The effects of underwater pressure on the body

Welcome back student, you might have seen fishes moving peacefully underwater – in a lake, river or in an aquarium and have wished to swim with them too but do you know the pressure underwater is much higher than you can imagine. The bodies of aquatic animals are adapted to this pressure but what about us?


What will a human body experience underwater?

The best way to experience the underwater pressure is through scuba diving. The pressure underwater is far greater than we experience in our day-to-day lives. It is so dangerous that if we don’t study and learn about its effects and the methods to deal with it, we can face serious injuries.

Scientists say the pressure underwater is doubled after every 10 metres.

Let’s take a scientific look

Boyle’s law simply states that the deeper you go the smaller gets the volume of air in your body.

Also, as you go down the pressure of Nitrogen gas in your lungs increases and the risk of developing air bubbles in our blood increases.

Well, there are several other effects that take place underwater based on factors like stress and cold but at this moment you are too inexperienced to study them!

Also, try asking a scuba diver to know more!!

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