Deepsea/ocean diving has its dangers too. People go deep into the water for various reasons.
In Mombasa at the Likoni channel, recovery operations of two bodies and a car are underway. Divers have struggled to locate them for days now.
They have blamed various things for several unsuccessful attempts. There are many challenges encountered during recovery or rescue operation in the deep sea. More so, there are also dangers divers should know about.
Here are some of the dangers encountered by deep-sea divers;
The sea has many animals. Some of these animals are very dangerous. For example, there are sharks in the deep sea. Sharks are dangerous and can tear a diver into pieces. Other predatory animals like Octopus, Stingrays, sea snakes among others pose a great danger to anyone who goes into their territories.
Sometimes, equipment malfunction. It becomes an unfortunate situation for a diver down the sea when his/her equipment fails. If the critical part fails, this might lead to drowning. Most divers use loaned equipment or government equipment which might not function as they expect.
As divers go down into the deep sea, their bodies will absorb a lot of oxygen. However, this will not be good since excess oxygen is toxic. Toxic oxygen causes loss of consciousness, seizures, tunnel vision, twitching and even nausea. This effects can be dangerous to a diver.
It is dark deep in the sea
It becomes dark as divers go down into the deep sea. This makes vision down there very hard. More so, making your way down deep into the sea becomes difficult if you cant see where you are going.
Deep-sea divers carry a nitrogen tank on their backs. The oxygen they breathe in has been mixed with the nitrogen. However, excess nitrogen intake has a number of disadvantages. Some of the dangers that come with excess nitrogen intake include impairment of judgment and sensory perception.