What about sharks?! Jellyfish?! Whales? Piranhas?
No, not in the Mediterranean Sea, so you can plunge in and swim carefree!
- You can stay reassured we do not have ANY of that in the Mediterranean. By definition, the Mediterranean is a ‘sea’ as opposed to an ‘ocean’, a general water reference you might be used to. As such, proportionally the Med is really a tiny fraction of vast extension of an ocean.
- More over, the Med is really a closed sea by the mere 8 miles at the West end on the Gibraltar strait, and the 673 feet wide Suez Canal on the East side. So it is really a big lake, so to speak, or more of a swimming pool everyone can see the edges and the bottom of…
- Its wildlife is extremely safe, kind to humans and anything but harmful or dangerous.
- In rare cases in the past a bigger fish would swim after merchant ships (on specific routes only) from the Red Sea, but it would get reported immediately and taken care of by authorities.
- Not being a tropical basin the fish and species living in the Mediterranean are too small a catch for big guys to fast on, so they would not survive anyway.
- This is also one of the reasons the Mediterranean is amongst top ten sailing destinations world-wide, which is one of its unique features to be found in no other destination of its kind.