5 Must See UnderWater Cities

By Francis Yupangco 7 years agoNo Comments

Port Royal, Jamaica

Underwater cities are the stuff of legends, dreams and childhood fantasies. Check out these amazing 5 under water civilizations. Archaeologists are still finding artifacts and new information to this date. Port Royal, Jamaica makes number one on the list. It was a lively port, often referred to as the ‘wickedest city on earth’, until a massive earthquake hit Jamaica in 1692. The city had only existed for 37 years, and was underwater in a matter of minutes. The city is amazingly preserved, including villages, hospitals and dockyards.

The Pyramids of Yonaguni-Jima, Japan

The Pyramids of Yonaguni Jima, Japan

Number two on the list features the Pyramids of Yonaguni-Jima, Japan. There is controversy in the history of this site, and controversy on whether this is the remnants of a natural once thriving city. But these submerged stone structures are a popular dive site to explore.


Dwarka Gulf of Cambay India

Dwarka in the Gulf of Cambay, India is number 3 on the list. This site was just discovered in 2001, and is believed to be by some the lost city of the Lord Krishna. The ruins are located at 131 ft below the surface and thought to be dated from 7500 BCE.


Lion City of Quiandao Lake,China 

Number 4 on the list takes us to China, the Lion City of Quiandao. Built in 25-200 CE, this amazing underwater ruin measures the size of over 60 football stadiums. The area was intentionally flooded in 1951 to create a dam. The area has become a popular diving tourist attraction.



Cleopatras underwater palace in Egypt

Egypt holds the fifth underwater city, Cleopatras Underwater Palace is located in Alexandria. The remains are from 30 B.C., with many of them completely intact. It’s truly like visiting another world and time.

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 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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