What does surge mean in diving?

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Date created: Tue, Jun 15, 2021 2:24 PM
Date updated: Fri, Jun 24, 2022 9:26 PM


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Surge is the back and forth motions of water caused by wave action. In a strong surge, a diver has little control over which direction to swim. Instead, the diver gets moved involuntarily with the motion of the water. Surge can pose a threat when diving a shallow water reef with many coral or rock formations.

What are the dangers of diving?

  • Most dangers of scuba diving are effects of the increased water pressure under the sea, faulty equipment or the marine life. One of the dangers that people can experience when scuba diving is barotrauma. Barotrauma is damage done on the air pocket in the middle ear caused by the increased underwater pressure.

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