Who, What, When, Where and Why
Who can visit the abyssal zone?
Anyone who is interested and willing can join Tour Guide Tim in touring the abyssal zone.
What activities can I do in the abyssal zone?
There are not many activities you can do in the abyssal zone because if you live the submarine you’ll die. However,
one activity we do offer is a chance to ride in the first ship that people used to reach the bottom of the ocean. The ship
is a metal hollow ball attached by a metal cable. It is called a bathysphere. It has three very thick windows and can hold
two people, a telephone, lights, and a device that can absorb carbon dioxide (so you don’t suffocate). William Beebe
and Otis Barton first used it in 1931. The deepest you will go, is 700m, for safety reasons, but Beebe and Barton made it
When is the best time to visit the abyssal zone?
There is no sunlight in the abyssal zone; therefore, the temperature remains constant throughout most of the year. This means
that the best time to go is anytime.
Where are the abyssal zones?
Abyssal zones are located over the entire earth. There are found under most parts of the deep ocean. One area in particular
that we will visit is the Marianas Trench in the pacific. This trench is 11 000m deep. Some of the earth’s tallest
mountains could get “lost” in there.
Why should I visit the abyssal zone?
Visiting the abyssal zone is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. You will see and experience things that you
didn’t even know were possible. This tour is a must for anyone and everyone.