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How To Avoid Dangers In Scuba Diving

By Allyn Cutts

Scuba diving can be risky. If someone tells you that it is not risky then they are being dishonest. To help you avoid most dangers, you need to be prepared and take proper training classes though this can’t make scuba diving completely danger free. It is very crucial that when scuba diving, dangerous things and situation s are something you keep on your mind.

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One of the top dangers of scuba diving that can’t be completely avoided or protected against is sharks. Sharks do not pose as huge of a threat as most people may believe. In fact, sharks attacking scuba divers is not common. Usually when a shark attacks it is due to confusion. A shark may see a diver at the water’s surface and mistake them for a seal or other prey. Avoiding shark attacks can often just be a matter of paying attention. If a shark knows you have seen him then he will likely just move away. Sharks do not usually attack if they know their prey has seen them.

Another scuba diving dangerous thing to be aware of is running out of air. This usually occurs due to being careless when preparing for a dive or due to failure of equipment. Running out of air is scary and very dangerous. It is best to be careful and to make sure that you definitely have enough air to last for the entire dive and that your equipment has regular safety checks.

Something else to be aware of is the dangers of bad weather. Weather can change quickly. You can’t simply rely on how it looks outside. You have to check weather reports and be sure you will have a clear day that is suitable for diving. Also be sure to check water conditions. You may have a great day on land, but the waters may not be so wonderful.

Restricting oneself from diving when not feeling well is another way to avoid scuba diving dangerous things. This could be illness like allergies or just a cold. When you are on medication or have been drinking never scuba dive. These substances could mess up your judgment, slow your motor skills and make you more likely encounter problem. Always dive with a buddy. In such way, if something happens to you someone is there to help you and call for assistance.

When scuba diving, dangerous things may not be foremost in your mind. The only real way to avoid dangers is to be aware, be prepared and get proper training. Taking lessons and learning how to be safe can help you to avoid most dangers, but you will also learn that some dangers can’t be prevented. You have to learn how to minimize risks and how to handle a dangerous situation if one should occur.

Learn more about scuba diving. Stop by MyDiveBuddies site where you can find out all about scuba diving measures to avoid dangerous situations.

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Cutts, Allyn "How To Avoid Dangers In Scuba Diving." How To Avoid Dangers In Scuba Diving. 7 Jul. 2010. 20 Aug 2014 <>.

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