The Dangers of Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration Essay

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Scuba diving can be a fun activity, you just have to take certain health and safety precautions. There are lots of dangers in scuba diving, and underwater exploration. There is always the danger of a shark attack. Sharks are closer to the banks during the months of April through September. From the months of October through March, they have migrated South for the Winter. After returning from migration, sharks are often hungry and tend to feed on things other than whats on their diet. Most attacks on humans are in the months of April and March. One of the main staples on a sharks diet is a sea turtle. When a diver is in all of their gear, sharks mistake them for sea turtles. Although a shark attack is a danger, it is not very …show more content…

This happens because the deeper you dive into the ocean, the higher the pressure is on your ears. Diving in high pressure for long periods of time can also cause permanent hearing loss. Diving has many pros and cons. Chambers page.2 Not everyone can dive. Diving take many months of training. Training usually lasts up to three to four months. During the first month of training, you will practice your swimming skills. An instructor will test your ability to withstand certain conditions while in the water. They will test your ability to with stand strong currents, and big waves. You will also be taught what to do if you become tired or dizzy while diving. If you do become tired or dizzy while diving, you need to lie on your back and float. During the second month of training, you will practice breathing at different pressure points, and altitude. Diving in deeper water makes it harder to breathe, and without proper training, can cause dizziness or unconsciousness. During the second month of training, you will learn about all of your scuba gear. You will learn how to put it on, and how to use it. Scuba gear can weigh up to seventy five pounds. If you aren't muscular enough, the weight of the scuba gear can weigh you down, and cause you to be tired or drown. Months before training to dive you should go to a gym and try lifting weights, and improve your leg and arm muscles. (“Gear”) During the third

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