The Earth is mostly water, and that water is mostly unexplored. The mystery of the ocean has fascinated divers for years. When diving, people are transported to a completely different world of plants and animals. Some they're familiar with, and others are unknown. They learn that just because the ocean is a natural and beautiful place, doesn't mean it isn't creepy. In fact, there might not be anything on Earth as creepy as the ocean itself.
Water-lovers of Reddit shared some of their creepiest experiences from their adventures in the water. From venomous sea snakes to various dead bodies, it's safe to say these stories will make you think twice before you go for a swim again.
"Me and two buddies were on a night dive in the Puget Sound hunting prawns. It was about one AM, and we're a good hundred feet deep- the darkest black you could imagine. We used to do this thing on night dives where we'd get in a circle, turn off our lights, then stir up the water and watch the bio-luminescence float around us like floating stars in a black watery space. Beautiful. Only this one time, we turn off our lights, stir up the water, and the water glows just enough to reveal a fourth person sitting in our circle.
We were at a dive resort, so it wasn't so odd to see another diver, only it was one AM--we'd seen no one else prepping a dive at the dock. He was also alone, which was odd considering the dangerous conditions of a night dive in those waters, and he had no fins or gloves. I don't know how he swam so well without fins, or didn't get hypothermia without boots or gloves. We wore dry-suits because it was so cold, but this dude was in a wet suit with exposed skin. We thought we saw a giant gash in one of the legs.
So the three of us all notice him, and we're too f*cking scared to move. I can hear my buddies panting in their regs, and the guy just smiles, waves, then swims away. Whenever you think you're alone and someone just shows up, like in an alley at night, it's weird. 100 feet under water at night is terrifying."