Which is safer scuba diving or skydiving?
Statistically, skydiving is safer than scuba diving. As a rule, safety (supposed, perceived, or real) is so much more than black-and-white statistics suggest. In each sport, skydiving and scuba diving, there are inherent risks, but often, these are far outweighed by the many rewards these activities offer participants.
Is scuba diving high risk?
The most common medical issues associated with scuba diving are sunburn, seasickness, and dehydration (all of which are preventable). There are actually few injuries requiring any sort of medical attention associated with diving.
Why is it not recommended to scuba dive?
Diving compressed gases (ie, scuba diving) can lead to two very serious medical conditions: Decompression Sickness (DCS), otherwise known as “the Bends,” and Pulmonary Over-Inflation Syndrome (POIS).