At what depth is scuba diving dangerous?
The last 5 meters (15 feet) is actually the most dangerous part of the water column. It is where the biggest pressure change occurs and is notorious for lung overexpansion injuries or decompression sickness.
Is scuba diving more dangerous than driving?
Statistically, diving is safer than driving, having a kid, skydiving, or running a marathon.
Is scuba diving hard on the heart?
Diving (or just immersion) may also provoke acute arrhythmias, or disturbances of the heart’s rhythm, that can likewise result in sudden death. Arrhythmias are more likely to cause death in older divers.