Saturday, 16 June 2012

Scuba Diving is a high-risk, dangerous sport.

3665462673 b0bf12fa39 Myth Buster: 5 Beginner Scuba Diving Misconceptions Dispelled

1) Scuba Diving is a high-risk, dangerous sport.

Diving is just as dangerous as any other activity/sport like skiing, football and basketball even. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents far exceed those of diving. I’m not saying there isn’t an element of danger involved in the sport, but that’s why there is a training requirement and a certification process involved to Scuba dive. What’s important to remember is that while there are potential hazards, it is a diver’s knowledge, training, judgment and decision making that limits or controls that risk. Research has shown that the injury rate in diving is just 1 per 2,000 participants or 50 per 100,000 as compared to 21,300 injuries per 100,000 participants of basketball!

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