What’s the easiest way to drain oceans in Minecraft?

In the world of Minecraft, there are all kinds of natural landscapes that make the game realistic, including the oceans. Oceans are an integral part of the world generation and cover almost half of Minecraft’s infinite map.

In Minecraft, there is a way to drain and explore the oceans. Ocean monuments, sunken ships, etc. are some of the fascinating structures found underwater. While it might seem tedious to remove tons of water from the oceans, there is an efficient and easy way to drain it in Minecraft.

How to easily drain oceans in Minecraft

What items are needed to drain the oceans

First, players need to get all the items needed to drain huge amounts of water from the oceans. Players will need rare sponge blocks which can only be found in Ocean Monuments. These are crucial for ocean drainage as they absorb a lot of water. The more sponges, the better.

Then they’ll need tons of gravity-affected boulders like sand or gravel. At least one large chest filled with piles of sand blocks will be needed for this project.

How to start draining water from the oceans

Draining the water with a sponge (Image via YouTube)
Draining the water with a sponge (Image via YouTube)

To start draining water from the oceans, players will need to do so in batches. First, players will have to divide the ocean into 4 columns of blocks wide. This will ensure that nearby water does not spill around the dried area. To do this, lay blocks of sand from a solid block until a pillar is made, as if to create a wall of sand. Build the same, leaving four blocks of water in between.

Next, players will need to place sponge blocks inside this 4-block column for it to absorb water. Players may need to repeat this process several times in a column, as the oceans are deep and a sponge will not be enough. When part of the ocean is clear, repeat the same in all parts. Remember to partially drain the ocean.

Body of water divided into sections (Image via YouTube)
Body of water divided into sections (Image via YouTube)

After a while, players may notice that they are running out of dry sponges. Instead of drying wet sponges in an oven, there is a way to dry them instantly. Players can take all wet sponges in the Nether Realm. Nether is Minecraft’s hottest realm. When players place wet sponge blocks in the Nether, the water instantly evaporates, drying out the sponges.

This way, slowly but surely, players can drain entire oceans into Minecraft and explore them in a unique way. There are many other ways to drain the ocean, for example by depositing loads of sand on it or by using complex redstone gear. But this is the easiest method to do it.

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