Is scuba diving safe for you?

Speaking of scuba diving, many people are still afraid to try this sport.

1. Are you likely to get hurt while diving?

The most common medical problems associated with scuba diving are sunburn, seasickness and dehydration (all of which are preventable). There are very few injuries that require any kind of diving-related medical care. On average, only 1092 people are admitted to emergency room related to scuba diving in the US each year.

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2. Is it out of breath when diving?

Your scuba gear includes a screen that tells you how much air you have in your cylinder – think of it like a gas meter on your car. You will learn how to check this meter regularly, so it is unlikely that you will run out of breath when diving. If you run out for some reason, your friend has an extra mouthpiece so you can share the atmosphere of your friends while you swim up to the surface of the water. Some divers also choose to dive with a small backup air supply.

3. Do people die when diving?

Unfortunately that’s true. Like any activity in the natural environment, there are inherent risks in diving that can never be completely eliminated. However, with proper training and when following sound diving practices, the likelihood of a fatal accident is low – in the United States only 50 diver deaths were reported in 2014 ( last year with data). With an estimated divers population of 3 million, the 2014 divers’ death study, published by Divers Alert Network (DAN), reported a death rate of approximately 2 per 100,000 participants, which This seems to be relatively stable over time.

Considering diving deaths further, about 45% of diving deaths are precipitated by a health-related event and about 25% are related to cardiac events, primarily among workers. Elderly diving.

4. Notes on scuba diving

Dive in to the limits of your training and experience. All divers should learn and get better with each dive; When you dive more, you will become better. If you are trying something new, like your first dive, or the first night dive, go with an expert or at least with other divers experienced in the condition and environment you’re going to dive.

Maintain good health. A significant portion of scuba diving accidents, especially fatal ones, actually involve prior handling of a medical problem such as heart failure or other problems. Staying healthy will greatly reduce the risk of diving.

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Only dive with quality equipment, and keep it well maintained. I am part of having my own equipment and making sure it is properly maintained. However, well maintained equipment rental quality is available most of the place. Prepare your things regularly, rinse and store them properly after each dive.

Do not feed animals. Divers know that the danger from marine life is minimal, almost nonexistent in reality. But these dangers exist. That level of danger increases a swarm if you give sharks, or eels or other potentially aggressive sea creatures. Changing the natural behavior of any creature is not a good idea.