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Explore the World of Scuba Diving

Let's find out how much you know about scuba diving and its terminologies via this simple challenge.
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Interesting Fact
'Scuba' stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
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Did You Know?
Beyond a depth of 42m, oxygen under pressure can prove toxic to us, which is why a mixture of gases with a low concentration of oxygen is used.
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Did You Know?
PADI is actually the most universally recognized training agency in the world. They offer a variety of certification courses for beginners to trainers.
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Did You Know?
The BCD helps control the buoyancy and also is an important part of underwater life support system.
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Did You Know?
Objects appear 33% larger than their actual size due to the flatness of the diving mask's lens.
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Also Know
Most recreational diving is done with half mask covering the eyes and nose of the diver.
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Quick Fact
Children can learn to dive; the only criteria being the ability to support the weight of the equipment.
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Fun Fact
Since sound travels five times faster underwater, it's tough for divers to assess the direction of the sound.
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Quick Fact
In 1992, Richard Presley stayed underwater for a period of 69 days and 19 minutes in a deep module.
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Quick Fact
Once you dive past the 10m depth mark, colors like red and yellow are no longer visible. Blood appears blue at that depth because of the absorption of natural light.
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Quick Fact
During ascension, a lot of pressure changes are taking place along with nitrogen expansion. This can result in decompression sickness, making slow ascent mandatory.
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Quick Fact
Beyond a depth of 30m, divers face an intoxication effect, wherein they begin to hallucinate and can even enter a state of unconsciousness.
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 Priya Johnson

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Gerald Schömbs, Eduardo Nascimento, Marvin Meyer, Juanma Clemente-Alloza, Osprey Creative, Aviv Perets