The Dead Sea Salt formations are just one of the reason why million of visitors are drawn to the area each year. The Dead Sea is the lowest body of water in the world with its surface at 1,388 feet below sea level. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world with a total salinity of approximately 33.7%. Dead Sea salt is different however than normal sea salt because it contains many more minerals such as calcium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride. In contrast, the Ocean’s salt is 97% sodium chloride, whereas the Dea Sea measures only 30.4%. These other minerals found in the Dead Sea attract visitors seeking the water’s therapeutic qualities. Given its near perfect salt saturation, depending on in flows from the Jordan River, salt naturally settles out of the water creating amazing salt formations both large and small. In this aerial photos you can see large-scale Dead Sea salt formations.