Deep sea diving or Scuba diving as it is popularly known as, is diving in the deeper parts of the ocean with the help of SCUBA gear. SCUBA is for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It allows the diver to breathe underwater and remain there for a long period of time. Deep-sea diving is mostly done for the purpose of research, fishing, and exploration or simply for fun. It is a popular sport.
Fundamentals of Deep-Sea Diving
Deep-sea diving is very popular amongst the adventurous kind, but then, more the adventure more the danger. There are a few basic fundamentals one should follow while diving.
Advantages of Deep-Sea Diving
Disadvantages of Deep-Sea Diving
Deep-Sea Diving Hazards
Since deep-sea diving involves going into an environment not conducive to humans, hazards are a norm. Most hazards are pressure related. Divers often end up bursting their blood capillaries, by not following the equalization method. Decompression sickness is another hazard divers have to be careful of; it occurs if the divers spends too much time in the deep or ascends too quickly to the surface. Nitrogen bubbles are formed in the body, which then cause a lot of pain in the joints. In extreme cases it could also be fatal.
Deep-Sea Safety Measures
Divers should follow all the safety measures by the book to avoid any mishaps. Before every dive, the diver should calculate the depth at which they would be diving and the time they would be spending underneath. Divers should also know the marine animals that may pose a threat.