SCUBA Diving

Safety Guidelines

Gas Laws

Boyle - Pressure and volume of a gas have an inverse relationship. If volume increases, pressure decreases.

Charles - Gas tends to expand when heated. Volume and temperature are directly related.

Dalton - Pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is the sum of partial pressure of each individual gas.

Gay-Lussac - At constant volume, the pressure of gas is proportional to its temperature.

Henry - The mass of a gas which will dissolve into a solution is proportional to the partial pressure of the gas above the solution.

Dangerous Conditions

Always learn the dangers of scuba diving before deciding to go.

Fun Facts

- SCUBA stands for "Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus"

- Once you get below 10 meters, you can't see red or yellow! Your blood will look blue to you

- Sharks kill 8-12 people a year. Humans kill over 30 million sharks a year.

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