The Dead Sea The one thing that I want to experience in my life that I have not already done is to swim in the Dead Sea. It is extremely fascinating to me that it takes no effort at all to float, due to the amount of salt in the water. The Dead Sea is the lowest elevation on land and is one of the saltiest bodies of water on our planet. It has about eight times more salt than our oceans. It is such a unique place that it has become a center for health and research.