Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Deep Sea Dive is a website that allows you to scroll through an amazingly-drawn cartoon rendition of the ocean, from the surface to floor, while discovering things about the types of creatures and other facts about the ocean as you explore.
Deep Sea Dive is an interactive website created by Harvey Water Softeners. The site offers education about the vastness of the ocean and the different types of creatures that lie beneath the water’s surface. The site is designed with beautiful use of HTML5, and it responds by moving as you scroll. The site presents its information along with uniquely-drawn cartoons, and allows you to scroll through the online world that it has created by moving downwards through the virtual ocean. As you move, the cartoon moves with you. You might be scrolling downwards and a fish will swim by, for instance. If you stop scrolling, a smaller animation takes place, and different facts about the animals or the ocean are presented on the screen.
Three meters (ten feet) beneath the ocean’s surface, for instance, you’ll find the Atlantic Salmon. Ten meters down and Deep Sea Dive will inform you that “water pressure has already doubled.” The deeper in the cartoon ocean you get, the crazier the creatures that the site presents to you. At 2500m below the surface, for instance, the site describes a creature known as “bone-eating snot-flower worms.” At 3800m, you can view the depth of the sea floor to which the Titanic sunk. If you finally make it to the bottom, you’ll be presented with the fact that “In January 1960, American Don Walsh manned the first submarine – named Trieste – to the deepest point on Earth.” Judging by the type of fish down there, it wasn’t quite a vacation. Overall, Deep Sea Dive is a well-designed, fun and interactive site that can educate children about the ocean while presenting them with a fun experience.