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The Health Benefits of Scuba Diving

The Health Benefits of Scuba Diving
Baz Hart
  • On March 3, 2014

Scuba divers are often told that diving is a dangerous sport.

Of course, there are risks associated with scuba diving, but there are also several health benefits involved with this risky endeavour.

“The change in scenery activates the feelings of curiosity and a sense of adventure”

Scuba Diving can be Therapeutic.
One of the most prominent benefits of scuba diving is that diving can be therapeutic. There is just something about the feeling of floating, gliding and weightlessness that can create an escape from the pressures of life.

The ocean is a beautiful place with a myriad of different plants and animals. The change in scenery activates the feelings of curiosity and a sense of adventure. These feelings can be a great break from the world you encounter on the surface.

coral reef scuba divingScuba Diving is Good for Fitness.
The swimming associated with scuba diving is a great source of exercise in two forms. Swimming creates a muscular workout, as you use your muscles to propel you through the water. It also is a cardiovascular workout as your heart and lungs work hard to keep your body in motion. Diving can also provide you with a motive to keep your body fit so that you can continue to enjoy your diving hobby. Exercise helps you to maintain the body strength and heath necessary for this sport.

The Healing Effects of Scuba Diving.
It is a well-known fact that the body needs oxygen to help repair injured tissue, cuts and torn muscles. As more oxygen gets to the injured area, the healing process increases. As the air in a scuba tank becomes more condensed at greater depths, scuba divers receive a greater concentration of oxygen, which can promote healing.

They say that nearly everything is bad for you these days. Scuba diving, of course, has its risks, but it important that we not let those risks outweigh the benefits of this amazing experience.