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Why do deep sea divers dive backwards when diving into ocean

I've seen many times that whenever a scuba diver dives into the ocean, he/she falls on his/her back first, instead of front dive....why do they do that....is there any significance in doing that..plz tell me.....thanks in advance

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sliceoflife

Dylan is correct. Another reason: it is just easier to go backwards. When you stand on a rocking boat with your gear on and flippers it is more difficult to get out of the boat.

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rshackleford

Think it is so that hitting the water won't push the mask up and hurt their face.

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it's so no water gets in there nose... I think, could be so their breather thing doesn't come off :)

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Deep sea divers dive backwards when diving into the ocean for many reasons. A few are that when going in backwards their face mask and regulator (breathing thing in the mouth) stay in place better, the pressure from going forwards usually dislodges or moves them. Second, if you've ever watched them walk into the water from the shore, they walk backwards as well. This is because of the fins they wear. They aren't easy to move in going forward! The gear they wear is rather heavy and mostly on their backs so all of these things make getting into the water the easiest. Hope this helped!

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Right, I dive
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:) Thanks Sliceoflife!
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Welcome my friend.
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It makes them feel cool?? Jk I agree with all the answers above

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It's so the tank on your back don't hit you in the head.

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