Scuba diving is a popular sport, and it is recently gaining so much attention. People want to explore many beautiful coral reefs and other shipwrecks all over the world. But one should not forget the fact that Scuba diving is a dangerous sport and many harmful things are associated with this activity. The scuba divers need to be extremely careful when it comes to the water pressure level and the other things that live under the sea.

The following are some of the risks of scuba diving:


When you go underwater the pressure level changes, and barotrauma is when the air pocket in the middle ear is damaged due to the pressure that is created under the water. The divers can prevent this from happening by closing their nose and blowing or chewing more air into the middle ear. The decent must be slow and steady, a fast descent can damage the ear, and this can cause severe pain.

Decompression Sickness:

When the pressure under the water increases, the tissues in our body absorbs more nitrogen and when this pressure is reduced all of a sudden the absorbed nitrogen forms a bubble and this causes the pain in the joints, and this may lead to paralysis and even death at some cases.

Nitrogen Narcosis:

The excess nitrogen in our body causes nitrogen Narcosis. When you have excess nitrogen in the body, you will have judgemental impairs and also have difficulty in sensory perception. The deeper the diver goes into the ocean, the more they will be absorbing nitrogen, and he/she will be affected with nitrogen narcosis.

Oxygen toxicity:

When divers go below 135 feet, just like how our body absorbs nitrogen it also absorbs oxygen due to the underwater pressure. Absorption of oxygen is fine up to a certain level, but after that this gas which we breathe to live becomes toxic. You first begin by having nausea then later you lose your complete consciousness and also have seizures.

Pulmonary Embolism:

Scuba diving not only has risks when you are descending down but also when you are ascending back to the surface. As the diver ascends the pressure level changes and the gas becomes denser for the diver to breathe. As the pressure of the body is reduced the gas in the lungs will expand at the same rate causing the lungs to swell up and thus divers are always cautious to ascend slowly so that the pressure level is balanced.

Untamed sea wilderness:

As a diver, you must understand that when you are diving into the sea, there will be many untamed sea animals which are most likely to attack you. Scuba diving professionals will make sure that you are in a safe place, but you need to be careful as you will never know which creature would sting us.