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Date: 03/26/10 08:00 AM

37 Responses to Underwater Sanctuary

  1. Profile photo of minjae
    minjae Female 30-39
    20 posts
    March 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Link: Underwater Sanctuary - Take a dive through Austria`s Green Lake, where a beautiful hiking trail, complete with benches, lies frozen in time.
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
    204 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 7:28 am
    Beautiful. Thank you for this.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1358 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 8:28 am
    B-e-a-utiful, what a great video!
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2010 at 8:29 am
    that was pretty cool, does anybody know exactly what happened to have flooded this meadow?
  5. Profile photo of shneeblefish
    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 8:45 am
    wow. period.

    and cobrakiller, I`d take a guess and say it was a dam downstream
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 8:54 am
    Tragöß is a municipality in the district of Bruck an der Mur in Styria, Austria. It is home to Green Lake (Grüner See), which dries out almost completely in the fall. In the spring the lake is filled with snow melt runoff. This gives the lake crystal clear water, the existing rocks and meadow give the lake its green color.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 9:54 am
    its nice. but a flooded plain doesn`t warrant the corny music
  8. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2010 at 10:01 am
    i say it`s fake. the water is too clear. there`s no such thing as clear water. everyone knows water is brownish, duh!
  9. Profile photo of vilem
    vilem Male 18-29
    372 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 10:20 am
    pansy is wearing a dry suit............ wish i had a dry suit.
  10. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
    1404 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 10:26 am
    *Added to bucket list*
  11. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 10:40 am
    So relaxing, I`d love to go and see that myself.
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Ooooh this is nice :3
  13. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Must`ve flooded relatively recently. Grass, Flowers, And trees still growing underwater. That`s likely why the water is still so clear as well.
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    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:38 am
    Apparently it`s real, go on the video description and read the note at the side.
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    AirborneJT Male 18-29
    145 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Beautiful... if this is a result of global warming, then let`s start crank the heaters to full blast!
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    AirborneJT Male 18-29
    145 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Apparently it floods every year. I`m assuming that means it`s dry at some other point in the year, which would explain the grass and other plant life
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    util Male 18-29
    136 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:46 am
    @ScottSerious

    agreed. Also, this can`t be Austrian, since my Austrian neighbor has a broken leg. They obviously don`t have broken legs, so they can`t hail from Austria, duh!
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    lkc1 Female 13-17
    224 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:56 am
    tht jst makes me nervous
  19. Profile photo of monkeyman828
    monkeyman828 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    i misread the title. i was expecting UNDERWEAR SANCTUARY.

    i was heavily disappointed.
  20. Profile photo of abby0315
    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1246 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    That was truly amazing. I`ve swam in some pretty clear water in my life, but never in water that clear. If I lived in Austria, this would be on my list of things to do.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    @monkeyman828
    ME TOO!! dude!
  22. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    but dude, thats way too sick
  23. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    lost interest at 2:17
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Just so everyone knows the story behind this
    Tragöß is a municipality in the district of Bruck an der Mur in Styria, Austria. It is home to Green Lake (Grüner See), which dries out almost completely in the fall. In the spring the lake is filled with snow melt runoff. This gives the lake crystal clear water, the existing rocks and meadow give the lake its green color.
  25. Profile photo of XtifnerX
    XtifnerX Female 13-17
    131 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    i so wanna go do that now
  26. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    frozen in time? bull
  27. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    oldness
  28. Profile photo of srgkoala
    srgkoala Male 18-29
    299 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    I was happy until they zoomed in on his groin....
  29. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    I keep thinking: a lonely old man was reincarnated back to his childhood backyard as a fish
  30. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    Why all the fancy SCUBA gear? It looks like the whole lake`s only about chest deep.
  31. Profile photo of NessieBabii
    NessieBabii Female 18-29
    118 posts
    March 27, 2010 at 3:12 am
    how pretty
  32. Profile photo of kamtschatka
    kamtschatka Male 18-29
    42 posts
    March 27, 2010 at 5:45 am
    @OldOllie: Austrian lakes can be very cold... A lot of foreign divers die in our lakes, because their equipment freezes/sometimes you can`t event see your own hands.
  33. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    March 27, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Woah! That is so surreal!
  34. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    March 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    wait, but if it gets flooded by ice melt off then how did the fish get there..
  35. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    @MrBowserPuff, I can believe it`s cold, so I understand the wetsuits, but why the underwater breathing gear? It just seems a little overkill to me when you could just walk/swim along with a mask and maybe a snorkel and see the same things.

  36. Profile photo of TaiAZNKID
    TaiAZNKID Male 13-17
    77 posts
    March 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    werid i only wish if we can walk underwater
  37. Profile photo of jdillard
    jdillard Male 18-29
    82 posts
    March 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    @oldollie...they were wearing dry suits not wet and with out the SCUBA units you can only stay under for a few seconds and can not get the same video and pics. At those depths the diver can stay under for up to an hour and maybe more.

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