Floating in the Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Jordan
Floating in the Dead Sea is a rather extraordinary experience, and a must-do when visiting Jordan. This is one of the few cases where pictures really can be believed, and it is possible to float practically on the surface of the mineral-rich water.
The Dead Sea, at 424 metres below sea level, is the lowest inland point on Earth. It has been hailed as a health resort since the times of Herod the Great and its minerals are fantastic for the skin.
A humerous word of warning - the extreme buoyancy of the water can make suddenly flipping over a hazard! Therefore whilst it is possible to lie back and read the paper or a magazine, any valuable books or electronics are best left on the shore!