Largest atoll

By | 2017-10-15T02:10:12+00:00 May 23, 2017|Oceanography, Records|

Largest atoll

Last updated: October 15, 2017 at 2:10 am

Great Chagos Bank (Indian Ocean) – 13,000 sq km (5,019 sq miles). The atoll is mostly submerged. The total land area of the atoll, which is administered by the United Kingdom, is only 6 sq km (2.32 sq miles).

SOURCE:
British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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