Wreck diving is an incredibly popular form of scuba diving. The experience is one that simply cannot be found anywhere else as it combines diving and beautiful marine life with history and archaeology.
Of course, almost every diver embarking on a wreck dive hopes that they will find some sort of hidden treasure or artefact not yet discovered but there is nothing quite like floating through a submerged wreck, particularly when it has become a new habitat for the marine life.
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Why Wreck Diving Is So Great?
Wreck diving really allows you to submerge yourself – quite literally – into the history of the wrecks you are looking at. Each of them has a story to tell and sometimes it can be a very tragic one. Most divers feel an incredible sense of awe and respect when they dive wrecks and many remember the dives for ever.
It is likely that quite a number of people lost their lives when the wreck sunk, and this is something that you can almost feel in the atmosphere. That is Why for so many wreck diving is so spectaculair.
Another reason why wreck diving is so great is that it can be quite a challenging dive especially for beginners who have never taken part in this type of diving before. Of course, because of these challenges, wreck diving has its dangers and it is always advisable to dive with someone who knows the wreck and take additional training prior to the dive.
Some of the dangers that most commonly lead to accidents are
- Getting lost
- A dive light failing leaving the divers submerged in darkness
- Carelessness leading to injury due to parts of the wreck being broken off
It is very important to remember that larger wrecks in particular will be pitch black inside, and if you have no light with you, you will be completely disorientated. Also, with larger wrecks, such as ocean cruisers for example, you may get lost in the different parts of the ship, many divers choose to use rope to prevent this from happening.
Also read: Why do Diving Accidents Happen and How You Can avoid Them
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