls and textile products. You will be seeing a lot of coral and limestone building that have been excellently preserved as well as the common wind towers. An influence of Persian architecture can be greatly noticed, and if you visit the Majlis Gallery, you will have a chance of enjoying the historical collection of Arab furniture and art.
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  1. The Dubai Creek. The all famous Dubai Creek carries a lot of historical significance, and it is positioned to separate the city into Bur Dubai on the south and Deira on the north. Your best choice is to befriend a trader and take a ride on one of the dhows. The cargo is loaded and unloaded during the whole day, mostly arriving from India, Kuwait and Iran.

 

  1. The northern part of Dubai is a remarkable place. Some of the most famous markets are situated here with – Gold Souk (largest gold bazaar across the globe), Spice Souk (includes all possible spices) and the fish market are one of the most interesting tourist attractions. And in Deira, you will feel the mix of many cultures that spread across the city.
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  1. Burj Al-Arab. Once again, every guide from the Dubai Tours will lead you to the highest standing hotel (321 meters) of Burj Al-Arab. It gives a skyscraping view and is especially beautiful at night. Just for your information, a night in this one can cost $15000!

 

  1. Jumeirah Beach. It would be a shame that you go to Dubai and not enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches that it offers. Jumeirah Beach is one of the most famous ones, and it is accompanied by multiple hotels, apartment buildings, and beautiful date palms right by the coast.
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  1. The Desert. When in Dubai you simply have to experience the beauties of the Arabian Desert and what better way than by taking a Dubai Desert Safari tour. You can enjoy the desert by renting a quad, bike or simply riding a camel. The barbecue will be one of the best you ever tried, and at the end of the day, you can enjoy yourself in some of the luxury desert spas.

 

  1. Dubai Opera. Last, but not least is the amazing Dubai Opera and a center of culture. It is both a theater, a hall, and a concert hall and the shape of it resembles a trading dhow. The schedule goes all year long, and if you are lucky enough to hit the season it will provide for a great experience!
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Summary

Dubai is a beautiful and diverse city, and it would be a shame not to visit it at least once in your life. In our opinion, 7-10 days trip will be just right to experience Dubai to its fullest. Once there, remember our list and send us a postcard!

Amazing Thailand: Falling in love with Koh Samui

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Koh Samui is the second largest island of Thailand which attracts a huge number of visitors from all over the world due to its attractions. If you are planning to visit Koh-Samui, Thailand, you should just pack up your bags and book the tickets immediately. Once you reach this place you will immediately fall in love with it. There are the four top reasons behind why you will fall in love with Koh Samui. These are as follows as:

Beautiful Beaches

The best thing about the Koh Samui in Thailand is that there are a number of beautiful beaches and beautiful sceneries. These beaches enhance the beauty of this island and offer amazing sights to the tourists. The beaches are full of the lovely white sand land that looks most appealing to the people visiting them. There are around forty-two islands, and each one of them is amazingly beautiful and clean. The green trees around the beaches and the blue sky above them portrays a mesmerizing look. The sceneries at Koh Samui are the biggest attractions for the tourists and a worthy place to spend time.

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Luxury Stays

If you are visiting Thailand for the first time, you will be amazed by seeing a number of beautiful and luxury villas in Koh Samui. As compared to other islands, this one offers amazingly designed luxury hotels for the tourists. The good thing is that you can simply book a hotel for your stay before even reaching there. Yes, it is possible because many of them operate online, so you just have to visit their websites. On websites, you would find complete details about the hotel rooms that you want to book. You can easily book a luxury room at amazing prices that would suit your budget. You would also get the discounted prices if you would be booking a room for the longer duration. The rooms are designed in such a luxurious and comfortable-to-live way that you would feel like in a paradise.

Cultural Heritage and Entertainment

Koh Samui is wonderful island of Thailand that represents an amazing picture of its cultural heritage. You will be surprised to know that the religion, known as Buddhism, has prevailed on this island. Due to this reason, you would find there a number of monuments, temples and historic buildings dedicated to Buddha. They are very beautifully designed and portray a true picture of the cultural heritage there. Not only the historic buildings and cultural heritage, but you will also find many other entertainment options there. For example, you would be able to enjoy many brands for shopping in Koh Samui that you wouldn’t see on other islands. There are amazing malls that catch the atention of the tourists, and you would love to shop there.

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Fine Dining Restaurants

Are you visiting Thailand for the first time and want to taste the special foods of this piece of land? You would find a great variety of foods in the lavish restaurants of Koh Samui. If you want to eat some other food besides Thailand’s specialties, you will also find it here. There are a number of fine dining restaurants which make your pleasure double through offering amazing food. The food is not only in a great variety but also in great taste and at affordable prices. The cozy restaurants in winter and cool ones in summer provides you with the most comfortable dining ambient. You would never forget the time that you spend eating great and tasty food in Koh Samui.

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