The Deepest Part of The Gulf of Mexico May Shock You

Have you ever looked at the Gulf of Mexico and wondered, “What’s really out there?”

I’ve often found myself on the shore of the Gulf asking that very question, and I’ve also found myself wondering, “What is the deepest part of this great body of water?”

We know that the Gulf is home to the oil industry in the South and that the Gulf of Mexico is an important transportation route when it comes to trade and exploration.

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With that said, we know the gulf is deep, but where is the deepest part?

Well, after googling and reading up a few things, those with a lot more knowledge of the gulf than me have determined that the deepest part of the gulf of mexico is the Sigsbee Deep.

The Sigsbee Deep, located in the southeast quadrant of the Gulf, is a triangular basin in the body of water and its depth ranges. The area is estimated to range in depth from 12,303 to 14,383 feet.

Yes, the actual depth of this region has been a hot debate for many years, but everyone agrees that it is VERY deep in this particular section.

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To put things in perspective, the average depth in the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 5,299 feet.

Another interesting fact about the Gulf of Mexico is that it is the largest gulf in the world and the 10th largest body of water in the world.

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