50 fascinating facts about the Ocean

What you (probably) didn’t know about the ocean

Ocean… vast , deep and mysterious. Planet Earth has been called the “Blue Planet” because 71% of the its surface is covered by ocean. Oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. Producing more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, even the slightest divergence in their natural balance can have a serious effect on all life. The mankind has always been intrigued by the deep blue waters, always wanting to explore more. By the way, scuba diving is a really exciting way of doing it. 

But how much do we know about the oceans of Earth really?

Here are some fun and interesting facts about the Ocean you probably didn’t know. Neither did we.

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Have You Heard of Ghost Fishing?

Threat of Ghost Fishing Nets and How Can We Help

Ghost fishing has received much attention in the past couple of years, especially due to the way it threatens marine animals. People have been leaving discarded fishing gear in water bodies for a long period of time. Both marine animals as well as birds can get trapped in these fishing lines. They also tend to swallow all the fishing related debris, which can lead towards injuries and distress in the long run. Some of them might have to experience painful deaths after suffering for several hours.

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DIN or Yoke Regulator?

DIN vs Yoke regulators. Which one to choose?

If you are a scuba diver, you need to have a clear understanding about the difference that exists between a DIN and a yoke regulator. At the first glance, you would realize that the way they are attached to the tank is different from one another. In other words, the Yoke regulator fits over the top portion of your tank with a tightening screw whereas a DIN screws into your tank. Both DIN and yoke regulators have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the divers need to evaluate them carefully and figure out what’s the best option available to you.

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How much weight does a scuba diver need?

How much weight should I need for scuba diving? This can be considered one of the most common questions asked by scuba divers. As a scuba diver, you need to be equipped with the right weight in order to have the best diving experience.

Plenty of methods are available for the scuba divers to determine how much weight they need. However, it is important to figure out how you can keep away from being significantly over-weighted or under-weighted, as both of these problems can cause a diver to use waste energy in order to maintain neutral buoyancy.

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