Closes the three largest lakes are Victoria lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in a tectonic trough of the East African platform, at a height of 1134 m. This is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior the largest lake in Africa
Discovered the lake and named it in honor of Queen Victoria of the British Explorer John Henning Speke in 1858.
The area of the lake Victoria 68 thousand sq. km, length 320 km, the maximum width of 275 km. Is part of the Victoria reservoir. A lot of Islands. Abundant river flows into the Kagera, it follows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the people engaged on it fishing.
North shore crosses the equator. Lake with a maximum depth of 80 m is a sufficiently deep lakes.
In contrast to the deep neighbors, Tanganyika and Nyasa, which lie within a system of gorges of Africa, lake Victoria fills a shallow depression between the Eastern and Western sides of the valley Great gorge. The lake receives a huge amount of water from rain, more than from all their tributaries.
Around the lake there live 30 million people. On the southern and Western shores of the lake lives the Haya people who knew how to grow coffee long before the arrival of Europeans. Main ports: Entebbe Continue reading
The deep-water lake in the world — Baikal — is a popular site for diving. Located here and in the summer with boats, and in winter directly from ice through made thicker in its lane. Winter diving starts as soon as the ice is good enough, when it is possible to drive the machines. The annual timing of freezing of lake Baikal have large fluctuations. But the best period for scuba diving — beginning of summer, with transparent water and large light fluxes, a well penetrating to the depth. In late July, the Baikal is already in bloom, and the light gets worse at depth.
Especially delightful winter diving near the hummocks. Under water between the floes there are galleries and double the ice, where it is very interesting to swim. Some underwater ice gallery has a length of 30-40 m. the Feature is ice swimming — the possibility of losing orientation. Immersion therefore carried out only with a safety tether to the ice not to get lost and find a hole.
Diving on Baikal: the best places
Popular place of the lake Baikal diving — underwater steep ridges along the Western shores. The most beautiful Continue reading
About the Dead sea heard – there is so much salt that it is impossible to drown. In the lake Kliluk also have salts and minerals, but there are so many of them that you can’t even swim, not to drown. This lake is among the ten most interesting and popular tourist reservoirs in the world, because it is capable of will change forever in the summer – as in Indiana the tale.
Instead of the water – salt stains
Canada – country, famous for its lakes. They are all very beautiful, with smooth surface, clean and unique. But the most famous lake is located in extreme North of America Canada – British Columbia, namely the Okanagan valley. Among the Canadians this valley is considered something of a local desert, because there is much less precipitation in a year than, for example, in nearby Vancouver. Live here and white people, and indigenous people – the Indians, zealously guarding their land and their rituals, is the Okanagan tribe. Thanks to them, tourists can observe the family cats in their original beauty, but from afar.
What is so interesting lake Kliluk. which is so called by the Indians, and whose name translates as “spotty”? Nothing special in the cold time of the year. Continue reading