Another risk is coming across dangerous wild life. Some people forget that scuba diving is more than just seeing harmless fish and coral. "While most sea creatures are not aggressive towards divers and attacks are very rare, incidents do happen. A diver cannot afford to forget that wild animals surround them" (Leisure Pro's Aqua Views: Online Scuba Magazine). Animals such as sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, and any poisonous fish can be highly harmful
Another upside to scuba diving is the tranquility of it all. "Being able to hear nothing but the sounds of your own breathing while you observe the mesmerizing sea life around you has been said to change lives forever" (Leisure Pro's Aqua Views: Online Scuba Magazine). The weightlessness of being underwater is truly breathtaking. Being able to experience that while also encountering the wild life is a once in a lifetime experience.
Is It Worth It?
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