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.