I was curious how deep Rapture (from Bioshock) is, and what the pressure is like at that depth.

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    Really not cool putting spoilers that do not relate to the game in question without an explicit indication as such... Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 10:38
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    The question needs significant grammatical cleanup and the bolding is entirely unnecessary, but yes, the unrelated spoiler is at least gone. Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 10:41
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    @badp I am not insinuating that the spoiler is unrelated to the question, but that it is unrelated to Bioshock 1. There should be a disclaimer outside the spoiler stating that it is for Bioshock Infinite for people who've finished Bioshock 1 but not Infinite and mouse over it assuming it's a Bioshock 1 spoiler. Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 11:54
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    @RilgonArcsinh Nobody's stopping you from editing the post and adding spoiler warnings yourself, mind... Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 12:11
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    @RilgonArcsinh I also retagged the question
    – badp
    Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 13:04

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According to data where Rapture from Wikia and Google Earth it is 2096 meters underwater.

At that depth the pressure would be roughly 200 atmospheres according to this calculator.

  • Did you just give the answer to your own question at the same moment that you asked it? Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 10:41
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    @MarcoGeertsma This is fine.
    – fredley
    Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 10:43
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    @MarcoGeertsma Usually it is only done for questions that have legitimate merit and obvious broad-base usefulness, but yes, it's a codified "allowed" thing. People's opinions of this range greatly, as you'd expect. Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 10:45
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    Or if you stumble over the solution just after posting the question. It's happened to me. Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 10:50

According to this article Rapture is 150 metres under water.

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    The article bases that conclusion entirely off the limits of technology in real life. BioShock is a video game. You can not use "that technology only allows 150 meters IRL" as an argument when the main character is running around shooting fire out of his hands.
    – user106385
    Commented Jan 10, 2016 at 21:02

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