• Question: @james im you swam down to tamu massif would you see the scale of the volcano and could you see the lava?

    Asked by jordan242325 to James on 19 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: James Hickey

      James Hickey answered on 19 Nov 2013:

      Hey Jordan!

      If you could hold your breath for long enough to swim down there (the volcano is about 2 – 6 km deep in the water), I don’t think you would be able to see the scale of the volcano. It’s just too big – roughly the same size at the UK!

      You wouldn’t be able to see any lava either – the volcano isn’t currently active. That would be cool though!