Affects of Wind, Current, and Weather on Underwater Visibility?
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Affects of Wind, Current, and Weather on Underwater Visibility?

Wind and currents reduce underwater visibility by creating turbulence that chops up the surface, reducing the light penetrating the water. Also, currents can stir sand and silt within the water, resulting in a blurry mix. Sudden storms can do this very quickly, affecting safety. Being able to see while underwater is incredibly important for anyone…

Why do Scuba Divers Ascend Slowly?

Why do Scuba Divers Ascend Slowly?

Scuba divers ascend slowly because ascending too quickly can cause serious injury or death. Slow ascents decrease the risk of decompression illness by allowing the body to eliminate excess nitrogen. Rapid ascents may also cause lung rupture with collapse (pneumothorax) and reverse ear squeeze. Scuba diving is a popular activity that is appealing to many, it…