Image: Instagram/divebahrain

A diver descends into the waters of the Persian Gulf, just to the north of the island kingdom of Bahrain. But as the man swims down below 40 feet, a strange shape comes into view. Surrounded by tropical fish, the object has a cylindrical, cigar-like form – yet it’s more than 200 feet in length. So the diver continues his descent, keen to explore this eerie apparition under the sea…

Image: Instagram/divebahrain

For context, the Kingdom of Bahrain lies in the Persian Gulf to the northwest of Qatar and east of Saudi Arabia. The country’s main island is linked to Saudi Arabia by a bridge to the lesser Bahraini island of Um Al Nassan and a second bridge from that island to the Saudi mainland. The area’s long history makes it a likely source of archaeological interest, too.

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