Floating in the Dead Sea - The Do's and Don'ts

Floating in the Dead Sea - The Do's and Don'ts

If you are overwhelmed with all your life’s baggage and feel as though you can’t carry the weight anymore, don’t fret! Unwinding is quite beneficial. And, if you’re looking for a relaxing yet one-of-a-kind experience, Dead Sea floating is a must try.
Floating on the Dead Sea is almost too surreal yet one of the most exciting experiences you probably can ever have. Whether it is to float in its magnificent waters or bathe in the mud and minerals, a trip to the Dead Sea is worthwhile. 
floating in the Dead Sea

What does floating in the Dead Sea feel like? 


When you first step into the water, your feet and legs feel as though they are being pushed up. And, as you go deeper, you will notice that your body is becoming lighter and more buoyant. 
It might feel a little awkward at first, but all you need to do is to relax and allow your body to float by keeping your body balanced in the water. Grab a book or newspaper and enjoy the fun and calming natural experience. Surely, your unwinding effort won’t go to waste!
Additionally, though floating is perfect, with its high salinity level, there’s a slim chance of sinking underneath its calm surface. Thus, swimming in the Dead Sea is impossible. 

What is the reason behind the Dead Sea floating phenomenon?

Essentially, the salt and minerals are concentrated at the bottom of the Dead Sea. This incredibly high concentration causes the water to be denser than plain fresh water. Since a person’s body weight is lighter than the density of the water, our body is more buoyant in the Dead Sea. 
This will practically allow you to experience a sheer level of buoyancy making you float on the water without any effort. The further you go into the water, the more you'll feel like you're floating or being pushed up.

Tips and Recommendations for Dead Sea floating

The Dead Sea is truly a thing of nature and fascination.. And, when you decide to add this experience to your de-stressing activities, here are a few tips and recommendations to bear in mind.


  • Apply the mud
  • Make sure to take advantage of everything the Dead Sea has to offer. Lather up your skin with the natural mud for a luxurious and natural skin treatment. 
  • Cover up any cuts
  • “Pouring salt on a wound” is probably not something you want to experience. You would? Therefore, before enjoying the salty, vibrant blue waters of the Dead Sea, make sure to cover up any scratches or cuts.

Don’t Do:

Soak your head
  • Save the Dead Sea for floating. Do not soak your head or dunk it in the water because the highly saline waters can cause an extreme burning sensation in your eyes. 
  • Shave or wax beforehand
  • Same with scratches or cuts, there will be an unpleasant stinging sensation when you shave or wax before you enter the salty water of the Dead Sea. So, avoid shaving one to two days before floating in the Dead Sea.

Ready to leave your life’s baggage, pamper yourself, and reap the benefits of the salinity of the Dead Sea water? For the ultimate experience, book your Dead Sea Accommodation at Lot Spa Hotel!