|A view from the Jordanian side looking across to Israel|
The Dead Sea is know since the Biblical times for it’s beauty and the therapeutic qualities of its water. Located in the desert between Israel, Palestinian and Jordan, the surface of the Sea is 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level making the salt lake the lowest spot on earth.
The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest water on earth with a salt content of 34% - 9.6 times salty as the ocean. It is a landlocked lake – water cannot escape and due to water evaporation it leaves behind all the dissolved minerals that comes in the water from the Jordan River and springs under and around the sea. That’s the reason for being called “Dead” -there is no life in the Dead Sea – only bacteria.
|Salt deposit - the saline water has a high density that keeps bathers buyout|
|Salt Deposit - much more salty as the ocean|
|Beautiful rock formations covered with salt|
|One of the saltiest water in the world|