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3 Misconceptions about Scuba Diving

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When people hear of scuba diving, they imagine it being like the scariest gory scenes from Shark. As frightening as it is, this misconception has no link to reality whatsoever. You won’t be diving into a pool of sharks or any other marine predators. The sport is completely safe and only for some thrilling underwater fun.  However, misconceptions and myths about the sport can scare you to the point that you never try it out. Let’s debunk some of the most popular myths; why let anything stand in the way of fun? Shark ATTACK! As mentioned above, shark attacks should be the least of your concerns. These mammals are feared for being the most ruthless predators in the sea. While that’s a legitimate concern, it doesn’t come close to the risk we pose to their safety. Here are some stats that will make clear: Humans hunt about 100,000,000 sharks per year. Make sure to count the zeros right because that’s how irrational our fear of sharks is. More sharks are dying at our hands than divers attacked by them. Once you experience what the underwater life feels like, you’ll become the biggest advocate of marine life and stop fearing shark attacks for good. All Dives Are in the Deep Sea  While that’s true in some cases, it’s not a generalization for all. Vacationers assume that they must travel to far-off tropical destinations to be able to enjoy this sport. But the white-sand beaches and palm trees that you’re dreaming about have little to do with… Read More »3 Misconceptions about Scuba Diving