I learned scuba diving in Boracay, Philippines. The coral looked all bleached out and covered in nasty sea urchins, but I did enjoy seeing the massive lapu-lapu (grouper) that looked hungry for my buddy, Mandeep.

Recently I read/heard Greg Hemmings‘ mention of scuba and it reminded me of the facts below. Well, three of them. One is a fake fact. Dive in.

Scuba Diving // 3 Facts, 1 Fake Fact

1 | The deepest-ever scuba dive by a human exceeded 300 metres (1,000 feet) beneath the water’s surface.

2 | If a great white shark is eating a scuba tank with its jaws and you shoot that cylinder full of compressed air with a rifle, the effect on the scuba tank could kill that shark.

3 | During the Cold War, the Soviet Union fitted dolphins with scuba gear and explosives for prolonged dives that ended in kamikaze attacks on enemy ships.

4 | Two gentlemen from the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, patented the scuba tank.

Broken dive cylinders

Scuba dooba don’t. (scubaengineering.com)

Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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