Dead Sea Travel Guide
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- Dead SeaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Feb 25, 2014
Swimming in the Dead Sea is unlike anything else I've ever done. The water is so salty that you can't dive under if you try- not that I would recommend it as getting this water in your eyes is quite painful! The salt quickly makes you aware of every scratch, scrape and sunburn on your body. Truly a unique experience that I can't recommend highly enough. It's sad to think that the sea is shrinking so quickly.
- Dead SeaDec 20, 2012
I've been here many times, and each time I enjoy it more. There are many things to do and see in the area, not to mention the spas and beauty treatments you can spoil yourself with in the hotels. I prefer the Dead Sea in the autumn or spring, when it's hot during the day, and cool at night. There are hiking trails around the sea, lookout points, and the beautiful Ein Gedi springs (not too far). Most camping sites are packed in the high season, so do a thorough check before choosing your spot.
- Dead SeaMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersNov 11, 2012
There's a reason they call it the Dead Sea. If you swallow just a mouthful of it's incredible salty water (33.7% salinity, 8.6% saltier than the ocean), you'll die - supposedly. It is, most assuredly, at 423 meters below sea level, the lowest elevation on earth. Maybe that's why it was so warm even in freezing cold January when I visited. If you do go, don't make the mistake of not washing off the dead waters of this sea as I did, otherwise you'll be remembering the chaffing between your thighs long after the healing waters have evaporated.
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- Dead SeaJul 09, 2012
I was as cold as a cucumber when I visited the Dead Sea last January. I hope to go back at some point when it's warmer. I just lay back and floated until I was too cold to take it any more. The most fascinating part about visiting was watching Asian tourists shooting photos and videos of each other getting in and out of the Dead Sea. I heard that they were Korean. They were holding up magazines and posing along the lines of "Here I am reading "People" magazine lolling about in the Dead Sea. It was hysterical. Maybe too much salt does that to people.
Be sure to pack sandals that can handle the extremely salty water. The bottom of the Dead Sea (at least at our beach) had pebbles and rocks, so you need to wear sandals to protect your feet as you wade in.
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- Dead SeaJul 05, 2012
I was 10 years old when I visited Israel for the first time and though floating in the Dead Sea should have seemed like the coolest thing ever, at that moment I was clueless and uneasy about entering unfamiliar waters. It was truly a day I will never forget as my family and I excitedly let the sea take control of us.
- Dead SeaJul 05, 2012
I went on the Jordanian side, I hear that the Israeli side is more picturesque. But the Jordanian side is cheaper, and seemed to be a lot of locals. It was fun digging up mud and slathering it all over your body as well as friends. Beware, if you have any cuts, nicks, shaving bumps, anything at all, It Will Sting!
- Dead SeaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersJul 04, 2012
Quick! Get to the Dead Sea before its gone! Seriously, it's shrinking at a pretty alarming rate. So if you're in the region, it's worth a visit since it won't be the same the next time you're here. Plus it's pretty darn fun to float in the water and read the newspaper. Whatever you do, don't shave that day and don't attempt to go in barefoot. Sandals are a must to avoid getting the soles of your feet bloody on the sharp salt formations under the surface.
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