A shark diving is an experience that also includes exploring the underwater world which is absolutely breathtaking and it is also the best time to bond with your friends and family. Before you jump into the water with sharks it is also good to know some interesting facts about the venture you are about to experience. Here are 10 interesting facts associated with sharks and shark diving.
1. In 1943, French seaman Jacques Cousteau came up with the first gear for scuba diving, and it was named the aqualung.
2. In 1992, the first cageless dive with white sharks changed the world’s perspective on the assumed savagery of these animals. Ron and Valerie Taylor Australian pioneers of underwater exploration, together with pioneer South African diver and photographer George Askew and Piet van der Walt went on the first ever dive with great whites less the safety cage. This historical event opened more opportunities to open water shark diving.
3. Rodney Fox designed and fabricated the first underwater observation cage, which is now used in Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions, a shark cage dive adventure that he runs with his son Andrew. Rodney Fox is a shark attack survivor and a known authority in the study of great white sharks.
4. Did you know that out of 360 species of shark that live under the water only 4 are threatening to humans?
5. After live birth sharks have a full set of teeth and are capable of surviving on their own.
6. Coconuts kill around 150 people worldwide, making them 10 times more dangerous compared to sharks.
7. Sharks have an almost accurate sense of smell. Their nostrils are not connected to the mouth and they are not used for breathing. Shark nostrils are solely for smelling. Some sharks go into a state of trance or immobility when stroked on the snout. This fact helps researchers handle these carnivores.
8. The only establishments in the world that breeds sharks and release them into the wild is the Sydney Aquarium and Oceanworld Manly.
9. Nitrogen Narcosis is the term used when a diver goes beyond 30 meters and becomes unaware or blacks out. This can lead to death.
10. Sharks can’t get cancer. Right now, their cartilage is being used in experiments to try and find a cancer cure.
These are nice to know facts about sharks that will add some interest and fun to your shark diving experience. But of the most important thing, you need to know is the right and safe way to participate in a shark dive adventure. Every step is taken to ensure the safety of a participant. It is possible that a shark dive can be one of the most beautiful experiences that you may ever have. Don’t be surprised that despite all the anxiety you may have had during your first go, you long for more.