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Less than 10% of the ocean has been explored. For more information see: https://reddark.untone.uk/

Pictures and videos, fiction or real, related to the deep dark water that make us really uncomfortable.

If you see a repost, please report it!

thalassophobia - fear of being in large bodies of water, fear of the vast emptiness of the sea, of sea waves, and fear of distance from land

megalohydrothalassophobia - fear of large things in the water

We have both!


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Subreddit rules.

1. Only thalassophobia related posts and titles

If you’re posting something, ask yourself: Is it triggering my thalassophobia (fear of vast and/or deep bodies of water) or is it triggering a different sort of fear? Make sure your title highlights thalassophobia - see rule 3.

2. Restrictions on sea life

Sea life is permissible as long as it isn't the main focus of the content. Generally speaking, you should not post pictures with sea life as the main focus. A shark swimming calmly next to a diver is not a suitable post for this sub, neither is a shark having a seal for lunch. If it is the main focus, it also has to emerge unexpectedly from nothing. Absolutely NO dubbed in noises (this usually applies to whales).

Posting sea life is also okay under megalohydrothalassophobia (fear of large water creatures) criteria:

  • It must not dominate the picture/video or be the sole factor of fear.
  • It should serve the purpose of demonstrating the scale and vastness of the body of water (i.e. Holy CRAP, that giant thing can hide in the water??).

3. Use proper titles

Any posts with just “Nope” as a title will be automatically removed. Don’t do that. Just don’t. Same with “That’s a nope from me”. Just avoid the word “nope”. Furthermore, titles in the spirit of “OMG SO CREEPY” or emojis will also be removed.

Your title should highlight the thalassophobic nature of the post rather than any sea creature in the post. For example, if you're posting a video of a shark, we're not interested in the shark itself, we're interested in the massive blue void of nothingness behind him. Titles focusing on sea creatures will be removed.

4. No jokes, memes, or cartoons

While we all love a good laugh, it isn’t specifically what we’re looking for in this sub. Thalassophobia-related artwork is okay as long as it adheres to all the other rules.

5. Be nice and courteous

Seriously, there’s seldom a need to be nasty. There’s absolutely no need to be nasty on this sub. So don’t be.

6. No reposts

Reposts will be monitored within a 90 day window. We will also be maintaining a list of retired submissions that have been posted so much that they have been retired to the "Thalassophobia Hall of Fame" to never be posted again...

7. No gore

Absolutely no gore is allowed on this subreddit, not animals, not people, nothing.

For additional information, including enforcement, please see our rules wiki page.


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/r/thalassophobia

1,569,382 Subscribers

242

Would you dare swimming the fjords of Norway? No thanks.

44 Comments
2024/02/17
22:17 UTC

39

A little underwater cave

3 Comments
2024/02/17
19:13 UTC

53

I’ve been binge watching the US Coast Guard reality show, and I recommend it.

Fishing vessels capsizing, boats taking on water, helicopter rescues in freezing deep water, rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters into choppy ocean. It has it all.

I recommend the Alaska and Cape Disappointment seasons for the most thalassophobic viewing tension.

Most episodes are on this YT playlist.

9 Comments
2024/02/17
14:57 UTC

8,898

Can you imagine?

434 Comments
2024/02/17
04:59 UTC

114

You pick, this trailer has a bunch of shots I absolutely hate 😂

Haven’t seen the movie, this’ll be a hard pass for me lol

54 Comments
2024/02/16
20:18 UTC

4 Comments
2024/02/16
03:41 UTC

78

Why would someone make this?

9 Comments
2024/02/16
03:03 UTC

395

North Atlantic Ocean. Middle Cove Beach Newfoundland, Canada.

-14 Celsius or around 7 Fahrenheit that day 🥶

16 Comments
2024/02/15
22:02 UTC

110

Near the sea. My oil painting on hardboard. 2023

6 Comments
2024/02/15
19:32 UTC

0

This movie is full of the phobia but it starts with and goes with thassophobia from the beginning - The Sea Monster, has some super creepy scenes that made my neck hair stand on end

0 Comments
2024/02/15
07:25 UTC

81

Entire town underwater in my local reservoir

My local reservoir has a town submerged underneath it. A school, shops and even a cemetery. Once the dam was built they just flooded it and left the town in the depths (I believe due to it being too expensive to demolish and remove at the time). Very spooky, you can even Kayak over the town, extremely hard to see anything but the fact it is all underneath you is super freaky to me.

Here’s a link if your interested. Not a lot of info online but in person there is heaps of info panels around the trail https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Valley_Reservoir

3 Comments
2024/02/14
14:57 UTC

1,920

Underwater bubble room

125 Comments
2024/02/15
03:34 UTC

24

Seeing this scene on TV as a kid was my first experience of deep water dread.

12 Comments
2024/02/14
12:23 UTC

891

Ways ships are lost

Saw this in r/coolguides and it triggered my thalassophobia big time. I know it’s the Great Lakes and not the ocean.. but effectively the same thing!

39 Comments
2024/02/14
04:21 UTC

9,076

Giant Cruise Ship Tossed at Sea

1040 Comments
2024/02/14
02:46 UTC

7

A sea monster and deep sea manhwa (Korean comic/manga) with major thalassophobia vibes

I've only read the first few chapters but the art is great and I know people here will enjoy it.

https://manhwatop.com/manga/leviathan-lee-gyuntak-series/chapter-1/

4 Comments
2024/02/13
23:50 UTC

1,267

Saw this on the cyberpunk subreddit, gave me the chills

44 Comments
2024/02/13
22:10 UTC

172

"Dive" - art by me

8 Comments
2024/02/13
16:18 UTC

678

Under a frozen sea (no thanks)

29 Comments
2024/02/12
17:01 UTC

114

One Breath Around The World by Guillaume Néry

6 Comments
2024/02/12
13:14 UTC

3,937

Mid Storm in San Diego 😳

368 Comments
2024/02/12
12:12 UTC

213

Brinicles: lethal and extremely cold ocean phenomenon created by polar sea ice.

This dense brine descends toward the ocean floor, creating an underwater icicle. As it descends, the brinicle freezes surrounding seawater, trapping organisms and forming a path of ice. The term “the finger of death” is used due to its ability to freeze everything in its immediate vicinity, creating a unique and sometimes hazardous underwater phenomenon.

11 Comments
2024/02/12
11:10 UTC

2,751

I don’t understand how people willingly do this for fun…

139 Comments
2024/02/11
16:05 UTC

401

Checking out the swell! North Atlantic Ocean. Middle Cove Beach, Newfoundland Canada.

9 Comments
2024/02/10
10:48 UTC

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