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Scuba Diving History???

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Scuba Diving History???

A brief history of diving... 1715 - Diving Machine An airtight oak barrel invented by Englishman John Lethbridge was used to obtain valuable from shipwrecks. Two holes near the top allowed the diver to stick his bare arms into the water. 1819 - "Heavy-Footer" Suit August Siebe designed the original "heavy-footer" suit in 1819 in Germany. The suit came equipped with a copper helmet and air pump that connected to the surface. Movement was extremely limited -- if the diver abandoned his vertical position, water would seep into the helmet. Over the years, Siebe updated his design with a waterproof...

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PRESSURE INJURIES FROM SCUBA DIVING

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What are pressure injuries from scuba diving? Scuba diving can expose you to high waves and dangerous sea life. But the more likely dangers are those you can't see. You can be injured if your body isn't able to adjust to the increasing and decreasing pressure of the water as you breathe compressed air. Pressure changes can cause injuries when you drop down into the water (descend) and come back up (ascend). Scuba injuries may be mild. But in some cases, they can cause serious problems or even death. There are three kinds of injuries from pressure changes when diving:...

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10 THINGS SCUBA DIVER NEED TO KNOW

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10 THINGS SCUBA DIVER NEED TO KNOW

Here are the 10 things a scuba diver need to know! Regardless of a diver’s experience, skill, confidence and level of qualification, there are certain things that every diver should remember. This is important not only for the safety of divers, but for the conservation of our underwater environment as well. Do NOT Touch!As divers we often don’t realize the extent of damage that we can cause simply by touching the marine life, whether it’s a turtle or some colorful coral. Touching coral can cause permanent damage, ultimately causing it to die. Divers should at all times avoid chasing or...

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